Scholarships

Scholarships, dedicating funds for dedicated students

Did you know that Central Penn College awards more than $500,000 in institutional scholarships annually? Scholarships are available to students that meet the specific requirements of our numerous scholarships. Central Penn offers many scholarships to both new and current students.

Scholarships for Incoming High School Students

REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

2018 and 2019 high school graduates from Adams, Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, may qualify for the Regional Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $3,000 to be divided over their first three terms of tuition.

  • Must be a 2018 or 2019 high school graduate starting either the Summer or Fall 2019 academic term
  • Must be a resident of Adams, Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lancaster, Lebanon or York counties.
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student 
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Must have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • 500 word essay application: “Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure.  How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?”
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KEYSTONE SCHOLARSHIP

Each year Central Penn College is highlighting a county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for students to apply for a multiyear scholarship. This year, our county is Philadelphia County. 2018 and 2019 high school graduates from Philadelphia County with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, may qualify for the Keystone Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,000 a year for up to 3 years (or maximum 9 terms). Up to 15 students will be awarded this scholarship.

  • 2018 or 2019 high school graduates beginning class in the Summer or Fall 2019 academic term
  • Must be a resident of Philadelphia County
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Must have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • 500 word essay application: “How has your community contributed to your success?”
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EARLY START SCHOLARSHIP

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 divided over their first four student bills. Up to 90 students are awarded the Early Start Scholarship annually.

  • 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 2019 academic term
  • Must be a 2019 High School graduate
  • No application, just verification of the above information
  • Must have continuous enrollment to qualify
  • Summer PTA students do not qualify 
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PENNSYLVANIA GRANT MATCH

The Pennsylvania Grant Match for Out of State Students is awarded to students who meet the Central Penn GPA and Expected Family Contribution requirement of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency but are not Pennsylvania Residents. The recipients will be awarded an amount as determined by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Up to 10 students will receive this scholarship.

  • Must be a 2019 high school graduate and enroll in the Summer or Fall 2019 term
  • Must live on campus
  • Must have completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA, have a completed financial aid package.
  • Must have a high school GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Must maintain 2.8 GPA
  • Must have continuous enrollment
  • Deadlines are December 1 and March 1
  • Essay requirement: “Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your future goals.”
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ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

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, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

  • Must be a 2019 high school graduate starting either the Summer or Fall 2019 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 maintain a 3.5 GPA
  • College must receive completed 500 word essay application
  • Deadlines are December 1 and March 1
  • Write your speech if you were valedictorian of your graduating class.
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OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

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.

  • Must be a 2019 high school graduate starting either the Summer or Fall 2019 academic term
  • Must enroll as a full-time/degree-seeking student 
  • Must have a 2.8 or higher high school cumulative GPA
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Deadlines are December 1 and March 1
  • College must receive completed “Who has inspired you the most and why?” 500 word essay application by the following deadlines: December 1 and March 1.
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PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIP MATCHING

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.

  • 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

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 divided over their first three terms of tuition. The Legacy Scholarship is awarded to all qualifying student applicants.

  • 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
  • Must be continously enrolled
  • 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.

FBLA / DECA SCHOLARSHIP

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

  • Must be a 2019 high school graduate and enroll at Central Penn for either the Summer or Fall 2019 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 a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • College must receive completed application and essay describe a project you completed while you were in FBLA and what that project helped you learn about yourself by the following deadlines.
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EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

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.

  • Must be a 2019 high school graduate and enroll in Summer or Fall 2019
  • Must be a full time, degree seeking student 
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Must have a 3.5 or higher

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.

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Scholarships for New Undergraduate Students

The following scholarships are available to Central Penn College students who meet certain requirements. If you have any questions regarding these scholarships, please contact the financial aid team for additional scholarship resources and opportunities.

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.

  • 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

HACC GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

The $500 HACC Graduate Student Award 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 award is divided over the first two terms of study at Central Penn. Official HACC transcripts must be provided with scholarship application.

  • Must have graduated with an associate degree from HACC and provide official HACC transcripts
  • No application necessary, just verification of the above information

THADDEUS STEVENS GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

The $500 Thaddeus Stevens Graduate Student Scholarship is available to new students who have graduated with an associate’s degree from Thadeus Stevens 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 Thaddeus Stevens transcripts must be provided with scholarship application.

  • Must have graduated with an associate degree from Thaddeus Stevens and provide official Thaddeus Stevens transcripts
  • No application necessary, just verification of the above information

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.

  • 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

CORPORATE & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD

The $1000 (divided over 3 terms) 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.

  • Must be currently employed by one of Central Penn’s Corporate Partners
  • Must be continuously enrolled
  • Click here to view the list of approved employers
  • If you don’t see your company on this list, please contact CurtisVoelker@centralpenn.edu

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. The Legacy Scholarship is awarded to all qualifying student applicants.

