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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 bachelor’s degree, a master’s 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 community’s current and future economic development needs.


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