College Scholarships


updated 11-9-18


AES Scholarship

The consulting firm of AES Engineers will be providing scholarships to deserving students, regardless of their field of study. Students are asked to respond to the following essay prompt: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? For more information visit,

Application deadline is October 6, 2018.



Assumption College-Light the Way Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school seniors who are applying to Assumption College. It will be awarded to students who utilize their abilities to Light the Way for others. Whether it’s community service to help people in need, innovation to improve society, or volunteering to heal our planet, this scholarship recognizes and supports students who positively impact the world in their own meaningful way. A completed Light the Way Scholarship application includes a brief essay from the student on how they are contributing to make the world a better place, a letter of recommendation and a visual representation of their work. For more information and to apply, visit, To be considered for the scholarship, the student must apply for admission to Assumption College and complete the scholarship application by the application deadline.

Application deadline is December 15, 2018.



BeActive is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who will be attending an accredited university or college. Applicants will be judged on the content of the essay they provide. The essay topic is “How to Maintain a Healthy Mental and Physical Lifestyle” and must be at least 500 words. Students must also provide information on their academic and non-academic achievements. For more information and to apply visit,

Application deadline is January 1, 2019.



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College Raptor-Scholarship

To help students take a thoughtful approach to the college decision process and pay for college, College Raptor is awarding a $2,500 scholarship. For more information visit,

Application deadline is September 30, 2018.


Coolidge Foundation-Coolidge Scholarship

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 202 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on their scholarship site:

Application deadline is 5pm, January 23, 2019.


CTIA Wireless Foundation-Drive Smart Contest

Students age 13-18 are eligible to participate in the 5th Annual Drive Smart Contest. Students can strengthen the skills they need to become leaders by entering their original digital shorts about the dangers of distracted driving. Digital shorts must be an original work that is 15-60 seconds in length and students can submit multiple entries. Entries are eligible for a grand-prize $10,000 scholarship and other prizes. For more information and to apply visit:

Application deadline is January 6, 2019.


DAR Good Citizens Program and Scholarship Contest

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all students in the senior class. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism to an outstanding degree.

If you are interested in being considered as a nominee from Parkland, please email or see your counselor for additional information by October 5, 2018 as a completed application packet must be received by October 15, 2018 to be considered a nominee.




Davidson College-John M. Belk Scholarship

Students in the senior class, the Belk Scholarship recognizes and rewards students of demonstrated superior intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability.

For more information about this scholarship visit,

If you are interested in being considered as a nominee from Parkland, please email or see your counselor and Mrs. McPeek, for additional information by October 26, 2018 as a completed application packet must be received by November 9, 2018 to be considered a nominee.



Davidson College-Bryan Scholarships

For the class of 2019, Davidson College is awarding $35,000 annually for top senior scholar athletes. Additional information is available from the Director of Merit Programs, Ms. Gardner Roller Ligo, at or visit the website at

If you are interested in being considered as a nominee from Parkland, please email or see your counselor for additional information by September 14, 2018 as a completed application packet must be received by October 15, 2018 to be considered a nominee.



Hispanic Heritage Foundation-2018 Youth Awards

The 20th Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2019 with up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or a community-based project. Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories. Categories include; Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Technology & Engineering. For more information and/ or to apply visit Please note that if selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient's expense.

Application deadline is October 15, 2018.



Horatio Alger Association 2019 Scholarship Programs

This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarship criteria also include high school graduation in spring/summer 2019, commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree, and U.S. citizenship.  Scholarships range from $5,000 to $20,000. Students may apply at

Application deadline is October 25, 2018 and please be sure to email or see your counselor to let them know that you applied as they need to complete a Certification Form online for your application to be considered complete.



Indiana University-IU Academic Scholarships and Selective Scholarship Application

A complete application for IU Admission must be received by November 1, 2018 for highest scholarship consideration. This includes official test scores and official high school transcripts.

