|Academy of Community Music - Music Therapy||Individual music therapy is provided on-site in Fort Washington. A certified music therapist will assess students with special needs to determine proper placement. Adapted private lessons are offered with a music therapist as well. Music therapy sessions focus on achieving set goals as determined by the therapist, clients, and guardians.||Montgomery||Academy of Community Music - Montgomery; Fort Washington||Academy of Community Music|
|Academy of Community Music - Private Music Lessons||Students of all ages and skill levels can take private lessons on various instruments such as piano, violin, guitar, voice, brass and woodwinds. Teachers are available for Suzuki and traditional training.||Montgomery||Academy of Community Music - Montgomery; Fort Washington||Academy of Community Music|
|AchieveAbility - Education||ACHIEVEability’s Educational Program require that all clients accrue at least 15 credits per year towards a post-secondary degree or equivalent. Academic tutors on staff to provide both financial and tutoring assistance to our clients.
The programs include:
- Assistance with Educational Financing: helps clients access scholarships and government financial assistance. If a client is unable to secure financial aid by the time school starts, we assist them with tuition payments and book expenses.
- After School Tutoring offered by volunteers, providing both parents and children tutoring services on evenings and weekends, as well by appointment.||Philadelphia||AchieveAbility||AchieveAbility|
|Air Force Aid Society||Provides emergency assistance, educational scholarships and various programs for active duty and veteran Air Force personnel and their eligible family members.
||Air Force Aid Society||Air Force Aid Society|
|Air Force Aid Society - Education Scholarship, Grant, and Loan||Air Force Aid Society's General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program provides $2,000 need-based grants to full-time college undergraduates who are dependent children of active duty Air Force members, retirees or deceased members. Spouses of active duty members, and surviving spouses of deceased personnel are also eligible to compete for these grants.
The Society awards a selected number of $5,000 merit-based scholarships to incoming freshman who have completed both phases of the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant application, and therefore, have already been reviewed for eligibility and had their Grade Point Average (GPA) verified.
The Society offers an interest-free loan to help reimburse families for incidental college expenses.
||Air Force Aid Society||Air Force Aid Society|
|American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary - Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship||It is important to acknowledge the sacrifices of our servicemembers who preserve our freedom, but that is not enough. The sacrifices of the children of those who served should also be honored. Providing funds to assist these children so they can pursue higher education is a concrete way of showing how much we, as a nation, care.
The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship to support the children of our warriors. These scholarships are awarded to 15 students annually who excel in academics and volunteer in their communities.
One annually per Auxiliary geographic division. These scholarships are for undergraduate study only at a four-year accredited college or university, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board.
$3,500 | $3,000 | $2,500
||American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary||American Legion|
|American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary - Non-Traditional Student Scholarship||Getting a job or staying competitive in today’s workplace involves showing employers you have the skills and experience to get the job done. In many cases, returning to college is a must. The American Legion Auxiliary's goal is to do all we can to make that happen, and that’s what the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship is all about. This scholarship helps people who are part of The Legion Family pursue a college degree later in life or allow them to pick up where they left off when their studies were interrupted. If you’re at this place in life, this may be the right scholarship for you.
Scholarships Awarded: One $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually per Auxiliary geographic division. Applicant may be pursuing training in a certified, trade, professional, or technical program, or a two-year or four-year degree program.
Scholarship Deadline: March 1 of each calendar year||American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary||American Legion|
|American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary - Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund||The Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund is an umbrella that supports three separate scholarship opportunities for participants in American Legion Auxiliary programs. One is for American Legion Auxiliary Junior members; another is for the Honorary National Junior President; and one is for participants in the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation program. We encourage all eligible young women to take advantage of these scholarship opportunities and apply.
ALA Girls Nation Program Scholarships
Annually, ALA Girls Nation awards scholarships in the following amounts to assist with the recipients’ college education expenses:
ALA Girls Nation President $3,000
ALA Girls Nation Vice President $2,000
ALA Girls Nation Outstanding Senator $2,000
Recipients are attendees at the ALA Girls Nation Program in Washington, D.C., and the selection is made via vote by their peers. Scholarship monies are dispersed directly to the four-year accredited college or university, per the recipients’ direction, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and other appropriate expenses.
Honorary National Junior President Scholarship
Annually, the Honorary National Junior President receives a $2,000 scholarship to assist with college education expenses.
The recipient is an attendee at the ALA National Junior Meeting held in conjunction with the American Legion Auxiliary National Convention. The Honorary National Junior President is selected via vote by her peers, and scholarship monies are dispersed directly to the four-year accredited college or university, per the recipients’ direction, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and other appropriate expenses.
Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members
The American Legion Auxiliary annually provides one Junior member in each of the five American Legion Auxiliary divisions with a $5,000 scholarship.
The applicant must have held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the immediate past three years; must hold a membership card for the current year; and must continue to maintain her membership throughout the four-year scholarship period. Scholarship monies are dispersed directly to the four-year accredited college or university, per the recipients’ direction, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and other appropriate expenses.||American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary||American Legion|
|American Legion - Legacy Scholarship Fund||The American Legion wants to ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents have been killed while serving our country. It is a civic duty to provide them with equal opportunity. The Legion offers its support through the Legacy Scholarship Fund.
