The Erie Community Foundation

The Erie Community Foundation is home to 105 donor named scholarships, and each has its own eligibility and criteria requirements. Many scholarships target students graduating from specific high schools, some for specific areas of study and others for financial need. Each scholarship is unique according to its donor's wishes, and each offers the opportunity to earn a scholarship for your education.

To obtain an application for any of the scholarships listed alphabetically below, please contact your high school guidance office, college financial aid office, or other organization listed as part of the How to Apply information that is provided at the end of each scholarship description below. Application packets are distributed to all public and private high schools and colleges by February 15 of each year.

For any questions, please contact Meghan O'Brien, Director of Grants & Scholarships, at (814) 454-0843.


Academy High School Class of 61 Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Awarded to a graduating senior attending Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, Erie, PA
  • Must be accepted to a four-year college
  • Excellent academic, extracurricular, personal record
How to Apply:

Contact Collegiate Academy guidance office for an application.

Accudyn Products, Inc. Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • First preference shall be given to Accudyn employees and qualified lineal descendants or Accudyn employees. Second preference shall be given to graduating high school seniors at Cathedral Prep, Mercyhurst Prep, and Villa Maria High School in Erie County, PA
  • Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, scholastic achievement and academic standing
How to Apply:

Contact The Erie Community Foundation or download the application below.

AJO Forever Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annualy
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Must intend to pursue a Nursing Degree
  • Must be a well rounded high school student who is involved in high school activities, community activities, church activities and/or has a part time job
  • The applying student should submit an essay on why he or she would like to become a nurse
  • Must include at least one letter of recommendation
  • Scholarships are awarded based on character, scholastic achievement and community involvement
How to Apply:

Download the application below.

Sister M. Lawreace Antoun, SSJ Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Females attending Villa Maria Elementary or Villa Maria Academy in Erie, PA.
  • The Sisters of Saint Joseph choose recipients based on need and ability.
How to Apply:

Contact school guidance counselors.

Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania Scholarship:

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 17
Eligibility:
  • This scholarship is intended to benefit, encourage, and assist students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and an IEP or 504 seeking higher education and/or job training.
  • All candidates are eligible, preference and special consideration will be given to those individuals with a current Autism Society NWPA membership
How to Apply:

Download the application below or contact the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania directly .

Louis W. Balmer Erie Engineering Societies Council Scholarship

Amount: Up to $3,500 per School
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Must be a resident of the Northwestern PA geographical area.
  • Must be pursuing a full-time program leading to a Baccalaureate degree in Engineering, Science or Technology, or related curricula.
  • Should be scholastically outstanding, worthy, and a promising student as determined by school administration.
How to Apply:

Contact the Financial Aid Office of the college/university listed below.

Each year, the award is divided equally among NWPA colleges including: Allegheny College, Edinboro University, Gannon University, Grove City College, and Penn State Erie — The Behrend College.

Christopher G. Batchelor Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 8
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating male senior from Fairview High School, Erie, PA.
  • Must be a member of the tennis team.
  • Selection will be based on academic achievement and school spirit.
How to Apply:

Contact the Fairview High School guidance office for an application.

Ernst R. Behrend Scholarship (click on the link below to apply for new or renewal scholarship)

Amount: Standard Scholarships: $2,000 - $4,000 (renewable) - Achievement Scholarships: over $4,000 (renewable)
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Awarded to graduating seniors attending high schools in Erie County, Pennsylvania.
  • First preference is given to lineal descendants of former employees of Hammermill Paper Company or its corporate successor, International Paper Company who reside in Erie County. Second preference is given to other graduating seniors in Erie County.
  • The scholarship is awarded based on financial need and scholastic achievement.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better and a minimum combined Verbal, Writing, and Mathematics SAT score of 1650. Applicants with an exceptional academic and achievement record may be considered for an Achievement Scholarship.
  • Advisory committee generally limits eligibility to the children of parents whose combined income is below $80,000/year.
  • Must apply on-line to be considered for a scholarship.
How to Apply:

On-line directions:

  1. After clicking on the "How to Apply" link below, create an account by entering your e-mail address and establishing a password.
  2. After creating an account, you will register by filling out your contact information.
  3. Click on apply and choose the scholarship you wish to complete.
  4. You will be required to upload necessary attachments such as transcript, essay, etc.
  5. Applications can be saved as a draft to forward at a later date.

How To Apply

Raymond M. Blasco, M.D. Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Awarded to a graduating senior from Seneca High School, Erie, Pa.
  • Must be accepted at an accredited school in a certified full-time program
  • An appointed faculty committee will make the selection based on character, self-discipline, co-operative behavior, respect for others, academic attitude, community and school spirit.
How to Apply:

Contact the Seneca High School Guidance Office for an application.

Eda Camphausen Law Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually (renewable – amount may vary)
Deadline: May 15
Eligibility:
  • Must be a resident of Erie County, Pennsylvania.
  • Must be a first-year student at Harvard University Law School.
  • Must be the student from Erie County, Pennsylvania obtaining the highest LSAT for the year of admission.
  • Names of qualified recipients will be submitted to the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for final approval.
How to Apply:

Contact the Financial Aid Office of Harvard Law School or call The Erie Community Foundation for an application.

Eda Camphausen Music Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Eligibility:
  • Student must be a music major at Edinboro or Mercyhurst University
  • This scholarship alternates between the Universities each year
How to Apply:

University selects the recipient.

Lovisa Card Catlin Art Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15th
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from a public or private high school in Erie County, Pennsylvania.
  • Must be pursuing secondary study in the field of art, architecture or industrial art.
  • Applicants are required to submit up to six of the best examples of their work in a jpeg format on a CD along with a completed application form.
How to Apply:

Contact high school guidance office for an application or click below to download.

Carlson Family Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 17
Eligibility:
  • This scholarship is intended to benefit current employees of AccuSpec Electronic, LLC and their descendants, provided that the employee has at least one uninterrupted year of service in good standing.
  • Descendants of retired AccuSpec employees are also eligible, provided the retiree was employed by AccuSpec in good standing for at least three years consecutively.
How to Apply:

Download the application below.

Carpenters Local 81 Scholarship

Amount: Two 1,000 scholarships per year
Deadline: April 30
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a member (in good standing) of Carpenters Local 81
  • Must be graduating or have graduated from a High School in Erie, Crawford, Warren or Venango Counties in PA, Ashtabula County in Ohio, or Chautauqua County in New York. Recipients must also be residents of one of these counties.
  • Scholarship recipients must present their letter of acceptance from an accredited four year college or university.
  • Applicants must have an excellent attendance record with at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrated commitment to community service and have a demonstrated need for financial support.
  • It is required that you submit an essay of approximately 250 words describing the impact of Carpenters local 81 on the applicant’s family life and how the scholarship will affect their academic career.
How to Apply:

Scholarships will be awarded to students based on financial need, scholastic achievement, and family membership in Carpenters Local 81.

Click here to apply.

Barbara A. Chambers Ed.D Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually (renewable)
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior from an Erie County high school
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher and rank in the top 10% of the class
  • Must be a full-time student at Gannon University or Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, majoring in Education with an emphasis in Teaching

Jim Conner Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually (renewable for 4 years)
Deadline: Contact the McDowell Guidance Office
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from McDowell High School in Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, scholastic achievement & community service.
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and have an excellent attendance record.
  • Applicants must have a letter of acceptance from a four-year college or university.
How to Apply:

Contact the McDowell Guidance office for an application.

Nancy Ostryniec Cross Scholarship

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Must be a high school senior graduating from Fort LeBoeuf High School, Waterford, Pennsylvania residing, at the time of graduation, in LeBoeuf Township, Mill Village Borough, Summit Township, Waterford Borough or Waterford Township.
  • An advisory committee will award scholarships based on standardized tests, evidence of good character, motivation, ability and potential, participation in extracurricular or community activities, teacher recommendation and financial need.
How to Apply:

Contact the Ft. LeBoeuf Guidance Office for an application.

Sophie Dernar Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $250 per student up to 3 students; renewable 4 year scholarship
Deadline: April 17
Eligibility:
  • This scholarship benefits a four year member of Seneca High School girls’ basketball team who exemplifies the positive attitude and strong team ethic that Sophie demonstrated in her life every day.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
How to Apply:

Download the application below or contact the Seneca High School Guidance Department.

Judith A. Dormann “Good Apple” Scholarship

Amount: Determined annually; Renewable as long as GPA is 2.5
Deadline: April 17
Eligibility:
  • This scholarship is designed to inspire, encourage and assist a student who may not otherwise consider post high school education or training. The goal is to provide an award to a student who is a good person in general, someone who works hard, displays a good work ethic and exhibits person initiative in a positive way.
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
How to Apply:

Download the application below.

