Grants & Scholarships
PENNSYLVANIA STATE GRANT (PHEAA)
- FAFSA completed by May 1st
- Graduate from a Pennsylvania High School
- Pennsylvania Resident
- Enrolled at least
half time(6 credits)
- Enrolled in a
- Meet satisfactory academic progress (as defined by PHEAA)
- Create an account on www.aessuccess.org to view up to date State Grant
FEDERAL PELL GRANT
- U.S. Department of Education determines student’s eligibility from information gathered on the FASFA application
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Awards depend on financial need and enrollment status
The Stevens Grant assists those students that are financially disadvantaged.
- FAFSA processed by May
1 st .Late applicants may receive reducedaward.
- 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
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Enrolled in 12 or more credits and working towards degree requirements
- In some
casesstudents 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.
- In some
- Complete all PHEAA paperwork
- Remaining costs after Pell, PHEAA, outside scholarships, VA benefits
andEFC are taken into consideration.
- If the EFC is greater than zero
student areexpected to take out a loan to cover the amount of their EFC.
- Costs can include, tuition, fees, room and board (
7 daymeal plan for resident students and 5 daymeal 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:
- Pre-Majors may receive the grant for 6 semesters
- Complete 10 hours of community service
- 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 submit an online scholarship application (below) to apply for all of the available scholarships in which they meet the criteria. The reference form may be downloaded below and we recommend providing two reference forms. The application must be submitted prior to May 31, 2018. Decisions and notifications of scholarships will be made by the end of July.
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:
- All applicants must first qualify by passing the entrance exam conducted and administered by Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
- Each recipient of a scholarship must meet the academic standards of a 2.0 GPA or above.
Studentwith 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.
- None of the following forms of discrimination will be used in selecting a qualifying student. Neither race, creed, color, age
norgender shall be used as a determining factor in awarding the scholarship.
- Scholarship applicants shall be residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
THE AIR PRODUCTS WELDING SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2017 by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
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
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
BARLEY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Established in November 2001 by the John E. Barley Family.
- The scholarship gives preference to students residing in the school districts of Penn Manor, Solanco, Lampeter-Strasburg
- Prior to the beginning of the fall semester, the scholarship shall be awarded to a
first yearstudent who is majoring in:
- Automotive Technology
- Cabinet Making & Wood Technology
- Carpentry Technology
- Collision Repair Technology
- Electrical Technology
- Electronics Technology
- Machine Tool & Computer Aided
- Masonry Construction Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology
- Plumbing Technology
3. The scholarship will be given in two increments: one
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.
Larry E Peifer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2018 by the family and friends of Larry E. Peifer, who was a carpenter and encouraged others to work in the building trades.
- First preference for the award will be for residents of Manheim Central or Hempfield school districts. If no one qualifies, then the scholarship shall be awarded to a resident of Lancaster County.
- The recipient shall be enrolled in an associate degree program in one of the building construction trades.
- Each year, a qualified incoming freshman will have first preference for this one-year award.
MICHAEL BARTONE SCHOLARSHIP
Established by the family of Michael Bartone ‘73, who passed away following a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- The Bartone family has established a local foundation in the Downingtown area in memory of Michael.
- 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
- The scholarship will provide a minimum $500 annual scholarship.
- 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.
- 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.
THE RICHARD A. BOUDER MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2017 by UGI Utilities, Inc. in memory of their employee, Richard A.
- The minimum scholarship awarded
to a student is $1,000. annual
- Graduates of McCaskey High School in the Lancaster School District will be given first preference; otherwise a resident of Lancaster County.
- The student recipient(s) is to be enrolled in the welding, plumbing, or electrical programs.
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
- The minimum scholarship awarded annually to a student is $1,000.
- The purpose of the scholarship is to aid students with academic ability and financial need to continue their studies.
THE FREDDY BUSTAQUE SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2000 with a $5,000 gift from Alfredo R. Bustaque, a trustee at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, in memory of his son.
- This scholarship shall be awarded annually prior to the beginning of the fall semester to a
- Criteria for receipt of this scholarship award shall be, in order of preference, (1) Latino student with sound academic standing and financial need; (2)
other minority candidatewith sound academic standing and financial need; or (3) any other student with sound academic standing and financial need.
KEVIN J. CASCIO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
An annual scholarship established in June 2016 by the Cascio Family
- 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.
- The Scholarship Award is $5,000.
THE CLARK ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP
Annual scholarship established in May 2016 by the Clark
- Must be a resident of Central or South Central PA.
- 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.
- Two to four scholarships will be available annually.
THE EXELON GENERATION WOMEN IN STEM SCHOLARSHIP
Established in August 2017 by Exelon Generation of Kennett Square. The scholarship is to provide tuition support to two female students in Electrical Technology, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, or Machine Tool Manufacturing Technology.
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.