There has been a significant shortfall in government money allotted to children with parents lost in war. The government gives these children a college education stipend worth slightly more than $37,000. Taking into account living expenses, textbooks and rising tuitions, this benefit covers only a little more than half of college costs in the most affordable situation. And the price tag of higher learning will only continue to rise. The most conservative estimates predict a 5-percent annual increase, meaning that in 16 years the most affordable college education will be $132,800. Obviously, military compensation will not keep up.
Aid offered: The amount of aid and number of awards depend upon the income derived from the trust. Scholarship recipients may re-apply for the award.||American Legion||American Legion|
|American Legion - Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program||Worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. Meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea's aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the principal amount. In 2013, nine $20,000 scholarships and 89 $1,100 scholarships were awarded. To date, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship has awarded more than $4.9 million to nearly 1,700 applicants.
Samsung scholarships are for undergraduate study only and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Winners are selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service and financial need. Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive special consideration.||American Legion||American Legion|
|Amputee Coalition - Scholarships||The following scholarships are available through the Amputee Coalition:
Kathy Spozio Bridge to Ability Scholarship
It is the goal of the Amputee Coalition through the Kathy Spozio Bridge to Ability Fund to reduce or eliminate the financial barriers to attending our national conference for new amputees.
The Bridge to Ability Scholarship provides full Conference registration, covering health and wellness education, technology sessions, special clinics and social networking, as well as lodging expenses and up to $300 in reimbursement for travel expenses.
Christina Skoski, M.D., Scholarship
Provides a $1,000 scholarship to a full-time undergraduate student who has a congenital limb difference or an amputation and who is, or whose parent or legal guardian is, a registered friend of the Amputee Coalition.
Barr Foundation Scholarship for LLED
The Amputee Coalition would like to thank the Barr Foundation for establishing a scholarship to assist children with amputations or limb differences and their families with travel and registration expenses for the Limb Loss Education Day nearest to them. For more information on becoming a recipient of this scholarship please contact Abra Hogarth at 888-267-5669 or email@example.com.||Amputee Coalition||Amputee Coalition|
|AMVETS||AMVETS implements programs for and advocates on behalf of veterans and their families.
AMVETS National Service Officers (NSOs) are stationed at VA regional offices and medical centers and provide information, counseling and claims assistance to all veterans and their dependents in matters concerning education, disability compensation, employment, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension and other benefits.
Annually awards scholarships to veterans and their dependents.
Automobile donations are accepted through the national office.||AMVETS||AMVETS|
|AMVETS Department of Pennsylvania||AMVETS implements programs for and advocates on behalf of veterans and their families. A network of AMVETS National Service Officers (NSOs) are stationed at VA regional offices and medical centers and provide information, counseling and claims assistance to all veterans and their dependants in matters concerning education, disability compensation, employment, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pension and other benefits.
Annually awards scholarships to veterans and their dependents. Also conducts programs to teach children about American heritage, civics and citizenship.
Pennsylvania AMVETS CODE Career Center provides asset assessment, resume writing assistance, interview skills training, and exploration into education, training, licensing, and certification opportunities.||Lebanon||AMVETS Department of Pennsylvania||AMVETS|
|Angel 34 Foundation||Voluntary health organization advocates and supports research into pediatric cancers. Donates ICEE machines to children's hospitals, offers a pet therapy program, provides financial assistance to children with cancer and their families, awards scholarships to students entering medical studies and supports the continuing search for a cure.
||Angel 34 Foundation||Angel 34 Foundation|
|Army Emergency Relief||Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a non-profit, charitable organization independent of, but closely associated with the United States Army.
Army Emergency Relief helps US Army soldiers and their dependents, by providing emergency aid, in the form of either a direct grant (a cash gift, not to be repaid) or an interest-free loan, and by giving college scholarships to children of soldiers. Under Army regulations, officers must recommend whether their soldiers deserve aid.
Help with emergency financial needs for:|
Loans up to $1000 do not require command recommendation, and there is no limit to the amount of funds Army Emergency Relief may authorize. Officers are responsible for ensuring that their soldiers repay AER loans.
Army Emergency Relief maintains two scholarship programs – the Spouse Education Assistance Program and the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Both scholarships provide financial assistance for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree.
Scholarship applications are accepted from 1 January to 1 May each year for assistance for the following academic year.
Scholarship award amounts are not guaranteed and vary each year based on the total number of applicants in each program and budget amount allotted to the scholarship programs.
Visit website for additional information.
