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.


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.

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.

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 joe@theexpertinstitute.com.

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. 

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 for additional grant money.

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.

2017 PSECU Scholarship Program
PSECU will offer six scholarships, each up to $8,000 to members graduating high school. Each recipient receives up to $2,000 per year for up to four years, providing scholarship requirements are met. You must be a current PSECU member by December 31, 2016. To qualify you must be a graduating high school senior and submit the completed materials to PSECU by noon on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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.

Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club Scholarship
The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to a local high school senior or resident of the Elizabethtown Area School District who has been offered a full-time admission to Elizabethtown College. The scholarship will be awarded on the following criteria: scholastic ability in high school, citizenship, projected ability to succeed in college, and financial need. Students should submit the scholarship application, two letters of recommendation, and have submitted their FAFSA by March 20th, 2017. The scholarship is valued at up to one half tuition scholarship. This award may be renewed. Submit this application and letters of recommendation by March 20th, 2017. Please see the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.  

Penn Cumberland Garden Club Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship is available for high school seniors and current college students planning to attend a for year college / university in 2017-2018 majoring in Horticulture, Floriculture. Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Forestry, Urban or Regional Planning, Environmental Science, Botany, or plant or ecology related studies.  The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. 


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