Additional Resources

External Scholarships


Deadline:  June 1, 2017

The Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA) is a dynamic, service association whose mission is:

  • To provide for the professional development of members and other constituencies
  • To advocate for access to post-secondary education, and
  • To educate the public on financial aid and funding opportunities.

Student Eligibility: All students applying for the PASFAA Scholarship must meet all of the following requirements:

Pennsylvania resident - If you are 18 years of age or older you must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least the 12 consecutive months before you file the FAFSA (excluding any time you are enrolled in a Pennsylvania postsecondary school, if you came into or remained in Pennsylvania for the purpose of attending a school or college). If you are under 18 years of age you must have a supporting parent or guardian who has been a Pennsylvania resident for at least the 12 consecutive months before you filed the FAFSA.

Enrolled at least half-time, in a degree-seeking program in a post-secondary institution of higher education OR a diploma/certificate program in the Nursing or BT&T Sector only

Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 from a post-secondary institution of higher education Ø Scholarships are non-renewable, but students are welcome to reapply

Preference will be given to applicants attending schools that are part of the PASFAA membership

No more than one scholarship per year will be given to each of the following sectors: Business Trade & Technical, Nursing, Private Four Year, Public Two Year, PASSHE, State- Related and Graduate Schools.

General Information: The PASFAA Scholarship is made possible by the association and generous donations from members. The scholarship amount will be $500. The Scholarship Application can be found at:   Deadline to apply, June 1, 2017

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Scholarship Resources

In addition to the scholarships listed above, you may also be eligible for private scholarships or grants from an outside organization or agency. Some sources to explore are employers, unions, professional organizations, and community and special interest groups.

You'll need to check into these opportunities on your own, but we've assembled this list of free scholarship research resources on the web to get you started: