Grants & Scholarships

 

PENNSYLVANIA STATE GRANT
  • FAFSA completed by May 1st
  • Graduate from a Pennsylvania High School
  • Pennsylvania Resident
  • Enrolled at least half time (6 credits)
  • Enrolled in a 2 year program
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress (as defined by Pheaa)
  • Create an account on www.aessuccess.org to view up to date State Grant information

FEDERAL PELL GRANT
  • U.S. Department of Education determines student’s eligibility from information gathered on the FASFA application
  • Awards depend on financial need and enrollment status

STEVENS GRANT

The Stevens Grant assists those students that are financially disadvantaged. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • FAFSA completed by July 1st for the Fall and November 1st for the Spring
  • Completed all required paperwork with the FA office by October 1st for Fall and Feb 1st for Spring
  • Pell Grant Eligibility as determined by the FAFSA
  • Enrolled in 12 or more credits and working towards degree requirements
    • In some cases students that are taking less than 12 credits but are taking a full load of their program courses according to the model schedule and have full filled all general education requirements may be eligible on a prorated basis.
  • Complete all PHEAA paperwork

Grant Covers:

  • Remaining costs after Pell, Pheaa, outside scholarships, VA benefits and EFC are taken into consideration.
  • If the EFC is greater than zero student are expected to take out a loan to cover the amount of their EFC.
  • Costs can include, tuition, fees, room and board ( 7 day meal plan for resident students and 5 day meal plan for commuter students)
  • Text Books and tools will be lent to students by instructors on the first day of the semester
  • All books must be returned at the end of each semester.
  • If a student withdraws or is dismissed prior to graduation they must return their tools or be charged a replacement fee.

Length of time:

  • 4 semester maximum
  • Pre-Majors may receive the grant for 6 semesters

Maintaining Eligibility:

  • Complete 10 hours of community service
  • Continuous Full time enrollment
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Uphold the Colleges Code of Conduct

THADDEUS STEVENS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Thaddeus Stevens Foundation provides students with scholarships from outside donors each year.  Students may complete a scholarship application to apply for all of the available scholarships which they meet the criteria.  This form and the reference form may be downloaded below.  The application must be submitted prior to July 1 of each year.  Decisions and notifications of scholarships will be made by the middle of August.


The following scholarships are currently available to students based on the criteria listed for each scholarship. Please note that scholarship payout amounts might vary from what is stated and will also be determined by the Thaddeus Stevens
Foundation on an annual basis and based upon current investment return rates.

Unless otherwise stipulated, the following general criteria shall apply to all applicants for scholarship consideration:

  1. All applicants must first qualify by passing the entrance exam conducted and administered by Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
  2. Each recipient of a scholarship must meet the academic standards of a 2.0 GPA or above.
  3. Student with financial need is given first preference. Financial need can only be determined by completing the FAFSA. We encourage all applicants to also complete the FAFSA. Consideration for those with academic achievement will be given second preference.
  4. None of the following forms of discrimination will be used in selecting a qualifying student. Neither race, creed, color, age nor gender shall be used as a determining factor in awarding the scholarship.
  5. Scholarship applicants shall be residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

Annual scholarship established in June 2015 by the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Foundry Society. The scholarship will provide a minimum of $1,000 to a student in the Foundry/Metal Casting Program.

ASTRO MACHINE WORKS MACHINE TOOL
TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Annual scholarship established in February 2010 by employees of Astro Machine Works, Inc. The scholarship will provide $1,000 ($500 per semester) to a second-year student in the Machine Tool and Computer Aided Manufacturing
Technology Program.

BARLEY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Established in November 2001 by the John E. Barley Family.

Specific Criteria:

  1. The scholarship gives preference to students residing in the school districts of Penn Manor, Solanco, Lampeter-Strasburg and Pequea Valley.
  2.  Prior to the beginning of the fall semester, the scholarship shall be awarded to a first year student who is majoring in:
  • Automotive Technology
  • Cabinet Making
  • Carpentry
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electronics Technology
  • HVAC/R
  • Machine Technology
  • Masonry Construction Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Metals Fabrication & Welding
  • Plumbing

3. The scholarship will be given in two increments: one in the beginning of the fall semester and the other in the beginning of the spring semester. Each year the scholarship will be awarded to a new incoming freshman student. No scholarship will continue through sophomore year.

RICHARD S. AND ANN B. BARSHINGER FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2015 by Ann Barshinger (coordinated by Fulton Bank Trust Office). The scholarship will be given to a student residing in Lancaster or York Counties.

MICHAEL BARTONE SCHOLARSHIP

Established by the family of Michael Bartone ‘73, who passed away following a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Specific Criteria:

  1. The Bartone family has established a local foundation in the Downingtown area in memory of Michael.
  2. Priority will be given to a student applicant from the Downingtown School District. If none is eligible, then Coatesville or West Chester areas.
BECOMING THE SUM OF ONE SCHOLARSHIP

Established in May 2010 by the Becoming The Sum of One Foundation of Harrisburg to encourage graduates of Harrisburg School District to pursue a technical career

Specific Criteria:The scholarship will provide a minimum $1,000 annual scholarship.

  1. Priority is given to a student applicant that is a graduate of Harrisburg High School. If none is available then a graduate of the Dauphin County Technical School will be considered.
  2. The applicant must complete an essay on “becoming the sum of one” and submit it to the Foundation office by August 1st of each year.
GEORGE BRODY SCHOLARSHIP

 An endowed scholarship established in 1996 by Roger J. and Lynn C. Brown in honor of former Stevens English instructor George Brody. (Note: In the past this was given as a spring award to a student going on to a college or university for further education.)

Specific Criteria:

  1. The minimum scholarship awarded annually to a student is $1,000.
  2. The purpose of the scholarship is to aid students with academic ability and financial need to continue their studies.
KEVIN J. CASCIO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

An annual scholarship established in June 2016 by the Cascio Family

Specific Criteria:

  1. The scholarship is recommended by the Offices of Financial Aid and Student Counseling to the Cascio family for approval and designated for a student who is in recovery.
  2. The Scholarship Award is $5,000.
THOMAS J. CENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Endowed scholarship established in November 2009 by Thomas J. Cence ‘35. The number and amount of the scholarship will depend on the number of qualified applicants and the annual earnings of the fund. The minimum scholarship awarded annually to a student is $1,000.

 CHICK-FIL-A POSITIVE IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2016 in partnership with Chick-fil-A Lincoln Highway East-Lancaster, the value and number of these scholarships will vary annually..

Specific Criteria:

  1. Priority is given first to enrolled students who are also Chick-fil-A employees. The student(s) must continuously be employed at Chick-fil-A Lincoln Highway East through their time at TSCT. If a student’s employment with Chick-fil-A is terminated before the beginning of each semester, they are not eligible for the next semester’s funding.
  2. Students applying must complete written assignment: “How I have been a positive influence on those in my life, and how I will carry that philosophy forward” (for example: volunteering, tutoring/mentoring, helping those less fortunate, etc.)
  3. Students applying must present a letter of recommendation from a non-family member addressing the student’s personal or professional achievement and character (i.e., work ethic, leadership, teamwork, service, positive influence).
  4. Both first and second year students in any associate degree program are eligible.
  5. When first year students receive this scholarship, they will automatically qualify again for the second year if they attain a 3.0 or higher GPA.
CLARK ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP

  1. Must be a resident of Central or South Central PA.
  2. Must be enrolled in one of the following technical programs: Business Administration; Computer & Network Systems Administration; Computer Software Engineering; Electrical Technology; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R); and Metals Fabrication and Welding.
  3. Two to four scholarships will be available annually.
BRYAN K. FRANTZ SCHOLARSHIP

Annual scholarship established in January 2012 by Mr. & Mrs. Terry K. Frantz in memory of their son, Bryan K. Frantz ‘82 Architectural Technology.

Specific Criteria:

  1. The scholarship is to provide tuition assistance for a student or students in the Architectural drafting or C.A.D. programs.
  2. Annual funding in the total amount of $2,000 may be awarded to one or two students.
  3. Funding may continue for a student into their second year at Stevens, if eligible.
THE FUTURE MACHINIST SCHOLARSHIP

Developed in 2014 by Machine Tool & Computer Aided Manufacturing faculty

Specific Criteria:

  1. Available to first year students.
  2. The number of students receiving this scholarship is determined by the number of sponsoring companies.
  3. The scholarship will be at least $1,000 per student.
  4. Student recipients will be selected by the companies based on a list of recommendations by the Machine Technology faculty and then interviewed by the companies who will make the selection. Typically, the sponsoring company offers the student a paid summer internship.
EARL HAGY SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1996 by a bequest from Earl W. Hagy
Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship will be awarded to a student residing in the Ephrata School District.
  2. The applicant’s major must be Automotive Technology, Cabinetmaking or Carpentry.
  3. The monies awarded will be given out of the earned interest from a $50,000.00 restricted gift.
HALL FOUNDATION MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Established in March 2014 by the Hall Foundation
Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship will be awarded to one female and one male student, divided into 2 semesters.
  2. The scholarship shall be awarded first to students from Dauphin/Cumberland Counties (Harrisburg) region, then to Lancaster, York or Lebanon.
S. DALE HIGH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

An endowed scholarship established in October 2009 by S. Dale High, Chairman of High Industries, Lancaster

Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship is to students enrolled in the construction programs at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
  2. The number and amount of the scholarship will depend on the number of qualified applicants and the annual earnings of the fund. The minimum scholarship awarded annually to a student is $1,000.
S. DALE & SADIE HIGH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

An endowed scholarship established in December 2014 by Dale and Sadie High

Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship will be awarded to students of families who have financial needs that may otherwise prevent them from attending college and pursuing a life-changing career. Recipients also may be the first in their families to enroll in college or continue their education. Recipients must possess traits likely to lead to a successful completion and career. Demonstration of academic achievement and/or community service, while in secondary school, will be an additional weighted factor for award.
  2. Recipient must be pursuing a career in one of the construction trades or construction design technologies.
  3. Recipient must live in a county that has the presence of a High-affiliated company. These counties currently include: Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Luzerne, Montgomery and York.
GREGG T. KISSINGER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in March 2007 by the executors of the estate of Gregg T. Kissinger, a skilled German-trained finish carpenter who had a business in Lancaster County

Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship is for males only who reside in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  2. Two awards will be awarded to incoming freshman each fall.
E. ANN KLEIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in November 2008 by the executors of E. Ann Klein, a successful businesswoman and former owner of Klein Kars, Lancaster

Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student pursuing a major in Automotive Technology or Collision Repair.
  2. The candidate selection process will involve the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Financial Aid Department and representative faculty from the Automotive Technology or Collision Repair Technology Departments.
LANCASTER COUNTY CODE ASSOCIATION (LANCODE) SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2011 by the ICC Professional Chapter to support student education of building codes in the construction trades. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student enrolled in one of the following programs: Architecture, Carpentry, HVAC, Electric, Plumbing or Masonry.

VINCENT J. LATTANZIO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established in March 2015 by Rebecca Lattanzio in memory of her husband Vincent Lattanzio ‘78 (Cabinetry),former board member of the Thaddeus Stevens Foundation and Alumni Association. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the TSCT Financial Aid Office. There are no specific designations as to program, geographic location or class year

WALTER H. LORENZ ‘31 SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in November 2001 in memory of Walter H. Lorenz by his family

Specific Criteria:

  1. Scholarship applicants shall be students pursuing technical majors in electronics technology or electrical technology.
  2. Each year the scholarship will be awarded to a new incoming freshman student. No scholarship will continue through the sophomore year
WALTER H. LORENZ ‘31 SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in November 2001 in memory of Walter H. Lorenz by his family

Specific Criteria:

  1. Scholarship applicants shall be students pursuing technical majors in electronics technology or electrical technology.
  2. Each year the scholarship will be awarded to a new incoming freshman student. No scholarship will continue through the sophomore year.
JOHN P. MAZZA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2014 by Caroline Mazza and the Mutual Fire Foundation in memory of John P. Mazza. This scholarship is to a student in Electrical Technology.

PRYOR E. AND ARLENE R. NEUBER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in August 2006 by the trustees of the Pryor E. Neuber estate. Each year the scholarship will be awarded to a new incoming freshman student. No scholarship will continue through the sophomore year.

THE PORSCHE CLUB OF CENTRAL PA SCHOLARSHIP

Established by the Porsche Club of America (PCA) Central PA Chapter in October 2013

Specific Criteria:

  1. The scholarship shall be awarded to 2 students, one of whom should be a second-year student.
  2. The eligible programs are Automotive Technology and Collision Repair Technology.
  3. Students must have permanent residency in Central PA and have financial need.
EARL F. “KELLY” REBMAN III SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in May 2007 by the family of Kelly Rebman in his memory

Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student in the Automotive Technology program.
  2. Each year the scholarship will be awarded to a new incoming freshman student. No scholarship
    will continue through the sophomore year.
THE RESSLER MILL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF STEPHEN J. KINDIG

Established in December 2016 by the Ressler Mill Foundation

Specific criteria:

  1. This scholarship is to help a student of financial need by defraying his or her tuition cost in
    part or in full.
  2. Scholarship recipients shall be residents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
THE GEORGE W. RETTEW, JR. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Established in September 2016 by Rettew employees and friends in honor of George “Hank” Rettew upon
his retirement.

