Financial Aid

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students meeting the specific requirements. To view a list of current scholarships, please select your student type below:

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All Students

The following scholarships are available to all Central Penn students. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (800) 759-2727.

Central Penn College Education Foundation - Awards Vary 

This scholarship is now open, the application deadline is February 7.

The Central Penn College Education Foundation strives to respond to the financial challenges of worthy students who wish to attend Central Penn College by awarding scholarships to those individuals who have demonstrated scholastic achievement and participation in community service or other extracurricular activities. The Foundation believes that investing in the lives of young people is an investment in life itself. Scholarship amounts vary from $100 - $1,000.

To be considered for these scholarships:

  • Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicants must be enrolled at or accepted to Central Penn College
  • Applicants must be US residents
  • Applicants must be degree seeking
    *If selected, information WILL be verified

Complete the online application. Applications can only be submitted once. 

Bailey Foundation - $5000

This scholarship application is now open and due by March 15, 2014.

The Bailey Foundation provides both high school senior and college level scholarships. The application process is usually open two times a year. $5000 is awarded to one student who attends Central Penn as a current student during each application process. The award can be used over 18 months and is for tuition only. Go to http://www.bailey-family.org/ for additional information and application deadlines.

SciTech Scholarship - Variable

The SciTech Scholarship (for Bachelor's degrees) and the Technology Scholarship (for Associate degrees) are both awarded through the NETS Program. To apply for this program, you must be a permanent Pennsylvania resident, maintain a GPA of 3.0 and submit a FAFSA application as well as a separate NETS application. Students in the following Central Penn courses of study are eligible to apply: Associate degrees include Graphic Design, Communications, Computer Info Systems and Multimedia/Internet Production. Information Technology is the only Bachelor degree program. These scholarships are not based on financial need. Recipients of these scholarships must agree to work full-time in Pennsylvania following graduation, one year for each year that a scholarship award is received. A promissory note is required and if the scholarship requirements are not met the scholarship becomes a loan. Click here  for additional information.

PATH Grant - Variable

Partners throughout the Commonwealth have joined efforts with PHEAA State Grant to offer qualifying students additional financial aid via educational grants. You must be a State Grant recipient and have a Federal Student Loan. You should demonstrate financial need for a PATH grant. PATH grants cannot exceed the maximum amount for a State Grant for the particular academic year. A participating PATH organization needs to nominate you/submit your name to PHEAA. Contact a participating organization  for additional information.

New Students

Transfer Scholarship - $1,000

The Transfer Student Scholarship is available to students who transfer at least 30 academic credits from another accredited institution. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $1000 to be used toward their first three terms of tuition. 

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must have transfered 30 academic credits from another accredited institution
  • Must have college GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student taking day classes
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • No application, just verification of the above information

Early Start Scholarship - $2,000

The Early Start Scholarship is available to students who get a head-start on their education by enrolling for Central Penn's Summer academic term. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $2,000 to be used toward their first four terms of tuition. Up to 90 students are awarded the Early Start Scholarship annually.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student taking day classes
  • Must be among the first 90 students to send in the $100 registration fee for the Summer 2014 academic term
  • Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at Central Penn or remaining funds will be forfeited
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • No application, just verification of the above information
  • Must have continuous enrollment to qualify
  • Summer PTA students do not qualify 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The International Student Scholarship is available to students who are F1 Visa holders. Scholarship recipients will be awarded 1/3 of the first term tuition cost.  Up to 6 students are awarded the International Student Scholarship annually.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must enroll as a full time, day, degree seeking, residential student
  • High school students must have GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Transfer students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the last college attended

Apply online

Academic Scholarship - $1,000/term for your entire education

The Academic Scholarship is available to students who demonstrated academic excellence throughout their four years of high school. Students who receive this scholarship will receive a $1,000 a term for their entire education (6 terms for an associate's degree, 10 terms for a bachelor's degree). Up to five students are awarded the Academic Scholarship annually. While receiving the scholarship, student's must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a 2014 high school graduate starting either the Summer or Fall 2014 academic term
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student taking day classes
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Must have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must maintain a 3.5 GPA
  • College must receive completed 500 word essay application by the following deadlines:

 Early bird: January 1, 2014 Final: April 1, 2014

Apply online

Excellence Scholarship - $1,000

The Excellence Scholarship is awarded to students accepted to Central Penn who have a 3.5 GPA or above.  Scholarship recipients are awarded $1000 to be used toward their first two terms of tuition.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a 2014 high school graduate and enroll in Summer or Fall 2014
  • Must be a full time day, degree seeking student
  • Must have 3.5 or higher

