Central Penn College - Financial Aid - Scholarships

 

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:

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 
  • Must be among the first 90 students to send in the $100 registration fee for the Summer 2015 academic term
  • Must be a 2015 High School graduate
  • 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 

 

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 2015 high school graduate starting either the Summer or Fall 2015 academic term
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student 
  • 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, 2015 Final: April 1, 2015

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 $1,000 to be used toward their first three terms of tuition.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a 2015 high school graduate and enroll in Summer or Fall 2015
  • 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 demonstrate a strong desire to continue their education. 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 2015 high school graduate starting either the Summer or Fall 2015 academic term
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student 
  • 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, 2015, Final: April 1, 2015 

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 2015 high school graduate and enroll at Central Penn for either the Summer or Fall 2015 academic term
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student 
  • 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
  • College must receive completed application by the following deadlines:

 Early bird: January 1, 2015, Final: April 1, 2015

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 US Citizen
  • Must enroll as a full time/degree-seeking student 
  • Does not include employer reimbursement
  • 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 siblings, 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 enroll as a full time/degree-seeking student
  • Must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • 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.

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

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

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

  • January 5 - February 6, 2015
  • July 7 - August 1, 2015

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 $250-$1,000.

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

  • Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0.*
  • Applicants must be positive role models at Central Penn and in their communities.*
  • Applicants must be enrolled at Central Penn College.*
  • Applicants must be degree seeking.*

*If selected, information WILL be verified and scholarship recipients are REQUIRED to submit a note of appreciation to the Education Foundation.

Complete the online application and please note that applications can only be submitted once.

Following is a list of many of the scholarships that will be made available to student applicants. 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 interested in travel)
  • Byler Family Scholarship
  • Charles "T" Jones Leadership Library Scholarship
  • Craiger C. Parker Scholarship
  • Daryl and Dennis Kenes Scholarship
  • Dimitri Stadnyk Scholarship (for students interested in digital arts)
  • 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
  • Lawrence and Julia Hoverter Foundation Scholarship (for students who reside in Perry County)
  • Jack F. Keiser Scholarship
  • Peter and Mary '77 Phillips Scholarship
  • Rhea Reese - Madden '40 Scholarship
  • Thomas and Theresa Fraticelli Scholarship
  • Tremendous Living Foundation Scholarship
  • Wingert Family Scholarship
  • Ruth Evinger '40 Scholarship
  • Hall Foundation Award
  • Patrice Lange O'Donnell Kyle Award (for students of families affected by cancer)
  • Manuel Del Valle Scholarship
  • Joseph Schneitman Award
  • Hasu & Hersha Shah Scholarship
  • Todd and Linda Milano "Keep Smiling" Scholarship
  • George and Rita Patterson Scholarship
  • Abayasekara Family Award
  • Park and Mary Barner Award
  • Lee Cave Award
  • Pennlantic Systems for Business Scholarship
  • Russell and Stella Kulp Scholarship
  • Duane and Susan Greenly Family Scholarship
  • Marvin '76 and Anna Mae Fultz Scholarship
  • Edwin and Carol Engerer Scholarship
  • Student Involvement Scholarship
  • Campbell Clan Scholarship
  • Capital BlueCross Scholarship
  • Jenzabar Foundation Scholarship
  • Wells Fargo Advisors Scholarship

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 give back to their alma mater through scholarships.
  • Applicants must exhibit strong leadership and motivation.

To Apply:

  • Follow the 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.

Bailey Foundation - $5,000 

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.

Future Fraud Examiners Scholarship - $1,000

This award was established by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Fraud Examiners (CPCFE) to provide scholarship assistance to students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Accounting or Finance who are interested in pursuing a career in fraud investigation.

The criteria for this award are:

  • Student with unmet financial need.
  • Student must have completed at least 30 credits.
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Student must attend at least 1 meeting of the CPCFE.

Please print the application and fax to the financial aid office by August 1 at 717-728-2350

Dermody Properties Foundation Scholarship - $500 - $1,000

The Dermody Properties Foundation donates funds to the Central Penn College Education Foundation to provide financial assistance through scholarships. These scholarships are provided to students with learning and/or physical disabilities.  If you fit this criteria and wish to apply for this need based scholarship, please complete this application and fax to the financial aid office by August 1, 2015 at 717-728-2350.

HACC Graduate Award

This award was established to assist HACC Graduates with their continuing education at Central Penn College.

The criteria for this award are:

  • Student with unmet financial need.
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Student MUST be a HACC Graduate.

To apply, please fax the application to the financial aid office by August 1, 2015 to 717-728-2350.

The following Central Penn scholarships are available to students who meet certain requirements. If you have any questions regarding these scholarships, please contact our Admissions 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 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.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must have graduated with an associate degree from HACC and provide official HACC transcripts

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 $1,000 to be used toward their first three terms of tuition. 

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
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • No application necessary, just verification of the above information

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.

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 2.8 or higher
  • Must enroll as a full time/degree seeking student
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Must maintain a 2.8 GPA or higher while at Central Penn College
  • 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 students who are currently employed by one of Central Penn's Corporate Partners. Verification of employment is requested with award application. This scholarship may be used towards the cost of tuition in the first term. 

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be currently employed by one of Central Penn's Corporate Partners

Veteran Appreciation Award*

The $250 Veteran Appreciation Award is available to new students who are veterans or currently serving in any branch of service. A copy of your DD-214 may be required. Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a veteran or currently serving in any branch of service
  • Military scholarship only available in the first term of enrollment

Legacy Scholarship*

The Legacy Scholarship is available to full time student applicants who are siblings, 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 enroll as a full time/degree seeking student
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must be a sibling, child or grandchild of a Central Penn Graduate
  • There is no application, just verification of the above data
  • Your Financial Planning Coordinator must be notified prior to the start of the enrollment term

Private Matching Scholarship*

The Private Matching Scholarship is available to students who have been awarded an outside scholarship (scholarship funds awarded to a student through an outside 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 Matching Scholarship funds are awarded to all qualifying applicants.

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must enroll as a full time/degree seeking student
  • Must submit outside scholarship award letter to Central Penn one week prior to enrollment
  • Does not include employer reimbursement

Success Scholarship*

The success scholarship is available to students who demonstrate a strong desire to continue their education.  Scholarship recipientswill be awarded up to $500 over their first 3 terms. 

Recipients are selected on the following criteria:

  • Must have a GPA of a 2.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must submit 250 word essay to admissions@centralpenn.edu describing how your education will prepare you for career success.
  • Up to 5 students will be awarded this scholarship per term

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

*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 only.