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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 awards. 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.


FastWEB offers over 400,000 listings of scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans representing billions of dollars in private sector funding. It is used by colleges across the United States. FastWEB is now available free, courtesy of Student Services, Inc. and Elizabethtown College.


FASTaiD is listed as the world's largest free online scholarship database. This is a comprehensive site containing a wide variety of financial aid information for students and parents.

CollegeNET is another free, comprehensive scholarship search tool containing thousands of scholarships.

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Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
Financial Aid guide from that offers a comprehensive listing of 40+ scholarship and grant opportunities.



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.

Leon Lowengard Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to memorialize the late Leon Lowengard. Eligibility requirements: Graduating seniors and recent graduates of Harrisburg City public schools and surrounding districts. This includes Harrisburg High School, SciTech High School, Dauphin County Technical School, Steelton-Highspire School District, Susquehanna Township School District, Central Dauhphin High School, and Central Dauphin East High School. The
deadline for application is July 15th, 2016.

Ray S. Shoemaker Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to memorialize the late Ray S. Shoemaker. Eligibility requirements: recent graduate of Harrisburg City public schools and surrounding districts. This included Harrisburg High School, SciTech High School, Dauphin County Technical School, Steelton-Highspire School District, Susquehanna Township School District, Central Dauphin High School, and Central Dauphin East High School. The deadline for the application is July 15th, 2016.

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 Association of Conservation Districts, INC. 
$1,000 scholarship for Pennsylvania college students majoring in the agricultural or environmental fields. The deadline to apply for the PACD Auxiliary Scholarship is May 31.

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.

Optical Scholarship Program
$5,000 scholarship opportunity from Applicants currently studying Biology or Pre-Med who intend to further their education in an eye care specific field are encouraged to apply. 500-600 word essay required. Completed applications must be submitted by Sunday July 31st, 2016. The scholarship recipient will be notified by Monday August 15th, 2016.

Disability Care Center Scholarship
The Disability Care Center awards annual scholarships to students who are attending college institutions that have a debilitating condition, support the disabled, or plan on making a difference in the disabled community. Application deadline is August 1st, 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.

Scholarship for Financial Awareness
$5,000 scholarship opportunity from Applicants must write a 500-750 word essay on the importance of financial responsibility and how you can utilize today's technologies to be more financially responsible. Application is due by June 30th, 2016.

George E. & Dolly L. Martz Educational Scholarship Fund
This fund is available to students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, who are citizens of the United States of America, and are pursuing undergraduate studies at an accredited four year college or university. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need in order to continue their studies, and preference will be given to those applicants whose parents fall in the middle- or low-income brackets. The scholarship will be paid to your qualifying academic institution to be used for your benefit. The application deadline is June 15th with the selection process completed by June 30th. Any late or incomplete applications will automatically be excluded.

Mixbook College Scholarship  
Two $1,000 essay scholarship opportunities available from Mixbook. At Mixbook, we've helped millions of people tell their story through photographs. Now, we want to hear a story from you. Submit your essay with your contact information by May 29th, 2016 in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf format to

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