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.

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

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

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC)
TFEC offers over 120 scholarship opportunities through various scholarship funds and management agreements. In 2016, more than $1.28 million in scholarships was awarded to 447 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.

AAUW Harrisburg (PA) Branch
In 2017, the Harrisburg branch of the American Association of University Women will award three scholarships: the Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship, the Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship, and the Mary Lou McDowell Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship recipients may attend any accredited college or university in Pennsylvania but must be a resident of Dauphin or Cumberland County; the Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship is also open to residents of Perry County. Eligibility, financial need and academic achievement must be demonstrated. An essay and references are also part of the application package. All applications and supporting materials are due June 2, 2017. Three scholarships are available to returning students who have completed 15 or 60 college credits and are working towards a Bachelor's degree.

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.

Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society
The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is offering a $4,000 college scholarship for all high school seniors in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, or Pike counties of Pennsylvania who will be attending a four-year college and majoring in Forestry or Environmental Studies. Applications are due by April 30, 2017.

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.

American Institute of CPAs Scholarships
AICPA offers many scholarship opportunities for accounting students at varying points in their academic careers. Undergraduate scholarships available to accounting majors who plan to become CPAs.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 exceptional students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.45 million awarded through 3 nationally recognized programs.  The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship application is currently closed. It will reopen in August 2017 to accept applications from students who will be high school seniors at that time.

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. 

PHEAA PATH Program
Through the PATH (Partnerships for Access to Higher Education) Program, qualifying students who have already been awarded a scholarship or grant by one of the PHEAA PATH Partners may be eligible to have their awards matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $2,500.

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 thomaswebbwillisscholarship@gmail.com.

RMHC Scholarships
The Ronald McDonald House Charities offer scholarships to high school seniors who reside in a participating local RMHC Chapter's geographic area. Scholarship recipients are selected by community involvement, academic achievement, and financial need. Eligible students can apply online.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program
The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. Fall sports nomination deadline: January 27, 2017. Winter sports nomination deadline: March 31, 2017. Spring sports nomination deadline: June 9, 2017.

Microsoft Scholarship Program
Microsoft awards tuition scholarships and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for both scholarships will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward. Tuition scholarship application period: Oct 6, 2016- January 26, 2017. Grace Hopper Conference scholarship application period: March 1, 2017 - May 15, 2017.

Student Loan Hero $1K Scholarship
Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award two (2) $1,000 scholarships each semester to help alleviate educational costs To enter, please submit a short essay (500 words or less) answering one of the following: What financial challenges have you overcome growing up? How will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your future financial goals? How will you manage your money both during and after college to make smart financial decisions? Spring 2017 deadline is January 15th. Fall 2017 deadline is August 15th. 

The Commonwealth Good Citizen Scholarship
The Good Citizen Scholarship is made possible by two endowments established at the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania. These scholarships are reserved for students who have shown an extraordinary commitment to community service and who have demonstrated creativity in shaping their volunteer activities. Each applicant must be a full time undergraduate student with an extraordinary commitment to community service. The application is due by Thursday April 13th, 2017. Do not mail the application to AICUP's address. Please submit the application and supporting documents directly to Unique Patterson in the Financial Aid Office, room 208 in Zug Memorial Hall.

Hershey Federal Credit Union Richard E. Fogleman Scholarship
Applications for the $1,000 Richard E. Fogleman Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted. This scholarship has been awarded annually since 1995 to a deserving HFCU member who is pursuing higher education beyond high school. Qualifications include being a HFCU member in good standing and enrolling at an accredited secondary educational institution. Applicants must write an essay on "How your finances affect your life and your future?" The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, June 2,2017.

Women for Women Scholarship
The Elizabeth Hughes Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship and the application is available on the Elizabeth Hughes Society Facebook page. Applicants must be 25 years of age or older and reside in the Elizabethtown Area School District. The application must be postmarked by June 1, 2017. For questions, call Sue Malvin @ 367-9205. Final notification of the recipient will be made by June 30, 2017.

 

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH RESOURCES

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