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College Scholarship Opportunities

Current Scholarship Opportunities

Below you will find links to scholarship opportunities available to students. These scholarships are offered by outside organizations not affiliated with OLSH. It is your responsibility to review and complete all application requirements. Be sure to begin the application process well in advance of the posted deadlines.
Remember to check back often, as this page will be updated regularly.

Online Scholarship & Financial Aid Sites

Looking for scholarships? While we list a number of scholarship opportunities on this page, we encourage you to take advantage of the following scholarship and financial aid resources as well:

Bold.org (The Best Scholarships for High School Students):  https://bold.org/scholarships/by-year/high-school/
Cappex: www.cappex.com
College Scholarship: www.college-scholarships.com
Fastwebwww.fastweb.com
Finaid: www.finaid.org
Free 4 U: www.free-4u.com
Niche:  www.niche.com 
PA Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines:   https://bold.org/scholarships/by-state/pennsylvania-scholarships/
Petersons:  www.petersons.com 
Pittsburgh Foundation:  www.pittsburghfoundation.org
QuestBridge: www.questbridge.org
Raise Me Micro-Scholarships:  https://www.raise.me/
SallieMae College Answer: www.collegeanswer.com
SallieMae Scholar: www.salliemae.com/scholar
Scholarship America: www.scholarshipamerica.org
Scholarship Hunter:  www.scholarshiphunter.com
Scholarships for Women: 
Student Aid: www.studentaid.ed.gov
Student Scholarships:  www.studentscholarships.org
UNIGO:  www.unigo.com
Scholarship opportunites without specific deadlines, or with multiple deadlines:
The College Board has introduced a new scholarship program which has no income, GPA, or SAT score requirements and rewards high school students for taking the necessary steps to plan for college.  The BigFuture Scholarships are now available to Class of 2021 high school students who take college planning steps such as building a college list, practicing for the SAT, completing the FAFSA and applying to colleges.  Students will earn a chance to win scholarships of $500–$2,000 by completing up to six individual college planning steps. The more steps they complete, the more scholarships they are eligible to win. Students who complete all six college planning steps will be eligible to win a $40,000 scholarship!  To learn more about the Opportunity Scholarship program, click here.
Neumann University (PA) is offering a $3,000 per year, renewable Catholic High School Grant to any student who meets their admission criteria and enrolls from a Catholic high school.  Students are considered for this award at the time of application to the university and will be notified after their admittance to Neumann University. No additional application is required for the award.  To learn more, please visit https://www.neumann.edu/scholarships/.
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Foundation distributes scholarships and awards totaling more than $500K annually to our students and universities.  Our scholarships support students at every university in the System.  Each scholarship applicant must complete a PASSHE Foundation general application before accessing the desired scholarship.  Please see the flyer posted below for more information.  Each scholarship title is a hyperlink to the application.  Scholarship academic levels will be labeled. (Example: So. for Sophmore)  Please feel free to contact Special Projects Manager Robert Nelson at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Deadlines:  Deadlines vary by scholarship.  Please click on the links in the flyer for more information.
Scholarship opportunites with specific deadlines:
Scholarships for Class of 2024 High School Seniors
It is NOT too late for current seniors to apply for college scholarships!  Click here for a list of 26 scholarships that are still available to members of the Class of 2024!

In honor of Black History Month, Fastweb has compiled a list of college scholarships for African American students.  You can see the complete list, with links to each scholarship, here.

Sean Carroll's Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship
  • Eligibility: This scholarship is open to all students who have a deep curiosity in studying the universe for its own sake—whether that be pursuing studies in physics, philosophy, biology, mathematics, literature, or any other field that seeks better understanding of our existence—and will seek to lift up those from underrepresented communities in those fields, and first-generation college students.
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Winners: 1
  • Scholarship link: https://bold.org/scholarships/mindscape/
  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2023
Pierson Family Scholarship for U.S. Studies
The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship provides selected applicants with full tuition, books stipend, educational fees, other financial benefits or Room and Board at many of the nation’s leading colleges and universities, totaling upwards of $200,000.  This scholarship program educates and trains young men and women for leadership positions and a commission in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 
 
Last year, the NROTC Scholarship program awarded $9,000,000 in scholarships to 46 students across Western Pennsylvania, Upstate New York, and West Virginia.  This year, they aim to double that amount.
 
