Outside of the merit scholarships and awards granted by King’s College and any financial aid awarded to you by filing your FAFSA, the Office of Financial Aid encourages students to seek out private scholarships if needed.  

FAMILIES OF FREEDOM SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

Families of Freedom Scholarships are available for dependent children, spouses, or domestic partners of 9/11 victims, including airplane crew and passengers; World Trade Center and Pentagon workers and visitors; and relief workers, including firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and law enforcement personnel, that were involved in the rescue efforts. 

Children are eligible if they were born between September 11, 2001, and September 30, 2008, and enroll in a program of postsecondary study by age 24. Those children who turn 24 during their course of study must then continue their program of study uninterrupted, with the exception of summer vacations, in order to continue receiving scholarship assistance.  

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Separate listings of scholarships by sponsoring organization, citizenship requirements, education level, minimum GPA, deadline, and state/regional award are available at hsfinder.net 

HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For students who are currently in their senior year at high school, the Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist student who have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education; and a desire to contribute to society. Visit horatioalger.org for more information or to apply. 

LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARD – SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

Soroptimist International has invested nearly $3 million in education grants to nearly 1,800 women every year. The Live Your Dream Awards, offer three levels of cash awards. Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 and November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams. 

THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION

Established in 1994, The Luzerne Foundation is a force for philanthropy in our community. To date, over $160 million in grants has been distributed to nonprofit organizations and over 360 funds have been created. With over $40 million in assets, The Foundation is positioned to do good today and tomorrow. 

THE MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION 

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Marines. Scholarship awards are $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000 per academic year, and the next round opens January 1. Students must apply directly to the Foundation and can review the eligibility requirements online. 

PASFAA SCHOLARSHIP

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; advocate for access to post-secondary education; and educate the public on financial aid and funding opportunities. 

The PASFAA Scholarship is made possible by the association and generous donations from members. PASFAA will award seven $1,000 scholarships to eligible students who apply by the deadline on May 1. 

THE ROY PIPER CHARITABLE TRUST

The Roy W. Piper Charitable Trust, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, offers annually renewable scholarships, beginning for academic year 2023-24. Fully completed applications will be accepted from high school seniors or those students already attending an accredited higher education institution. Principal preference will be given, but not limited to, to Wyoming, Lackawanna, and Luzerne County students. Scholarships are awarded based upon a combination of financial need, academic merit, community service, and extra-curricular activities, and are for use of education at an accredited higher education institution. Application packages can be obtained from the student’s high school guidance departments within the above counties or by email request to piperscholarship@frontier.com (please denote “Application request” in the subject line and note code “ST”). 

SCRANTON AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Scranton Area Community Foundation administers over 50 scholarships. Some of the funds help students from a particular school or area; others provide financial assistance to those pursuing a specific field of study; and some assist students that are most in need. Students interested in one or more of our scholarships can create an account through our online portal and complete an eligibility questionnaire. After completing the questionnaire, the student will be directed to the scholarship application(s) they qualify for.  

To learn more about scholarship opportunities, you may want to reach out to your school’s guidance or financial aid department. If you still have questions, please contact Cathy Fitzpatrick, Grants & Scholarships Manager, at cathyf@safdn.org or (570) 347-6203 extension 301. 

TUITION FUNDING SOURCES (TFS)

Tuition Funding Source (TFS) is a private website that provides free access to one of the largest scholarship databases, including information on financial aid programs and career assessment tools.