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Programs that enable students who demonstrate financial need to obtain the financial assistance they require to meet their educational and living expenses while in school. Most students receive a financial aid package which includes aid from a combination of sources that may include loans, scholarships, grants, work-study awards, and fellowships or assistantships for graduate students. Also included are programs that help current and former students make arrangements to defer, repay or obtain forgiveness for student loans.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
AMBUCSNonprofit charitable organization with a diverse membership dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. - Provides Amtryke therapeutic tricycles to individuals unable to operate a traditional bike - Awards academic scholarships for therapists - Performs other forms of community service for people with disabilitiesAMBUCS - Montgomery; ConshohockenAMBUCS
Community Action Partnership of Cambria County Tuition AssistanceFinancial aid for tuition.CambriaCommunity Action Partnership of Cambria County Tuition Assistance Program(TAP)Community Action Partnership of Cambria County
Corry Higher Education Council - Adult Education and Workforce TrainingProvides or facilitates the availability of adult education and workforce training opportunities. This includes such programs as: Free GED or HiSET preparation classes for those without a high school diploma; Adult Basic Education Classes for those with a diploma but who want to further their skills in reading, writing and math; basic computer classes such as Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks; workforce skill classes that can lead to entry-level jobs in such areas as welding, machining and blueprint reading; and the opportunity to earn a college degree from Mercyhurst University in Corry, in Business Administration or Liberal Arts. The Hi-Ed can provide financial assistance for work-skills related classes for those with a financial need, and also makes available adult college scholarships. The Hi-Ed also hosts Pennsylvania CareerLink services.ErieCorry Higher Education Council - Adult Education and Workforce TrainingCorry Higher Education Council
FAME Fund for Advancement of Minorities through EducationFAME''s mission is to provide need based financial assistance to African American students to attend participating independent schools in Greater Pittsburgh. FAME also provides programs and support for FAME scholars in areas of leadership, academicAlleghenyFAME Fund for Advancement of Minorities through EducationFAME Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education
Graduate! PhiladelphiaGraduate! Philadelphia (G!P) is a program designed to help people go back to and through college. Services are provided by G!P advisors and by academic advisors from the partner colleges at a G!P service location. Services available include: - Academic Advising - Financial Aid - Learning Strategies - Retention - Academic RemediationPhiladelphiaThe Graduate! Network, Inc - Philadelphia; Center CityGraduate! Network
JEVS Human Services - Youth ServicesYouth Services offers a variety of standardized test prep, admissions and financial aid counseling to help individuals with post secondary plans for college, trade, and vocational programs. PhiladelphiaJEVS Human Services Headquarters - Philadelphia; RittenhouseJEVS Human Services
Lancaster City & County Medical SocietyOffers scholarships to local students pursuing a medical degree.LancasterLancaster City & County Medical SocietyLancaster City & County Medical Society
Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning (formerly Dollars for Scholars of Lancaster County)Provides interest free loans to Lancaster County residents attending an accredited institution of post-secondary education full-time and who demonstrate financial need. Applications must be submitted by the last Friday in April. Repayment of $100-$110 per month begins 6 months after graduation or withdrawal from school and continues until loan amount is satisfied. LDHL has provided more than $17 million in interest-free loans since 1961.LancasterLancaster Dollars for Higher Learning (formerly Dollars for Scholars of Lancaster County)Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning (formerly Dollars for Scholars of Lancaster County)
Lancaster Partnership ProgramAn education program for 9th grade socioeconomically disadvantaged students in the School District of Lancaster. Participants must attend assigned workshops in middle school and throughout their two years at McCaskey High School. They must follow the prescribed academic curriculum and graduate from McCaskey with at least a 2.5 GPA in academic course work. Upon completion of the program, they may be admitted to Millersville University. Whatever tuition, room and board costs that are not covered by grants and scholarship funds will be provided by the LPP. After graduation from McCaskey High School and admission to Millersville University, summer job opportunities, internships and guaranteed job interviews are provided as part of the LPP program. LancasterLancaster Partnership ProgramMillersville University of Pennsylvania
National MS Society Scholarship ProgramDauphinNational Multiple Sclerosis Society CentralNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Central Pennsylvania Chapter
National MS Society Scholarship ProgramLycomingNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Central PA ChapterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Central Pennsylvania Chapter
National MS Society Scholarship ProgramAn annual scholarship program for first-time college freshmen only. Applications will be available October 1st online at www.nationalmssociety.org/scholarship.LancasterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Central PA Chapter - LancasterNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Central Pennsylvania Chapter
NHM, Dillsburg, Youth Programs - Education and ClubsWe seek to serve the whole family and build a strong foundation with children from babies through the teenage years. • PETALS – Preschool Prep program offering parents resources and guidance for teaching their children needed skills to be ready to enter school •Weekly Kids Club - format of developmental activity, life skills, character building, positive adult role models, and social skills development (Evening sessions) • Teen Job Readiness and Employment Program in partnership with local high schools • Scholarships for high potential, low-income high school students to obtain college while in high school • Early childhood education scholarships to high quality Pre-K programs for low income kids • Reading Corners program, which is a co-branded United Way initiative, to offer age and developmentally appropriate books to families using our food pantries and assistance centers, and add the components of instructing families on the importance of reading and having in-center volunteers to read to children who visit our agency and match them with books YorkNew Hope Ministries, (NHM) - DillsburgNew Hope Ministries, (NHM)