Opportunity Scholarship - $500/term for your entire education

The Opportunity Scholarship is available to students who reside in the state of Pennsylvania. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $500 a term up to 10 terms. Up to 10 students are awarded the Opportunity Scholarship annually.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a 2014 high school graduate starting either the Summer or Fall 2014 academic term
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student taking day classes
  • Must have a 2.8 or higher high school cumulative GPA
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must maintain a 2.8 GPA
  • College must receive completed 500 word essay application by the following deadlines:

 Early bird: January 1, 2014, Final: April 1, 2014 

Apply online

FBLA/DECA Scholarship - $1,000

The FBLA/DECA Scholarship is available to student members of the FBLA club. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,000 to be used toward their first three terms of tuition. The FBLA/DECA Scholarship is awarded to all qualifying student applicants.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a 2014 high school graduate and enroll at Central Penn for either the Summer or Fall 2014 academic term
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student taking day classes
  • Must be an active member in FBLA/DECA during high school senior year
  • Must have FBLA/DECA advisor information on application
  • Must have high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • College must receive completed application by the following deadlines:

 Early bird: January 1, 2014, Final: April 1, 2014

Apply online

 

Private Scholarship Matching - $1,000

The Private Scholarship Matching Program is available to students who have been awarded an outside scholarship (scholarship funds awarded to a student through an agency or other source outside of Central Penn College to be used toward Central Penn College tuition). Scholarship recipients will be awarded matching funds up to $1,000. Private Scholarship Matching Program funds are awarded to all qualifying student applicants.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a 2014 high school graduate and enroll at Central Penn for either the Summer or Fall 2014 academic term
  • Must enroll as a full time/degree-seeking student taking day classes
  • Must submit outside scholarship award letter to Central Penn one week prior to enrollment

Legacy Scholarship - $1,500

The Legacy Scholarship is available to full-time student applicants who are children or grandchildren of a Central Penn graduate. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,500 to be used toward their first three terms of tuition. The Legacy Scholarship is awarded to all qualifying student applicants.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a 2014 high school graduate and enroll at Central Penn for either the Summer or Fall 2014 academic term
  • Must enroll as a full time/degree-seeking student taking day classes
  • Must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Must be a child, sibling or grandchild of a Central Penn graduate
  • There is no application, just verification of the data above
  • College must be notified prior to the start of the enrollment term

*All scholarship funds are limited. Students must be accepted to Central Penn as a first-time freshman and will need to have completed a scholarship application.

 

McInroy-Sheffer People Trust Scholarship

The McInroy-Sheffer People Trust scholarship has an April 1 deadline and is for students who are incoming freshman for the upcoming school year from Cumberland, Dauphin, Lycoming, Tioga, or York counties, attending Central Penn and studying Business Administration, Corporate Communications, Communications, and Entrepreneurship in Small Business.

Information on how to apply and the link to the online application can be found here: http://www.tfec.org/images/McInroy-Sheffer%201%20Page%20Summary.pdf

Current Students

Scholarships for Current Students are provided through the Central Penn College Education Foundation. Scholarship applications are accepted during two periods each year:

  • January 8 - February 7, 2014
  • July 11 - August 5, 2014

In order to apply for scholarships, all students must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must be positive role models at Central Penn and in their communities.
  • Applicants must be enrolled at or accepted to Central Penn College.
  • Applicants must be US residents.
  • Applicants must be degree seeking.

If you are selected to receive a scholarship, all information will be verified though academic and financial aid records.

In order to apply for a scholarship issued through the Foundation, simply complete the online application during one of the two application periods. Two scholarships, listed below, have additional application requirements.

Following is a list of many of the scholarships what will be made available to student applicants for 2013. General scholarship amounts range between $250 and $1,000. Students who complete the online application are considered for all scholarships.

  • Anonymous (3)
  • Bailey Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Bart and Jean Milano Scholarship
  • Bob Wright Scholarship (for students of the travel program)
  • Byler Family Scholarship
  • Charles "T" Jones Leadership Library Scholarship
  • Craiger C. Parker Scholarship
  • Daryl and Dennis Kenes Scholarship
  • Dimitri Stadnyk Scholarship (for students of the digital arts program)
  • Glenn and Marsha Zehner Scholarship
  • Jim and Tamara Hepfer Scholarship
  • J. Martin Engle '29 Scholarship
  • Harolld J. Stahle '44 Scholarship
  • Derek Hathaway Leadership in Business Scholarship (for students of the business program)
  • Holtzman Family Scholarship
  • Hoverter Foundation Scholarship (for students who reside in Perry County)
  • Jack F. Keiser Scholarship
  • Peter and Mary Phillips Scholarship
  • Rhea Reese Scholarship
  • Thomas and Theresa Fraticelli Scholarship
  • Tremendous Living Foundation Scholarship
  • Wingert Family Scholarship
  • Central Penn Alumni Association Award
  • Hall Foundation Award
  • Patrice Lange O'Donnell Kyle Award (for students of families affected by cancer)
  • Manuel Del Valle Award
  • Joseph Schneitman Award
  • Dermody Properties Award (for students with disabilities)
  • Student Textbook Award
  • Cultural Immersion Program Award
  • Annual Fund Award
  • Abayasekara Family Award
  • Park and Mary Barner Award
  • Lee Cave Award
  • Pennlantic Scholarship
  • Russell and Stella Kulp Scholarship
  • Duane and Susan Greenly Award

Donald B. & Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation Scholarship  (Separate application process)

The Donald B. & Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship awards multiple student scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000.  