- Vehicle repair
- Emergency travel
- Funeral expenses
- Non-receipt of pay
- Relocation travel
- Dependant dental
- Medical expenses
- Repair/Replacement of HVAC
- Repair/Replacement of major appliances
- Replacement vehicle
- Loss of funds
- Cranial helmets
- Essential furniture
- Car seats
- Rental vehicle
|Army Emergency Relief||Army Emergency Relief |
|B.P.O.E., Lodge 213||Offers 4 year scholarships to graduating seniors
||York||Service Organizations Offering Scholarships and/or One Time Events||Service Organizations Offering Scholarships and/or One Time Events|
|Burn Foundation - Burn Survivorship||Provides up to 25 scholarships for young burn survivors to attend a week-long summer camp session at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Burn Camp.||Delaware||The Burn Foundation - Delaware; Upland||Burn Foundation|
|Business and Professional Women’s Foundation - Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus||Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® offers unlimited free personal coaching and professional guidance—including working women mentors—for women veterans of all ranks and eras, military/veteran spouses, and caregivers of wounded warriors, to help them successfully identify, outline, and pursue civilian careers. The high tech-high touch framework meets women where they are to address the distinct challenges they face and provide exposure and access to education, credentialing, career development, and entry into the broadest spectrum of industry, services, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® gives working women – both veterans and civilians – the opportunity to tap their own experiences in the workplace, to help women veterans, military spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors successfully enter the workforce and advance in in their careers. It provides women veterans, military and veteran spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors the tools and support necessary to assist them obtain meaningful employment in a career of interest to them.
Visit website to view Case Studies, Testimonials, and a Program Overview.||Business and Professional Women’s Foundation||Business and Professional Women’s Foundation|
|Charles Ellis Trust - Grant and Scholarship Fund||Provides grants to girls enrolled in high school in Philadelphia County, from single-parent families, in need of aid to complete their high school education. The intent of the Trust is to distribute grants on behalf of Philadelphia public school students to provide substantial, meaningful and life-changing benefits to students.||Philadelphia||Charles Ellis Trust - Philadelphia; Center City||Charles Ellis Trust|
|Chester County Fund for Women and Girls||Chester County Fund For Women And Girls provides support to organizations and programs that address one or more of the following funding priorities: Girls' positive development, Women and girls' health and well-being, Women and girls' economic self-sufficiency and independence. Some of our hallmark educational programs and initiatives include: Blueprint Report, By Girls, For Girls, Community Education, Corporate Education, and the"Girls Make a Difference" Annual Conference.||Chester||Chester County Fund For Women and Girls - Chester; West Chester||Chester County Fund for Women and Girls|
|Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia - Scholarship Program||Leverage
CSFP is a leveraged investment in the future. Local contributions for scholarships are matched fifty cents to the donated dollar by the national office of the Children’s Scholarship Fund. Participating families are asked to pay a portion of tuition. The average family contributes approximately $1,200 per child, or about 50% of the tuition, thereby more than doubling the leverage of the original donation.
Scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale, depending on a family’s size and income. Poorer and/or larger families pay a smaller percentage of the tuition, while families with a somewhat higher income pay a greater portion. The minimum family contribution is $500 per year or 25% of tuition—whichever is greater.
Research and experience tell us that the earlier a child begins receiving a solid education, the better. That is why the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia focuses on the elementary years, from kindergarten through eighth grade.
The seeds for aspiring to, and succeeding in, college are sowed during the formative years in grades K-8, by a sound educational experience that both challenges and motivates. Unfortunately, children from low-income families often are not exposed to such an education at their local public school. Scholarships at the pre-college level bring help earlier, when it is needed most.
The parental contribution is a vital element in the success of the program. Families who pay tuition treat their child’s education as a priority and become more involved in their child’s education.
CSFP makes awards to families, not to schools. If a participating family moves, or becomes dissatisfied with their chosen school, they may take their scholarship with them to a different school.
In an evaluation of the Children’s Scholarship Fund by Harvard University, 68% of the 850 recipient families surveyed indicated that they were “very satisfied” with the private schools’ academic quality, safety, discipline, and the values taught in the school. Only 23% of their public school counterparts felt similarly. (Click here to view the Harvard study)
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia is one of approximately forty partner programs that comprise the Children’s Scholarship Fund. CSFP will enter its ninth school year in the fall 2008. The program is helping approximately 3,400 low-income children attend the school of their family’s choice. The average school tuition per child is $2,400 and the average CSFP scholarship is $1,200, with a maximum award of $1,900. The average family contribution per child is $1,100/year on an average annual income of $28,400.
There is a tremendous demand for educational alternatives to public schools in Philadelphia. CSFP has received over 90,000 applications over the last eleven years for the 7,000 scholarships.