A flyer with more details about the program and the application process is attached below.
 
Commander Kristin Shepherd of the Navy Talent Acquisition Group Pittsburgh has the opportunity to IMMEDIATELY SELECT three applicants for this scholarship.  To be considered for immediate selection, an applicant must:
    • be a high school senior
    • be a citizen of the United States
    • have a SAT combined score of at least a 1230 (minimum of 600 in Math) or ACT combined score of at least 54 (minimum of 26 in Math)
    • be significantly involved in school, community, or extracurricular activities
    • be in the top 20% of their high school class
Interested students should contact Commander Kristin Shepherd at [email protected] or NROTC Coordinator Gerald Hyman at [email protected] for additional information. 
DEADLINE:  ASAP for the Immediate Selection opportunity, December 31, 2023 for the overall scholarship program
The Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to carrying on the tireless mission of the late Trib Total Media managing editor to inspire the next generation of journalists to pursue their work with the same unfailing passion and integrity that Jim displayed each day.  Each year, Trib Total Media will select one Western Pennsylvania student to receive up to $30,000 in scholarship funds. The scholarship recipient also will receive a summer internship at Trib Total Media and, upon graduation, an offer for full-time employment.  Applicants must live in the Pittsburgh region, have a GPA of at least 3.25, and be enrolled in (or plan to attend, if high school seniors) an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Journalism, English Writing or Communication and remain in the approved course of study through graduation.  To learn more or apply, click here.  You may also contact Lindsay Bock at 412-320-7872 or via email at [email protected] with questions.
Deadline:  January 7, 2024
Trib Total Media is proud to announce the Scholarship for Diversity in Media. This scholarship is designed to award exceptionally talented Journalism, Communication, or English Writing students who are culturally, ethnically or racially diverse.  Each year, Trib Total Media will select one Western Pennsylvania student to receive up to $30,000 in scholarship funds. The recipient also will receive a summer internship at Trib Total Media and, upon graduation, an offer for full-time employment.  Applicants must live in the Pittsburgh region, have a GPA of at least 3.25, and be enrolled in (or plan to attend, if high school seniors) an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Journalism, English Writing or Communication and remain in the approved course of study through graduation.  To learn more or apply, click here.  Questions can be directed to [email protected].
Deadline:  January 7, 2024.
The Business, Marketing & Technology Scholarship is dedicated to providing incoming and current college students the opportunity to gain valuable, real-life experience across a number of Trib Total Media departments to better prepare them for the ‘world of work.  Each year, Trib Total Media, 535media and PrintSource will select one Western Pennsylvania student to receive up to $30,000 in scholarship funds. The recipient also will receive a summer internship at Trib Total Media each year and, upon graduation, an offer for full-time employment.  Applicants must live in the Pittsburgh region, have a GPA of at least 3.25, and be entering or enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university with a major in business, marketing, computer science, information technology or similar and remain in the approved course of study through graduation.  To learn more or apply, click here.  Please contact Lindsay Bock at 412-320-7872 or via email at [email protected] with questions.
Deadline:  January 7, 2024
Kyle Lam Hacker Scholarship
Alexander de Guia Memorial Scholarship
  • Eligibility: Any immigrant or child of immigrants from the Philippines who is in high school or studying at a two-year community college and planning to transfer may apply for this scholarship if they have at least a 3.5 GPA and community service and/or leadership experience.
  • Amount: $5,100
  • Winners: 5 ($1,020 each)
  • Scholarship link: https://bold.org/scholarships/alexander-de-guia-memorial-scholarship/
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
Current high school seniors:  Sign up for emails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter for the chance to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 12 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses.  Click here to enter.
Deadline:  Last day of each month, through January 31, 2024 
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (Pitt-Greensburg) will award STEM scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for a period of up to four years to eligible academically talented students, though the SLICE Scholarship Program. Currently, scholarships are being awarded for the upcoming Fall term to newly admitted undergraduate students and transfer students.  To be eligible to participate in the SLICE scholarship program, students must:
  • Be an incoming first-year student or a transfer student intended to major in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Information Technology, Data Analytics, or Applied Mathematics
  • Apply to be a full-time student at Pitt-Greensburg
  • Be U.S. citizens, nationals, aliens admitted as refugees, permanent resident aliens
  • Demonstrate academic potential via a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education
