Catholic High School Scholarship Essays

The photo above shows members of the Class of 2017 who earned over $8.37 million in college scholarships.

It is recommended that students bring all scholarship required forms, letters, envelopes, and postage together, and ready to mail, to the guidance office at least a week to two weeks before the due date of the scholarship.  Please remember to request all transcripts and letters of recommendation at least two weeks in advance of mailing date.  All official transcripts must be mailed from York Catholic and cannot be given to students to mail with a scholarship application. Thank you for abiding by these scholarship guidelines.

Important!: Please be sure to check the posting of available scholarships in the Career Room and on this web page.


Scholarships with deadlines

Fall Essay Contests 
Students can boost their resumes or earn scholarship money. Essay contests are a great way to prove your writing chops—and you can write on a wide range of subjects, calling from personal experience.  While finding the right contests for your particular interest and age range can be a bit tricky, we’ve got you covered. Click on the link for a list of essay contests you can enter right now.
http://www.citethisforme.com/blog/2017/09/18/fall-essay-contests-write-fun-honor-money

 

The Patricia Reber Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by The Harrisburg Singers, The Patricia Reber Memorial Scholarship is available to high school seniors, Class of 2018, who are planning to attend a college or university to pursue Music Education, Music Performance, Musical Theatre, or Music Therapy with a vocal concentration.  Applicants may print an application from the website at www.theharrisburgsingers.org/scholarship or visit the career room.
Deadline:  February 13, 2018

The Garden Club of York
$1000.00 offered to students who pursue college courses in the following subjects: Biology (excluding pre-med), Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Forestry, Botany, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Environmental Control City Planning, Land Management and /or allied subjects, Wildlife Sciences, Environmental Control Rural/Urban Planning.  Applicants must be residents of York; include transcript and recommendation letters.  Application forms available in the career room.
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) Scholarship
Available to children of PACB member institutions’ employees and directors who plan to attend an accredited college, university, or community college on a full-time basis.  Application available in the career room.
Deadline:  February 23, 2018

Millersville University 2018-2019 Clarence Schock Scholarship
The Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to Millersville University freshmen on the basis of scholastic record, financial need as determined by the FAFSA, and personal attributes.  For more information, please visit the career room.
Deadline:  February 23, 2018

The Catholic Woman’s Club of York (Anna Dill Gamble Memorial Scholarship & Susan Wagman Glatfelter Scholarship)
The Catholic Woman’s Club of York is seeking applicants for its annual scholarships of $1,500 each.  Applicants should be Catholic girls graduating in 2018 from a York County high school, within the York Deanery, with a good academic record, financial need, and pursuing a baccalaureate degree.  Application available in the career room.
Deadline:  February 28, 2018

2018 Her Traditions Scholarship Program (York Traditions Bank)
A $500 scholarship will be awarded to York County women who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential, to be used toward college expenses at an accredited college or university.  Applicants must reside in York County.  For more details and an application, visit www.hertraditions.com or the career room.
Deadline:  February 28, 2018

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (Beta Gamma Chapter)
$500 scholarship to assist a worthy York County High School senior who will attend a college/university in pursuit of a teaching career.  Application available in the career room.
Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Altrusa International
Altrusa International of South Central PA is a service organization dedicated to improving our region’s quality of life in a variety of ways, especially through assistance with literacy and educational programs.  Altrusa International is sponsoring a scholarship program for individuals enrolled or aspiring to enroll in a post-secondary education program.  More details and application available in the career room.
Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Dudley & Sylvia Kramer Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a York County resident currently engaged in an educational pursuit with a goal of working with persons with intellectual disabilities. Must show a need for tuition assistance.  Application form available in the career room.
Deadline:  March 2, 2018

York County Hispanic Coalition
Scholarship opportunity for students of Hispanic/Latino heritage.  Scholarships will be awarded to students entering their first year of post-secondary education in the fall of 2018.  Details and application available in the career room.
Deadline:  March 9, 2018

Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Foundation
The Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Fund of York County will award scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to students from York County who will graduate this year.  Scholarship applicants must be accepted in a full-time baccalaureate program leading toward elementary or secondary teaching, have a good scholastic standing, have demonstrated interest in the teaching profession, and have a need for financial assistance.  Please visit the career room for an application.
Deadline:  March 16, 2018

