Current Scholarships

Current Scholarships


January 18, 2018

 Here is a link to the York County Scholarship Guide from the York County Economic Alliance.


The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) has numerous scholarships for students, some specific only to Cedar Cliff. You can research the scholarships and their requirements at

The Jayma Anne Mattern Wooditch Memorial Scholarship, Deadline: April 15, 2018

The scholarship is to recognize and support high school senior students in their academic pursuits related to culinary arts or nursing care for cancer patients. In memory of 1970 Cedar Cliff alumna, Jayma (Mattern) Wooditch, we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. This annual $750 scholarship will be given to a student either pursuing a career in culinary/pastry arts or a nursing degree with preference given to students pursuing oncology nursing.   To be eligible, students should write a minimum 500 word essay on why they are pursuing their chosen career and why they believe they should receive the scholarship. Students must currently be enrolled at Cedar Cliff High School, have a grade point average of 3.0 or above, and been involved in an activity benefiting other students at Cedar Cliff High School. Verification of acceptance from an accredited college/university/institute/program must be also provided before selection. The application cover sheet is available here.


Harrisburg Cedarettes #43 Scholarship, Deadline: March 16, 2018

This $500 scholarship award will be presented to a student interested in a medical field career i.e. nursing, EMT, Medical Assistant, Lab Tech, Dental, etc. The award will be given to a senior who plans to attend Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) in the Fall of 2018. Applications are available here.


PennLive Best & Brightest, Deadline: March 9, 2018

The PA Media Group – The Patriot-News and PennLive – will honor 20 high school seniors as the Best & Brightest to represent the potential of the class of 2018.   Recipients are featured in The Sunday Patriot-News in May and in a photo gallery, videos and profiles on PennLive. To be eligible, a senior must have at least a B or 3.0 grade point average although a grade point average below 3.0 because of extenuating circumstances does not preclude participation.   Selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and service to school, peers and community as well as an autobiographical essay and two letters of recommendation. The application is available here, it will also be published in the Patriot News and available on-line through Pennlive.


Mid Penn Bank “Anna Woodside Scholarship”, Deadline: March 16, 2018

The scholarship will reward three high school seniors each with $1000 for college tuition costs. To be considered, applicants must prove dedication to academic excellence and community service. The application is available at


West Shore Sertoma Club’s Scholarship Program, Deadline: April 1, 2018

This is a $1000 scholarship that can be renewed for four years of college. Students must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a speech and hearing field of study. Students must have at least an 85% in all high school courses. Applications are available here.


2018 Annual Teaching Preparation Scholarship, Deadline: March 16, 2018

The Cumberland County Chapter of the PA Association of School Retirees (CCCPASR) is offering two one-time grants of $1000 each to two graduates of a Cumberland County public high school who is going to be enrolled in a teaching preparation program in a PA college/university for the 18-19 year. Applications are available here.


PA Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) Hermine Solt Student Scholarship, Deadline: March 1, 2018

This is a $500 scholarship that was established in 1992 for the purpose of aiding students in PA to pursue higher education in a business-related field. This scholarship will be given to an eligible senor applicant graduating from a PA high school to be used as either tuition assistance or as a school bookstore credit at any approved 2 or 4 year post-secondary institution, college or university majoring in the business field. Applications are available here.


Ernest R. McDowell Health Career Scholarship, Deadline: March 23, 2018

Any graduating senior who will be pursuing a health career is invited to apply. Applications can be downloaded at


PA Daughters of the American Revolution, Deadline: February 28, 2018

The PA State Society Daughters of the American Revolution offers three different scholarships. The PSSDAR Student Scholarship is available to any graduating senior planning to attend a college or university. The PSSDAR Louise V. Nelson Nursing Scholarship is available to any graduating senior accepted into an accredited nursing program at a hospital or college/university. The Mary Reider American History Scholarship is available to any senior accepted into a course of study in American History at an accredited college/university. There is a general application for all three of these scholarships and it is available here.