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia is a diverse program. Participating families come from every ethnic background, and their choices of schools reveal a similar variety. Of the 205 schools participating in the program, religious-oriented schools represent the largest single group: they include Catholic, Baptist, Jewish, Islamic, Lutheran, and Pentecostal. Also represented are traditional college preparatory schools, Montessori, Afro-Centric, foreign-language, and other non-sectarian private schools.||Philadelphia||Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Center City||Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia|
|Colonel James Smith - Yorktown||Patriotic Community Service Group. Dedicated to fostering education, preserving history, and patriotism. Sponsor Good Citizen Awards to 13 local York County High School students; sponsor JROTC Award to one York County JROTC student; support local historical projects, DAR schools nationwide, Veterans Hospital in Lebanon and York County Veteran projects; support and mentor children of the American Revolution in York; Genealogy. Public is welcome to attend meetings and trips -- must RSVP in advance of one week to phone number provided on this website.||York||Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonel James Smith||Daughters of the American Revolution|
|Count Me In||Non-profit national loan fund for women. Gives small business loans, from $500 to $10,000, for setting up and expanding businesses. Offers on-line business training that is open to anyone.||240 Central Park S, New York NY (Count Me In)||Count Me In |
|Dignity Housing - Alicia Christian Scholarship Fund||Funds are utilized by both adults and youth for: college tours, college preparatory courses and application fees, direct tuition assistance, books, classroom materials, and childcare in situations where childcare costs impede participation in educational programs. Scholarships are also used to support summer camp experiences for children and youth.||Philadelphia||Creating Opportunities||Dignity Housing|
|Distinguished Young Women of York County||Recognizes and rewards outstanding high school students with scholarships to the college of their choice. The program places an emphasis on excellence and being your best self.||York||Distinguished Young Women of York County||Distinguished Young Women of York County|
|Early Connections - Erie's Future Fund||Provides scholarships to attend early childhood education program for three half-days a week. Eligible families may choose to enroll their child in one of more than 2 dozen participating childcare centers located throughout Erie County. When funding permits, Erie's Future Fund will also provide scholarships for children up to 2 summers prior to kindergarten entry to attend a summer program for three-half days a week, up to eleven weeks, during the summertime.||Erie||Early Connections||Early Connections|
|Educational Improvement Tax Credits - Pocono Mountains United Way||Initiative providing educational improvement scholarships for pre-k through the 12th grade through the assignment of tax credits to donors.
||Monroe||Community Outreach||Pocono Mountains United Way|
|Engineering Society of York||To advance engineering knowledge and practice and to maintain a high standard of professionalism in all respects
Offers grants to college students majoring in engineering/science (16 at $2,000 each)||York||Engineering Society of York||Engineering Society of York|
|EOD Warrior Foundation||Nonprofit organization that honors fallen EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) warriors and provides financial and educational assistance and support to wounded EOD warriors and families of fallen and wounded EOD warriors.||EOD Warrior Foundation||EOD Warrior Foundation|
|Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA Scholarship Program||Provides programs and services for the prevention, control, and community understanding of epilepsy/seizure disorders.||Allegheny||Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA||Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA|
|Fisher House Foundation - Scholarships||Provides scholarships for military children.||Fisher House Foundations||Fisher House Foundations|
|Foster Care to Success Scholarships||Foster Care to Success scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need, and funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and availability of other resources. Awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 per academic year, and are renewable for up to five years if a student remains eligible. Scholarships are announced annually in June.||21351 Gentry Dr, Suite 130, Sterling VA (Foster Care to Success Scholarships)||Foster Care to Success|
|Health and Welfare Foundation of Southern Chester County - Alma Newlin Scholarship Fund||The Alma Newlin Scholarship Fund has provided in the past six years alone over $390,000 in scholarships for outstanding qualified local students entering or furthering their education in a healthcare-related field.||Chester||HEALTH AND WELFARE FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY||Health and Welfare Foundation of Southern Chester County|
|Home of the Sparrow - Scholarships||Provides financial assistance to residents who want to pursue further vocational training or education.||Chester||PA HOME OF THE SPARROW||Home of the Sparrow|
|It's About the Warrior Foundation||It's About the Warrior Foundation (IATW) assists and empowers post 9/11 veterans and their families with financial, educational, recreational or therapeutic needs.
- Offers financial assistance to pay third party mortgages, rent, and other needs including:
- Utility bills
- Housing assistance (rent, mortgage)
- Housing repairs
- Funeral expenses
- Legal fees
- Educational fees
- Recreational fees
- Medical fees
- Provides gift cards from a variety of retail outlets for the veteran and their families in a time of need.
- Offers post-secondary educational scholarship opportunities for both the veteran and their dependents.
- Assists veterans with job placement throughout the Tri-State Area.
|Butler||It's About the Warrior Foundation||It's About the Warrior Foundation|
|Junior Golf Clinics - Academic Year Program||Program is structured to build the fundamental golf swing through teaching theory, application of theory and competitive play; beginning with the putt and building to the full swing. Sliding scale fees. Scholarships are available for those who qualify on a first-come, first-serve basis.||*Main Site (Phyllis G. Meekins (PGM) Golf Clinics, Inc.)||LPGA Foundation|
|Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars||Established 1914, the members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform.
Money-saving products and services in the insurance and benefits industry include:|
- Travel Benefits
- Insurance Plans
- Cancer Grants
- Health Screening Services
- Home Shopping
- Credit Card
- Prescription Savings
|Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Continuing Education Scholarship||Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Continuing Education Scholarship assists members who wish to further their education by pursuing a college degree or a career direction at technical school.
ONLY the spouse, daughter, and son of a member are also eligible to apply.
One scholarship will be presented each year to a selected candidate in each of the four Ladies Auxiliary VFW Conferences. Applicant must be 18 years of age or older. Qualifying member must have been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW for one year prior to application. Previous national winners are not eligible.||Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Junior Girls Scholarship||Are you an outstanding Junior Girl? Have you served your Post, Ladies Auxiliary and community with excellence? Are your grades and school activities exemplary? Then you are a perfect candidate for the Junior Girls Scholarship. Make all your hard work count by applying for the Junior Girls Scholarship! Awarded to one outstanding Junior Girl, the $7,500 scholarship goes towards college education and will be held in escrow until she enrolls in college. Each Department Junior Girl winner will receive a $100 cash
award. (The first‐place national winner will not receive this award in addition to her scholarship.)||Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards||Officially known as the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, this annual scholarship contest gives talented art students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to compete for up to $10,000 for college.