NHM, Dover, Youth Programs - Education and ClubsWe seek to serve the whole family and build a strong foundation with children from babies through the teenage years. • PETALS – Preschool Prep program offering parents resources and guidance for teaching their children needed skills to be ready to enter school •Weekly Kids Club - format of developmental activity, life skills, character building, positive adult role models, and social skills development (Evening sessions) • Teen Job Readiness and Employment Program in partnership with local high schools • Scholarships for high potential, low-income high school students to obtain college while in high school • Early childhood education scholarships to high quality Pre-K programs for low income kids • Reading Corners program, which is a co-branded United Way initiative, to offer age and developmentally appropriate books to families using our food pantries and assistance centers, and add the components of instructing families on the importance of reading and having in-center volunteers to read to children who visit our agency and match them with books YorkNew Hope Ministries(NHM) - DoverNew Hope Ministries, (NHM)
NHM, Hanover, Youth Programs - Education and ClubsWe seek to serve the whole family and build a strong foundation with children from babies through the teenage years. • PETALS – Preschool Prep program offering parents resources and guidance for teaching their children needed skills to be ready to enter school •Weekly Kids Club - format of developmental activity, life skills, character building, positive adult role models, and social skills development (Evening sessions) • Teen Job Readiness and Employment Program in partnership with local high schools • Scholarships for high potential, low-income high school students to obtain college while in high school • Early childhood education scholarships to high quality Pre-K programs for low income kids • Reading Corners program, which is a co-branded United Way initiative, to offer age and developmentally appropriate books to families using our food pantries and assistance centers, and add the components of instructing families on the importance of reading and having in-center volunteers to read to children who visit our agency and match them with books YorkNew Hope Ministries (NHM) - HanoverNew Hope Ministries, (NHM)
NHM, Mehchanicsburg, Youth Programs - Education and ClubsWe seek to serve the whole family and build a strong foundation with children from babies through the teenage years. • PETALS – Preschool Prep program offering parents resources and guidance for teaching their children needed skills to be ready to enter school •Weekly Kids Club - format of developmental activity, life skills, character building, positive adult role models, and social skills development (Evening sessions) • Teen Job Readiness and Employment Program in partnership with local high schools • Scholarships for high potential, low-income high school students to obtain college while in high school • Early childhood education scholarships to high quality Pre-K programs for low income kids • Reading Corners program, which is a co-branded United Way initiative, to offer age and developmentally appropriate books to families using our food pantries and assistance centers, and add the components of instructing families on the importance of reading and having in-center volunteers to read to children who visit our agency and match them with booksCumberlandNew Hope Ministries (NHM) - MechanicsburgNew Hope Ministries, (NHM)
NHM, New Oxford, Youth Programs - Education and ClubsWe seek to serve the whole family and build a strong foundation with children from babies through the teenage years. • PETALS – Preschool Prep program offering parents resources and guidance for teaching their children needed skills to be ready to enter school •Weekly Kids Club - format of developmental activity, life skills, character building, positive adult role models, and social skills development (Evening sessions) • Teen Job Readiness and Employment Program in partnership with local high schools • Scholarships for high potential, low-income high school students to obtain college while in high school • Early childhood education scholarships to high quality Pre-K programs for low income kids • Reading Corners program, which is a co-branded United Way initiative, to offer age and developmentally appropriate books to families using our food pantries and assistance centers, and add the components of instructing families on the importance of reading and having in-center volunteers to read to children who visit our agency and match them with books AdamsNew Hope Ministries (NHM) - New OxfordNew Hope Ministries, (NHM)
NHM, West Shore/Lemoyne, Youth Programs - Education and ClubsWe seek to serve the whole family and build a strong foundation with children from babies through the teenage years. • PETALS – Preschool Prep program offering parents resources and guidance for teaching their children needed skills to be ready to enter school •Weekly Kids Club - format of developmental activity, life skills, character building, positive adult role models, and social skills development (Evening sessions) • Teen Job Readiness and Employment Program in partnership with local high schools • Scholarships for high potential, low-income high school students to obtain college while in high school • Early childhood education scholarships to high quality Pre-K programs for low income kids • Reading Corners program, which is a co-branded United Way initiative, to offer age and developmentally appropriate books to families using our food pantries and assistance centers, and add the components of instructing families on the importance of reading and having in-center volunteers to read to children who visit our agency and match them with books CumberlandNew Hope Ministries (NHM) - West Shore/LemoyneNew Hope Ministries, (NHM)
Operation Better Block - Bridge to Benefits (B2B)Connects financially struggling families to public benefits and services. Benefits that they assist with include: -Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) -Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) -Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -Food Stamps AlleghenyOperation Better Block, Inc.Operation Better Block, Inc.
