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Now Accepting 2022 Scholarship Applications



Starting on February 1st, 2022, The Scranton Area Community Foundation invites students to apply online for eligible scholarship opportunities through our online scholarship portal.

Through the Scranton Area Community Foundation, over $800,000 in scholarship funding is available to eligible students seeking to continue their education.

This year, over 60 scholarships are available to high school and college students for a variety of studies and interests, including (but not limited to):

Detailed information about all of our scholarship opportunities can be found here.

It’s easy to apply!

Students applying for scholarships can easily see which opportunities they are eligible for by complete one universal application through our online scholarship portal!

Scholarship applications open on Tuesday February 1, 2022 and are accepted until Friday, April 1, 2022.

Scholarship decisions are announced in June.



Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 James F. Swift Scholarship!


Previous James F. Swift Scholarship Recipients

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is also now accepting applications for the prestigious James F. Swift Scholarship, which provides local high school seniors graduating from a Lackawanna County high school $5,000 per year for each recipient for up to four years to assist with continuing education expenses. Twenty area students are annually selected for this prestigious scholarship through the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

Applications for the 2022 James F. Swift Scholarship will be accepted from now until 4:00 p.m. ET on March 14, 2022.

Additional eligibility information and the application page can be found here.




Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation Careers in Care Scholarship Applications Open February 1st!


2021 Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship Recipients

Careers in Care Nursing Scholarships are available to students in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties who plan to pursue, or who are pursuing, nursing and who will practice in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

To qualify for Careers in Care Nursing Scholarships, individuals are required to show that they have had a permanent address in Lackawanna, Luzerne, or Wyoming County for the last three years. Scholarships are available to those who are:

Scholarship recipients are asked to demonstrate a commitment to stay in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. All applications are to be received through our online scholarship portal.

Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship applications open on Tuesday February 1, 2022 and are accepted until Friday, April 15, 2022.



Questions about scholarship opportunities?

For more information about scholarship opportunities, please contact Cathy Fitzpatrick, Scranton Area Community Foundation Grants and Scholarship Manager, at 570-347-6203, extension 301, or grants@safdn.org.

Starting a scholarship fund…
Did you know? The Scranton Area Community Foundation manages over 50 scholarship funds created to benefit an array of students, educational institutions, fields of study, and summer camps. Each scholarship is unique and customized to align with the wishes of the donor. Considering establishing a Scholarship Fund of your own? Contact us today to get started!

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