Pennsylvania Scholarships and Grants For College
Getting a higher education can be prohibitively expensive deterring many students from pursuing higher education. Students residing or attending college in Pennsylvania will know the efforts that go into paying for a college education. Pennsylvania State offers many scholarships to the students to alleviate their financial problems.
Pennsylvania State Grants
The Pennsylvania State Grants program allows the students residing in Pennsylvania State to obtain financial assistance for undergraduate programs at any PHEAA approved institution for higher education. The application for the Pennsylvania State Grants is the same as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The deadlines for the Pennsylvania State Grants are:
May 1- preceding the academic year for: 1) renewal applicants 2) first-time applicants who wish to enroll in an undergraduate baccalaureate degree program, and 3) students in college transfer programs at two-year junior or public colleges.
August 1- preceding the academic year for fresh applicants who wish to enroll in: 1) trade, technical or business school 2) nursing school, or 3) a non-transferrable two-year terminal program at a junior, community or four-year college.
Please visit http://www.pheaa.org/stategrants/about.shtml, for more information.
The CORE Philly Scholarship Program
The CORE Philly Scholarship Program is open to all high seniors who are residents of Philadelphia city. The applicants must have at least one parent who is a resident of Philadelphia and the applicant should have graduated from a secondary school in Philadelphia. The scholarship is open to all students seeking associate or bachelor degrees from the participating colleges and universities.
The Pell Grant is offered as a part of the federal student aid program. Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this grant and receive up to $4,310 annually to meet their financial requirements.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
This grant supplements the Pell Grant by offering assistance to the poorest students and providing financial assistance of up to $4,000 annually.