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Partnership for Access to Higher Education (PHEAA)

When students receive funding from PHEAA, they may also be considered for the PATH program, which provides supplemental grant funding to students demonstrating need.


Susquehanna Valley Umpire Association 
             Girls Softball Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a one-time $1,0000 scholarship to two senior high school varsity softball players who participated in the youth Lancaster County Girls Softball League (formerly the Donegal Rheems Girls Softball League) and continued playing high school softball through her senior year.
Scholarship eligibility requirements, application deadline, and mailing instructions are outlined in the application.

***Completed applications must be post-marked by March 15, 2024 and mailed to:
SVUA Scholarship Committee
C/O D. Hershey
3469 Back Run Road
Manheim, PA  17545

East Donegal Township

Board of Supervisors

 Scholarship Program

The East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior currently attending Donegal High School, and a resident of East Donegal Township, that plans to further their education as a full-time student at an accredited junior college, college, university or vocational school.  Award money is for one year only and for the purposes of tuition, books and fees only.

Application and all required documentation is April 11, 2024 at the Township Building 

****Request your letters of recommendations at least 3 weeks before the due date.

Click Here for Application and Additional Guidelines

Optimist Club of Lancaster 

     Photography Contest

The purpose of this contest is to introduce young people to the Optimist Creed and the philosophy of Optimism, while seeking to develop their interest in photography.  

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Due Date is March 15, 2024

             Lancaster County Scholarships

TFEC The Foundation for Enhancing Communities

Please see the link below for information

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        Lanco Federal Credit Union's 

Gerald Fortney Memorial Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Lanco Federal Credit Union’s Gerald Fortney Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 award granted annually to a graduating high school senior planning to earn an associate or bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution.

History of the Scholarship

Lanco FCU’s Board of Directors established the scholarship in 1985 in memory of Gerald Fortney, Lanco FCU’s founding CEO and an educator in the Hempfield School District. To honor Mr. Fortney’s passion for the business field, the scholarship was originally open only to students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field of study. Recognizing changes within the employment and educational landscapes, in 2019, the Board expanded scholarship eligibility to preserve the spirit of the scholarship and memory of Mr. Fortney’s dedication to students’ educational and career success.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be a member of the current graduating class and must be a Lanco FCU member, or the child/in legal custody of a Lanco FCU member, in good standing. Applicant must have been accepted at an accredited institution and be planning to earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in any field of study. Applicant must have demonstrated a willingness to be of service to the community and a mature and respectful attitude toward peers and teachers.

Must be to their location by April 1, 2024

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Lancaster-Lebanon School Business Officials

             Joseph Kurjiaka Scholarship

The Lancaster-Lebanon School Business Officials (LLSBO), partnering with the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO), announces its intent to award scholarships to senior students attending Lancaster and Lebanon public school districts and Lancaster Catholic High School.  

March 29, 2024 - All applications must be received by this date; not postmarked.

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Rivertownes PA USA Scholarship

Available to male and female Donegal High School seniors. Applicants must be planning to pursue a degree in Art or History and be involved in the community outside of school.

Student must have a minimum 3.35 GPA.

Student must be pursuing a degree in Art or History.

Student participates in community service outside of school.

Student demonstrates good character.

Amount of Scholarship:  $500 Check

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Due Date is April 19, 2024

Luthercare Nursing Scholarship

Win up to $5,000 to pursue nursing!

Please see below for more information.

Submit Date is April 3rd

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The Salvation Army 

Olga Ruth Stratton and 
Thomas E. Wolf                                        Scholarship  2024

The Salvation Army Olga Ruth Stratton and Thomas E. Wolf Scholarship funds was established to make it possible for students of low to moderate income households to attend higher education institutions to continue their academic study or to learn a trade specialty.

All required documents due by the end of the day, Monday, April 1, 2024


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Ervin L. Steele Nursing Scholarship

Four (4) Nursing Scholarships of $1000.00 (one thousand) each are being offered to graduating High School students residing within Lancaster or Chester County. Scholarships are available to those students entering the Nursing Profession upon their 2024 graduation from High School.

The Nursing Scholarships will be directly applied in the Student’s Name, toward tuition or books, per the billing office of the Institution the student will be attending.

All applications for the Ervin L. Steele scholarship must be on file with the students High School Counselor no later than April 5th, 2024. The deadline for submission to the Scholarship Selection Committee is April 12th, 2024. Please mail Scholarship entries to:

Donna Hershey

81 Hilltop View Way

Elizabethtown, PA. 17022

Apply Here:

Kennedy McKinney DeShields (KMD) Grant

This grant is awarded to a deserving student pursuing further education. The KMD Grant encourages students of diverse backgrounds with a recognized commitment to inclusion to apply. We serve the needs of historically underrepresented individuals in the cultural sector. 