Charles Kidder Scholarship (Hanover Area Management Association)
The Charles Kidder Scholarship is open to any senior who is either employed at a HAMA member company or who has a parent, step-parent, grandparent, legal guardian, or sibling who is an individual HAMA member or is employed at a HAMA member company.  Applicants who meet these criteria may pick up more information in the career room.
Deadline:  March 16, 2018

York Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a predominantly African American Sorority devoted to scholarship and public service.  The application process for this scholarship is online.  Please visit the following link for more information:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiJkTbiRJNhtzuklX5i5IJPnaBIyn7YR2SSlc_Qpri-ESLcQ/viewform.
Deadline:  March 17, 2018

Ray Tyo St. Ferdinand Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship, valued at $8,000, is awarded to students from a diocesan high school to attend a Catholic college/university.  York Catholic High School is invited to submit the names of one male and one female student for consideration.  More information and applications are available in the career room.
Deadline:  March 26, 2018

Dr. George and Mrs. Mary Johnson Scholarship
Open to current juniors in good academic standing who plan to pursue a pre-medical curriculum at a college or university upon graduation from York Catholic High School.  This scholarship provides tuition for one student to attend his/her senior (12th) grade year at York Catholic.  Applicants should exemplify leadership qualities and skills through his/her participation in class, extracurricular clubs, groups, or activities.  The student will also uphold and practice the moral and religious principles of the Roman Catholic faith.
Deadline:  March 26, 2018

Stephen M. Leiser Scholarship
In honor of Stephen M. Leiser’s memory, York Catholic has set up this $500 scholarship for students who have taken a Level II course, who uphold and practice the moral and religious principles of the Roman Catholic faith, and who are enrolling in a 2 or 4 year college/university or a formal trade/vocational program.  Application available in the career room.
Deadline:  March 26, 2018

O’Neill Health Sciences Scholarship
The O’Neill Health Sciences Scholarship is for students who will major in a health care field in college (four year or two year) such as nursing, pre-med, dental hygiene, etc.  Selection will be based on grades, SAT/ACT scores, student interest, financial need, and teacher recommendation.  Application available in the career room.
Deadline:  March 26, 2018

John D. Bare Memorial Scholarship
The John D. Bare Memorial Scholarship is available to high school seniors entering a college, university, or two-year electronics school.  The scholarship aid is available to defray college expenses.  Applications are available in the career room.
Deadline:  March 30, 2018

Career in Teaching Scholarship (Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees)
$2,000 grants to be awarded to two York County High School graduates who are accepted to a Pennsylvania college in a certified teacher preparation curriculum.  Applicants must be a PA resident for one year prior to applying.  Application available in the career room.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Susquehanna Valley Association of Neonatal Nurses (SVANN) Scholarship
SVANN will be offering several $500 scholarships to students in Dauphin, York, Cumberland, and Perry counties who are entering the nursing profession at the RN level in either an A.D.N. or B.S.N. program.  Scholarship applicants should have a GPA of at least 2.75.  For more information and for an application, visit the career room.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind is offering over 30 scholarships to legally blind persons who will be full time students during the 2018-2019 school year.  The NFB of Pennsylvania also offers two $1,000 scholarships.  For information on national scholarships, visit http://www.nfb.org/scholarships .  Information regarding state scholarships, visit www.nfbp.org/scholarships.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Rotary Club of York, PA Scholarships
The Rotary Club of York, PA, offers several scholarship opportunities.  These scholarships are strongly based on the student’s academic record and class rank will be given primary consideration.  Students ranked in the top 8 of the senior class are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

The Edwin P. Mangold Scholarship is an $8,000 scholarship, $2,000 per academic year of undergraduate study and is open to students attending a 2-year or 4 year, fully accredited degree-granting institution.

The James C. & Carrie B. Bush Scholarship is a $4,000 scholarship, $1,000 per academic year for four years of undergraduate study.  Only students attending a full accredited four-year degree-granting institution are qualified for the Bush Scholarship.

The Sanford M. Kranich Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship, $1,000 per academic year for two years of undergraduate study and is open to students attending a 2-year or 4-year fully accredited degree-granting institution.

The Charles & Alma Diehl Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,500 and is open to students attending a 4-year fully accredited degree-granting institution for undergraduate study.  Students in the Engineering Field will be given special consideration for this scholarship.

