The photo above shows members of the Class of 2018 who earned over $11 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
Horatio Alger National & State Scholarship Program
This scholarship provides an exciting opportunity to students who have overcome adversity and demonstrate financial need to attend college. Students selected receive authentic social and emotional support as well as financial support for all their years of college. The national scholarship award is $25,000. The State Scholarship award is $10,000. For more information please visit the Career Room.
Deadline: October 25, 2018 at 5 PM
H.O.P.E. Jeanette Cartwright Memorial Scholarship
The H.O.P.E.’s Jeanette Cartwright Memorial Scholarship is being offered for the 2018-2019 school year. This scholarship, named in honor of H.O.P.E.’s co-founder, seeks to award scholarships to high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education who not only demonstrate exemplary academic and extracurricular talent, but continue to do so through the lingering effects of their families’ cancer journey. More information and an application are available through the career room or by visiting the H.O.P.E. website: www.hopelifeline.org.
Deadline: March 15, 2019
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 $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.
JTL Driver Education Grant
The Jacob Linn Scholarship Fund, Glatfelter Insurance Group and State Farm Insurance are proud to offer the JTL Driver Education Grant. This grant was created in 2017 by the Linn Family in honor of their son Jacob Thomas Linn who was killed in a car crash in York County in January 2015 by an aggressive driver. In an attempt to decrease the number of teen crashes and fatalities, the Linn family have started this grant for students in York County who find it financially difficult, or impossible, to afford driver education. This grant is available to any York County student that finds a financial hardship in affording Behind the Wheel Driver Education. There is an application and approval process for this grant. For more information and an application, please visit the website: https://www.jacoblinnscholarshipfund.com/jtl-driver-education-grant. Information is also available in the Career Room.
Image America Foundation Scholarship
Students interested in attending a career or technical college have the opportunity to apply for scholarships through Image America Foundation. You may search on participating institutions and create an online portal by visiting the Image America Foundation webpage: https://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships/.
Wendy’s High School Heisman
Attention Class of 2019: While working on college applications this year, we recommend looking into the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship. They give out 100 scholarships to students ranging from $500-5,000. Visit WendysHigh SchoolHeisman.com or visit the Career Room to learn more.
- 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.
- affordablecollegesonline.org – Resources & scholarships for Catholic college students
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.