The successful candidate must meet the following criteria:

High School Students.    

  • Must plan to attend a trade school, two- or four-year college or university. 
  •  Weighted Overall GPA of 2.8 or better in HS.    
  • Participated in Extracurricular Activity (sports, student government, cultural orgs, drama, etc.) program and/or have a part time job
Elementary, Middle School, Special Programs.   

Display need and benefit for scholarship. We will request in phase 2.  Community involvement

Questions: Email

**All submissions must be received by April 15, 2024 by 12pm EST**

Ashara-Casiphia Masonic Lodge #551 Scholarship

To be eligible to receive a scholarship from Ashara – Casiphia Lodge No. 551, F&AM, an applicant must have a Masonic relationship through the applicant’s father, uncle, step-father, grandfather, step-grandfather, brother or brother-in-law. The applicant must be a Donegal or Hempfield High School Senior who is pursuing a college education. 

The Award amount will be $500.00

**Application and additional requirements must be turned into the Counseling Office by April 1, 2024.

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Donegal Education Association 

Higher Education Scholarships

The Donegal Education Association represents the teachers of the Donegal School District.  It is affiliated with the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association.

Due date is Monday, April 1, 2024 by 3:00 p.m.

Click Here for Criteria of Scholarships


The Donegal Foundation Scholarships

The Donegal Foundation has scholarship monies available for students pursuing postsecondary education in several areas. You may apply for one or more than one of the scholarships listed below:

  • Health Care  - postsecondary education related to the healthcare field
  • STEM - postsecondary education related to science, technology, engineering, or math
  • Community Service - recognizes students who have actively served their Donegal/Lancaster County communities by volunteering their time and talent throughout their high school years.
  • Ethel M. Broske Music Scholarship  - female student who is entering into a field of study that in some way encompasses music at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Sue Folly Anderson - post-secondary education primarily in an art-related discipline and secondarily in elementary education. 
  • John N. and Barbara A. Weidman Agriculture Scholarship - a student entering a post-secondary program in agriculture, agribusiness, or an agriculture-related science field.
  • Trade Education Scholarship - This scholarship encourages post-secondary training in the trade area.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing post-secondary education/training in trade skills such as those taught at the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC).  The scholarship award is $1000. 
All Donegal Foundation Scholarships request personal contact information, grades, SAT and ACT scores (if available), extracurricular activities, awards and honors, work experience, and answers to the following prompts:​

  • Three References
  • Academic and Professional Interests and Goals
  • Essay - In a brief essay, give a general description of your goals. Include the name and location of the educational institution you wish to attend, the intended course of study, degree and work desired, etc. (Students pursuing the Community Service Scholarship should also highlight their community service involvement.)
 All scholarship applications open on February 1st and are due on April 15th.

The following group of scholarship application deadlines will be April 19 @ 3:00 pm unless noted otherwise. 


* Walter Ickes Memorial School Citizenship Award

Amount of Scholarship: $200 (Cash) to  one student 

Description of Scholarship: Presented to a Donegal senior and Marietta resident who has exhibited outstanding qualities of citizenship through service to the school.

This award is a $200 cash award.

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*Americanism Award

Description & Amount of Scholarship: This award is presented to a graduating senior boy and senior girl who received the highest total percentage based on the following

qualifications: honor, scholarship, service, Americanism, leadership, and

courage. The award is a certificate, medal and $100 cash. 


 *William Brenner American Legion Post #466 Marietta Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000 cash for first year & certificate and $1,000 cash possible for second year with certificate.

Description of Scholarship: Available to a Donegal High School graduating senior, (resident of Marietta or Maytown.) Applicants must be attending an accredited institution of higher learning, (i.e., college, nursing school, trade or technical school, military academy, etc.) Scholarship does not apply to correspondence school. School and community involvement. GPA above 3.0.


*Nichole E. Styer Elementary Education Memorial Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship: $500 (cash)

Description of Scholarship:  GPA score of 3.0 or higher, Involved in community service, Involved in activities, DHS female senior entering a 4-year accredited post-secondary institution majoring in the elementary education field.


*Dr. Thomas W. & Mrs. Mary Ellen O’Connor Memorial 

Amount of Scholarship: $500 each (2 recipients)

Description of Scholarship: The O’Connor Memorial Scholarship pays tribute to Dr. Thomas W. O’Connor Sr., a Mount Joy physician who served the Donegal School District and its residents during his nearly 40 years of active  practice, and his

wife, Mrs. Mary Ellen O’Connor.  Dr. and Mrs. O'Connor were devoted to their family and the many friends whose lives they touched through their extensive community service activities.  Lifelong advocates of learning and education, they especially sought to inspire and support young people in their pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity.  The scholarships bearing their names are to be awarded annually to two graduating seniors from Donegal High School who have demonstrated interest in health services and who plan to pursue post-secondary education in preparation for entering a health services field or Profession. DHS seniors who have demonstrated interest in health services and who plan to pursue post-secondary education in preparation for entering a health services field or profession. 