Students must apply online at the Rotary Club of York website at www.yorkrotary.org.  For more information, qualified students should see Mrs. Gingerich in the career room.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

John T. and Paige S. Smith Scholarship
The Rotary Club of York, PA is pleased to offer the John T. and Paige S. Smith Scholarship to York County high school students who plan to major in the agricultural field for the 2018-2019 academic year.  This one-time award of $3,000 will be payable to the Educational Institution.  Students must apply online at the Rotary Club of York website at www.yorkrotary.org or visit the career room for more information.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

The Engineering Society of York’s Edgar Kable Scholarship Fund
The Engineering Society of York is offering four engineering society scholarships to graduating seniors.   Each recipient will receive $2,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year; each recipient in good standing will then receive $2,000/year for the following three years ($8,000 total).  For more information and an application, please visit the career room.
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Dover Lions Club Scholarship
The Dover Lions Club is offering a one year non-renewable scholarship grant to three individuals for $1,000 each.  All students applying for these scholarships must live within the geographical limits of the Dover Area School District.  Applicants must be accepted to a post-secondary institution prior to the time of application.  For more information and an application, please visit the career room.
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

P.I.N.K. Health and Science Scholarship 2018
P.I.N.K. Partners, a breast cancer awareness and networking group in York County, is offering scholarships to high school seniors.  Any student who has been touched by breast cancer in some way, perhaps a family member or family friend, and who would like to pursue a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree, or attend a vocational-technical school, is eligible to apply.  For more information and an application, please visit the career room.
Deadline:  April 4, 2018

American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Scholarship
The Harrisburg Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) is pleased to announce the continuation of its scholarship program.  The applicant must be enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, a four-year college program leading to a bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably civil engineering.  A minimum of seven scholarships of at least $2,000 each will be awarded.  More details and an application are available in the career room.
Deadline:  April 6, 2018

Starview Sportsmen’s Association Annual Scholarship
The Starview Sportsmen’s Association offers up to five $1,000 scholarships annually to students pursuing post-secondary education in a field that enhances or supports the outdoor activities of hunting, fishing, and trapping.  Examples of such majors are Marine Biology, Forestry Management, Ecology related fields, and Natural Resource Management, etc.  More details and an application are available in the career room.
Deadline:  April 13, 2018

Spring Grove Lions Club Scholarship
The Spring Grove Lions Club announces its twenty-fifth annual scholarship program for students residing in the Spring Grove Area School District who are graduating from high school this year.  Approximately $1,000 in scholarships will be awarded by the club this year.  For essay requirements and an application, please visit the career room.
Deadline:  April 13, 2018

Knights of St. Paul Scholarship
The Knights of St. Paul is offering at least one $500 scholarships to a YC student(s) for use toward their tuition at York Catholic for the 2018-19 school year. Applications for this scholarship can be obtained from and returned to Mrs. Gingerich in the Career Room.
Deadline:  April 16, 2018


Ongoing Scholarships

Penn State York
Penn State York has made a listing of general scholarships available to all students on their website at www.yk.psu.edu/Documents/YK/scholarships.pdf.
Any money awarded for the scholarships for the most part can be used at any college that the student chooses.

York College’s American Constitution Freedom Scholarships
York College is offering 2 full tuition scholarships!  This scholarship will be awarded to two students who demonstrate understanding of the rights and liberties delineated in the U.S. Constitution and how these principles relate to the concept of free enterprise.  For full details go to http://www.ycp.edu/admissions/cost-and-financial-aid/american-constitutional-freedom-scholarship/

The Knights of Columbus Scholarships
The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council has up to fifty scholarships available to students entering a Catholic College or University in the United States.  An applicant must be entering freshman year of an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor’s degree at a Catholic college or Catholic university in the United States.  A member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus, the son or daughter of such a member or deceased member, or a member in good standing of the Columbian Squires. (Not limited to Fourth Degree members.)  Apply online at http://www.kofc.org/un/en/scholarships/index.html.

Wimmer Scholarship
Seniors who are applying to St. Vincent’s College and possess a 3.25 or higher GPA should see their guidance counselor about this scholarship opportunity.  The winner of the 2012-2013 Wimmer Scholarship was a York Catholic High School senior, earning full tuition, room, and board.

