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Scholarships (K-O)

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

Kathleen A Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

The fund is named in memory of Kathleen A. Gallagher, sister of the Donor, who was an artist and a graduate of Scranton Central High School. The Kathleen A Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Fund will award a scholarship to an individual graduating from Scranton High School or West Scranton High School who has an interest in pursuing a secondary degree in the arts. 

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Keisling Family Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating senior from any Lackawanna County High School. The Scranton Area Community Foundation Scholarship committee has been given full discretion on the selection of this recipient.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Laura Wesolowski Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

The Laura Wesolowski Scholarship Fund was established in memory of a long-term employee and manager of the McDonald’s in Clarks Summit, PA. The scholarship is intended to annually support an employee of a McDonald’s in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region who is pursuing a post-secondary education.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1st

Lois Marks Hausman Memorial Fund

Eligibility:

Lois Marks Hausman Memorial Fund is a scholarship fund established to support a female graduating senior at Scranton High School who will be pursuing a degree at a four year college or university and will be a first generation college student.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Margaret Briggs/Lackawanna College Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

Available to two students from a Lackawanna County high school who are attending Lackawanna College. Those recipients are chosen by the school demonstrate financial need and academic performance.

Application: No application Available

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: May

Matt McGloin Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating senior from West Scranton High School who is attending a college,
university or a higher education institution who demonstrate academic and athletic achievement along with financial need. The recipient shall be in the top 50% of the graduating class.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: $1,250

Deadline: April 1st

Midori Yamanouchi-Rynn, Ph.D. Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating senior from a Lackawanna County High School who will be attending a local college or university. Applicants need to demonstrate characteristics of academic achievement and/or honor students, good citizenship and service to others, and leadership.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Neal J. Fasula Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A student who has worked or who’s parent has worked at Gerrity’s Supermarkets for a minimum amount of 750 hours. Criteria for selection includes: Good citizenship and service to others, Desire for education opportunity, Preference will be given to those enrolled in an accredited degree granting institution of higher learning, Minimum of 12 credits per school year. Financial need is not a stated criteria, but may be considered in selecting a candidate for the scholarship. This scholarship may be renewed for a maximum of 4 years with a 2.5 GPA.

Application: Available thru Gerrity’s Supermarkets Human Resource Department

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation Nursing Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

In 2021 the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation announced the opening of its Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship application, established through the Scranton Area Community Foundation. This $700,000 competitive nursing scholarship program aims to support the growth and development of the nursing workforce in NEPA. The Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship Program is intended for students who plan to pursue or who are pursuing nursing and who will practice in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

To qualify for a Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship, individuals must show they have had a permanent address in Lackawanna, Luzerne, or Wyoming County for the last three years. Scholarships are available to those interested in obtaining a CNA and entering the healthcare workforce. Scholarships are also for anyone employed in the healthcare field in either Lackawanna, Luzerne, or Wyoming County and looking to advance as an LPN or RN. Additionally, students may apply if they are in their third or fourth year of a four-year nursing degree and looking for financial assistance. ‘Nontraditional’ students or those looking to go back to school to obtain a nursing degree may also apply. A registered nurse looking to obtain a Master’s degree may also qualify for a Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship. Letters of recommendation are required when applying.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: Varies depending on tuition cost up to $12,000

Deadline: April 1st


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