For additional opportunities, including IU and non-IU scholarships, visit

Application deadline is November 1, 2018.



Jack Kent Cooke Foundation-College Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is inviting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. Up to 40 spaces are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. To be eligible, applicants must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the spring of 2019 and enroll in an accredited four-year college in the fall; have earned a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; achieve an SAT combined math and critical reading school of 1200 or above or an ACT composite score of 26 or above; and demonstrate unmet financial need. For complete scholarship guidaelines, an FAQ, and application instructions visit,

Application deadline is November 20, 2018.


John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum-2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

This essay contest is open to United States high school students in grades 9-12. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. For more information about the contest and for all eligibility and essay requirements visit

Contest deadline is January 18, 2019.


Lehigh Valley Fleet Reserve Association Black Diamond Brand 115- 2018 Americanism Essay Contest-”What Freedom of Speech Means to Me”

Students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to participate in the Americanism Essay Contest. Participants are invited to submit a 350(maximum) word essay, legibly written or typed on one side of the paper, centered on this year’s theme. Please refer to the FRA Americanism Essay Rules and complete the FRA Americanism Essay Cover Sheet as the cover sheet must be completed and submitted with the essay. The contest rules can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office. To learn more about the Fleet Reserve Association essay contest, refer to

Application deadline is December 1, 2018.


National Association of Secondary School Principals-2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Are you a high school student who’s making a difference through volunteering? Apply for a 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., in May. Applications for 2019 awards are available at and Students must submit their completed applications to Mrs. McPeek, in the guidance suite, by November 2, 2018.



National Co-op Scholarship Program with WACE Partner Institutions

The 17th Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program consists of 160 merit co-op scholarships for high school seniors who are planning to participate in college cooperative education. Many of these merit co-op scholarships are renewable for four years valued at $4.2 million.To qualify for this scholarship, students must: have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 of better on a 4.0 scale, apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year at one of the following institutions    (Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Wentworth Institute of Technology) as well as meeting other merit scholarship criteria as established by the institution(s) that you are applying to. For a scholarship application or to complete your application online, please visit:

Application deadline is February 15, 2019. (please note deadline exceptions for Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College and SUNY Oswego)


National Wild Turkey Federation-Dr. James Earl Kennamer Academic Scholarship Program

Eligibility requirements for this scholarship included but are not limited to; students should be graduating seniors with a 3.0 on 4.0 scale or equivalent grade point average, students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education, students must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports, students must hold a current NWTF membership. For the full list of eligibility requirements and for an application, please visit and select “Resource Library” or they can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office.

Application deadline is January 1.



NC State University–The Park Scholarship Program

This program brings exceptional students to NC State based on their accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Parks Scholars receive a four year scholarship to cover tuition and fees; room and board; books and personal expenses. Additional information can be found at  

If you are interested in being endorsed for this opportunity, you must email or see your counselor and Mrs. McPeek,, by September 26, 2018. DEADLINE HAS PASSED


Norwich University-”Take the Lead” Scholarship

Norwich University wants to reward those students who are on top of all things college with a special $2,000 scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship student needs to do the following; complete an online application to Norwich University for fall 2019 enrollment, send in any required supplemental items (i.e. high school transcript, test scores) and complete the FAFSA and include Norwich University (00369200).

Application deadline is December 15, 2018.


Pointe Pest Control

Pointe Pest Control is excited to offer another scholarship opportunity this year to students in the senior class. The scholarship is unique and fun for your students to apply for, and we enjoy looking through their funny applications. The scholarships is worth $1,000. For more information and to apply visit

Application deadline is April 30, 2019.


PSECU-2019 Scholarship

Graduating high school students will have the opportunity to apply for scholarship funds from PSECU. To qualify for 1 of 6 scholarships awarded for up to $8,000 (up to $2,000 per year, up to 4 years), the student MUST be a PSECU member by Monday, December 31, 2018. Students interested in joining PSECU must be eligible for membership. Joint owners are not automatically PSECU members. There are many ways for students to qualify for membership. To learn how to join and apply visit:

Members of PSECU can access the scholarship by visiting:

Application deadline is 12pm on February 28, 2018.