Saint Francis University Franciscan Scholarship
Applicants must apply and be accepted to Saint Francis University.  This scholarship is awarded to all graduates of Catholic high schools, is worth $2,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study and is awarded in addition to any other merit or need based awards a student may receive.

Law and Justice Careers Undergraduate Scholarship
This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student of color, planning to pursue a law-related career.  The candidate must plan to attend a post-secondary institution of higher learning, academic achievement, financial need, and potential for making a contribution or society and legal profession.  A personal essay and official transcript are required.  Applications are available in the Career Room.  www.TFEC.org

Marine Option Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship Program
The purpose of this four-year scholarship program is to educate and train highly qualified young men and women for careers as commissioned officers in the United States Marine Corps.  The student must be admitted to an approved NROTC college or university, 17 years of age and be physically qualified by Marine Corps standards.  More information available in the Career Room.

Imagine America Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship provides $1,000 towards tuition at a post-secondary career school such as Yorktowne Business Institute, York Technical Institute and many more.  Applicants must graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or above and enroll in a participating career school.  Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate commitment to community service and/or financial need.  For application information visit www.imagine-america.org.

Berridge Programs Scholarships
This summer theatre and film program is again offering two $1,000 merit scholarships as well as a financial need scholarship (up to 60% of tuition).  All high school students are eligible to apply.  Visit www.berridgeprograms.com for program and scholarship details and applications.
Deadline: NOW (scholarships are awarded as applications are received)

John D. Bare Scholarship Fund
Aid is available to graduating seniors heading to a college, university or two-year electronics school through the John D. Bare Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Interested seniors can obtain an application by submitting a request to M&T Bank, Trustee of the John D, Bare Memorial Scholarship Fund, 13 Baltimore St., Hanover, PA 17331.

Career and Technical Scholarships
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF) has been serving the career college community since 1982. IAF provides scholarships, awards, financial aid information, sector research and faculty training; honors achievement in career education; and supports and promotes the benefits of career colleges to the general public.  Click here for scholarship information.


Resources

  • York County Scholarship Guide
  • fastweb.com – a great scholarship search site for all students with a variety of types of scholarships.
  • collegeboard.org – Access the Scholarship Search under Pay for College Section. Another general place to check for possible additional scholarships.
  • SchoolSoup.com – This website is a resource that may be useful in finding various grants and/or scholarships.
  • Scholarships.com – Free College Scholarship Search
  • Finaid.org – a comprehensive and free scholarship resource.

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
There are 3 ways to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

  • You may apply online after October 1 at www.fafsa.gov.
  • You can create your financial aid ID at fsaid.ed.gov.
  • You may call 1-800-433-3243 to request an application.

 

Newman Society Announces Second Annual Essay Scholarship Contest

The Cardinal Newman Society is pleased to announce its second Annual Essay Scholarship Contest.  The winner of the Contest will be awarded $5,000 toward the cost of attending one of the institutions recommended in The Newman Guideto Choosing a Catholic College in the fall of 2018.

All of the details about the Contest can be found at this link: https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/recommended-colleges/essay/

The $5,000 scholarship is made possible thanks to the generosity of Joe and Ann Guiffre, supporters of the Newman Society and faithful Catholic education.

“We are grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Guiffre for enabling this scholarship,” said Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly. “They understand the unique value of a truly Catholic education, and they are thrilled to help a student experience all that a Newman Guide-recommended college can provide.”

The contest is open to high school seniors in the United States who have signed-up for the Newman Society’s Recruit Me program and use The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College and My Future, My Faith magazine in their college search.

The topic for this year’s contest is to reflect, in 500-700 words, on the following question: “How will a faithful Catholic college education prepare you for life?”

Essays will judged by how well they demonstrated appreciation for faithful Catholic education, as well as the quality of the writing.

Last year, the Newman Society announced Jace Griffith of Idaho Falls High School in Idaho as the winner of the Society’s first annual Essay Scholarship Contest.  She received a $5,000 scholarship toward her education at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. in the fall of 2017.

“I’ve decided I want God to be the center of my life,” Griffith wrote in her winning essay, titled “Fullness.” “In the end, it only makes sense to choose a college that wants the same thing.”  Griffith’s entire essay can be read here.

Questions about this year’s Essay Scholarship Contest can be directed to Kelly Salomon, editor of The Newman Guide, at programs@cardinalnewmansociety.org.

 

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