Frederick Douglass Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually (renewable – amount may vary)
Deadline: January 29
Eligibility:
  • Must be of African/American descent
  • Must be a graduating senior from Central High School, NW PA Collegiate Academy, East High School, or Strong Vincent High School in Erie, Pennsylvania.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
How to Apply:

Contact the high school guidance office for an application or click below to download the application.

Erie Day School Adopt-a-Scholar Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Eligibility:
  • Must be a middle school student (grades 5-8) enrolled at The Erie Day School, Erie, PA
  • The student must have an excellent record of scholastic achievement, strong individual motivation, a sound sense of citizenship, and a financial need which exceed his or her parents’ contribution.
How to Apply:

Contact the Erie Day School.

Erie Music Teachers Scholarship Fund

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: March 1
Eligibility:
  • ​Applicant's music teacher must be a member of the Erie Music Teachers Association.
How to Apply:

Information about this scholarship can be obtained from an EMTA member.

Robert Whitney Erie County Farm Bureau Agricultural Scholarship

Amount: Determined annually; Renewable 4 years
Deadline: April 17
Eligibility:
  • This scholarship is intended to benefit the children & grandchildren of Erie County Farm Bureau regular or associate members in good standing. Said members must have consistently paid the Farm Bureau’s dues for a minimum of two consecutive years.
  • Must be pursuing post-secondary education, which includes vocational school. While all candidates are eligible, preference will be given to those students whose primary major or field is agriculturally related.
How to Apply:

Download the application below.

GE Transportation AAF "Raymond Clarke" Dare to Dream Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 minimum
Deadline: April 20
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior from Central Tech, East High or Strong Vincent High Schools
  • Must be accepted to a 2 or 4-year accredited university or trade school
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or hold an official U.S. work authorization
How to Apply:

Contact your Guidance Office for an application or click below to download the application.

John Gillette Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Two scholarships per year, each $1,500, to preferably one male and one female.
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior from General McLane High School, Edinboro, PA.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on need and a required written essay.
How to Apply:

Contact the General McLane Guidance Office for an application.

The Goodwine Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from a public or private high school in Erie County, Pennsylvania.
  • Students must intend to pursue a two-year Associate Degree or Certificate (not a baccalaureate degree).
  • Must have a lifetime GPA of at least 2.0 at graduation
How to Apply:

Contact the high school guidance office for an application or click below to download the application.

Elsie Offner Gornall Class of 1942 Scholarship Fund

Amount: $2,000 — Scholarships are awarded based on financial need.
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, PA
  • Applicant must be pursuing a post-secondary degree from an accredited college or university
  • Applicant must have an acceptance letter from the school administration verifying attendance
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold an official U.S. work authorization
How to Apply:

Contact the high school guidance office for an application or click below to download the application.

Attorney M. Fletcher Gornall Class of 1941 Scholarship Fund

Amount: $2,000 — Scholarships are awarded based on financial need.
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from East High School in Erie, PA
  • Applicant must be pursuing a post secondary degree from an accredited college or university
  • Applicant must have an acceptance letter from the school administration verifying attendance
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or hold an official U.S. work authorization
How to Apply:

Contact the high school guidance office for an application or click below to download the application. 

Dr. Lori Ann Gornall Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount: Determined Annually — Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and scholastic achievement.
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy in Erie, PA
  • Must be pursuing a college degree in Education
  • Must have an acceptance letter from the school administration verifying attendance
How to Apply:

Contact the Collegiate Academy guidance office for more information regarding this scholarship.

Robert B. Gray Erie Engineering Societies Council Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Scholarships awarded based on financial need, scholastic achievement & academic standing
  • Recipients must reside in Erie or Crawford County, PA
  • Must be pursuing a two-year degree in an engineering related field
  • Applicants must have a G.P.A. between 3.0 and 3.5
  • Preference will be given to students attending an institution in Erie or Crawford County.

Lindsay Graygo Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Awarded to a graduating female senior attending McDowell High School, Erie, PA.
  • Must be accepted and planning to attend a campus of the Penn State University.
  • Preference will be given to those who have given at least 50 hours community service work and who have been active participants in McDowell High School athletics and arts programs.
  • This is an academic scholarship based on merit as evidenced by high school transcripts and standard aptitude test scores.
How to Apply:

Contact McDowell High School guidance office for an application, or click below to download the application.