Sponsored solely by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, this high school art competition requires the fusion of artistic talent with a passionate patriotic vision.||Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Lifesteps, Inc.- Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Program||Pre-Kindergarten (Preschool) Scholarships are available to assist families in providing a high quality early education experience for their child.||Butler||Children Services & Early Education||Lifesteps|
|Martin Luther King Center - Main Office - Scholarships||Scholarships are awarded to students in the surrounding area who show promise and excellence in and out of school.||Erie||Martin Luther King Center - Main Office||Martin Luther King Center|
|Military.com||We started Military.com in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong.
Military.com's free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.
We believe that the benefits earned in the service should be easier to access and written in plain English. We're passionate about helping members make the most of military experience throughout life.
Military.com's members are sharing stories, insider tips, news from the front lines, and unique slices of military life including the tough stuff of war.
Key Products include:|
- Community Connections:
- Buddy Finder,
- Unit Homepages & Reunions,
- Military.com Network Social Media.
- Military News & Benefits Updates:
- Military Headlines,
- Benefits Directory & Benefits Updates,
- Finance Tips & VA Loan Center.
- Career & Education Services that Give Members an Edge:
- Insider’s Guide to Joining the Military,
- Veteran Career Network / Military Alumni Network,
- Veteran Job Board,
- Resume Builder & Resume Upload,
- Scholarship Search,
- Military-Friendly School Finder,
- GI Bill & TA Guide.
- Good Deals:
- Military & Veteran Discounts,
- Gear & Surplus,
- Free Classifieds.
Military.com, the online presence of Military Advantage, is committed to the mission of connecting the military community to all the advantages earned in service to America. Military Advantage's advisory board includes two former members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as other academic and business leaders. Military Advantage is a division of Monster Worldwide.
- Fun & Cool Stuff:
- Shock & Awe & Photos,
- DefenseTech & OpFor and other Military Blogs,
- Equipment Guides,
- Military Trivia Challenge & History.
|Military Order of the Purple Heart||The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) has a long history of advocacy and successful representation of Veterans and their dependents seeking benefits and services from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) and other government agencies. Our National Service Officers (NSO's) and Administrative Assistants are highly trained, skilled professionals who are experts in developing and prosecuting Veteran's claims. These Men and Women are well versed at conducting in-depth reviews of medical histories and the sound application of Federal Veterans Laws, Rules and Regulations in processing benefit claims.||Allegheny||Military Order of the Purple Heart||Military Order of the Purple Heart|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Scholarship||An annual scholarship awarded to a person who is legally blind seeking education or training beyond high school. Typical annual award is $500.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Farm, Home and 4-H Foundation - Scholarship Opportunities||The Montgomery County Farm, Home & 4-H Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Merrill K. and Louise Zimmerman for their life-long dedication and devotion to the Montgomery County 4-H Program.
To be eligible, students must:
Be a resident of Montgomery County, PA.
Have participated in the Montgomery County 4-H Program for a minimum of three years
Be planning to major in (or be currently enrolled in) either agricultural sciences or family consumer sciences/human development fields.
Be a high school senior or presently attending college or university.
Have achieved superior academic record or show promise of outstanding academic success.
Submit a high school transcript (and college transcript if presently enrolled).
Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from a variety of sources – may include teachers, volunteer leaders, community leaders, etc.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Farm, Home and 4-H Foundation - Montgomery; Collegeville||Montgomery County Farm, Home and 4-H Foundation|
|National Council of Jewish Women Community Service Projects||Community service projects include Pic-A Bag: special bags filled with necessities for children as they are removed from their homes and placed in foster care; Student Aid: scholarships for college students; Center for Women: resource center for women in transition by choice or circumstance; Personal Care Closet: provides women and children in need with a sustainable source of basic hygiene and health products.||Allegheny||National Council of Jewish Women||National Council of Jewish Women|
|National Military Family Association||Educate military families on the benefits and services available to them, their rights and the issues that affect their lives. Promote and protect the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them.
Empowers military spouses and children through several programs, including the Operation Purple® Program which provides summer camps for military children, teens and families. The military spouse scholarship program awards scholarships to military spouses furthering their education.
||National Military Family Association||National Military Family Association|
|National Organization for Albinism & Hypopigmentation (NOAH)||Provides information and support for individuals and their families who are born with albinism. Also promotes awareness, research, and education. One annual partial scholarship available.||PO Box 959, East Hampstead NH (National Organization for Albinism & Hypopigmentation (NOAH))||National Organization For Albinism And Hypopigmentation |
|NEED Scholarship / Grant Programs||Supplemental financial aid program. Provides "last dollar" financial assistance to African-American students for continuing education in college or business or technical school.
