The Penn State Alumni Association Lancaster County Chapter awards eight scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors from Lancaster County who enroll at a Penn State campus for each fall semester.
Read more about our scholarships and find a link to our application below.
GENERAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
The Chapter will grant two $2,000 scholarships to female students and two $2,000 to male students and one $2,000 general merit scholarship. The selection of these five scholarships is based strictly on scholarship, activities and personal qualities. To be eligible, you must be in the top half of your graduating class and have a minimum 1000 SAT score (the minimum academic requirements). Class ranking and SAT scores are important criteria. Extracurricular activities and supplemental letters written by the applicants also are significant evaluation factors.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIP
The Chapter is also granting two $3,000 scholarships, one $2,000, and one $1,000 based on financial need. Students who meet the academic requirements and also have a financial need should submit a document explaining their need for financial assistance. In addition, the student must submit a copy of their parents' latest complete Federal Income Tax Return. This information will be held strictly confidential and will only be seen by the scholarship committee.
Application forms are only available on this website. The applications have portions that must be completed by both the applicant and their school. It is essential that you provide your class rank, grade point average and SAT scores.
**Due the Covid-19 virus and the shutdown of schools we have extended the deadline until June 1st. All transcripts and school provided information must come from the applicants Guidance Counselors from their school email account**
Completed applications must be received no later than Monday, June 1, 2020 and should be mailed to:
628 Warminister Ln.
Lititz, PA 17543
If you have any questions, please contact our Scholarship Committee Chairman, Anthony Burkholder.
We raise funds for our scholarships through the various programs we conduct each year. So patronize our events as often as possible! We also run an annual Scholarship Raffle, which is done in the spring, so pay attention to email blast and our newsletters for more information about this raffle and other chapter events!
This spring, the Chapter received scholarship applications from high school seniors throughout Lancaster County. These students demonstrated outstanding academics, activity involvement, and personal qualities, making the award process very challenging. We are thrilled to welcome each one of these students into our Penn State family!
We congratulate the following individuals who have been selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship:
Safitaj Sindar - Ephrata HS - J. Henry & Minnie M. Hitz Scholarship
Nicholas Speitel - J.P. McCaskey HS - Chapter Scholarship
Sarah Shirker - Garden Spot HS - Chapter Scholarship
Ryan Zhang - Hempfield HS - Herb Zukauskas Scholarship
Vincent Cao - Hempfield HS - H. Robert Kaufhold Scholarship
Lindsey Bennett - Hempfield HS - Meredith Trower Scholarship
William Burke - Penn Manor HS - Cory Pennington Trower Scholarship
Brandon Bixler - Garden Spot HS - Chapter Scholarship
Noah Webbere - Hempfield HS - J.T. Yeager Scholarship
Gabriel Stewart - Manheim Central HS - Herb Zukauskas Scholarship
Bryce Katch - Manheim Township HS - Chapter Scholarship
Seth Bollinger - Ephrata HS - Chapter Scholarship
Maria Howe - Lancaster Catholic HS - Meredith Trower Scholarship
Sarah Gawne - Lampeter Strasburg HS - Chapter Scholarship
Alexis Rupp - Ephrata HS - J. Henry & Minnie M. Hitz Scholarship
Austin Murry - Solanco HS - H. Robert Kaufhold Scholarship
Andrew Linn - Conestoga Valley HS - J.T. Yeager Scholarship
Erin Harnish - Lampeter Strasburg HS - Corey Pennington Trower Scholarship
Simon Munyan - Elizabethtown HS - Herb Zukauskas Scholarship
Lauren Katch - Manheim Township HS - Meredith Trower Scholarship
Omar Aboelenin - Donegal HS - Corey Pennington Trower Scholarship
Fady Rezkalla - Penn Manor HS - J. Henry & Minnie M. Hitz Scholarship
Calvin Lien - Conestoga Valley HS - H. Robert Kaufhold Scholarship
Cheyenne Hansen - Garden Spot HS - Chapter Scholarship
Collin Heckman - Warwick HS - Chapter Scholarship
Evan Toomey - Penn Manor HS - Herb Zukauskas Scholarship
Erica Dinse - Elizabethtown HS - Meredith Trower Scholarship
Lawrence Rupp - Ephrata HS - J. Henry & Minnie M. Hitz Scholarship
Kyle Rupp - Donegal HS - H. Robert Kaufhold Scholarship
Kelly Harnish - Lampeter Strasburg HS - Corey Pennington Trower Scholarship
Emily Thyrum - Penn Manor HS - Chapter Scholarship
Philip Snyder - Hempfield HS - Chapter Scholarship
Joshua Killian - Hempfield HS - Herb Zukauskas Scholarship
Rachel Boyer - Warwick HS - Meredith Trower Scholarship
Esteban Osorio - Ephrata HS - Corey Pennington Trower Scholarship
Margaret Gross - Penn Manor HS - J. Henry & Minnie M. Hitz Scholarship
John Saad - Hempfield HS - H. Robert Kaufhold Scholarship
Madelyn Class - Warwick HS - Chapter Scholarship
John Hernley - Elizabethtown HS - Chapter Scolarship
Drew Carson - Warwick HS - Chapter Scholarship