Policies
Private Scholarships

There are many private (external) scholarships you may apply for that may or may not be need-based, which are determined on various factors, such as academics, career goals, etc. To look for a scholarship that matches your interests and qualifications, you can access free scholarship information online at www.collegeboard.com, www.college.net, www.fastweb.com, or www.gocollege.com. You can also check out scholarship handbooks at the library or see the list of external scholarships maintained at Lehigh (below).

In most instances there is no charge to apply for scholarships and no guarantee provided that you will receive a scholarship. In fact, we strongly recommend you avoid scholarships that require payment to apply. Be sure to carefully research the organization and be wary of scholarship scams. Each private scholarship has its own criteria and application process.

External Scholarship Policy

The Financial Aid Office receives information from private organizations offering scholarship opportunities. The amounts of these funds vary, and it is the student's responsibility to obtain the necessary materials. Completed applications are sent directly to the organization for review and fund distribution.

In addition to the scholarships listed below, the Office of Fellowship Advising at Lehigh is dedicated to guiding undergraduate students through the process of applying for national fellowships and scholarships. Please visit their website for additional aid opportunities.

Students are encouraged to seek additional resources to assist with college expenses. The additional award may affect need based packages, but also helps reduce loans. Students are asked to contact our office upon receipt of any outside scholarships.

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Listed below are various outside scholarship opportunities (in alphabetical order):
AES Consultants Scholarship

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.  We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.  Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.  Application deadline is October 8, 2010.  For additional information, please visit this website.

Addison Gibson Foundation Loan

The Addison Gibson Foundation is in its 71st year of making low-interest education loans to needy students whose family homes are located in western Pennsylvania. This is an ideal time for students to initiate the application process for the 2010/11 academic year. For additional information on these loans and the application process, please visit the Addison Gibson Foundation Loan website.

The American Institute of CPAs Scholarships

The AICPA is the national professional organization for certified public accountants. In addition to the many services offered to members, the AICPA provides a number of programs to students.  For a complete listing of the scholarships offered, along with application information please visit this website.

BigSun Scholarship 2010

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do their part, they are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Application Deadline is June 24, 2010.  For additional information, please visit this website.

The BrainTrack Scholarship for Business

The BrainTrack Scholarship for Business helps current students pay for their education. Entrants must respond to essay questions that are geared toward helping people evaluate business as a potential career path.  The scholarship is open to students with at least one semester of credits towards graduation with an appropriate degree in business.  Application deadlines are November 1 and March 1.  For additional information, please visit this website.

Campus Discovery Scholarship

Campusdiscovery.com is offering a $5000 scholarship to a college student who completes an online survey about their college experiences.  You must include a short essay on the following topic: “Assume you could go back in time and talk to yourself as a high school senior.  Knowing what you know now about college life and making the transition, what advice would you give yourself.” (max 200 words).  This scholarship opportunity is open to U.S. citizens or legal residents who are enrolled at any 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States.  Application deadline is January 31, 2010.  For additional information, please visit this website.

Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) Program

The American Public Power Association (APPA) awards student grants/internships each year to university students as part of the DEED Program. This opportunity is for students interested in researching an energy-related topic or interning at a utility. The Application deadlines for the Student Research Grants/Internships are February 15th and October 1st each year. The Application deadline for the Technical Design Project is October 15th each year. For more information, please visit the DEED website.

The Dudley & Sylvia Kramer Memorial Scholarship

The Dudley & Sylvia Kramer Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually by The Arc of York County.  To be eligible for a Dudley Kramer Memorial Scholarship, a student must be a resident of York County, Pennsylvania, currently engaged in an educational pursuit with a goal of working with persons with intellectual disabilities or may also currently be working with persons with intellectual disabilities.  The student must show a demonstrated need for tuition assistance.   The application deadline is June 6, 2010.  For more information, please visit this website.

Education-Portal.com Scholarships

Education-Portal.com, has established several new undergraduate academic awards for the upcoming 2010 academic year!   Applicants are reviewed by our selection committee and a top applicant is chosen for each award after the April 1st, 2010 deadline.

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Academic Award
A $1,000 will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.  Areas of study that will be considered include computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems, software engineering, database management, computer networking, computer programming and information technology management.  The application deadline is April 1, 2010.  For more information, please visit the website.

