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Outside Scholarships and Aid

After receiving an official financial aid package from Elizabethtown College, a student may be the recipient of an outside scholarship, award or grant. It is the policy of Elizabethtown College that outside scholarships, awards or grants will first be applied to unmet need which includes need based self-help awarded. If the total amount of outside scholarships, awards or grants exceed the unmet need, the College will reduce its institutional need-based gift aid (i.e. Trustee) dollar for dollar. If the student has not received any need-based gift aid, this policy does not apply.

This policy allows the student to benefit from outside scholarships, and, at the same time, the College is able to maintain the parameters of its program. Merit-based scholarships (Presidential, Provost, Dean’s, Achievement Award) are not reduced by outside scholarships but could be reduced by receipt of VA benefits or tuition benefits.

Federal law requires that the Financial Aid Office must be notified in writing of any outside awards, including loans. A copy of the letter from the outside organization is preferable.

Important note: Outside loans may also have an impact on the financial aid package. Contingent upon the financial profile remaining the same, need-based gift aid will return to the original level of funding if outside scholarships are not renewed in subsequent years.


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Elizabethtown College Study Abroad Office
Find outside scholarship opportunities for studying abroad.


The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC)
TFEC offers over 100 scholarship opportunities through various scholarship funds and management agreements. In 2015, more than $1.3 million in scholarships was awarded to 426 students.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Search the AAUW website by state or use the branch locator to find scholarship opportunities. For more information regarding these local scholarships contact your local AAUW branch.

The Actuarial Foundation
The Actuarial Foundation supports the future of the actuarial profession and fosters the best and brightest students through its scholarships and reimbursement programs.

The Society of Women Engineers
Scholarships for women who major in engineering in an ABET accredited program.

The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers
Scholarships available for undergraduate students ranging from $1,000 - $2,000.

Pennsylvania American Legion
Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum corps Scholarship Fund is available to any senior residing in Pennsylvania who meets the following criteria: A child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania legionnaire in good standing or a child or grandchild of a deceased Pennsylvania legionnaire.

New York Women in Communications Foundation
15 to 20 scholarship opportunities to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students who intend to pursue or further a career in communications.

The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship
Without the technical insights provided by members of the healthcare and life science communities, attorneys would not be able to effectively seek justice for their clients. In recognition of these vital contributions to the practice of law, The Expert Institute is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students in medicine and the life sciences. Questions can be addressed to Joe O'Neil, scholarship administrator, at

National Association for Campus Activities (Mid Atlantic Region) 
The NACA Foundation offers numerous scholarships that are available to undergraduate and graduate students, student leaders, professional staff, and associate members on an annual basis. 

The Pittsburgh Promise
If you live in the city and attend Pittsburgh Public schools from 9th grade on, a Promise scholarship will be waiting for you at graduation. The Promise is not like most scholarships. If you meet the requirements, you receive the scholarship. Neither is it a limited process, as you and all of your siblings can receive it. If you can dream of a promising future and are willing to work hard to get there, the scholarship will be waiting for you. 

Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Scholarship is proud to award $6,000 in scholarships each year to three students, who share their vision on the dangers of alcohol abuse and addiction. The submitted essays must not exceed 1,200 words and should answer the following questions: How alcohol abuse and addiction affects the modern society? What steps can be taken to decrease the impact of alcohol abuse and addictions on people and society? The application deadline is February 1st, 2017.

Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC Academic Achiever Scholarship
This scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students who plan on or are currently are attending a 4-year college/university and have a 3.75 GPA and above. Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 and due by May 31st, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to email

MyLEDLightingGuide Scholarship 
My LEDLightingGuide's scholarship goal is to provide guidance for business, engineering, and environmental science students. The winning student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for their efforts, which can then be used for tuition, books, or living expenses. Students are required to write a well researched essay with a minimum of 1,000 words. Submit your essay to (Due by December 21st, 2016). The winner will be chosen by MyLEDLightingGuide on December 31st, 2016.

MusicAuthority Scholarship
The 2017 MusicAuthority Scholarship offers a $1,000 essay scholarship. Students that wish to apply for this scholarship must send an application by Feb 1, 2017 via email to In the email please provide the following: a 2,000 word essay on the topic of how music has influenced your life, passions, or ambitions. Feel free to include personal stories.

The Risk Management Association Foundation Scholarship  
The Risk Management Association Foundation offers scholarships to students in an undergraduate program who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation. The RMA Foundation is awarding up to a total of $200,000 in renewable scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. The scholarships can be renewed up to two additional years, provided each student fulfills the renewal requirements and maintains their free student membership with RMA.. Applications will be accepted October 1- November 13, 2016.

The Nutritional Source Scholarship
The Nutritional Source is looking to help 2 students who are dedicated to staying healthy on a daily basis. This $1,000 scholarship is available to 2 college students who plan to pursue a degree in biochemistry, business, marketing, graphic design and arts, sports and health science, medicine, occupational health or related disciplines. Please send all essays to by December 1st, 2016.

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