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Deadline: February 15, 2018

The National Society offers several scholarships with specific criteria for submission. The available scholarships are listed at The general application is available here.


The PACB Foundation Scholarship, Deadline: February 23, 2018

The PACB Foundation provides scholarships to children of PACB member institutions’ employees and directors. The scholarships are available to seniors who are planning to attend an accredited college, university or community college on a full time basis. Applications are available here.


PenSPRA 2018 Scholarship Program, Deadline: March 9, 2018

The PA School Public Relations Association offers three $1000 scholarships, one in each of its three regions, for public school students planning to major in communications or public relations. Applications and more information are available at


York County Hispanic Coalition Scholarship, Deadline: March 9, 2018

Scholarships are awarded to students entering their first year of post-secondary education in Fall 2018. Each scholarship is valued at $500 for a 2 year program or $1,000 for a 4 year program; it can be used for tuition only.   Applicants must be of Hispanic/Latino heritage and reside in York County. Applications and more information are available here.


ASHE (Harrisburg) Engineering Scholarship, Deadline: April 6, 2018

A minimum of 7 scholarships of at least $2000 will be awarded. Applicants must be planning to enroll in a four year college program leading to a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably civil engineering. More information and applications are available here.


Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program, Deadline: January 31, 2018

This program allows graduating high school seniors to spend a year in Germany living with a host family, participating in a school or training program and getting hands-on work experience through an internship with a German company. The application can be downloaded at


Altrusa International of South Central PA, Deadline: May 1, 2018

This is an academic scholarship for individuals enrolled or aspiring to enroll in a post-secondary education program. Eligible candidates must plan to be enrolled at a college, university or vocational, technical or business institution during the 2018-19 academic year. Applications are available here.


The Harrisburg Singers’ Patricia Reber Memorial Scholarship, Deadline: February 13, 2018

The scholarship is a one-time award in the amount of $1000, drafted to both the winning candidate and his/her institution of higher education. Verification of acceptance from an accredited college, university or consdrvatory for the study of Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater or Music Therapy, with a concentration in volcal music, must be presented prior to the receipt of scholarship funds. Applications and additional information are available here.


Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award, Deadline: March 1, 2018

The goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public and political life by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements, and dedication to the advancement of the status of women. Applicants are asked to reflect on their lives, their commitment to the communities in which they live, and the role models that have inspired them to become involved in their community or in a specific prospective career. The application is available at


2018 Road to Safety Scholarship Contest, Deadline: April 27, 2018

Graduating, college-bound seniors may submit a creative project about the dangers of drunk and/or distracted driving for their chance to win college scholarship money. Selected first, second and third place winners will receive $1000, $750 and $500 scholarships. Entry forms are available for download at


BigSun Scholarship, Deadline: June 19, 2018

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are partiicpaing in. Visit to learn how to apply.


The Sergeant Philip German Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Deadline: June 1, 2018

The applicant must be a high school graduate of a school in PA and the child of a US Veteran. This is a one year scholarship in an amount not exceeding $5000 (actual amount of award will be based on the number of qualified applicants) to be applied toward tuition costs for enrollment in an accredited college or university. M&T employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to receive this award. Applications are available here.


PA American Legion Scholarships, Deadline: Varies

A variety of American Legion Scholarships can be found at


Irvin E. Herr Foundation, Deadline: May 15, 2018

This is a one year scholarship in an amount not exceeding $2000 to be applied toward tuition costs for enrollment in an accredited college or university. The applicant must be a high school graduate of a school within the counties of Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry or Northumberland Counties. M&T employees and their immediate family members are not eligible. Applications are available here.


Penn-Cumberland Garden Club, Deadline: February 28, 2018

This $1000 scholarship is given to a high school senior who is planning to attend a 4 year college with a major in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Forestry, Urban or Regional Planning, Environmental Science, Botany or plant or ecology related studies. Applications are available at


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