Student Writing


Apply for as many scholarships as you can to help fund your education.

Scholarships are an excellent way to help pay for the cost of your education.  Scholarships, like grants, do not need to be repaid.  They are generally fall into one of two categories: Need-Based and Merit-Based.

Need-Based scholarships have eligibility that is determined by a review of your family’s finances.  Typically the results of the FAFSA are used to determine your financial need.

Merit-Based scholarships usually recognize talent of some type–academic, athletic, or artistic.  Merit-based scholarships may still have a need-based component to them.

PA College offers a variety of need-based scholarships to students.  A list of available scholarship funds can be found below under “PA College Scholarships.”

Listed below are several scholarship databases available to assist you in finding private sector scholarships, fellowships and loans.

PA College does not endorse, nor are we affiliated with any of the organizations below.  Please heed the scholarship advice in the “Scholarship Tips” section when doing any scholarship applications/searches.

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