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Scholarships (A-E)

The Scranton Area Community Foundation administers over 50 scholarships. Some of the funds help students from a particular school or area; others provide financial assistance to those pursuing a specific field of study, and some assist students that are most in need. Students interested in one or more of our scholarships can create an account through our online portal to complete an eligibility questionnaire. After completing the eligibility questionnaire, the student will be directed to the scholarship application(s) they qualify for.

To learn more about scholarship opportunities, you may want to reach out to your school’s guidance or financial aid department. If you still have questions, please contact us!

Questions about applying for a scholarship? Please contact Cathy Fitzpatrick, Grants & Scholarships Manager, at cathyf@safdn.org or (570) 347-6203 extension 301.

Access the Online Scholarship Portal

List of Scholarships and Criteria

American Legion A. Pierson Hurd Academic Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating senior at Valley View High School. The American Legion A. Pierson Hurd Academic Scholarship is based primarily on NEED with Class Rank and Activities serving in a supportive capacity. Criteria considered: family income, family size, number of children in college, college tuition, grants received, awards received, academic achievement and school, community leadership and activities. The proper forms showing the expected family contribution (EFC) must be included. The guidance counselors at Valley View High School select the recipient.

Application: Valley View High School Guidance Department

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1st

Angelina Fricchione and Michael Cupple Scholarship Award Fund

Eligibility:

The scholarship will be given to an incoming student who shall be selected by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. The student will be eligible for the award during all four years of medical education. The student must be a Lackawanna County resident, be interested in pursuing primary care medicine, practicing medicine in Northeastern PA upon graduation, demonstrate financial need, and demonstrate evidence of past leadership in community service and/or service to others.

Application: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Amount: 50% of the annual tuition cost

Deadline: Inquire at GCSOM

Ann Wall Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating senior at Lackawanna Trail High School who is matriculating at a college, university or business school. Preference given to a student who resides in Dalton, who has learning disabilities or special needs and is a participating member of a church or other religious institution. Recipient is selected by Lackawanna Trail High School teachers, counselors or administrative staff.

Application: Lackawanna Trail High School Guidance Department

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1st

Anthracite Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating senior from a Lackawanna or Luzerne County high school or an aspiring student entering into post-secondary education. Preference will be given to a student who (in this order) 1-Plays golf, 2- Works in golf, i.e. pro shop, caddy, cart attendant, etc., 3- Demonstrates leadership skills.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1

Ashley & Erin Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating Senior at North Pocono High School. Must demonstrate academic achievement and/or be an honor student. Must participate in compassionate service to others, volunteer activities, and/or church/faith related activities. Preference given to students studying veterinary sciences, law/law enforcement, music, or business. The recipient is selected by the North Pocono High School Guidance Department.

Application: The North Pocono High School Guidance Department

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Blakely Borough Scholarship Association Fund

Eligibility:

Graduating Senior from Valley View School District. The guidance counselor at Valley View High School selects the student using a formula provided by the Blakely Borough
Scholarship Association on file at the school.

Application: Valley View High School Guidance Department

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: April 1st

Caroline Ace, LPN/Angela Muchal, LPN Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

The scholarship shall be presented annually to a student matriculating in the practical nursing program at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County. The recipient is selected by the faculty of the Practical Nursing Program using following general guidelines. Students should demonstrate characteristics of: Academic achievement and/or honor student; Good citizenship/service to others; and Leadership. Financial need is not a stated criterion, but may be considered in selecting a candidate for the scholarship.

Application: Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Practical Nursing Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1st

Catherine A. Alu Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

Senior students graduating from Dunmore High School who demonstrate academic achievement and/or be an honor student, good citizenship and service to others, leadership
and participation in music training or activities. Financial need is not a stated criterion, but may be considered in selecting a candidate for the scholarship. The Dunmore High School guidance department selects the recipient.

Application: Dunmore High School Guidance Department

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Chris Moran Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

Awarded to a total of four (4) recipients, ideally one male and one female from both Abington Heights High School and Mountain View High School, with a preference for students attending a trade school.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: April 1st

Chris Till Sender Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A Senior student graduating from a Lackawanna County High School attending a school of cosmetology in Lackawanna County. Must demonstrate commitment to his/her profession, community involvement and service to others.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st


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