  • 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
  • Notify your Financial Planning Coordinator at the start of the enrollment term

ELIMINATING BOUNDARIES SCHOLARSHIP

The Eliminating Boundaries Scholarship is designed to assist 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.

  • 500-700 word essay telling Central Penn about a time you set a goal for yourself, and how you went above ensuring you would meet your goal.
  • 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
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SUCCESS SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

The $300 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.

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

Scholarships for New Graduate Students

The following Central Penn scholarships are available to graduate students who meet certain requirements.

MPS SCHOLARSHIP

All fall 2019 students who are accepted into the Master of Professional Studies program and begin classes in the spring term are eligible for a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 broken out over the first 4 terms.

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Scholarships for Current Central Penn Students

Scholarships for current Central Penn students are provided through the Central Penn College Education Foundation.

The Central Penn College Education Foundation strives to lessen 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 award amounts vary from $500 – $2,000.

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.
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Please note that applications can only be submitted once.

Scholarships Available through the Education Foundation

Following is a list of many of the scholarships that will be made available to student applicants. General scholarship amounts range between $500 and $2,000. Students who complete the online application are considered for all scholarships.

  • Abayasekara Family Scholarship
  • Anonymous Scholarship (3)
  • Bailey Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Park & Mary Barner Scholarship
  • Thomas Beauduy Scholarship
  • Boles Metzger Brosius and Walborn, PC Scholarship
  • Mary O. Bradley, Journalist Scholarship
  • Buehler Family Scholarship
  • Byler Family Scholarship
  • Campbell Clan Scholarship
  • Capital Blue Cross Scholarship
  • Lee Cave Memorial Scholarship
  • Conrad Siegel Actuaries Scholarship
  • Manuel Del Valle Endowed Scholarship
  • Melanie ’77 and Donald Dennis Memorial Scholarship
  • Edwin and Carol Engerer Scholarship
  • Dr. J. Martin Engle ‘29 Scholarship
  • Ruth Evinger ‘40 Scholarship
  • First Year Student Scholarship
  • Thomas and Theresa Fraticelli Scholarship
  • Marvin ’76 & AnnaMae Fultz Scholarship
  • William and Karen Gladstone Scholarship
  • Frank E. Gochenauer Memorial Scholarship
  • Duane and Susan Greenly Family Scholarship
  • Harrisburg Hornets Scholarship
  • Derek Hathaway Leadership in Business Scholarship
  • Jim and Tamara Hepfer Scholarship
  • Holtzman Family Scholarship

  • Lawrence and Julia Hoverter Foundation Scholarship
  • Jenzabar Foundation Scholarship
  • Robert L. Johnson Scholarship
  • Charles “T” Jones Leadership Scholarship
  • F. Keiser Scholarship
  • Daryl and Dennis Kenes Scholarship
  • Russell and Stella Kulp Scholarship
  • Bart and Jean Milano Scholarship
  • Linda ’78 and Todd Milano “Keep Smiling” Legacy Scholarship
  • Nancy and Donald Miller Scholarship
  • Paul Miller ’40 Scholarship
  • Edward R. Norford Charitable Foundation Scholarship
  • Craiger T. Parker Scholarship
  • George and Rita Patterson Scholarship
  • Pennlantic Systems for Business Scholarship
  • Peter and Mary ‘77 Phillips Scholarship
  • Rhea (Paul) Reese-Madden ’40 Scholarship
  • Hasu and Hersha Shah Scholarship
  • Gary C. Shatzer and Andrew B. Cisney Memorial Scholarship
  • The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation Scholarship
  • Dmitri Stadnyk Scholarship
  • Harold “Bill” Stahle ’44 Scholarship
  • Tremendous Living Foundation Scholarship
  • Wehler Vickless Family Scholarship
  • Wells Fargo Advisors Scholarship
  • Wingert Family Scholarship
  • Bob Wright Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Glenn W. and Dr. Marsha L. Zehner Scholarship 

DONALD B. & DOROTHY L. STABLER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Donald B. & Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship is awarded to multiple student scholarships in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. 

  • 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.

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

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THE WILLIAM & KAREN GLADSTONE FUND

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

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

The Bailey Foundation provides both high school seniors 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.

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DERMODY PROPERTIES FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

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 or email it to the financial aid office at financialaid@centralpenn.edu or 717-728-2350.

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HACC GRADUATE AWARD

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

  • 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.
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Scholarships for International Students

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The International Student Scholarships are available with a possible award of up to $5,000 per year for undergraduate students. The amount granted to the student is decided upon by the office of admissions and is based on a variety of factors including financial need, merit, living arrangements, and the degree level pursued.

Students must submit an essay on the subject of:  “How will a degree from Central Penn College help you reach your goals?”

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EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

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.

  • Must be a 2019 high school graduate and enroll in Summer or Fall 2019
  • Must be a full time, degree seeking student
  • Must have 3.5 or higher

HACC GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

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.

CORPORATE & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP AWARD

The $1000 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.

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

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