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AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Last updated 02/22/2024


Optimist Club of York County Oratorical Contest:  Due 02/28/24 to SGHS Counseling Office.  Contestants must be under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2023 and cannot be enrolled as a degree-seeking student of a post-secondary institution.  All interested students should prepare a 4-to-5 minute speech on the topic "How to Change the World with Optimism."  More details on the contest and contest applications are available for pickup in the Counseling Office.


Hermine Solt Student Scholarship:  Due *02/29/24* to SGHS Counseling Office.  $500 scholarships available to students with excellent academic standing seeking a career in Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Communications, Business Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Computer Technology, or Secretarial/Administrative Assistance.  The application is to be completed in full and turned in to the Counseling Office for submission electronically to the scholarship committee.  *An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT is required and entire application must be submitted by Counseling Office.  Due date has been modified to allow preparation and sending of application to scholarship committee.*


Garden Club of York Scholarship:  Due 02/29/24 to the Garden Club.  Open to both high school seniors and college students who are York County residents.  Scholarships will be awarded based on academic standing, extracurricular activities, applicant's personal essay, and financial need.  * An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT is required; inform Mrs. Eyler in the Counseling Office that you have completed your application so she can prepare transcripts and submit to scholarship.*  


Spring Grove Music Boosters Scholarship:  Due 02/29/24 to scholarship committee.  Up to ten scholarships will be awarded with amounts ranging from $500-$1,500 based on application scores.  The scholarship is intended for students who have participated in the Spring Grove music program at the high school level and are planning on pursuing secondary education at a  college, university, technical or business school.


The Hagan Scholarship:  Due 03/01/24 to scholarship foundation.  This scholarship provides $7,500 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.  Applicants must have achieved 3.5 GPA, be enrolled or enrolling in an eligible college/university the first semester following graduation, planning to maintain a 4-year or less graduation schedule, have worked 240 hours prior to commencement of fall semester, and have an Adjusted Gross Income reported for 2022 of not more than $100,000.  Brochures are available in the SGHS Counseling Office.


The PA Society Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award:  Due 03/01/24 to award website.  Open to JUNIORS in a Pennsylvania public school.  Applicants will need to submit an original essay discussing the modern-day relevance of a Benjamin Franklin quote.  The quote chosen for 23-24 essay is posted on the website.


Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Gamma Chapter Scholarship:  Due 03/01/24 to scholarship committee.  $500 scholarship available to a worthy York County high school senior who will attend a college/university in pursuit of a teaching career.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  


Build a Better Future Scholarship:  Due 03/01/24 to scholarship website.  $10,000 being awarded to five new seniors designing and working on a project to improve their communities, with the top recipient receiving an additional $5,000 grant to continue funding their community improvement project.  Applicants must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a US-based university, college, or trade school.  For more information, see their website.


The Arc of York County Dudley & Sylvia Kramer Memorial Scholarship:  Due 03/02/24 to scholarship committee mailing address located on last page of application.  $1,500 award possible - applicants must be residents of York County PA, currently engaged in an educational pursuit with a goal of working with persons with intellectual disabilities or are currently working with persons with intellectual disabilities, and have a demonstrated need for tuition assistance.


H.O.P.E. Jeanette Cartwright Memorial Scholarship:  Due *03/07/24* to SGHS Counseling Office.  Scholarship awarded to high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education who not only demonstrate exemplary academic and extracurricular talent, but continue to do so through the lingering effects of their families' cancer journey.  * An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT is required; due date has been modified to allow preparation of transcripts and submission to scholarship.*


Her Traditions Scholarship:  Due 03/08/24 to website.  Award of $750, with an additional $750 award if recipient is a Traditions Bank customer, available to female residents of York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Cumberland, and Adams Counties who are 2024 graduating seniors at a public or accredited private high school in those areas.  Applicants must have served as a class officer or held another leadership position in an organized, school-sponsored activity or community organization, have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher through the end of their junior year in high school, and have accumulated at least 20 hours of community service within the last calendar year.


