Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships from private sources outside of Grove City College provide an additional source of financial assistance for students. Students should check with their guidance office, parents’ place of employment, church, and local service organizations for outside scholarship opportunities. The College Board web-site, www.collegeboard.org, provides a scholarship search tool. Other websites that offer scholarship search engines are www.educationplanner.org, http://www.cappex.com/scholarshipshttp://www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com.

Read the Grove City College Outside Scholarship and Loan Policy for the student requirements and guidelines on how outside scholarships will be administered by the College. 

The College is pleased to make students aware of the following scholarship opportunities that they may then investigate themselves: 

Synod of the Trinity Educational Scholarship 
(717) 737-0421 
The Synod of the Trinity 
3040 Market Street 
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Grove City College students who are members of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) (or a student greatly involved with a Presbyterian Church ministry but might not be a member verified by the pastor) and are living within The Synod of the Trinity (PA, WV and Upper Ohio Valley) are eligible to apply for this need-based scholarship. The scholarship is offered to students who show a demonstrated financial need and a commitment to Presbyterian leadership. 

By April 10, the Grove City College Financial Aid Office must receive the Grove City College Financial Aid Application, including all accompanying documents, along with the Synod Financial Aid page-only. Submit the balance of the Synod Application to the Synod according to their instructions. 

Lola G. Duff and William H. Duff, II Scholarship Fund

This $80 million fund has college scholarships for Allegheny County, PA residents. Students must be Protestant, have two years of schooling in Allegheny County (either public, private or home) and must be planning to attend college full time. Applications available on-line in February.

National Presbyterian College Scholarship 
(888)728-7228 x8235 

National Presbyterian Scholarships 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
100 Witherspoon Street 
Louisville, KY 40202-1396 

Incoming freshmen who are members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) can apply. Awards are based on character, leadership, academic achievement and financial need. Application deadline is Jan. 31. 

Grove City College will be asked to provide financial need information, so students must complete the Grove City College Financial Aid Application

Presbyterian Scholarship Fund
Incoming freshmen who are members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in the Presbyteries of Beaver-Butler, Kiskiminetas, Lake Erie, Pittsburgh, Redstone, Shenango, Upper Ohio Valley or Washington are eligible to apply for this scholarship based on academic achievement and financial need. One recipient from the incoming class is selected each year. The award is renewable for four years. Applications are available from your pastor or the Grove City College Financial Aid Office and are submitted to the Grove City College Financial Aid Office by April 15. 

Grove City College will be asked to provide financial need information, so students must complete the Grove City College Financial Aid Application

Shenango Presbytery Scholarship 
Students who are members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in the Shenango Presbytery can apply for this need-based scholarship by contacting their pastor or: 

Higher Education Committee 
Shenango Presbytery 
4197 New Castle Road 
Pulaski, PA 16143-9513 

Grove City College will be asked to provide financial need information, so students must complete the Grove City College Financial Aid Application.

The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship
Available to graduates of the Pittsburgh Public Schools and charters, regardless of financial need or income who has been a student in the district and a resident of Pittsburgh continuously since at least the 9th grade, earn a minimum of 2.25 GPA (Class of 2009) and a 2.5 GPA (Class of 2010); maintain a minimum of 85% attendance record (Class of 2009) and a 90% attendance record (Class of 2010) and earn admission to Grove City College. The Pittsburgh Promise application forms and additional information on The Pittsburgh Promise is available at each of the high schools in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and on the Pittsburgh Promise website.

Bill Knect Tourism Scholarship Application
This memorial scholarship fund provides one (1) $1,000 scholarship each year to a Sophomore, Junior or Senior of Grove City College, Penn State – Shenango, or Thiel College who is pursuing a tourism-related major such as Marketing, Recreation, Hotel Management, etc. This also would include students in the School of Business for business management and business administration. The student must be a resident of Mercer County and a U.S. citizen. Additional Information.

The Hagan Scholarships
The Hagan Scholarships are intended for high achieving students in need of financial assistance in order to attend college. These recipients will graduate from a public high school located in an eligible state and in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. For more information, go to www.hsfmo.org

The Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio Scholarships
This foundation offers a number of competitive scholarships that are available to residents of the Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio region. The Foundation website, located HERE, has more details on available scholarships, eligibility criteria and application procedures.

II-VI Scholarships
The II-VI Scholarships are competitive scholarships available to students entering the fields of engineering, math and science with the caveat that Pre-med candidates, civil engineers, architectural engineers or petroleum engineers are not eligible for consideration. Scholarship opportunities are directed toward students pursuing degrees in electrical, industrial, chemical, nuclear, mechanical, material science engineering and related engineering and science disciplines. Mathematics majors are welcome to apply. The Scholarship is available only to rising Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors. The Scholarship is renewable.

Students applying for the first time must have and maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA (un-weighted for high school students) to be considered for the scholarship. Students applying for a renewal scholarship must have a 3.1 cumulative GPA and a 3.2 GPA in their last semester. Students entering their freshman year in college must also have a minimum SAT score of 1700.

One very unique aspect of the II-VI Foundation Scholarship is the requirement of nine (9) weeks of manufacturing-, engineering- or science-related experience in an industrial setting from October 1st through August 31st of the year in which the candidate applies for the scholarship. This requirement forces the candidates to have hands-on, real-world experiences outside of an academic setting, therefore creating a different perspective from which to view his or her career decisions.

For more information, please access the Scholarship website at: http://www.ii-vifoundation.com/StudentScholarships.html  

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State Grants and Scholarships

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