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Scholarships (F-J)

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

GaryInspiredMe Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

One student from public/private high school in Lackawanna County and one from a public/private high school in Luzerne county. Applicants need to demonstrate academic excellence, good citizenship, participation in an athletic group within school or the community and be an active member of a faith based or religious organization.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Greg Legg NEPA Diamond Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating male high school senior residing in Lackawanna, Luzerne or Wayne County who is playing in a high school baseball program. Preference will be given to a previous/present member of the All-Star team for Lackawanna League or the Wyoming Valley Conference. Must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills, and community service. Financial need is not a stated criterion, but may be considered in selecting a candidate.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1st

James F. Swift Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

Scholarship available to 20 Graduating Seniors from Lackawanna County High Schools. 75% of the scholarships are to be for students attending local colleges. The recipients of these scholarships have demonstrated academic success, have been committed to community and school activities and have high recommendations from their teachers as having the ability to set realistic and obtainable goals. No more than two recipients per private, public or charter high school will be selected. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (as determined by the school) in a full-time course of study. Students attending a two-year school and planning to enroll in a four-year school (including four-year schools outside of Lackawanna County) may receive a total of three renewals on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (as determined by the school) and full-time
enrollment.

Application: Scranton Area Community Foundation Website/ Scholarship America Portal

Amount: $4,000 annually for 4 years

Deadline: March 15th

James M. Akens North Pocono Athletic Trust Fund

Eligibility:

Must be a graduating senior from North Pocono High School with the intention to pursue a college degree. Must have the proven ability to participate at a college level in at least one of the following three sports: basketball, football or baseball. Applicant must have a grade point average in his or her academic school career that shall not be below the average grade point average of his or her class, and said average must have been maintained during his or her entire high school career. A committee comprised of the principal, head football coach, head male and female basketball coaches, head baseball coach and head softball coach shall make the selection from those students who meet the above qualifications.

Application: North Pocono High School Guidance Department

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1st

Jane H. Rushmore Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A student matriculating in practical nursing at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County who has completed at least one level at the time of his/her selection for the scholarship and shall be enrolled as a student at the Career Technology Center in the Practical Nursing Program when the scholarship is granted. Demonstration of academic achievement, good citizenship/service to others, and leadership. The recipient is selected by the faculty of the Practical Nursing Program using following general guidelines.

Application: Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Practical Nursing Program

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Jason Evans Memorial Wrestling Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating senior from Abington Heights High School who has been a member of the wrestling team and demonstrated leadership. Financial need is not a stated criterion, and will not be considered in selecting a candidate for the scholarship.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Jefferson Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

These scholarships shall be presented annually to qualified seniors from any high school in Lackawanna County for regular courses of study in a nursing program, or in a related field of study, at a college or university. Applicants are selected on demonstrate academic achievement and/or be an honor student, good citizenship and service to others, leadership and financial need.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Jeffrey Morgan Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A junior at Holy Cross High School planning to attend High Cross High School in their senior year. The recipient is selected by Holy Cross High School among those who submit an essay on “Reading: The Key to Success”

Application: Holy Cross High School Guidance Department

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: Contact Holy Cross H.S.

Jennifer Morgan Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating senior from Pittston Area High School who will be attending an accredited university and will be pursuing a degree in the field of education. The student will be selected by Pittston Area High School teachers, counselors or administrative staff using academic achievement, good citizenship/service to others, and leadership as criteria. Financial need is not a stated criterion, but may be considered in selecting a candidate for the scholarship.

Application: Pittston Area High School Guidance Department

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

John & Grace Kreig Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating senior of Riverside Jr./Sr. High School with an interest in business or medicine. The recipient is selected by Riverside Jr/Sr High School. The academic achievement (40th or 50th percentile), good citizenship and service to others, and leadership. Financial need is not a stated criterion, but may be considered in selecting a candidate for the scholarship.

Application: Riverside Jr./Sr. High School Guidance Department

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: Contact Guidance Dept.


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