Special Criteria:

  • Applicants must possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicants must make a commitment to one day give back to their alma mater through scholarships.
  • Applicants must exhibit strong leadership and motivation.

To Apply:

  • Follow general scholarship application process and click "Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation" box on the scholarship application form. 

 

The William & Karen Gladstone Fund  (Separate application process) 

This scholarship application is now closed.

The William and Karen Gladstone Fund awards one student $4,000 ($1,000 per academic term).

Special Criteria:

  • Applicants possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicants must be entering final year of coursework at Central Penn
  • Applicants must be highly motivated, and have strong oral and written communication skills and a professional demeanor.

 

To Apply:

  • Submit a completed application which includes a minimum 500 word college level essay.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a Central Penn College faculty member.

  

Other Scholarship Opportunities (not awarded through the Foundation):


Bailey Foundation - $5000 

This scholarship application is now open and is due by March 15, 2014.

The Bailey Foundation provides both high school senior and college level scholarships. The application process is usually open two times a year. $5000 is awarded to one student who attends Central Penn as a current student during each application process. The award can be used over 18 months and is for tuition only. Go to www.bailey-family.org for additional information and application deadlines.

 

SciTech Scholarship - Variable

The SciTech Scholarship (for Bachelor degrees) and the Technology Scholarship (for Associate degrees) are both awarded through the NETS Program. To apply for this program, you must be a permanent PA resident, maintain a GPA of 3.0 and submit a FAFSA application as well as a separate NETS application. Students in the following Central Penn courses of study are eligible to apply: Associate degrees include Graphic Design, Communications, Computer Info Systems and Multimedia/Internet Production. Information Technology is the only Bachelor degree program. These scholarships are not based on financial need. Recipients of these scholarships must agree to work full-time in Pennsylvania following graduation, one year for each year that a scholarship award is received. A promissory note is required and if the scholarship requirements are not met the scholarship becomes a loan. Find out more.


PATH Grant - Variable

Partners throughout the Commonwealth have joined efforts with PHEAA State Grant to offer qualifying students additional financial aid via educational grants. You must be a State Grant recipient and have a Federal Student Loan. You should demonstrate financial need for a PATH grant. PATH grants cannot exceed the maximum amount for a State Grant for the particular academic year. A participating PATH organization needs to nominate you/submit your name to PHEAA. Contact a participating organization  for additional information.

Continuing Education

The following Central Penn scholarships are available to Continuing Education students who meet certain requirements. If you have any questions regarding these scholarships, please contact our Continuing Education Office.  For information on additional scholarship resources and opportunities, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

HACC GRADUATE Student Scholarship*

The $500 HACC Graduate Student Scholarship is available to new continuing education students who have graduated with an associate's degree from HACC and are transferring to Central Penn to further their education.  This scholarship is divided over the first two terms of study at Central Penn. Official HACC transcripts must be provided with scholarship application.  For further information or with questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at (800) 759-2727 or continuinged@centralpenn.edu.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must have graduated with an associate's degree from HACC and can provide official HACC transcripts
  • Must enroll as a continuing education (part-time, evening, online), degree-seeking student
  • HACC graduate scholarship only available in the first term of enrollment and will not be awarded in conjunction with any other scholarship offering.

LCCC GraDUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP*

The $500 LCCC Graduate Student Scholarship is available to new continuing education students who have graduated with an associate's degree from LCCC and are transferring to Central Penn to further their education.  This scholarship is divided over the first two terms of study at Central Penn. Official LCCC transcripts must be provided with scholarship application.  For further information or with questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at (800) 759-2727 or continuinged@centralpenn.edu.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must have graduated with an associate's degree from LCCC and can provide official LCCC transcripts
  • Must enroll as a continuing education (part-time, evening, online), degree-seeking student attending Central Penn College for the first time
  • LCCC graduate scholarship only available in the first term of enrollment and will not be awarded in conjunction with any other scholarship offering.