Architecture and Drafting Degrees — Undergraduate Academic Award
A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree program emphasizing Architecture, Architectural Drafting or Design, & Architectural Engineering.  The application deadline is April 1, 2010.  For more information, please visit this website.

Liberal Arts and General Studies Degrees — Undergraduate Academic Award
A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree program emphasizing Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities. The application deadline is April 1, 2010.  For more information, please visit this website.

Eldred WWII Museum Scholarship

The Eldred WWII Museum is announcing a scholarship as part of Capturing History Alive. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited university as an undergraduate or graduate student. There is no application deadline for this scholarship. For more information and an application, please visit the Eldred WWII Museum Scholarship website.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) - Scholarship Programs

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers different scholarship programs for Hispanic American students enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited, Title IV eligible institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam. The Application deadlines vary based on the scholarship program. For more information and applications please visit the HSF website.

Institute for Humane Studies Scholarship

For over forty years, the Institute for Humane Studies has dedicated itself to helping bright undergraduate and graduate students interested in individual liberty pursue their intellectual interests. Applications are currently available for paid internships in multiple fields and disciplines and for scholarships of up to $12,000 for undergraduate and graduate students. For additional information, please visit the Institute for Humane Studies Scholarship website.

Marian J. Wettrick Charitable Foundation Grant

Marian J. Wettrick Charitable Foundation offers grants to certain qualified female students graduating from a Pennsylvania college or university who have gained admission and subsequently attend a Pennsylvania medical school; and for internships at accredited medical teaching hospitals. Eligible applicants may apply for the financial assistance by direct request to the Foundation at:

Marian J. Wettrick Charitable Foundation
C/O Citizen’s Trust Company, Trustee
10 North Main Street – PO Box 229
Coudersport, PA 16915-0229

Philanthropic and Educational Organization (P.E.O.)
The Education Loan Fund

Educational Loan Fund (ELF), established in 1907, makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance. Students must be recommended by a local chapter of the P.E.O.

Local Chapter Contact:
Carolyn A. Mitch
7 Brandywine Court
Easton, PA 18040
Phone: 610-250-8888

Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Programs

The Sallie Mae Fund offers different scholarships for students enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program. The Application deadlines vary based on the scholarship program. More details about each scholarship and the applications are available at the Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Programs website.

ScholarshipExperts.com Scholarships

ScholarshipExperts.com has been helping parents and students find free money for college since 2001. It constantly updates its database of college scholarships and grad school scholarships to provide the most accurate scholarship information available. The Application deadlines vary based on the scholarship program. To register to receive information regarding these scholarships, please visit ScholarshipExperts.com.

Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship

The Keystone Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is once again offering two $500 scholarships to college undergraduate students in the fields of agriculture, environmental studies, soils, or natural resources, who are attending college  in Pennsylvania.  Applicants should have sophomore, junior, or senior status.  Application Deadline is February 5, 2010.  For additional information, please visit the following website.

STEM Scholarship

NSHSS Foundation STEM scholarships are created to help reduce financial barriers for high school seniors interested in entering college to pursue STEM majors — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These $1,000 scholarships are for entering college freshmen who belong to the following underrepresented groups in STEM careers: African American, Hispanic, Native American, and females. For application information, please visit the NSHSS website.

Time Tracking Software Scholarship 2010

The Time Tracking Software Scholarship 2010 is offered on behalf of Replicon, Inc., a world leader in timesheet software and time tracking solutions.  This scholarship is open to any (currently enrolled) student over the age of 18 and attending a state/provincially accredited college or university in the United States of America or Canada. The Time Tracking Software Scholarship will award $500 towards tuition and/or education fees to the applicant who best displays knowledge of how time tracking software can add value to organizations today. The application deadline is January 5, 2010.  For more information, please visit this website.

United Negro College Fund

The United Negro College Fund provides scholarship/internship opportunities to minority students — African Americans, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. The UNCF's goal is to expand the minority workforce of corporations throughout the United States. There are numerous scholarships available through this fund. Please go to the website and select scholarships. The Application deadlines vary based on the scholarship. To find out more information, please visit the United Negro College Fund website.

 
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