NEED serves as a college access program designed to unlock the power of education from the barriers that young underserved students face on their path to higher education.||Allegheny||NEED||NEED |
|North Penn Area Scholarship Fund Association||High School seniors who reside within the boundaries of the North Penn School District and rank in the top half of their class are invited to apply for a North Penn Area Scholarship. Applicants must plan to attend a recognized institution approved by state (PHEAA) and/or federal (PELL) grant programs. North Penn Area Scholarships may be used at two-year and four-year colleges and at nursing, business, and vocational schools.||Montgomery||North Penn Area Scholarship Fund Assoc., Inc. - Montgomery; Lansdale||North Penn Area Scholarship Fund Assoc.|
|PA American Legion Auxiliary||AWARDS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP ($600 FOR 4 YEARS, TOTAL $2400) - TO CHILDREN OF VETERANS||Dauphin||PA American Legion Auxiliary||PA American Legion Auxiliary|
|Pennsylvania American Legion - Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship Fund||The Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship Fund is available to any senior residing in Pennsylvania who meets the following criteria: A child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania legionnaire in good standing or a child or grandchild of a deceased Pennsylvania Legionnaire. To be eligible a student must be a member of a high school band who is going on to higher education majoring in music. the Student needs to include his/her current high school transcript. the higher education school must be in Pennsylvania, letter of college acceptance must be included. Selection will be made by the members of the committee. One winner will be selected to receive a $500.00 scholarship. Anyone wishing to apply is required to submit an application on or before May 1st in order to receive consideration for the following September to The American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania, 800 N Front Street, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.
For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters
at 717-730-9100||Cumberland||American Legion, Pennsylvania American Legion||American Legion|
|Pennsylvania American Legion, Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship||JOSEPH P. GAVENONIS SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000 (RENEWAL POSSIBLE FOR 3 ADDITIONAL YEARS) - MUST BE A CHILD TO A LIVING MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OR A CHILD OF A DECEASED, MIA OR KIA PA MEMBER
ROBERT W. VALIMONT ENDOWMENT FUND SCHOLARSHIP - $600 (CAN REAPPLY FOR 2ND YEAR) - PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO CHILDREN OF (IN ORDER): LEGIONNAIRES, VETERANS, DISABLED OR DECEASED.||Dauphin||Pennsylvania American Legion||Pennsylvania American Legion|
|Pennsylvania American Legion - Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship Four Year Plan||The Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship is awarded twice a year of $500 each semester after the student sends a copy of their grades to Department Headquarters and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. A check will be mailed directly to the student for that semester. This scholarship is for seniors who wish to receive a degree in a four year college.
For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters
at 717-730-9100||Cumberland||American Legion, Pennsylvania American Legion||American Legion|
|Pennsylvania American Legion - Robert W. Valimont Scholarship Two Year Plan||The Robert W. Valimont is awarded once a year of $600 and is mailed directly to the student after a copy of their grades for that semester is sent in to department and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. This is a two year community college scholarship.
For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100||Cumberland||American Legion, Pennsylvania American Legion||American Legion|
|Pennsylvania American Legion - The Robert J. Trace Scholarship Fund||The Robert J. Trace Scholarship fund was set up by Robert J. Trace and his family. Bob served as a Department Officer for an incredible fifty years, one as Judge Advocate and 49 as Finance Officer from the Central Judicial Section. Bob was also an Honorary Past Department Commander. Legionnaires of his caliber are hard to find, his dedication and contribution to the Pennsylvania American Legionnaire is legendary. Education was very important to bob and his family.
The Robert J. Trace Scholarship fund was established to assist young patriotic students achieve their academic dreams.
Essays and application must be sent to the Pennsylvania American Legion. One winner will be selected and will receive a $500 scholarship.
For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters
at 717-730-9100||Cumberland||American Legion, Pennsylvania American Legion||American Legion|
|Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association||Information and referral, legislative advocacy and training for families caring for foster, adoptive or kinship children. Also raises funds to provide extras and scholarships for foster children and children adopted from foster care.
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|Philadelphia Education Fund - Scholars Program||Scholarships available to graduates of public and charter high schools across Philadelphia. Scholars are also provided with mentorship opportunities, workshops with a college success and career prep focus, and ongoing support.
||Philadelphia||Philadelphia Education Fund - Philadelphia; Center City||Philadelphia Education Fund|
|Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship||Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship
· Established in 2007
· In memory of Phyllis G. Meekins, an LPGA Teaching and Club Professional.
· Value: $1,250
· Criteria: Given to a female high school senior from a recognized minority background, who will pursue a full-time course of study, while playing collegiate golf at an accredited U.S. college or university.||*Main Site (Phyllis G. Meekins (PGM) Golf Clinics, Inc.)||LPGA Foundation|
|Pittsburgh Promise||Promotes academic success and encourages students and their communities to dream big and work hard toward high aspirations and hope. If you live in the city and attend Pittsburgh Public schools from 9th grade on, up to a $40,000 Promise scholarship will be waiting for you at graduation.||Allegheny||Pittsburgh Promise Foundation||Pittsburgh Promise Foundation|
|POISE Foundation||POISE provides Grants, Scholarships and supports various Initiatives designed to promote community collaboration and wealth building.||Allegheny||POISE Foundation||POISE Foundation|
|Pride of Quakertown - After School Program Scholarships||Provides eligible children with scholarships to allow them to participate in after school extracurricular activities||Bucks||Pride of Quakertown - Scholarships Program||Pride of Quakertown |
|Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley||Offers a variety of programs throughout the year with the major goal of creating opportunities for integrating and promoting positive visibility for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and inter sex (GLBTI) individuals.
