Scholarships in Chester

SICO Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a first-time college student enrolling full-time and must be a resident of Delaware; or Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, or York County in Penn.; or have graduated from Delmar High School in Del. or from Boyertown, Spring Ford, or Williams Valley high school in Penn.


Jonathan Lax Scholarship for Gay Men

Award: $20,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an out gay man who is from the five county Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties) or Camden County, or who is attending an accredited college, or graduate or professional school anywhere within the Philadelphia region. Purpose of award is to encourage gay men to obtain additional education, aspire to positions in which they contribute to society, be open about their sexual orientation, and act as role models for other gay men with similar potential.


Schock Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15 (Priority)

Applicant must be an entering freshman who lives in the following Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, or York.


W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 15 (Priority)

Freshman applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum combined SAT I score of 900. Applicant must be in good academic standing and reside in the Delaware Valley.


W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a resident of the Delaware Valley and must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in extracurricular and/or community service activities.


Steinbright Scholarship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon academic and leadership achievements. One award is given to the strongest applicant attending high school in each of the following counties: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.


Community Outreach

Award: $4,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a resident or graduate of a high school within the following Pennsylvania counties: Berks, Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Schuylkill.


HSF/Wal-Mart Stores High School Scholarship Program

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic heritage. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale who plans to enroll as a full-time student in a degree-seeking program at a four-year accredited institution in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the upcoming academic year. FAFSA is required. Program will begin as of fall 2009.


Dunkin' Donuts Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a high school senior who plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year of four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the fall. Some requirements vary by county.


Natalie A. W. Leaf Fund Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be at least 18 years old, demonstrate financial need, and reside in Chester County. Must have an interest in arts, crafts, and trades.


Mervyn Sluizer, Jr. Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 4

Applicant must be an active Boy Scouts of America member for at least five years and attained the rank of Eagle. Must be a high school senior who resides in one of the following counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. Leadership as a scout for at least one year must be demonstrated.