Walter and Florence Guelcher Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 29th
Eligibility:
  • Must be students of Gannon University enrolled in an Engineering Program, and are required to have graduated from a high school in Erie County, PA.
  • Students applying must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be active in their faith, and exhibit high moral character.
How to Apply:

Contact the Financial Aid Office at Gannon University, Erie, PA for an application or click below to download the application. 

H.O. Hirt Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 1
Eligibility:
  • Must be a full-time employee or dependent of full-time employee of Erie Insurance
  • Must be a graduating high school senior or full-time student carrying a minimum of 24 credits per academic year at an accredited university, college, graduate or professional school
How to Apply:

After clicking this link, create an account by entering your e-mail address and establishing a password. After creating an account, you will register by filling out your contact information. Click on apply and choose the scholarship you wish to complete. You will be required to upload your transcript.

Applications can be saved as a draft to forward at a later date.

Holy Family Education Fund

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: May 15
Eligibility:
  • The scholarship was designed to benefit students of the Holy Family Elementary School, Erie, PA.
  • Recipients of this award are chosen based upon the financial need of the family and are determined by a Holy Family advisory committee.
How to Apply:

Contact Holy Family School.

Jane Imhoff Grunden Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors from Fairview High School in Fairview, PA and residents of Erie County
  • Recipients must be enrolled at an accredited university of college on a full-time basis prior to receiving funding. Your letter of acceptance must be submitted with your application
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, scholastic achievement, community service and excellent attendance record.
How to Apply:

Contact the Fairview High School Guidance Office for an application.

Iroquois Education Association Scholarship

Amount: $250 scholarship awarded each year, renewable 4 year scholarship.
Deadline: May 2
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior from Iroquois High School.
  • Intended major must be in Education.
How to Apply:

Contact the Iroquois High School guidance office for an application.

John F. and Pauline M. Jageman Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: Contact the Mercyhurst University Financial Aid Office.
Eligibility:
  • Must be a full-time student at Mercyhurst University majoring in education.
  • Must be entering at least his/her sophomore year and in need of financial assistance.
How to Apply:

Contact the Financial Aid Office at Mercyhurst University.

Jaloszynski Harborcreek Youth Services Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a current or former resident of Harborcreek Youth Services, Erie, PA wishing to pursue vocational training or secondary education.
How to Apply:

Contact the Transitional Living Program office at Harborcreek Youth Services.

Julie Glennan King Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 Awarded Each Year
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be an outstanding female senior graduating from Fairview High School, Fairview, PA.
How to Apply:

Scholarship Awardee Selected by Fairview High School Teachers

Christopher Mark Knoll Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: To be determined
Eligibility:
  • Must be an incoming Freshman at Cathedral Prep High School in Erie, PA
  • Must be graduating from and Erie County, PA Catholic grade school
  • Must have at least a B+ average
How to Apply:

Contact the admission office at Cathedral Preparatory School.


Casimir Kraus Memorial Scholarship & Internship (Widget Financial, Erie, PA)

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be a sophomore or junior attending a four-year post secondary College or University
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Recipients must be available to work a flexible schedule during the summer at Widget Financial in Erie, PA
How to Apply:

Applications are available through Widget Financial.

Jane Schieber Laskowski Kickstart Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be attending any qualified two-year program in Erie County that will enhance or advance current level of skill and employment
  • Candidate must maintain 6 credit hours minimum, per session/semester, with no more than half on-line; must also maintain a “C” average in every class
  • Candidate must maintain part-time employment (20 hours minimum) while enrolled
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are 21 or older

Donald S. and Dorothy R. Leslie Endowment

Amount: Determined Annually
Eligibility:
  • Must be a middle school student (grades 5-8) enrolled at The Erie Day School, Erie, PA
  • The student must have an excellent record of scholastic achievement, strong individual motivation, and a sound sense of citizenship, and be in need of financial assistance.
How to Apply:

Contact the Erie Day School.

Charles and Louis Lincoln Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually (renewable)
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Must be a student enrolled at East High School, Erie, PA.
  • Recipients are selected on scholastic ability, acceptance to an accredited institution of higher education, and financial need.
  • Must be a first or second generation American
How to Apply:

Contact the East High School Guidance Office for an application.

