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.
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. If the student has not received any need-based gift aid, this policy does not apply. If outside aid is not renewed in subsequent years and contingent upon the financial profile remaining the same, need-based gift aid will return to the original level of funding. Merit-based scholarships (Excelsior, Presidential, Founders, and Dean’s), as well as the Achievement Award, are not reduced by outside scholarships but could be reduced by receipt of tuition benefits, or if the student’s total gift aid exceeds their Tuition, Food, and Housing.
Outside awards and loans could have an impact on the financial aid package. Federal law requires that the Financial Aid Office must be notified in writing of any outside awards, including loans. If a student receives an award because of postsecondary enrollment, it must be included in their financial aid award package. A copy of the letter from the outside organization is preferable.
Important note: When a student’s aid package includes assistance from multiple programs and those programs have different overpayment regulations/requirements, a school must apply the most stringent/restrictive requirements.
STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
Elizabethtown College Study Abroad Office
Find outside scholarship opportunities for studying abroad.
OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
Please review the outside scholarships posted for specific application due dates and application requirements as applicable.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing offers several different nursing scholarships, as well as, grants/fellowships, to eligible students pursing a nursing degree. Please click here for more information.
Ava's Grace Scholarship
Available to students who have, or have had, an incarcerated parent or primary caregiver on their journey to and through college. Click here for more information on eligibility requirements.
Boy Scouts of America
Available to qualified Boy Scout members. Click here to view a comprehensive list of available scholarships and their requirements. Members of The National Eagle Scout Association can click here for a list of scholarship opportunities. There are three types of Eagle Scholarships: academic, merit, and field study.The scholarship window for all scholarships is August 1st through October 31st (ending at midnight Central Standard Time).
Citizen Scholarship Sweepstakes
Citizens Bank is offering a scholarship for undergrad and grad students. No essays or report cards required. Students and parents can enter for up to $15,000 in prize.
Clarks Associates Inc. Scholarship Award 2023-2024
Clark Associates, Inc., one of the fastest growing companies in Central Pennsylvania, and employer to several Elizabethtown College alumni, is sponsoring four $2,500 scholarships. Clark Associates is also seeking students for summer internship positions. These opportunities are available to current sophomores and juniors who show outstanding leadership skills or who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit.
Graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate students, and non-traditional students residing across the Community Giving Foundation's regional service area (Columbia, Lower-Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties) have the opportunity to apply for a variety of scholarships.
The Empaxis Scholarship for Women in Business
Empaxis Scholarship for Women in Business.A $500 scholarship will be awarded to 4 female college and college-bound students in the United States who are interested in pursuing a career in business and entrepreneurship.
George E. & Dolly L. Martz Educational Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is open to students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, who are citizens of the United States of America, and who are pursuing undergraduate studies at an accredited four-year college or university. Please click here for more information.
Girl Scouts USA
Available to qualified High School Girl Scouts. Click here to view a list of available scholarships and their requirements. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls (and the most difficult to earn), and it’s available exclusively to Girl Scouts. Click here to view the application and project requirements.
Goals & Assists Scholarship Program
Snider Hockey has partnered together with the Give Something Back Foundation to form the Goals & Assists Program. This program aims to provide students with the guidance needed to complete a postsecondary degree. Seniors enrolled in the Goals & Assists Program are eligible to apply for the Goals & Assists Scholarship, which awards recipients with a full or partial scholarship to cover tuition, room and board, and fees at partner institutions.
The Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to a local high school senior or resident of Elizabethtown Area School District who have been offered 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 an application, two letters of recommendation, and have submitted their FAFSA by March 31, 2024.
The scholarship is up to one-half tuition scholarship. Previous recipients and applicants must reapply to be considered for next year’s award. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for additional information.
The Mary Grace Shearer MSW Scholarship for the Advancement of Social Work is established for students entering their junior or senior year of college majoring in social work at CSWE accredited bachelor’s degree program in selected counties in Pennsylvania. The eligible student would have at least a 3.0 GPA and financial need that the award could supplement.The scholarship is designed to recruit students who will promote the highest standards of professional social work by enhancing their knowledge base and skill levels. Apply here.
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.
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. The one-time non-renewable scholarships of $7,500 are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sport season (fall, winter and spring). Please see the program's website for important deadline information.
Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania
The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania (NFP) offers several different nursing scholarships to eligible students pursing a nursing degree. Please click here for more information. Questions may be directed to Paula Lasecki at plasecki@theNFP.org or (717) 827-4369.
Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA) Scholarship
The Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA) awards seven qualified recipients with the PASFAA Scholarship each year. Please click here to view eligibility requirements.
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.
Penn Cumberland Garden Club Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship is available for high school seniors planning to attend a four-year college/university in 2023/2024 with a major in Horticulture, Floriculture. Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Forestry, Urban or Regional Planning, Environmental Science, Botany, or plant or ecology related studies.
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 $3,500 for 2023-2024.
Schuylkill Area Community Foundation
The Schuylkill Area Community Foundation is home to many scholarship funds, and each has its own eligibility and criteria requirements. Scholarships target students graduating from specific high schools, specific areas of study and student financial need. Each scholarship is unique according to its donor’s wishes, and each offers the opportunity to earn a scholarship for your education.
The Actuarial Foundation Scholarships
The Actuarial Foundation supports the future of the actuarial profession and fosters the best and brightest students through its scholarships and reimbursement programs.
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
The Scholarship Program is one of the oldest of the Foundation's programs dating back to the establishment of AOTF in 1965. In the early 1980s, AOTF expanded the program to include partnerships between individual state associations and AOTF to grant scholarships on their behalf. Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at an AOTA accredited or developing professional level (master's or OTD) or occupational therapy assistance (OTA) program. Applicants must have completed at least one year of occupational therapy specific course work. To learn more about the available scholarships and the application process, click here .
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 (AICUP). 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.
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC)
TFEC offers over 120 scholarship opportunities through various scholarship funds and management agreements.
The Healthline and Prevention Institute Scholarship
Healthline teamed up with the Prevention Institute for The Stronger Scholarship program to create The Healthline and Prevention Institute Scholarship. 3 students working to remove injustices created by the social determinants of health will be selected for a chance to receive a $7,000 scholarship. Applicant must be a student of color and is either a current junior or senior in pursuit of an undergraduate degree (as of Fall 2022). Click here for more information.
The McLean Scholarship for Nursing and Physician Assistant Majors
The McLean Scholarship for Nursing or Physician Assistant Majors is provided through the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). The McLean Contributionship established a generous endowment in 1998 to help full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in a Nursing or Physician’s Assistant program.
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.
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further their education. SCSF helps remove some financial burdens for students an increases students' college access and success. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to "give back" by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH RESOURCES:
These scholarship websites are not affiliated with Elizabethtown College. When researching outside scholarships and grants, make sure to avoid scholarship scams.
- Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino Students
- Scholarship America
- Big Future
- United Negro College Fund
- Scholarships for Minorities
- SallieMae Scholarship Search