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

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

CollegeNET – Scholarship database
Mission: Provide scholarships
Focus: Every student
Offers: College and Scholarship information

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

American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants, and Awards – Scholarship database
Mission: Advancing the science and practice of psychology
Focus: All students

American Dental Association Scholarships – Scholarship database
Mission: Support students entering a dental career
Focus: All students


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

2017-18 Green Home Improvement Scholarship
Deadline: Accepting applications until Dec. 15, 2017

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

Jeannette Rankin Foundation – Scholarship Provider
Mission: Provide scholarships and support
Focus: Low-income women 35+
Deadline: Nov. 2017 for the 2018-19 school year

Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundations –
: Meet the need of the community for Health professionals
Focus: Lancaster County Nursing Students
Deadline: Spring 2018 for 2018-19 school year. Call for more information. 

Student Loans, Financial & Community Resources:

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

College Central – College Job Search
Mission: Connect job seekers, employers, and opportunities
Focus: Job seekers

Key Education Resources – Financial Service Provider
Mission: Offer community development banking
Focus: students to adults

United Way – 211
Mission: Provide a free database of community resources & social services
A one-stop clearing house of Lancaster County services

VITA – Income Tax Assistance
Mission: Provide free tax preparation
Focus: Individuals and Families making less than $50,000
Phone: 717.291.5462

Tabor Community Services – Mortgage/Financial Counseling
Mission: Financial and Homeownership Counseling

Tabor Community Services — Housing placement for homeless families
: 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

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
24 Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 717.392.7273

Online Resources:

Health & Human Service Providers in Lancaster County

Hunger Free Lancaster County

Behavioral Health & Developmental Services

2017 – 2018 Class Schedule

August 13, 2018 – August 24, 2018
October 22, 2018 – November 2, 2018
January 7, 2019 – January 18, 2019
March 4, 2019 – March 13, 2019
May 6, 2019 – May 17, 2019