PA CareerLink - Columbia/Montour Counties - Educational Opportunities Center, Inc. EOC PA CareerLinkFinancial Aid Assistance for post-secondary education, provides help filling out finacial aid paperworkColumbiaPA CareerLink - Columbia/Montour CountiesPA CareerLink
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency - Student Financial AidFree access to extensive information about higher education funding is available through this office's website. In addition, free copies of the booklet "Moving on to Higher Education" are available at local high schools and local legislators' offices.DauphinPennsylvania Higher Education Assistance AgencyPennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Eastern PA - Cumberland ValleyAnswers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Eastern PA - Cumberland ValleyPennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Eastern PA - Cumberland Valley (Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon)Answers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Eastern PA - Cumberland Valley (Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon)Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Eastern PA - North Central OfficeAnswers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Eastern PA - North Central OfficePennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Eastern PA - Northeast OfficeAnswers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Eastern PA - Northeast OfficePennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Eastern PA - Philadelphia OfficeAnswers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Eastern PA - PhiladelphiaPennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Eastern PA - Southeast (Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery)Answers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Eastern PA - Southeast (Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery)Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Eastern PA - Southeast OfficeAnswers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Eastern PA - SoutheastPennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Western PA - Allegheny OfficeAnswers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Western PA - Allegheny OfficePennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Western PA - Northwest OfficeAnswers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Western PA - Northwest OfficePennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Western PA - Northwest Office (Clarion, Erie, Mercer, Warren)Answers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Western PA - Northwest Office (Clarion, Erie, Mercer, Warren)Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Western PA - South Central OfficeAnswers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Western PA - South Central OfficePennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Western PA - Southwest OfficeAnswers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Western PA - Southwest OfficePennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
PHEAA - Financial Aid Information - Western PA - Southwest Office (Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland)Answers questions regarding financial aid for secondary education.PHEAA Pennsylvania School Services - Western PA - Southwest Office (Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland)Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Regional Office & Insurance CenterOffers an array of programs for veterans and family members. VA Regional Offices process claims for VA benefits and administers those benefits, which include: disability compensation, pension, home loan guaranty, life insurance, education, vocational training for disabled veterans, burial allowance, and survivor's compensation, pension, education and referrals to other service providers. Counselors can answer questions about benefits eligibility and application procedures and make referrals, when necessary, to other VA facilities, such as medical centers and national cemeteries.PhiladelphiaRegional Office & Insurance CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
Salvation Army of Huntingdon - Huntingdon County - Men's and Women's ProgramsSalvation Army of Huntingdon provides a Men's Program and a Women's Program on Thursday nights. This is a four-fold program: in one month there will be a religious program, community help program, education program, and fellowship program.HuntingdonSalvation Army of Huntingdon - Huntingdon CountySalvation Army of Huntingdon
Scholarship EntriesAnother major aspect of the Club is the scholarships offered to local high school students. The Club funds and administers the Marian E. Freeman Scholarship to a Shippensburg Area High School Student and the Education Committee awards two civic club scholarships annually, one to a Shippensburg area senior high school student entering the medical service field and one to a nontraditional student.CumberlandShippensburg Civic ClubShippensburg Civic Club
State Grant ProgramProvision of grant for postsecondary school education.DauphinPennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
State Work-Study ProgramOff or on-campus employment including gardening, tour guides, secretarial, maintenance, and certain high-tech scientific and engineering majors.DauphinPennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
United States Department of Education - Financial AidOffers financial aid information and programs that help millions of students manage the cost of education each year. Federal Student Aid Programs include: * Grants * Campus Based Aid * Stafford Loans * Plus Loans (Parent Loans) * PLUS Loans for Graduate & Professional Degree Students. Federal Student Aid ProgramsUnited States Department of Education
Work Attributes Toward Careers in Health (WATCH) - Central Susquehanna Intermediate UnitServes income eligible individuals to enter or move up in the nursing and healthcare career pathways as a Direct Care Worker (DCW), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Front Office Specialist, Electronic Health Records Specialist, Medical Billing Specialist, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Sterile Processing Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and Registered Nurse (RN). To be eligible for the WATCH Project, you must be a resident of Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, or Union county and have your high school diploma or GED. NorthumberlandCentral Susquehanna Intermediate UnitCentral Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

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