The Pride in the Park Festival is an arts and culture celebration of the achievements and progress made by the local GLBTI community. The event includes vendors, merchants, artisans, business services, community groups, games and live entertainment.
The Rainbow Scholarship assists GLBTI college-bound teens with school expenses.
||Lehigh||Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley||Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley|
|Quarterback Club of York||MISSION: PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO NEEDY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND TO MAKE DONATIONS TO YOUTH ORIENTED CHARITIES.
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
DONATIONS TO YOUTH CHARITIES||York||Quarterback Club of York||Quarterback Club of York|
|Rotary Club, Dauphin||Community Action Groups||Dauphin||Rotary Club - Daupin||Rotary International|
|Rotary Club, York County||The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and , in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST - The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND - High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD - The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH- The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.||York||Rotary District - York #7390||Rotary International|
|Scenic Rivers YMCA - Oil City YMCA - Scholarship Memberships||The YMCA offers scholarship memberships to those with financial need.||Venango||Scenic Rivers YMCA - Oil City YMCA||Scenic Rivers YMCA|
|Schuylkill Area Community Foundation||Schuylkill Area Community Foundation works to strengthen and promote charitable giving in Schuylkill County. SACF offers excellent options for donors to give in small amounts and have a large impact within the communities. SACF encourages philanthropy at all levels, provides comprehensive donor services and responds to changing community needs and opportunities in areas such as: Art and Culture, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services, Youth Programs, and Volunteer Programs.||Schuylkill||Schuylkill Area Community Foundation||Schuylkill Area Community Foundation|
|Schuylkill Keep It Pretty, Scholarship Award||The SKIP Dr. Harry A. and Mary Jo Crosswell Environmental Citizenship Scholarship Award is presented by SKIP annually to the Schuylkill County graduation senior(s) who has most demonstrated environmental concerns through community involvement. Student must have participated in two SKIP cleanups during their high school years. SKIP Board of Directors will select this student based on a review of environmental involvement, community involvement, and academic performance. Please contact the SKIP office at 570-628-3758 for an application. Application must be received in the SKIP office by 4:00 pm on February 29, 2016 for consideration.||Schuylkill||Schuylkill Keep It Pretty||Schuylkill Keep It Pretty|
|Sickle Cell Disease Association of America||SCDAA and its member organizations engage in research, build awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD) and related conditions, provide services such as genetic testing and counseling and offer psychosocial support for individuals and families impacted by SCD.
SCDAA is National Coordinating and Evaluation Center (NCEC) for the Sickle Cell Disease and Newborn Screening Program. SCDAA also sponsors scholarships for people affected by SCD or who are interested in a career in SCD treatment and research.
||Sickle Cell Disease Association of America||Sickle Cell Disease Association of America|
|Student Veterans of America||Student Veterans of America (SVA) provides military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy necessary to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
SVA is a coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the globe that help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically. Each chapter must be an officially recognized student group by their university or college and provide a peer-to-peer network for veterans who are attending the school. Additionally, chapters often coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student veterans in higher education.
Among SVA's programs are:|
|The Orphan Society of America||The Orphan Society of America provides educational and social support to individuals orphaned by violence.
Services available include:
- Postsecondary Education Scholarship Program
- Financial Relief Program
- Orphan of Registry
- Orphan Resource Center
- Mentoring Program
- Online Community
- OSA Advocacy
- Must be a child or adolescent orphaned by violence (one parent or both)
- Examples of violent death include (but are not limited to) homicide, suicide, war, natural disaster, and sudden death accidents||Chester||*Main Site (The Orphan Society of America)||Orphan Society of America|
|The Terry Muzzy Foundation - Scholarships||Annually supports scholarships to two graduating seniors from the Downingtown School District who will be continuing their education at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.||Chester||THE TERRY MUZZY FOUNDATION||The Terry Muzzy Foundation|
|Triangle Club of Montgomery County - William F. Dannehower Memorial Scholarship Award||The Triangle Club of Montgomery County was established in 1963 to promote service, sports, and scholarship among public, parochial, and private high school students in the county. During the spring of each year, the Triangle Club honors the top scholar-athletes from all area high schools, at which time the most outstanding is selected to receive the William F. Dannehower Memorial Scholarship Award.
The award is named for the late President Judge of the Montgomery Country Court of Common Pleas, who assisted in the formation of the Triangle Club, and whose life exemplified the ideals of scholarship, sports, and community service.
