Scholarships & Community Resources

We pulled together top resources available to help you on your search for scholarships and other community resources. Download a PDF of  Community & Scholarship resources

Scholarship Searchers:

FastWeb – Scholarship database
Mission: “To empower students to improve their lives”
Focus: Every Student (any stage of life)
Offers: College, Scholarship, Financial Aid information and more
Website: www.fastweb.com

FinAid – Scholarship database
Mission: Offer the “most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools – on or off the web”
Focus: Every type of student
Offers: Scholarship, Loan, Savings, and Beyond Financial Aid information and more
Website: www.finaid.org

CollegeNET – Scholarship database
Mission: Provide scholarships
Focus: Every student
Offers: College and Scholarship information
Website: www.collegenet.com

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships – Scholarship database
Mission: Support women in a BS program or graduate program seeking careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science
Focus: Women
Website: societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/scholarships#activePanels

American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants, and Awards – Scholarship database
Mission: Advancing the science and practice of psychology
Focus: All students
Website: www.apa.org/about/awards

American Dental Association Scholarships – Scholarship database
Mission: Support students entering a dental career
Focus: All students
Website: www.adea.org/Secondary.aspx?id=20820

Scholarships:

DAR National Society – Scholarship Provider
Mission: Provide Scholarships
Focus: Students pursuing disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2017, until Feb. 15, 2018
Website:
www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm

2017-18 Green Home Improvement Scholarship
Deadline: Accepting applications until Dec. 15, 2017
Website: www.homeadvisor.com/r/scholarships

Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning – Loan Provider
Mission: Provides interest-free loans
Focus: Residence of Lancaster County
Website: www.lancdollars.org
Deadline: April 28, 2018, for the 2018-2019 school year
Phone: 717.397.7920

Jeannette Rankin FoundationScholarship Provider
Mission: Provide scholarships and support
Focus: Low-income women 35+
Website: www.rankinfoundation.org
Deadline: Nov. 2017 for the 2018-19 school year

Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundations
Mission
: Meet the need of the community for Health professionals
Focus: Lancaster County Nursing Students
Website: https://lohf.org/scholarships/
Deadline: Spring 2018 for 2018-19 school year. Call for more information. 
Phone:
717.397.8722


Student Loans, Financial & Community Resources:

Sallie Mae – Loan, Savings, and Insurance Provider
Mission: “Turn educational goals into reality for American families”
Focus: Every Student
Website: www.salliemae.com

College Central – College Job Search
Mission: Connect job seekers, employers, and opportunities
Focus: Job seekers
Website: www.collegecentral.com

Key Education Resources – Financial Service Provider
Mission: Offer community development banking
Focus: students to adults
Website: www.key.com

United Way – 211
Mission: Provide a free database of community resources & social services
Focus: 
A one-stop clearing house of Lancaster County services
Website: 
http://www.pa211east.org/lancaster 

VITA – Income Tax Assistance
Mission: Provide free tax preparation
Focus: Individuals and Families making less than $50,000
Website: https://www.uwlanc.org/vita
Phone: 717.291.5462

Tabor Community Services – Mortgage/Financial Counseling
Mission: Financial and Homeownership Counseling
Website: https://www.tabornet.org/blank-swey4

Tabor Community Services — Housing placement for homeless families
Mission
: Housing First for Homeless
Website: https://www.tabornet.org/housing-first-for-homeless

Lancaster County Council of Churches — Food, clothing, and shelter
Mission: Respond to human needs and address community and societal issues
Focus: Food bank, clothing bank, Wheels to Work, and women’s winter homeless shelter
Websitehttps://www.lcchurches.org/

Sexual Assault Counseling Center — Free trauma based counseling to women, men, and child survivors of sexual assault
Mission: Support and advocacy for victim survivors of sexual abuse, for significant others, and for other family members
Focus: All counseling services are free and confidential. Staff members or trained volunteer advocates are available 24 hours a day
Websitehttps://ywcalancaster.org/programs/empowerment/sexual-assault-counseling/
24 Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 717.392.7273

Online Resources:

Health & Human Service Providers in Lancaster Countyhttp://bit.ly/2hFNzeO

Hunger Free Lancaster Countyhttp://www.hungerfreelancaster.org/resources/

Behavioral Health & Developmental Serviceshttp://bit.ly/2vBB1uL