Martin Family Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors from Strong Vincent High School, Erie, PA accepted at a technical school or four-year college or university.
  • Must have successfully completed two years of a foreign language, participated in at least two years in a school-sanctioned sport, participated in at least one club or organization; volunteered twenty or more hours of community services during the Sept. through May school year.
  • Must have a 3.0 or better GPA, complete a 350-500 word essay.
  • Family household income must not be greater than $50,000.
How to Apply:

Contact the Strong Vincent High School Guidance Office for an application or click below to download the application. 

Ellen Elizabeth McNamara Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be female students of Gannon University, Erie, PA
  • Students applying must be outstanding academically, in character, in faith and in personality just as Ellen Elizabeth McNamara was.
  • Must be in need of financial assistance.
How to Apply:

Contact the Financial Aid Office at Gannon University.

Hugh M. Nelson Engineering Scholarship

Amount: Up to $4,000
Deadline: May 23
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be Erie County, PA residents who are currently sophomores or juniors enrolled in a BS Engineering Program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College or Gannon University.
  • The curriculum must be within ABET accredited engineering degree program leading to a B.S. in engineering.
  • Recipients are selected on academic standing, faculty recommendation, college activities, required applicant letter outlining their goals, and financial need.
How to Apply:

Contact the Financial Aid Office at Behrend College or Gannon University for an application, or click below to download the application. 

Wayne and Kathleen Newton Music Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be music majors attending Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
  • Preference is given to students who are of Native American Indian descent, with an overall GPA of 2.5 and 3.0 or better in their major.
How to Apply:

Contact the Financial Aid Office at Mercyhurst University.

The Pay-It-Forward Scholarship

Amount: $6,000
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be Erie County, PA residents who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled at The Pennsylvania State University, any location.
  • Must have a 2.5 or better GPA, complete a 350-500 word essay, and have two letters of recommendation
  • With the exception of work study, candidate must not be receiving any other scholarship or financial aid.
  • Candidate must maintain part-time employment while enrolled
How to Apply:

Contact the Financial Aid Office at Behrend College for an application, or click below to download the application. 

The David P. Hanlon and Peggy A. Pulice Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 17
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior from McDowell High School who has been accepted to a four year college or university
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must participate in community activities, high school sports and/or leadership
How to Apply:

Download the application below 

Dr. Michael J. Relihan Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: May 2nd
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior attending a high school in Erie County, PA
  • Must be accepted to an accredited college/school.
How to Apply:

Click this link and create an account by entering your e-mail address and establishing a password. After creating an account, you will register by filling out your contact information. Click on apply and choose the scholarship you wish to complete. You will be required to upload necessary attachments such as transcript, essay, etc.

Applications can be saved as a draft to forward at a later date.

Lester R. Roesner Art Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from an Erie County, PA high school pursuing a collegiate or post secondary course of instruction in art at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Applicants are required to submit up to six of the best examples of their work in .jpeg format on a CD along with a completed application form.
How to Apply:

Contact the High School Guidance Office for an application or click below to download the application. 

Joyce A. Savocchio Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a female senior graduating from NW PA Collegiate Academy, Central Tech High School, East High School, or Strong Vincent High School in Erie, PA
  • Must be enrolled at a college or university located within Erie County, PA.
How to Apply:

Contact the High School Guidance Office for an application or click below to download the application. 

Ty and Jean Schuerman Scholarship

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior from an Erie County high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be attending the Pennsylvania State University Behrend campus pursuing a course of study offered by the School of Engineering.
How to Apply:

Click below to download.

Mary E. Schumann Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 (renewable)
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior from one of four Erie City Public High Schools.
  • Must have outstanding academic credentials and be pursuing a collegiate course of instruction at an accredited college or university.
  • The award rotates annually to one of the four public schools. See school rotation below.
  • — East High School – 2015, 2019, 2023
  • — Central High School – 2016, 2020, 2024
  • — Strong Vincent high School – 2017, 2021, 2025
  • — NW PA Collegiate Academy – 2014, 2018, 2022, 2026
How to Apply:

Contact the High School Guidance Office for an application.

Spaeder Michigan Law Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually (renewable – amount may vary)
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Must have graduated from an Erie County, PA High School.
  • Must have graduated from an accredited college.
  • Scholarship awarded based on scholastic ability, extra-curricular activities, and community service.

