The photo above shows members of the Class of 2016 who earned over $7.12 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
Promoting Future Educators Scholarship
Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have attended high school in Adams, Franklin, or York County. Eligible students are those planning to attend a post-secondary training program to receive certification to work with special education students in the public schools. The June 13, 2017 Annual Tri-County Golf Tournament at South Hills Golf Club funds this scholarship. Applications are available in the Career Room.
Deadline: April 28, 2017
Runnerclick Sports & Academic Scholarship
This is a recently launched opportunity that will award $2,000 to the top three applicants. ALL students are eligible for this scholarship. The selection is based on an essay written about the contribution of sports to your life including both the benefits and pitfalls. Scholarship and essay details can be found at http://runnerclick.com/runnerclick-scholarship/.
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Amanda Bupp Memorial Scholarship
Physicians Office Manager Association of York is sponsoring two $500 scholarships to York County residents who will be attending a school to study for a career in the medical field. Interested students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Applications and further details are available in the Career Room.
Deadline: April 30, 2017
St. Rose of Lima Columbiettes Scholarship
This organization will award one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who will be enrolled in a post-secondary school or program. To be eligible you must be a member of one of the York Deanery Parishes and be a practicing Catholic. Visit the Career Room for an application and details.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Stephen E. Scott Scholarship Fund
The Commonwealth Fire Protection Company sponsors this scholarship to honor their past President. Two $5,000 and one $2,500 scholarship will be awarded. This contractor services the mid-Atlantic area with design, fabrication, installation, and service of automatic fire sprinkler systems. Students planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college, community college, or trade school within a 50 mile radius of Leola, PA or 25 miles of Wilmington, DE are eligible to apply. Additional criteria can be found on the application. Details are available in the Career Room.
Deadline: May 31, 2017 (receive by date)
Dudley and Sylvia Kramer Memorial Scholarship (The Arc of York County)
This scholarship of up to $1,500 is awarded annually by the The Arc of York County to a student intending to pursue study of and employment with persons with intellectual disabilities. The student must be a resident of York County and demonstrate the need for tuition assistance. Applications are available in the Career Room.
Deadline: June 6, 2017
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.
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 $1,500 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.
The Pennsylvania New Economy Technology Scholarship Program (PHEAA)
This program provides scholarships for Pennsylvania students who are pursuing higher education and training in science and technology fields. Two different scholarships, the SciTech Scholarship and the Technology Scholarship are awarded through this program. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative average during post-secondary study. To download an application or review additional information, please access PHEAA online at www.pheaa.org.
Deadline: Applications must be received by PHEAA no later than December 31 of the academic year for which the aid is sought. Funds under this program will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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.
Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded annually to freshmen students on the basis of scholastic record, financial need and personal attributes by five participating universities: Cheyney, Kutztown, Millersville, Shippensburg and West Chester. All application materials are available only from the universities. Policies, procedures and deadlines can be found at www.clarenceschockfoundation.org.
Deadline: Varies by university
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.
- 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 January 1 at www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov.
- You may print an application from the above website and mail it.
- You may call 1-800-394-7084 to request an application.