Specific criteria:

  1. This scholarship is to provide assistance to a deserving, financially disadvantaged student to attend TSCT.
  2. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student in either Water & Environmental Technology or CAD.
  3. The student must be under 30 years old.
EDWARD H. SEARS, JR. ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY EXEMPLARY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Established in March 2013 by the Electrical Technology Class of 1985 Reunion Members

Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship is to be awarded to a second-year student in the Electrical Technology
    program.
  2. Financial need is not to be considered.
  3. The student must be an exemplary student who demonstrates: a positive, motivating and supportive attitude; good stewardship (giving of time/talent in class, campus and community) academic excellence (the higher GPA being the tie breaker)
  4. Student is to be chosen by the first-year Electrical Technology instructor with second-year
    instructor consultation.
WILLIS W. SHENK SCHOLARSHIP

Established in September 2001 by Willis Shenk, who was Chairman of Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.

Specific Criteria:

  1. Prior to the beginning of the fall semester, this scholarship shall be awarded to a first-year
    student who is majoring in Graphic Arts Communications & Printing Technology.
  2. If the above qualifications cannot be met within the Graphic Arts Communication program, then
    the scholarship committee may select a candidate pursuing a major in another technical major.
  3. Each year the scholarship will be awarded to a new incoming freshman student. No scholarship
    will continue through the sophomore year.
THE MAYNARD C. SPADE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established in May 2016 by Josephine Spade in memory of her husband, Maynard, Class of 1963,
Carpentry.

Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student in the Carpentry Technology program.
  2. Scholarship amount is to be $1,250 annually.
THE SUSQUEHANNA LITHO FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Established in May 2001 by the Steinman Foundation/Intelligencer Printing, this scholarship is
administered by the Susquehanna Litho Foundation.

Specific Criteria:

  1. Awarded to 2 students who are pursuing a printing or graphics communication major.
  2. Each will be awarded a check for $500 (fall-sophomore/spring- freshman).
  3. The scholarship monies will be provided by the Susquehanna Litho Foundation on an annual renewable agreement.
TURKEY HILL DAIRY SCHOLARSHIP

Established in November 2015 by the Turkey Hill Dairy

Specific Criteria:

  1. Two annual scholarships of $1,250 for qualified students entering the Mechanical Engineering or Electro-Mechanical technology, one of which is specifically for a female student.
  2. Additionally, funding is available up to $500 to support tools needed for the program in which they enter.
VETERAN SERVICE APPRECIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2016 by Bob and Barb Strickler to honor military veterans who are attending Stevens College

Specific Criteria:

  1. Preference is given first to a needy veteran with a family.
  2. Second preference is a needy veteran without a family.
  3. The minimum award is $1,100 renewable annually for 5 years.
WILLIAMS GAS PIPELINE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

An annual scholarship established by Williams Gas Pipeline in February 2009

Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student in Electronic Engineering Technology, Machine Technology, or Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology.
  2. The candidate selection process will involve the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Admissions Department and faculty from the three programs.
  3. Preference shall be given in the following order: Women, Latino males and Black American males. If there is a lack of diverse qualified minority candidates then scholarships can be offered to white Caucasian males.
  4. The scholarship shall be in the amount of $2,000-$5,000 annually, to be divided into the fall and spring semesters.
WOMEN IN STEM SCHOLARSHIP

An annual scholarship established in 2016 by Deb Strubel to encourage and support females in enrolling and pursuing STEM careers

Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship is to be used to support a needy female student in Electrical Technology, Machine Tool and Computer Aided Manufacturing, or Water and Environmental Technology . If no one in these programs qualify, then an option will be to select a female student in Masonry or any other STEM associate degree program.
  2. The scholarship will be at least $1,250 annually.
WORLEY & OBETZ RENEWABLE ENERGY SCHOLARSHIP

An annual scholarship established by Worley & Obetz in March 2015

Specific Criteria:

  1. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student in the HVAC/R program.
  2. The candidate will from Lancaster, Chester, Lebanon, Berks, York or Bradford County.
  3. Two scholarships of over $4,500 per student will be awarded
SHORT TERM SCHOLARSHIPS

Available during the 2016 and 2017 school year, these organizations or companies have made available limited scholarships for students enrolled in the short term Metal Casting /Foundry and Welding Technology courses. These are limited in number and amount available. Funding is based on reimbursement at the successful completion of the course and earning of the Certification.

  • American Foundry Society- Chesapeake Chapter Scholarship
  • American Welding Society Foundation Scholarships
  • Conestoga Foundrymens Association Scholarships
  • Green Packaging Co- Metal Casting Scholarships

Note: The availability of any of the listed scholarships, the scholarship criteria and scholarship values are subject to renewal and change without notice.