Pennsylvania State Scholarships
PHEAA Grant: grant for undergraduate students who are residents
of Pennsylvania. The PHEAA State grant is administered by the
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.
New Economy Technology Scholarship Program: the Technology Scholarship
and the SciTech Scholarship are both awarded through the New Economy
Technology Scholarship (NETS) Program. These scholarships make
financial aid available if you are an undergraduate studying in
approved technology or science fields.
Partnership for Access to Higher Education (PATH): offers qualifying
students additional financial aid via educational grants. In order
to be eligible to receive a PHEAA PATH grant you must first be
awarded a scholarship or grant by a participating PHEAA PATH partner.
Educational Assistance Program: provides tuition assistance for
students who enter into a service commitment with the Pennsylvania
National Guard, typically for a period of six years.
Postsecondary Education Gratuity Program: honors individuals
who lost their lives protecting the citizens of this Commonwealth
by providing their children with a waiver of tuition, fees, and
room and board charges. An act was signed into law that provides
financial assistance to children of Pennsylvania police officers,
firefighters, rescue or ambulance squad members, corrections facility
employees or National Guard members who died in the line of duty
after January 1, 1976.
On November 30, 2004, the Governor signed into law an amendment
to this Act, to also include sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, National
Guard members and certain other individuals who are on federal
or state active military duty, are Pennsylvania residents, and
who died in the line of duty since September 11, 2001.
Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation Scholarships and Loan
Forgiveness programs: grants funds to non-profit public and private
nursing schools operating in the state of Pennsylvania. Check
with your school to see if these funds are available.
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR): a State
Agency that helps persons with disabilities help themselves to
prepare for, start, and maintain a career, including funding to
obtain a degree. OVR has fifteen offices located around the State
with over 400 professional vocational rehabilitation counselors.
These counselors work every year with thousands of persons who
have physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.
Community Education Council Grant - The community education councils
identify, implement and oversee new or innovative efforts to provide
access to post-secondary and higher education opportunities in
educationally underserved communities within Pennsylvania. The
institutionally neutral community education councils serve their
communities across the Commonwealth by assessing the education
and training needs of their community and partnering with providers
to offer educational programs. Programming includes programs,
courses or classes leading to professional, vocational or occupational
certification or licensure, an associate degree, a bachelors
degree, a masters degree, GED preparation, skill development
or skill enhancement for the community workforce and customized
job training for community employers. Further, the community education
councils serve as a vehicle for employment opportunities, which
meet the communitys current and future economic development
For more information on scholarships, see scholarship