- The scholarship is to provide tuition assistance for a student or students in the Architectural drafting or C.A.D. programs.
- Annual funding in the total amount of $2,000 may be awarded to one or two students.
- Funding may continue for a student into their second year at Stevens, if eligible.
THE GENE HAAS MACHINE TOOL SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2017 by the Gene Haas Foundation. The scholarship criteria will be determined based on GPA with input from Machine Tool & Computer Aided Manufacturing instructors.
EARL HAGY SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 1996 by a bequest from Earl W. Hagy.
- This scholarship will be awarded to a student residing in the Ephrata School District.
applicant’smajor must be Automotive Technology, Cabinetmaking or Carpentry.
- 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.
- This scholarship will be awarded to one female and one male student, divided into 2 semesters.
- The scholarship shall be awarded first to students from Dauphin/Cumberland Counties (Harrisburg) region, then to Lancaster, York or Lebanon.
S. DALE & SADIE HIGH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
An endowed scholarship established in December 2014 by Dale and Sadie High.
- 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.
- Recipient must be pursuing a career in one of the construction trades or construction design technologies.
- 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 andYork.
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.
- This scholarship is for males only who reside in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- 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.
- This scholarship is to be awarded to a student pursuing a major in Automotive Technology or Collision Repair.
- 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 (
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)
WALTER H. LORENZ ‘31 SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Established in November 2001 in memory of Walter H. Lorenz by his family.
- Scholarship applicants shall be students pursuing technical majors in electronics technology or electrical technology.
- 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.
THE DANIEL ROBINSON MOLINARI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2017 by Alexander Molinari in memory of his brother, Daniel Robinson Molinari, who was not a graduate of Stevens, but was an established and skilled tradesman. Daniel passed away suddenly while working in Lancaster, and his brother wished to honor his memory with this scholarship. This scholarship is undesignated and may be used where the student need is best served in any technical program.
THE PATRICIA MORTENSON SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2017 by Patricia Mortenson to help people of economic misfortune meet the cost and special needs of attending college. The minimum annual scholarship to a student is $1,000.
THE NATIONAL NOVELTY BRUSH COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2018 by the National Novelty Brush Co. (NNB). The scholarship shall be awarded to a student in the Machine Tool and Computer Aided Manufacturing Technology program or the Electro-Mechanical Technology program.
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
- The scholarship shall be awarded to 2 students, one of whom should be a second-year student.
- The eligible programs are Automotive Technology and Collision Repair Technology.
- 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.
- This scholarship is to be awarded to a student in the Automotive Technology program.
- 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.
- This scholarship is to help a student
offinancial need by defraying his or her tuition cost in
part or in full.
- 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.
- This scholarship is to provide assistance to a deserving, financially disadvantaged student to attend TSCT.
- This scholarship is to be awarded to a student in either Water & Environmental Technology or CAD.
- The student must be under 30 years old.
THE RICE FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2017 by the Rice Family Foundation.
- The minimum award will be $1,000
- The student must be from a Hanover area school district.
EDWARD H. SEARS, JR. ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY EXEMPLARY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Established in March 2013 by the Electrical Technology Class of 1985 Reunion Members.
- This scholarship is to be awarded to a second-year student in the Electrical Technology
- Financial need is not to be considered.
- The student must be an exemplary student who demonstrates: a positive, motivating and supportive attitude; good stewardship (giving of time/talent in
class, campus andcommunity) academic excellence (the higher GPA being the tie breaker) Studentis to be chosen by the first-year Electrical Technology instructor with second-year
WILLIS W. SHENK SCHOLARSHIP
Established in September 2001 by Willis Shenk, who was Chairman of Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.
- Prior to the beginning of the fall semester, this scholarship shall be awarded to a first-year
studentwho is majoring in Graphic Arts Communications & Printing Technology.
- 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.
- 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.
- This scholarship is to be awarded to a student in the Carpentry Technology program.
Scholarshipamount 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.
- Awarded to 2 students who are pursuing a printing or graphics communication major.
- Each will be awarded a check for $500 (fall-sophomore/spring- freshman).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Preference is given first to a needy veteran with a family.
- Second preference is a needy veteran without a family.
- The minimum award is $1,100 renewable annually for 5 years.
THE WILLIAMS COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP
An annual scholarship established by Williams Atlantic Pipeline, Inc. in February 2009.
- This scholarship is to be awarded to one or more students in Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology or Welding Technology.
- 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.
- This scholarship is to be used to support a needy female student in Electrical Technology, Machine Tool
andComputer 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.
- The scholarship will be at least $1,250 annually.
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
- American Foundry Society- Chesapeake Chapter Scholarship
- American Welding Society Foundation Scholarships
- Green Packaging Co- Metal Casting Scholarships
Note: The availability of any of the listed scholarships, the scholarship criteria