TrANSFER SCHOLARSHIP*

 The Transfer Student Scholarship is available to students who transfer at least 30 academic credits from another accredited institution. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $1000 to be used toward their first three terms of tuition. Transfer scholarships are limited each term, and awarded on a first come first serve basis. For further information or with questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at (800) 759-2727 or continuinged@centralpenn.edu.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must have transferred 30 academic credits from another accredited institution
  • Must have college GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student in evening or online classes
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher at Central Penn College
  • No application necessary, just verification of the above information
  • Transfer scholarship will not be awarded in conjunction with any other scholarship offers

ELIMINATING BOUNDARIES SCHOLARSHIP*

 The Eliminating Boundaries Scholarship is designed to assist “You can. You will.” students in having the ability to pursue their educational goals at Central Penn College. Central Penn will award a limited amount of students a scholarship of $500 per term for up to 10 terms of your education while attending Central Penn College. This scholarship will be applied directly to your tuition, and is only available to first time Central Penn students. For further information or with questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at (800) 759-2727 or continuinged@centralpenn.edu.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must complete a 500-700 word essay on “What being a you can, you will student means to you.”
  • Must have high school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree seeking student in evening or online classes
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Must maintain a 2.8 GPA or higher while at Central Penn College
  • Eliminating Boundaries Scholarship will not be awarded in conjunction with any other scholarship offers
  • This scholarship is offered to three students each term

 Apply Online

Corporate & Community Partnership AWARD*

The $250 Corporate & Community Partnership Employee Award is available to new continuing education students who are currently employed by one of Central Penn's Corporate Partners. Verification of employment is requested with award application. This grant may be used towards the cost of tuition in the first term. For further information or with questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at (800) 759-2727 or continuinged@centralpenn.edu.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be currently employed by one of Central Penn's Corporate Partners
  • Must enroll for the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Must enroll as a continuing education (part-time, evening, online), degree-seeking student attending Central Penn College for the first time
  • Award is not available in conjunction with any other scholarship offers


Military Textbook Award*

The $250 Military Textbook Award is available to new continuing education students who are veterans or currently serving in any branch of service. A copy of your DD-214 may be required. There are a limited amount of awards per term.  For further information or with questions, please contact the Continuing Education Office at (800) 759-2727 or continuinged@centralpenn.edu.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a veteran or currently serving in any branch of service
  • Must enroll as a continuing education (part-time, evening, online), degree-seeking student attending Central Penn College for the first time
  • Military scholarship only available in the first term of enrollment and will not be awarded in conjunction with any other scholarship offering.

*Please Note: All funds are limited.  Scholarships may not be combined and are available to first-time students only.  Students qualifying for more than one scholarship or grant will be awarded the highest scholarship or grant only.

Central Penn College Education Foundation - Awards Vary

This scholarship is now closed.

The Central Penn College Education Foundation strives to respond to the financial challenges of worthy students who wish to attend Central Penn College by awarding scholarships to those individuals who have demonstrated scholastic achievement and participation in community service or other extracurricular activities. The Foundation believes that investing in the lives of young people is an investment in life itself. Scholarship amounts vary from $100 - $1,000. 

Criteria: 

  • Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need. 
  • Applicants must be enrolled at or accepted to Central Penn College 
  • Applicants must be US residents
  • Applicants must be degree seeking 
  • If selected, information WILL be verified


To Apply: 

  • Complete the online application
  • If you have questions, please call the Financial Aid Office at (800) 759-2727.

Bailey Foundation - $5000

This scholarship application is now closed.

The Bailey Foundation provides both high school senior and college level scholarships. The application process is usually open two times a year. $5000 is awarded to one student who attends Central Penn as a current student during each application process. The award can be used over 18 months and is for tuition only. Go to www.bailey-family.org for additional information and application deadlines.

 

SciTech Scholarship - Variable

The SciTech Scholarship (for Bachelor degrees) and the Technology Scholarship (for Associate degrees) are both awarded through the NETS Program. To apply for this program, you must be a permanent PA resident, maintain a GPA of 3.0 and submit a FAFSA application as well as a separate NETS application. Students in the following Central Penn courses of study are eligible to apply: Associate degrees include Graphic Design, Communications, Computer Info Systems and Multimedia/Internet Production. Information Technology is the only Bachelor degree program. These scholarships are not based on financial need. Recipients of these scholarships must agree to work full-time in Pennsylvania following graduation, one year for each year that a scholarship award is received. A promissory note is required and if the scholarship requirements are not met the scholarship becomes a loan. Find out more.

 

PATH Grant - Variable

Partners throughout the Commonwealth have joined efforts with PHEAA State Grant to offer qualifying students additional financial aid via educational grants. You must be a State Grant recipient and have a Federal Student Loan. You should demonstrate financial need for a PATH grant. PATH grants cannot exceed the maximum amount for a State Grant for the particular academic year. A participating PATH organization needs to nominate you/submit your name to PHEAA. Contact a participating organization  for additional information.

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