Rider University-The Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition

High school seniors, juniors and sophomores are eligible to apply by writing a 400 word description of a business concept. Students will need to submit their idea at and can email Lisa Teach at with any questions.

Entry deadline is November 18, 2018.


Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute-GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 total per recipient-and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. For more information and to apply visit:

Application deadline is January 4, 2019.


Saint Joseph University sponsors the John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science and Mathematics.

The program provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships to highly qualified women majoring in the natural sciences, chemical biology, environmental science, computer science, or mathematics. Additional information can be found on the following website: If you have questions about the program, contact the Office of

Undergraduate Admissions by calling 610-660-1300 or emailing


SallieMae Scholarships as Unique as you Are

Scholarship search by SallieMae. Learn more at:


Semper Fidelis All-American Program

Selection as a Semper Fidelis All-American is determined by your willingness to fight and conviction to win life’s battles. Students must meet these minimum requirements for nomination:

be a Junior in high school, have a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale ( or equivalent), be active in community service, play a competitive team sport, hold a student or community leadership position. Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by members of the faculty. For more information and to make a nomination visit,

Application deadline is December 31, 2018.


Simon Youth Foundation-Simon Youth Community Scholarship

A one-time award of up to $1,500 will be given to one high school senior who lives near Lehigh Valley Mall or a nearby community. The student must plan to attend an accredited university, two- or four-year college, or technical or vocational school full-time in Fall 2019. Scholarship applications will only be available online and can be found at

Application deadline is February 20, 2019.

Sparkling Ice-Flavorful Futures Scholarship

Sparkling IceⓇ is awarding five $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. To apply, students must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent legal resident of the United States, must be a high school senior graduating in 2019, must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4 point scale, must be applying to a vocational/trade, 2-year or 4-year program. To apply visit

Application deadline is February 15, 2019.

On this website you will find a list of 10 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1 million dollars to students in the 2018-19 school year. Students from Pennsylvania school districts are eligible for all of the awards listed. To download this newsletter in a PDF, please visit the link at


Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women

Toptal started a scholarship program to award 12 scholarships over the next 12 months to help young women pursue their technical career aspirations. It is open to more than just young aspiring developers; the award applies to anyone with a passion for tech and we welcome applicants from high school who have a growing interest in STEM. Each scholarship winner will receive a stipend, and in addition, a year of mentorship and guidance from the senior developers within our network. Additional information and scholarship guidelines can be found at

Application deadline is March 31, 2019.


University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia

Nominations are now being accepted for the Jefferson Scholars Class of 2023.  Jefferson Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at U.Va., plus a number of generous enrichment benefits including a study abroad experience. I encourage you to learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the multi-stage selection process by visiting the Foundation’s website.

If you are interested in being endorsed for this opportunity, you must email or see your counselor and Mrs. McPeek,, by November 19, 2018.


Valley Forge Chapter Sons of the American Revolution(SAR)-National Society SAR George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

To participate, entrants must submit an original 800-1200 word essay based on an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the US Constitution. Judging at all levels emphasizes following contest rules. The contest rules can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Guidance Office.

Application deadline is December 30, 2018.


WECID? Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the 12th grade Parkland H.S. student who most exemplifies a commitment to helping others and best answers the question What else can I do? A completed application includes a brief essay and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or guidance counselor. The essay should detail current activities or career plans that display their dedication to help others.

To be considered, your letter of recommendation and essay must be sent to by March 11, 2018.


Wendy’s High School Heisman

The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes two winners-one male athlete and one female athlete-from each state. Students in the class of 2019 who have a “B” grade average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrate leadership at school and in the community can apply online at Wendy’s is also giving away $10 Wendy’s gift cards to the first 1,000 applicants.  

Application deadline is October 17, 2018 at 6pm.