York Chapter of Credit Union CrossState York Scholarship Contest:  Due 03/08/24 to Scholarship Chairperson.  Applicants must be a graduate of the current school year (23/24), reside in York or Adams County, be a member of a credit union that belongs to the York Chapter of Credit Unions by date of application and plans to attend an institution of higher learning (accredited two or four-year degree program) in the fall of 2024.  Applications are available for pickup in the Counseling Office. *If applying for the Glatco Credit Union scholarship, you may want to consider applying to this too!* 


Spring Grove Athletic Boosters Scholarship:  Due 03/11/24 to SGHS Counseling Office.  This is open to Spring Grove Athletes.  Paper applications are available for pickup in the Counseling Office.  *An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT is required; we will provide this and submit your application for you.*  


Best & Brightest Award: Due 03/11/24 to website.  Applicants must attend a public or independent high school or be home-schooled or attend cyber school in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York counties.  Applicant should have at least a B or 3.0 GPA and selection is based not only on academic achievement, but also on extracurricular activities and service to school, peers and community, as well as an autobiographical essay and two letters of recommendation.


Adams Electric Cooperative Scholarships:  Due 03/15/24 to website via Dollars for Scholars.  Applicants should be a senior in high school and have at least one parent/guardian currently receiving electric service from Adams Electric with an account in good standing, and the parent/guardian must live in PA at the time of the student's application for a scholarship.  Applicant must get accepted into a post-secondary program or institution, maintain a cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or above, and should have a need for financial assistance. 


Horatio Alger Scholarship:  Due 03/15/24 to website.  Over 600 scholarships being awarded, ranging in value from $10,000 to $25,000.  Applicants must be a US citizen, attending high school with a demonstrated financial need.  Applicants will complete a portion of the application that requests input from their high school counselor.


United Steelworkers Hugh Carsella Scholarship:  Due 03/15/24 to scholarship committee.  Award of $1,000 per year for four years (total of $4,000) offered to select students for use in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.  Applicants must be the son, daughter, or legal ward of a member of the United Steelworkers, District 10, in good standing with the Local Union participating in the Scholarship Program; or the son, daughter, or legal ward of a disabled or old age retiree or deceased member of an affiliated Local Union, who was in good standing with the United Steelworkers at the time of their retirement or death.


York Rotary Foundation Scholarships:  Due 03/15/24 to the various foundations as listed on their website. 


York Rotary Foundation Non-Traditional Scholarship:  Due 03/15/24 to foundation website.


Glatco Credit Union William J. Bowker Scholarship: Due 03/20/24 to SGHS Counseling Office.  Two $500 scholarships to be awarded by Glatco Credit Union each year to provide students with financial assistance toward his/her college education.  Applicants must be enrolled on a full-time basis at any institution recognized by PHEAA.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  *An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT is required; due date has been modified to allow preparation of transcripts and submission to GCU.*


Central Region School Facility Managers (CRSFM) Scholarship:  Due 03/22/24 to scholarship via email.  A variety of awards ranging from $1,500 to $4,500 being awarded to high school seniors who will participate in a post-secondary program or trade school to earn an associate's degree or certificate program majoring in a field related to facility management and construction.  Examples include Trades (electrical, plumbing, welding, HVAC, etc.), Facility Management Construction/Construction Project Management, Architecture, Grounds/Turf Management, Engineering.  Unofficial transcript are accepted and applications are available for pick up in the SGHS Counseling Office.


Jeff Koppel Memorial Head Start Scholarship:  Due *03/22/24* to SGHS Counseling Office.  Two awards will be given to two former Head Start students with an outstanding high school record who will enroll in post-secondary education.  *An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT and Counselor input is required; due date has been modified to allow preparation of transcripts, Counselor completion, and submission to scholarship.*  


York County Hispanic Coalition Scholarship Program:  Due 03/22/24 to scholarship committee.  Awards valued at $500 for an Associate's degree or Trade Certification, and $1,000 for a Bachelor's degree.  Applicants must be high school seniors of Hispanic/Latino heritage.  See website and application for more information.


Christopher Columbus Scholarship Fund:  Due 03/22/24 to scholarship fund website.  Applicants must be high school seniors, residents of York County at the time of application, and must have been accepted to an institution of higher learning.


The Engineering Society of York Edgar P. Kable Scholarship:  *Due 03/25/24* to SGHS Counseling Office.  Anticipated award of four $2,000 scholarships with possibility of an additional award of $2,000 for the following three years.  Applicants must be a permanent York County resident at the time of application.  Only students enrolled in an engineering discipline at an accredited college or university are eligible, and must remain in that study to receive any additional scholarship awards.  *Students can submit their application themselves to the scholarship.  An official transcript is required; due date has been modified to allow preparation of transcripts and submission to scholarship.*


Hanover Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship:  Due 03/25/24 to SGHS Counseling Office.  Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded this year for use toward college tuition.  Selection of recipients will be based on student's financial need, academic record, school, and community activities.  Applicants must be a current high school senior.


