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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

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

Cinderella’s Closet of NEPA Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

Must be a female or female-identified high school senior from Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne or Wyoming counties pursuing a post-secondary school education. Must have 50 or more volunteer hours with a documented non-profit organization in Northeastern Pennsylvania, with preference given to those who have volunteered for Cinderella’s Closet in the past 4 years. GPA of 3.0 or greater required.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Constance M. and Joseph A. Brocavich Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

8th grade student from Lackawanna County attending a Catholic high school. Required to be a Boy or Girl Scout. Must demonstrate financial need. Each student receiving the scholarship has the opportunity to renew the award on an annual basis while matriculating at the Catholic High School in Lackawanna, provided the recipient maintains a B average or higher.

Application: Admissions Department of Holy Cross High School or Scranton Preparatory School

Amount: $250

Deadline: April 1st

Danielle Faramelli Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

The scholarship will be presented annually to a qualified graduating senior or seniors at Valley View High School for educational expenses at a college or university to pursue a degree in Art. If there is no qualified student pursuing a degree in Art, the scholarship may be presented to a student who is pursuing a degree in business. The recipient(s) are selected by Valley View High School using the following guidelines: demonstrate creativity and uniqueness of style, as well as good citizenship, compassion and service to others; Academic achievement and honor student status or financial need are not stated criteria, but may be considered in selecting a candidate(s) for the scholarship.

Application: Valley View High School Guidance Department

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

David Gallagher Memorial Foundation

Eligibility:

A graduating senior from Abington Heights High School seeking a degree/certification from a college, university or trade school with an interest, skill, or proficiency in art. Financial need is not a stated criterion, and will not be considered in selecting a candidate for the scholarship. The recipient is selected by Abington Heights High School.

Application: Abington Heights High School Guidance Department

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1st

Dr. Bernard Shair Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A Senior Student at University of Scranton who has been accepted and will matriculate at an accredited school of dentistry in the coming school year. The award will be granted to the student who by academic standards, character, high school and college activities, evidences greatest promise for dedicated professionalism, humanitarian concerns, social welfare service, and a quality of leadership exemplified by the late Dr. Shair.

Application: Office of Institutional Advancement, University of Scranton.

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: February 1st

Dr. E. C. LaCoe Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

Available to two Students at Abington Heights High School planning on matriculating at secondary or elementary teaching program who demonstrate academic achievement and/or be an honor student along with: good citizenship and service to others, leadership, and evidence of interest in working with youth during their high school career. Recipients are selected by the Abington Heights Senior High School Guidance Department.

Application: Abington Heights High School Guidance Department

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Dr. George J. Hallesky Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

* Under development

Application: 

Amount: 

Deadline: 

Dulcey Degilio Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating senior from Abington Heights High School active in sports, outgoing, happy, confident, honest, caring, trustworthy and possessing personal integrity. GPA of C or above required. A panel of teachers, guidance counselors and staff of Abington Heights High School will send recommendations to the Scranton Area Community Foundations Scholarship Committee who ultimately choose the recipient.

Application: Abington Heights High School Guidance Department

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Edward C. Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A second year student attending a local college or university in performing arts program preparing for a career in the performing arts. Evidence of community involvement and service to others is required. Nominations for recipients are made to the Scranton Area Community Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Application: Nomination forms are available at the Scranton Area Community Foundation

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st


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