We proudly offer scholarship opportunities for students.
We are honored to be the steward of over fifty scholarship funds established by philanthropically-minded individuals in our community. Generous donors entrust us to connect them to dynamic students to provide financial resources for their education through scholarships. Our donors establish scholarship funds with criteria they wish to be met by applicants. Our scholarship committee considers the criteria, evaluates the submitted applications, and chooses the best candidates for each scholarship.
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, students may want to reach out to their school’s guidance or financial aid department. If you still have questions, please contact us!
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The deadline to apply for the 2021 James F. Swift Scholarship has passed.
The Scranton Area Community Foundation accepts applications annually for its James F. Swift Scholarship, which provides local high school seniors graduating from a Lackawanna County high school $4,000 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.
Created in 2002 through a gift by Mr. James F. Swift to the Scranton Area Community Foundation, the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund has awarded over $2,698,000 since 2008, benefiting over 200 local students to date. The scholarship aims to provide an ongoing stream of matriculation at Lackawanna County colleges and universities. It is the goal of the Scranton Area Community Foundation to award 75% of the scholarships to students who plan to attend institutions of higher learning in the Lackawanna County region.
Applications for the 2021 James F. Swift Scholarship will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. ET on March 15, 2021. Applicants must apply online.
The Scranton Area Community Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America for the James F. Swift Scholarship. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America student portal where you can submit your application.