*Senate of Pennsylvania Good Citizenship Award

Amount of Scholarship: Certificate

Description of Scholarship: The winners of this award have demonstrated qualities of good citizenship through display of character, leadership, scholarship, and

acceptance of responsibility and should be recognized as an exemplary citizen.

Senator Ryan Aument hereby does recognize your outstanding conduct,

congratulates you on your selection and extends his best wishes for your

continued success in the future. 


*Abby Rebecca Winters Memorial Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000 per year is available for either a 2-year or 4-year period based on the degree pursued.

Description of Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship award is to provide scholarships for students, regardless of race, color or creed who are graduating from Donegal High School. The undersigned applicant acknowledges that the information given in this application will be relied upon by the Winters’ Charitable Fund in

determining the applicant’s eligibility to receive and use scholarship monies.

Having acknowledged the foregoing, the applicant hereby applies for the award

and in support of such application, supplies the following information with

respect to himself or herself. The award will be made based on character, scholastic achievement and commitment to school and community.

 *East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

Description of Scholarship:  The East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior currently attending Donegal High School, and a resident of East Donegal Township, that plans to further their education as a full-time student at an accredited junior college, college, university, or vocational school. Award money is for one year only and for the purposes of tuition, books, and fees only.

Application Deadline: April 11,2024 (applicants will be notified on 5/6/24)

 *see attached application* There are more details on the scholarship. 

* Columbia Healthcare Foundation Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship: $500 (check)

Description of Scholarship:  $500 to a senior pursuing post-secondary education in the healthcare



*Northwest EMS Healthcare Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

Description of Scholarship: $1,000 check to a student who will be pursuing a post-secondary degree or career path in the medical/healthcare industry. 



*Lausch Family Workforce Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship: $100 cash

Description of Scholarship: This scholarship is for any graduating senior who will be entering the workforce with a need to purchase tools, equipment, supplies, uniforms, etc. for his/her profession.

*Seth Andrew Nornhold Memorial Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship: $2,500 certificate

Description of Scholarship: The Seth Andrew Nornhold Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor the life of Seth Nornhold, who died of injuries sustained in a tragic vehicle accident in July 2020. Seth was 16 years old. Seth had a passion for music and was a talented drummer. His interests extended into music recording and technology. Seth was a devoted member of the Donegal High School Marching Band, Jazz Band and Concert Band. Outside of school Seth pursued his passions by playing and recording with several garage bands and his church’s worship team.  Seth lived his life with enthusiasm, hard work, determination and a fierce love for his family and friends. 

Each year a $2500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who participated in any of the music programs at Donegal High School. The scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing higher education to assist with the costs of attending the institution of their choice. 

To be considered for this scholarship the student must be a resident of Donegal School District and have been a registered student in the district during their high school years.  

The student should have participated in any one or more of the music programs of Donegal High School. This may include marching, concert or jazz band, chorus, Rhythm Singers, string orchestra, color guard or other program within the Donegal Music Association. 

In order to be considered for the Seth Andrew Nornhold Memorial Scholarship, several criteria are required: the student will complete an application form; they must show a letter of acceptance and proof of enrollment in the higher level institution to which they will be attending. The student will also submit a short musical performance video. A final requirement is an essay in which they share a story about themselves. The only guidelines for the essay are that it be a true story about themselves and reflect an experience that impacts who they are today.

The complete application, including all attachments, can be submitted electronically through If emailing the documents, the complete name of the scholarship, The Seth Andrew Nornhold Memorial Scholarship, should be in the Subject line of your email. Deadline for submitting is April 14, 2024.

Thank you for your consideration in applying to the Seth Andrew Nornhold Memorial Scholarship.

Walter S. Ebersole Post 185 American Legion Mount Joy Scholarship Award

Description of Scholarship: To qualify, the boy or girl must be a son or daughter of a veteran who has served honorably in any branch of the armed forces. Applicants must be a graduating senior from your local high school and to have been accepted to a college in the State of Pennsylvania.

Amount of Scholarship: $500 Certificate & Medal 

Kemp Zangari 

Humanitarian Memorial Scholarship

Available to male and female Donegal High School seniors.


· $1,000 cash award

· The scholarship award should apply to any college costs.


· Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

· Student participates in community service.

· Student demonstrates good character.

· Student shall write a short essay that describes how he/she has demonstrated honesty, kindness and compassion through activities in both school and community.

April 19, 2024 by 2:00 p.m is the Due Date

Click Here for Application and Details:

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