Each year, the Triangle Club awards three annual college scholarships. The winner of the prestigious William F. Dannehower Award receives $5,000, and their school is granted $1,000 as well. The first runner-up receives $2,000, and $1,000 is awarded to the second runner-up.||Montgomery||Triangle Club of Montgomery County - Montgomery; Telford||Triangle Club of Montgomery County|
|United States Department of Defense - Military Spouse Career Advancement Account||The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.||United States Department of Defense, Military OneSource||United States Department of Defense|
|United Way of the Titusville Region - Pre-K Scholarship Program||Provides tuition scholarships to 3 and 4 year old learners that are enrolled in an approved, tuition based pre-school program.
Approved programs include, YWCA of Titusville Fun Factory, YMCA Tiny Footsteps and TFree Kidz Center.||Crawford||United Way of the Titusville Region||United Way of the Titusville Region|
|United Way of the Titusville Region - Volkstadt Memorial Scholarhsip||Post Secondary Scholarship for Graduates of Titusville Senior High School. Scholarship is awarded to up to 2 graduating seniors. Total possible award, $2,000.
Scholarship awarded based on volunteer service.||Crawford||United Way of the Titusville Region||United Way of the Titusville Region|
|Veterans of Foreign Wars||The VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.
Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.
Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.
From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.
As a not-for-profit organization, the VFW Foundation receives no government funding. We rely solely on individual donations and corporation sponsorships. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution makes a direct impact on how much help and financial support we’re able to provide our deployed troops and retired military and their families in their time of need.
With your help, we can continue to support programs that:|
- Reward America’s military heroes and their families by sponsoring admission to popular entertainment events and attractions.
- Provide prepaid phone time and sponsored “Free Call Days” allowing deployed troops and hospitalized veterans to connect with loved ones.
- Support troops and their families in need of financial assistance for housing, medical or basic assistance needs with a one-time grant.
- Sponsor “welcome home” and “send off” events to boost the morale of returning or deployed military units.
- Offer military veterans, regardless of when or where they served, with VFW counsel and assistance to successfully navigate VA entitlement and disability claims.
|Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Veterans of Foreign Wars - Scout of the Year Program||Some of the VFW's earliest ties to the community involve youth groups and perhaps none are stronger or more lasting than the relationship between the VFW and America's scouting organizations. In fact, VFW's partnership with the Boy Scouts of America dates back to 1915 when VFW Post 2100 helped to establish Troop 1 in Everett, Washington.
Through the VFW's Scout of the Year program, members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country have the opportunity to be rewarded with college scholarships of up to $5,000.||Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Veterans of Foreign Wars - Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship||The VFW and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way to say “thank you” to those who deserve it the most. Please see below for full details on the scholarship program and to apply.|
- Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualified applicants,
- Limited to one per family per semester,
- Applications for the spring semester will be available August 1,
- Scholarships will be awarded for the fall semester beginning July,
- Scholarships must be used by the end of the school semester for which the veteran is applying or they will become null and void,
- Scholarships will be paid directly to accredited schools.
|Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Patriot's Pen Essay Contest||Each year more than 100,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes to win one of 46 national awards totaling $46,000. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March.
The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.||Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|Veterans of Foreign Wars - The Voice of Democracy Scholarship||Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2.1 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.
Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the Post, district, state and national level.||Veterans of Foreign Wars||Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation|
|YCCF- York County Dollars for Scholars||Dollars for Scholars chapters and local school district education foundations reach out to meet the educational needs of students throughout York County. To apply for a scholarship, York County high school seniors should contact their High School Guidance Office as listed below:
Central York Dollars for Scholars
Central York Guidance Office: 717-846-6789 ext. 1329
Dallastown Area Dollars for Scholars
Dallastown Area Guidance Office: 717-244-4021
Eastern York Dollars for Scholars
Eastern York Guidance Office: 717-252-1551
Greater Dover Area Dollars for Scholars
Dover Area Guidance Office: 717-292-8066 ext. 10403
Northeastern Dollars for Scholars
Northeastern Guidance Office: 717-266-3644
Red Lion Area Educational Foundation
Red Lion Area Guidance Office: 717-246-1611 ext. 6
South Eastern Dollars for Scholars
South Eastern York/Kennard Dale Guidance Office: 717-382-4871 ext. 1832
South Western Dollars for Scholars
South Western Guidance Office: 717-633-2548 ext. 21912
Southern York Dollars for Scholars
Southern York/Susquehannock Guidance Office: 717-235-4811 x4243
Spring Grove Area Scholarship Foundation
Spring Grove Area Guidance Office: 717-225-4731 ext. 7070
West York Dollars for Scholars
West York Guidance Office: 717-845-6634
York City Dollars for Scholars
York City/William Penn Guidance Office: 717-849-1218 ext. 1282
York Suburban Dollars for Scholars
York Suburban Guidance Office: 717-843-3881||York||York County Community Foundation||York County Community Foundation|
|York County Builder's Association, Mediation, Info/Referral and Scholarships||A trade organization consisting of builders, remodelers, specialty trade contractors, and other business related to the construction industry.
•Mediates disputes between contractors and customers through their “consumer assurance program.”
•Offers free builder/remodeler consumer’s guide to the public.
•Offers academic scholarships to dependents of York County Builder Association roster members, partners and principles – varying amounts, application deadline is March 1.
Affiliated with the Pennsylvania Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.||York||York County Builder's Association||York County Builder's Association|