The Catholic Woman's Club of York Anna Dill Gamble and Susan Wagman Gladfelter Scholarship:  Due *03/27/24* to SGHS Counseling Office.  This scholarship is open to Catholic girls graduating in 2024 who are pursuing a Baccalaureate degree.  *An official transcript is required; due date has been modified to allow preparation of transcripts and submission to scholarship.*


York Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc Scholarship:  Due 03/29/24 to scholarship website.  This $500 scholarship is for students of African American heritage enrolled in York City, York County or Adams County High Schools interested in advancing their education by pursuing undergraduate or associate degrees at an institute of higher education or certificates at trade schools.  See yorkdst.org/programs for more information.


YCPASR Career in Teaching Scholarship:  Due 03/31/24 to scholarship.  Two $2,000 grants available for graduates of a York County High School in the current year.  Must be a PA resident for one year prior to applying.  Must be accepted to PA college in certified teacher preparation curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  More information and applications are available for pick up in the SGHS Counseling Office.


York County Youth Mental Health Alliance - Mental Health Advocacy Scholarship:  Due 03/31/24 to ycymha@gmail.com.  Offering two $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from York County who have been a member of a school club that promotes mental health education and support and are enrolling in an accredited post-secondary institution following graduation.


Eta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International of Key Women Educators Scholarship:  Due 03/31/24 via scholarship's Google form application - $2,000 award that is able to be renewed annually for the next three years; eligible applicants are high school senior females who have been accepted by a college or university with the intention of entering the field of music education.  Confirmation of enrollment in the college/university and a copy of a high school transcript are required.


Pennsylvania School Counselors Association (PSCA) Scholarship:  Due 04/1/04 to website.  One $1,000 scholarship being awarded to a high school senior planning to pursue a post-secondary education at a 2 or 4 year institution or trade school.  Students should submit an essay of no more than 500 words on a School Counselor who has made a difference in their academic, career, and/or social-emotional development.  These should be submitted electronically via their site.  Students will have to create an account to access the scholarship.


YBA Trades Scholarship:  Due 04/01/24 to scholarship website.  Up to three scholarships available for high school senior students intending to enroll in a post high school institution or program that is focused on construction trades are eligible.  


YBA Tool Scholarship:  Due 04/01/24 to scholarship website.  Available for high school senior students.


YBA Member Scholarship:  Due 04/01/24 to scholarship website.  Available to high school seniors who are a dependent of a YBA member in good standing; or a dependent of an employee of the member company.  Applicant must intend to enroll in a post high school institution as a full-time student.


Spring Grove Lions Club Scholarship:  *Due 04/01/24* to SGHS Counseling Office.  Award value of approximately $1,000 based on submission of an essay.  Topic is "How I Can Use My Studies as a(n) ___________ to Advance the Goals of Lionism."  *Due date has been modified for Counseling Office to submit required materials to scholarship on time.*


Delta Kappa Gamma Society-Beta Delta Scholarship:  Due 04/01/24 to Belinda Sabaka at 939 Maple Lane, Hanover, PA 17331.  Award of $1,000 will be awarded to a member of the graduating class of 2024.  Recipient will be chosen based on involvement in school activities, community service, work experience, recognition/awards, academics, and quality of an essay submission.  Unofficial transcripts are accepted and can be submitted by student.


Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA Scholarship:  Due 04/01/24 to Jordan Hinds as application indicates.  A minimum of 10 scholarships totaling $11,500 to graduating high school seniors who have epilepsy/seizure disorder and are going on to post-secondary school.  Unofficial transcripts will be accepted.  See application for more information.


American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship:  Due 04/01/24 to American Legion Post 14, attention Peg Fischesser.  Two awards of $1,000 each will be granted to two senior high school students entering either a two or four-year college, trade school, or business school following graduation.  Applicants must submit a completed checklist along with their application and supporting documentation.  Unofficial transcripts are accepted and can be submitted by student.  


