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PASFAA Thanks our Business Partners.

PASFAA Thanks our Business Partners.

PASFAA Thanks our Business Partners.

PASFAA Thanks our Business Partners.

PASFAA Thanks our Business Partners.

PASFAA Thanks our Business Partners.

PASFAA Thanks our Business Partners.

PASFAA Thanks our Business Partners.

The Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA) is a dynamic, service association whose mission is:

  • To provide for the professional development of members and other constituencies
  • To advocate for access to post-secondary education, and
  • To educate the public on financial aid and funding opportunities.
Congratulations to the 2023 PASFAA scholarship recipients:

Student Eligibility

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

  • Pennsylvania resident – If you are 18 years of age or older you must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least the 12 consecutive months before you file the FAFSA (excluding any time you are enrolled in a Pennsylvania postsecondary school, if you came into or remained in Pennsylvania for the purpose of attending a school or college). If you are under 18 years of age you must have a supporting parent or guardian who has been a Pennsylvania resident for at least the 12 consecutive months before you filed the FAFSA.
  • 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 Health Sciences and Career Technology Sector only.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed 30 credits or the hours equivalent from a post-secondary institution of higher education at the time of application.
  • 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: Health Sciences and Career Technology, Private, Two-Year Public, PA State System of Higher Education, State-Related and Graduate Schools.

General Information

The PASFAA Scholarship is made possible by the association and generous donations from members. PASFAA will award seven, $1,000 scholarships.

Selection Panel and Process

The panel consists of sector representatives elected by the membership.  A member of the scholarship panel will recuse 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.


January 1

The online scholarship application becomes available (below).

May 15

Deadline for returning applications to Committee Chair

May 15 through July

Review and selection of scholarship recipients


Send letters of congratulations to recipients


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.  Winners must supply social security number for tax purposes.  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.

PASFAA Student Scholarship Application

The PASFAA Student Scholarship online application is available annually from January 1st through May 15th.


Previous PASFAA Scholarship Recipients


PASFAA 2021 Scholarship Recipients


PASFAA 2020 Scholarship Recipients

  • Hannah Alexander (Douglas Education Center)
  • Jonathan Welch (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • Haley George (Reading Hospital School of Health Science)
  • Taylor Tilford (Edinboro University)
  • Olivia Ferki (Pennsylvania College of Technology)
  • Chyann Jewell (Harrisburg Area Community College)
  • Madison Pillsbury (Lebanon Valley College)


PASFAA 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Nichole Lichtley – Alvernia University (Private Sector)
Stacey Koneski – Fortis Institute (BT&T Sector)
Ashley Gutierrez Fernandez – Reading Area Community College (2 Yr Public Sector)
Claudia Waltz – Shippensburg University of PA (PASSHE Sector)
Zachary Kravitz – PA College of Technology (State Related Sector)
Jessica Harpel – Philadelphia College (Graduate Sector)
Jasmine Collier – Citizens School of Nursing (Nursing Sector)


PASFAA 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Michael Schultze – The University of Scranton (Private Sector)
Mariclaire Stearns – Great Lakes Institute of Technology (BT&T Sector)
Paola Ramos Arroyo – Harrisburg Area Community College (2 Yr Public Sector)
Brittany Curry – Edinboro University of PA (PASSHE Sector)
Olivia Hippensteel – Penn State University (State-Related Sector)
Robet Pate – Villanova University (Private Sector)
Imani Franklin – Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (Nursing Sector)


PASFAA 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Sarah Allen – Slippery Rock University of PA (PASSHE Sector)
Adriana Kelly – University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (Graduate Sector)
Laura Kemp – Lehigh Carbon Community College (2 Yr Public Sector)
Nathan Lavallee – Pennsylvania College of Technology (BT&T Sector)
Jansell M. Nunez – Joseph F. McCloskey School of Nursing (Nursing Sector)
Kelcie Prinkey – University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (State-Related Sector)
Kara G. Pytko – Susquehanna University (Private Sector)