Spanos Family Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be an active member, in good standing, of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Erie, PA.
  • Applicants must be scholastically outstanding and will be judged on merit, academic ability, financial need, extracurricular activities, citizenship, character, and parish involvement.
  • Applicant must also be pursuing a collegiate or post-secondary course of instruction at an accredited institution of higher learning.
How to Apply:

Contact the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Erie, PA or click below to download the application. 

Stazer Sisters’ Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be United States citizens graduating from the Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, Erie, PA. accepted to a four-year degree program.
  • Selection criteria includes academic record and goals, financial need, essay, and record of activity in school
How to Apply:

Contact the Collegiate Academy Guidance office for an application.

Dr. Alfred W. Stone Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually (Renewable for up to four years)
Deadline: May 25
Eligibility:
  • Scholarship recipients must have graduated from a Western PA high school that have completed their freshman year at Allegheny College or Edinboro University of PA
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in Psychology, Music or Education
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • This scholarship is renewable for undergraduate study for a maximum of three years as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and continues to pursue a degree in the aforementioned fields
How to Apply:

Contact the financial aid office or click below to download the application. 

Jean Stull Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors from Fort LeBoeuf High School, Waterford, PA
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or hold an official U.S. work authorization
  • Must have an acceptance letter from an accredited two or four year institution
How to Apply:

Contact the Fort LeBoeuf High School Guidance Office for an application or click below to download the application. 

Carol & Joseph Tafelski Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: This scholarship is not being awarded at this time.
Eligibility:
  • Awarded to a graduating senior from East High School, Erie, PA
  • Applicants must have a G.P.A. between 2.75 and 3.6
  • Must be accepted at an accredited institution including two and four-year colleges as well as trade schools
  • Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, scholastic achievement, community service, and excellent attendance
How to Apply:

This scholarship is not being awarded at this time.

The Susan E. Tidmore & David C. Migdal Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: Contact the Erie Day School
Eligibility:
  • Must be a middle school student (grades 5-8) enrolled at The Erie Day School, Erie, PA
  • The student must have an excellent record of scholastic achievement, strong individual motivation, and a sound sense of citizenship, and be in need of financial assistance.
How to Apply:

There is no traditional application process. Teachers recommend students for this scholarship.

Trinity Lutheran Church Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be active in the life and ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Must have financial need, a commitment to a path in education, and evidence of a Christian life in word and deed.
How to Apply:

Contact Trinity Lutheran Church, 14 E. 38th St., Erie, PA for an application.

Diane & Henry Ward Family Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors from Erie County PA high schools
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the healthcare field
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have an acceptance letter from college verifying attendance
How to Apply:

Applicants must apply online. To review the guidelines for the Ward Family Scholarship click below to download.

Weber Murphy Fox Scholarship

Amount: $500 for each College/University listed below.
Deadline: June 1
Eligibility:
  • Scholarship recipients must be students currently attending Allegheny College, Edinboro University, Gannon University, Mercyhurst University or Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
  • Scholarship recipients must be residents of Erie or Crawford County
  • This scholarship provides awards for post secondary undergraduate education for students who have a demonstrated need for financial support
  • Applicants must have a G.P.A. between 3.0 and 3.5
How to Apply:

The financial aid office at the colleges listed above will select the recipient

Weeks - VanTassel Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Eligibility:
  • Awarded to two graduating seniors from Northwestern High School who have the highest grade point averages
  • Must be residing in Springfield Township
  • Must be accepted at and intend to attend an accredited college, university or other institution of higher learning.
How to Apply:

Contact Northwestern High School's guidance office.

Rev. John F. Weibel Scholarship

Amount: Determined Annually
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • Awarded to graduating seniors attending Coudersport Senior High School, Coudersport, PA and Austin Area High School, Austin, PA.
How to Apply:

Contact the Coudersport High School or Austin High School guidance office for an application

The Dr. Chester “Chet” Wolford Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Determined annually
Deadline: May 22
Eligibility:
  • Must be a Penn State Erie junior or senior
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Preference is given to Erie and Blair County PA residents
How to Apply:

Not being awarded at this time

Yaple-Kerr Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility:
  • The student must be a graduating senior from Seneca High School, Wattsburg, PA, accepted at an accredited school in a certified full-time program.
  • Each year two students, always one male and one female, are selected.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to serious students ranked in the middle third of the senior class.
How to Apply:

Contact the Seneca High School Guidance Office for an application.