Conewago Enterprise Charitable Foundation Scholarship:  Due 04/01/24 to Adam Hicks, Conewago Enterprise VP.  Seven individual scholarships are being awarded to local area high school students this year.  Five awards will be in the amount of $20,000 each while two awards will be in the amount of $10,000 each.  Eligibility requirements and required supporting documents can be found on the application.  Notice from Scholarship - if FAFSA is unavailable, please submit the application with pages from tax return that will show same general information; if taxes have not yet been completed, submit the application with that noted.


PATMOS Masonic Lodge Scholarship:  Due 04/03/24 to SGHS Counseling Office.  Any graduating student of Littlestown, Hanover, South Western and Spring Grove Area high schools may apply and be considered for a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward continuing education.  More information and applications are available for pick up in the SGHS Counseling Office.


Starview Sportsmen's Scholarship:  Due *04/08/24* to SGHS Counseling Office.  Up to five $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education in a field that enhances or supports the outdoor activities of hunting, fishing, and trapping.  A few field examples would be Marine Biology, Forestry Management, Ecology related fields, and Natural Resource Management.  *An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT and Counselor input is required; due date has been modified to allow preparation of transcripts, Counselor completion, and submission to scholarship.*


Spring Grove Swim Club Scholarship:  Due *04/08/24* to SGHS Counseling Office.  Applications are available for pick up in the SGHS Counseling Office.  *An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT is required; due date has been modified to allow preparation of transcripts and submission to scholarship.* 


Metzger Wickersham Road to Safety Scholarship Contest:  Due 04/15/24 to scholarship via email, mail, or hand-delivery.  Contest for high school seniors with the opportunity to submit a creative project about the dangers of drunk driving or distracted driving for the chance to win scholarship money.  First place award is $1,000, second place award is $750, and third place award is $500.  More information available on Metzger Wickersham website.


Johnson Family Scholarship:  Due 04/15/24 to scholarship website.  Two or three scholarships in the amount of $250 will be awarded based on application responses and eligibility requirements.  Eligibility requirements and the application are available on their site.


V.F.W. Post 5265 Auxiliary Scholarship:  Due 04/22/24 to SGHS Counseling Office.  Four total scholarships being awarded to Spring Grove and Littlestown students in the amount of $500, plus one additional scholarship of $500 to a student that is an Auxiliary member not attending either school.  Applications are available for pick up in the SGHS Counseling Office.


The Hanover Area Council of Churches Stolte Scholarship:  Due 04/23/24 to scholarship committee member listed on application.  This is a one-time grant of $1,000.00 to an individual pursuing a career in the field of ministry, missions, or humanitarian service.  Applicant should be a high school senior, college student, or seminary student residing in the greater Hanover area.  Paper applications are available for pickup in the Counseling Office.


Student-View Scholarship Program - Due 04/23/24 to scholarship website.  Program is offering over $14,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  There are no minimum SAT/ACT scores or GPA requirements, no essays to write, and no lengthy application or forms to complete.  See the website for more information and to complete a survey about colleges in the area. Scholarship winners will be selected at random from those who complete the survey.


Scott & Hoffnagle Scholarship Fund:  *Due 05/06/24* to SGHS Counseling Office.  Three awards being offered in the amounts of $5,000 - $7,500 - $10,000.  Applicants must live in the surrounding service area, have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the most recent academic year, and has been admitted as a full-time student at an accredited college/university, community college, or trade/technical school located in either PA or DE.  More information on eligibility and requirements can be found on the application and on their website.  **An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT is required; due date has been modified to allow preparation of transcripts and timely submission to scholarship via mail.*


Jefferson Sportsmen's Association Scholarship:  Due 05/12/24 to scholarship.  $2,000 scholarship being offered to high school senior pursuing a post-secondary education in Environmental Studies and Conservation.  Applications are available for pick up in the SGHS Counseling Office.


American Legion Auxiliary Department of Pennsylvania Scholarships:  Due 06/01/24 to Department Chairperson listed on application.  Two different scholarships, both valued at $2,400 each, are being awarded to PA resident who is a senior in high school.  Applicants must fit criteria as listed on application for each scholarship to be considered.  Applications are available for pickup in the Counseling Office.


 American Legion Auxiliary Department of Pennsylvania Past Department Presidents' Memorial Scholarship for Medical Field:  Due 06/01/24 to Chairperson of Past Presidents' Parley, as listed on application.  A $1,200 scholarship is being awarded to a Pennsylvania high school senior entering the medical field at an accredited institution in Pennsylvania.  Applicants shall be the son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter of a living, deceased, or disabled veteran.  See application for more information.