Scholarship programs were established at the Lancaster County Community Foundation through the generosity of local community members to assist residents of Lancaster County who plan to continue their education at a college or vocational school.
The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
Applicants will complete one application for consideration for all the scholarship funds under the Lancaster County Foundation Scholarship Program.
Scholarship funds included in the Lancaster County Foundation Scholarship Program Application:
Applicants applying to the Lancaster County Community Scholarship Programs will use one common application to apply to the funds below. Applicants must meet the following criteria and the criteria of one or more of the scholarships listed:
Jack and Ginny Lykins Scholarship: One (1) $3,000 scholarship
Joseph and Claudine Hess Scholarship: Three (3) $2,000 scholarships
George W. McKibbin Scholarship Fund: One (1) $2,000 scholarship
Charles W. Schoff Scholarship Fund: Three (3) $1,000 scholarships
The Lykins, Hess, McKibbin, and Schoff scholarships are renewable up to three times or until the student earns a bachelor’s degree whichever comes first. The students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Tina Bresnahan College Scholarship: One (1), one-time full in state tuition and fees scholarship up to $19,000
McKonly & Asbury Scholarship Fund for Future Public Accounting Leaders: Five (5), one-time $10,000 scholarships
Shaping Tomorrow Scholarship Fund: Eight (8), one-time $2,500 scholarships.
Albert S. Rosman Scholarship Fund: One (1), one-time $1,500 scholarship
Nathan Schaeffer Scholarship Fund: One (1), one-time $750 scholarship
James R. Buescher Scholarship Fund: One (1), one-time $500 scholarship
Jason M. Truitt Memorial Scholarship Fund: One (1), one-time $400 scholarship
Distribution amount and number of awards for each fund is determined annually by The Lancaster County Community Foundation. Funds that have monies available to issue scholarships will be listed each year.
All applicants will be notified in late March.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Lancaster County Community Foundation. Payment is made in mid-August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Lancaster County Community Foundation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.