Grants and Scholarships at
Thaddeus Stevens College

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 to view up to date State Grant information

Federal Pell Grant

  •          U.S. Department of Education determines student’s eligibility
  •          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.

Outside Scholarships


Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships from outside sources. The websites listed below are suggested in assisting students in searching for scholarships. Students that receive outside scholarships must notify the Financial Aid Office at Thaddeus Stevens. Receipt of an outside scholarship may change your award from Thaddeus Stevens. The Financial Aid Office is not responsible for these scholarships and the student should confirm with the scholarship sponsor any rules or requirements that may apply. The Financial Aid Office will complete any paperwork required to assist in the follow-up process. 

  • Places to inquire about possbile scholarships:
  • High School Guidance Office
  • Workplace of parent or student
  • Churches and religious organizations with which the family has association
  • Civic, charitable, and service orgs (Rotary Club, Lions Club, Elks, etc.)
  • Local Chamber of Commerce
  • Local newspapers (check the business and community service sections)
  • Public Library - Books such as The scholarship Book, Peterson's Guide, Barron's Guide to Colleges and Universities, etc.
  • Military - If student or parent served in the military
  • Brand name products such as Pepsi, Coca Cola, Tylenol (do a web search)
  • Some of the same lenders who make student loans also offer scholarships
  • Geography - city, county, region you live in
  • Internet
  • Procedures to consider in your search for private scholarships:
    Get an early start!  Deadlines for consideration may be as early as January for the upcoming fall semester.  Be wary of scholarship search services that charge a fee.  Even if they guarantee results "or your money back" experience has taught many families that the results are often negligible and that it is difficult, if not impossible, to get a refund.  Most likely, the search service uses one of the databases below that you can tap into on your own for free.
  • The Financial Aid Office of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is not responsible for the content of any of the below websites. We provide them for reference only.
  • Ray S. Shoemaker Scholarship - This scholars is for Harrisburg City Schools and surrounding districts.
  • Dollars for Scholars-This organization assists students in certain areas of Pennsylvania achieve their education pursuit by providing Financial Aid.
  • Fastweb-This website allows you to search for scholarships.
  • FinAid-This website allows you to search for unusual scholarships.
  • College Board - This website allows you to search for scholarships.
  • Kids Chance of PA-This website allows students to apply for scholarships if a parent was injured or killed in a work related accident.
  • American Welding Society-This website allows students to search for scholarships in the welding industry.
  • Print and Graphics Foundation - This website allows students to search for scholarships in the graphics and printing industry.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund -This website allows Hispanic students to search for scholarships.
  • AmeriCorps -This website allows individuals that have participated in this program to apply for their award.
  • PlumbersStock-This website allows individuals majoring in Plumbing or HVAC to apply for a scholarship.
  • Disability Scholarships-This website allows individuals to search for scholarships based on their disability.