Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee - Nontraditional student to receive a scholarship of up to $1,000 to further his or her education. (Nontraditional student is defined as a person over 25 years of age or a single parent and a nonresident at the institution where she/he is studying.) The student must be at least a part-time student, defined as registered for at least six credit hours (two courses) per semester in the year receiving the scholarship (excluding summer). For complete criteria and an application, visit the chamber web site at www.lvchamber.org or call Donna Eberly Lehman at the chamber office, 273-3727, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hershey Federal Credit Union Richard E. Fogleman Memorial Scholarship - Any HFCU member pursuing a post-secondary education is eligible to apply. Applicants will be judged on their scholastic and extracurricular activities, as well as a 200-word essay on how credit unions differ from banks. Applications are available online at: www.hersheyfcu.org, or at HFCU offices in Hershey and Cleona.
Commerce Bank "Cash for College" Scholarship - This scholarship recognizes and rewards a high-school senior who has an exceptional appreciation for community service with a $5,000 cash gift to help pay for college education expenses. High-school seniors who live in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon and York counties are eligible. Applicants must enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited two-or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States. Applications are available at Commerce Bank locations or at the bank's web site: www.commercepc.com
Presidential Freedom Scholarships - Available to Honor High School Students for Outstanding Service. Two students from every high school in the United States are eligible to receive $1,000 in recognition of their outstanding service to the community. The annual college scholarship program, which will ward up to eight thousand scholarships, is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service's Learn and Serve America (http://learnandserve.org/) program. The program itself provides half of the award, which must be matched with $500 from a community organization, civic group, or business and secured for the student by his or her high school. Students must meet the following eligibility requirements: be a high school junior or senior, have contributed at least one hundred hours of community service within the twelve months prior to applying; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; attend a public, private, charter, or parochial school located within one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, a U.S. territory, tribal unit, or Department of Defense school; and plan to attend an eligible institution of higher education in the U.S. See the web site for complete program details and student selection information: www.nationalservice.org/scholarships
Informal Science Education (ISE) grants - The ISE program invests in projects that develop and implement informal learning experiences for individuals of all ages and backgrounds that are designed to increase their interest, engagement, and understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well as projects that advance the theory and practice of informal science education. Projects may target either public audiences or professionals whose work directly affects informal STEM learning. ISE projects are expected to demonstrate strategic impact, collaboration, and innovation. www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04579
World of Children Founder's Scholarship - A $15,000 award presented to one young person who is making an extraordinary contribution to children. The nominee must be 21 or younger, and must have contributed at least three consecutive years of service to helping children. Nominations are accepted online. Complete guidelines and nomination instructions are available at the World of Children web site. www.worldofchildren.org
Lebanon Valley Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association - Scholarship Guidelines: 1) Available to any resident of Lebanon County. 2) Available to students attending any course of higher education, including four year college, trade school, or technical school beyond high school. 3) Applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Please include a transcript with application. 4) Applicant must obtain and supply a letter of reference from a guidance counselor or teacher or a letter of reference from your employer. 5) Scholarship does not automatically renew, it is a one-time award. Applicant may re-apply. 6) Checks are made payable to the recipient and to the educational institution. 7) Applications will be reviewed and semi-finalists will be determined by the Education committee. Interviews may be arranged for those candidates selected to be presented for a vote by the charter membership at the April meeting. Scholarships will be awarded during our June meeting. 8) Scholarship money may be used for tuition, books and fees. For more information, visit ABWA Scholarships.
Lebanon County Association of Realtors - Seniors at Lebanon County high schools who are planning to continue their education at a post-secondary two- or four-year college are invited to apply for the scholarships. Students are asked to write an essay (limited to 500 words) on "The Importance of Home Ownership to a Community". The association will award five $250 scholarships. Rules for the scholarship application are provided to the guidance offices of each high school in Lebanon County.
Lebanon County Builder's Association - "Members Only" scholarship - Applications are available at the association office at 39 Klein Avenue. Applicants must be a dependent of an employee or dependent of the owner of an LCBA member company, or themselves be an employee of an LCBA member firm. If you have any questions call the office at 272-6252.