To learn more or apply, please click here.
Priority Consideration Deadline:  February 1, 2024
Applications are now being accepted for the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) Honors Scholarship.  The Honors Scholarship covers in-county tuition and fees, excluding course-related fees and flight fees.  This scholarship is awarded after federal and state aid is distributed.  All graduating high school seniors who are current Beaver County residents are invited to apply.  To learn more or complete the online application, please click here.
Application Deadline:  March 4, 2024
Joieful Connections Scholarship
  • Eligibility: Any high school senior who has a diagnosis of developmental or intellectual disability may apply for this scholarship, but students in Oregon will be preferred.
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Winners: 3 ($5,000 each)
  • Scholarship link: https://bold.org/scholarships/joieful-connections-scholarship/
  • Application Deadline: March 21, 2024
“Equal Opportunity” Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for the PA House of Representatives Scholarship Program.  The Program – administered through The Foundation for Enhancing Communities – is for graduating high school seniors who reside in the Commonwealth of PA.  TFEC awards two four-year scholarships to high school seniors each year.  The award consists of the value of one semester of tuition at the State System of Higher Education for each of four years.  Students must maintain eligibility criteria in all four years to receive the ongoing award.  Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrate leadership qualities, a commitment to community, participation in extracurricular activities, and financial need.  To learn more or apply, please go to www.tfec.org.
Deadline:  April 15, 2024
The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition— financial need is not considered—that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students.  The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education.  The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.  This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.  In order to apply, students simply fill out a simple online application and write an original Personal Statement of 250 words or less, in response to ONE of the following prompts: 
1. What are your educational goals? or,
2. How will winning this scholarship help you attain your goals?, or
3. Write about a time when "hard work" paid off.
Click here to learn more or apply.
DEADLINES:   April 15, 2024
Minority Cosmetic Science Scholarship
  • Eligibility: BIPOC high school and undergraduate students are eligible to apply if they are pursuing a career in natural cosmetology or cosmetic science via majors such as cosmetology, anthropology, botany, chemistry, biochemistry, herbalism, microbiology, and more. 
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Winners: 1
  • Scholarship link: https://bold.org/scholarships/minority-cosmetic-science-scholarship/
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
College-bound high school seniors who live in Allegheny County, have a 3.25 grade point average or above, are involved in their community, and care deeply about the Pittsburgh region are invited to apply to the Landmarks Scholarship Program.  The recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship to use towards tuition and books for his or her first year of undergraduate study.  The scholarship is renewable for three additional years (provided the student remains in good academic standing) for a total award of up to $6,000.  Students who receive Honorable Mention will receive a one-time award of $250.  In order to apply, students must submit a completed application form and essay, a high school transcript, a college acceptance letter, and two letters of recommendation.  An application form is posted below.  To learn more or apply, click here.
Deadline:  Tuesday, April 16, 2024
 
RonranGlee Literary Scholarship
Redefining Victory Scholarship
StudentAwardSearch.com will award $1,000 scholarships to the winners of the B. Davis Scholarship essay contest.  This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.  To apply, simply write an essay of less than 1,000 words on the following topic:  Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.  Completed essays must be submitted via email to [email protected].  This is not an academic scholarship, but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.  Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.
DEADLINE: May 21, 2024
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants will award $1,000 scholarships to the winners of their annual scholarship essay contest.  Current high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.  In order to apply, students must write an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the following topic:  Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.  Essays must be emailed to [email protected].  When submitting an essay, applicants should provide their full name and mailing address as well as the name of the school they are currently attending.  The winners will be notified within two weeks of the application deadline.  Click here to learn more.
Deadline:  June 7, 2024 
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  They are offering an annual $500 scholarship to a deserving high school senior (or post-secondary education student) who is also a student athlete.  Please click here to learn more or apply.
Deadline:  June 19, 2024