The Lancaster County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association awards eight scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors from Lancaster County who enroll at a Penn State campus for each fall semester.
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 four 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 three $2,000 scholarships 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.
Completed applications must be received no later than April 2016 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 typically is our best fundraiser. So be sure to purchase tickets!
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:
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