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PASFAA Scholarships: Fact Sheet | Scholarship Winners

Announcing the PASFAA Scholarship!

DEADLINE DATE: May 1, 2014

Student Eligibility:
All students applying for the PASFAA Scholarship must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Pennsylvania resident
  • Enrolled at least half-time, in a degree-seeking program in a post-secondary institution of higher education OR a diploma/certificate program in the Nursing or BT&T Sector only
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 from a post-secondary institution of higher education
  • Scholarships are non-renewable, but students are welcome to reapply
  • Preference will be given to applicants attending schools that are part of the PASFAA membership
  • No more than one scholarship per year will be given to each of the following sectors: Business Trade & Technical, Nursing, Private Four Year, Public Two Year, PASSHE, State- Related and Graduate Schools.

General Information:

  • The PASFAA Scholarship is made possible by the association and generous donations from members, The minimum amount cannot fall below $500.

Selection Panel and Process:

  • The panel consists of representatives from several sectors. A member of the scholarship panel will remove him/herself from the process when a student from their institution is being considered.
  • Scholarship winners will be selected based on their academic achievement and the content of their written statements.
  • Each member of the panel will individually rank each applicant's material.

   May 1      Deadline for returning applications to Committee Chair
   May 1 - 31   Review and selection of scholarship recipients
   July 1      Send letters of congratulations to recipients
   Fall       Announcement and presentation of awards at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee
           Post names of winners (and school) on the PASFAA Website

Distribution of Funds

  • PASFAA will distribute checks at the Fall Conference, if the winner or school representative is present. If not, check will be mailed. Student must supply social security number for year-end tax information.
  • The Financial Aid Office must verify that the student is enrolled and in good academic standing. This scholarship is designed to reduce debt - it is not to be used by the institution to replace or reduce grant or other scholarship funds
  • If the student withdraws from the school prior to the scholarship funds being applied to their account, all scholarship money must be returned to the PASFAA Scholarship fund.

Application must be received by midnight of the deadline date to:

Brandi Darr, Director of Financial Aid and PASFAA Scholarship Chair

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