Our 2017 grant opportunities are now closed. Stay tuned for new grant opportunities in 2018!

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for funding is determined based on due diligence and assessment of the following:

Resources for Grant Applicants and Partners

BB&T Economic Growth Fund

FUND PURPOSE:  To improve the standard of living and economic health of Lancaster County through business attraction and incubation, industrial growth, and creation of sustainable/thriving wage jobs for residents of Lancaster County.



Applications Due April 7, 2017; Award Date May 18, 2017


Applications Due May 18, 2017; Award Date July 20, 2017


Applications Due July 18, 2017; Award Date September 21, 2017


Applications Due September 21, 2017; Award Date November 9, 2017


Our scholarships connect generous donors with enterprising students. We offer both general scholarships and school-specific scholarships.

General Scholarships for 2018-19

The Lancaster County Community Foundation’s general scholarship application is now open! Visit to apply. The application form for the 2018-19 school year will be due by February 5, 2018.

Scholarships include:

Joseph and Claudine Hess – available to all Lancaster County students regardless of field of study. $2,000 per year, renewable.

Albert S. Rosman – available to Conestoga Valley High School students regardless of field of study. $1,400 for one year.

James R. Buescher – available to Lancaster County students planning a course of study in Creative Writing, Journalism, Marketing, Mass Communication, and Media Studies. $500 for one year.

George W. McKibbin – available to African American students from Lancaster County. $2,000 per year, renewable.

Charles W. Shoff – available to Lancaster County students planning a course of study in Geology, Medicine, Agriculture, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechanical Drafting. $1,000 per year, renewable.

Jason M. Truitt – available to any current, graduating high school senior or recent graduate who is or was a Big or Little with Big Brother Big Sisters of Lancaster County. $350 for one year.

The Community Foundation is a participating partner in PHEAA’s PATH (Partnerships for Access to Higher Education) program, which means that some of our scholarship awards could be matched by PHEAA on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $2,500.

School-Specific Scholarships 2017-18

Students attending the schools below who are interested in learning more about these scholarships and obtaining application materials are encouraged to contact their school’s guidance or financial aid department and inquire about the fund listed.

1. Garden Spot High School (John H. Gehr Fund)
2. Lampeter-Strasburg High School (Frank A. Wint Memorial Fund)
3. Millersville University (Nathan Schaeffer Scholarship Fund)

*Applicants must be currently enrolled at MU in an education program

4. Susquehanna Waldorf School (Stephen Jonathan Swartz Scholarship Fund)