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Scholarships (P-T)

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

Patrick Andrew Luptak Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

One graduating senior from North Pocono School District and Two graduating seniors from any Lackawanna County High School. The students shall have demonstrated the following characteristics: An ambitious, caring student in need who is looking to advance their career through some sort of secondary education; An involvement in school activities; Community involvement and service to others; Active in sports; A grade point average of “C” or better. Financial need is not a stated criteria, but may be considered in selecting a candidate for the scholarship. Special interests of Science, technology, agriculture or chemistry are not state criteria, but may be considered in selecting a candidate for
the scholarship.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1st

Pay-It-Forward Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A sophomore, junior, or senior student at any Penn State campus who’s permanent residence is in Lackawanna County, PA. Applicants must have a W-2 from employment at either at Penn State through work study or an outside employer and continue working while enrolled as a full time student. A 2.5 GPA or higher is required. Demonstration of activity in or service to the community is preferred but not required. Financial need will be considered. Student should be willing to offer a similar scholarship when he or she is in a position to do so in the future (no
legal commitment is required).

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: $6,000

Deadline: April 1st

Richard and Sally Marquardt Education Fund

Eligibility:

* Under development

Application: 

Amount: 

Deadline: 

Russell J. O’Malley and James E. O’Brien Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A caddie or employee of Country Club of Scranton who is attending a public or private secondary or post-secondary educational institution. Applicants must be nominated by a member of the Scranton Country Club. The recipient shall have demonstrated characteristics of:
Academic achievement and/or honor student; good citizenship and service to others; leadership; and an attitude of co-operation at the Country Club of Scranton. Financial need is not a stated criteria, but may be considered in selecting a candidate for the scholarship.

Application: Nomination forms may be found at the SCC management office

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: June 1st

Sarah Beth Beynon Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A female graduating senior from Pittston Area High School. Must demonstrate academic achievement, good citizenship/service to others, and leadership.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Scotty Cummings Perry Special Ed Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A senior graduating from a Lackawanna County High School planning to pursue a degree in Special Education. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate kindness, care and compassion for others and demonstrate financial need.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Scranton Central High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

This scholarship will be renewable for (4) years to maintain educational support for the student through 4 years of their undergraduate degree, provided the recipient maintains a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. This scholarship will be forfeited if not used within 4 consecutive years. Chosen from graduating seniors at Scranton High School and West Scranton High School attending a college or university who demonstrate good citizenship and community service to others. Preference will be given to a student who has a family member or close connection with someone who attended Scranton Central High School.

Application: Not Available for the 2020 - 2021 school year

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: N/A

Scranton Central High School Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

A graduating senior from Scranton High School who is accepted into vocational, technical, or 2-4 year college or university. Must have demonstrated good scholarship, good citizenship and service to others. Preference given to 1st generation in his/her family to attend a post-secondary school.

Application: SAF online scholarship portal

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: April 1st

Scranton High Class of 1992 Scholarship Fund

Eligibility:

* Under development

Application: 

Amount: 

Deadline: 

Sean J. Calpin Automotive Technology Scholarship

Eligibility:

A current student of Johnson College (completed at least 1 semester) with an interest in the automotive technology field. The recipient is selected by Johnson College using the following criteria: Academic achievement with a minimum “B” average; Good citizenship and service to others; Keen interest in the automotive technology field. Financial need is not a stated criterion, but may be considered in selecting a candidate for the scholarship.

Application: Johnson College Financial Aid Office

Amount: A percentage of the Fund annually

Deadline: Contact Financial Aid


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