Scholarships for non-traditional students and medical and engineering degrees

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania announced scholarship award opportunities for non-traditional students in Lycoming and surrounding counties.

A complete listing of all available scholarships, guidelines and applications may be found on the Community Foundation’s website, www.fcfpartnership.org. Deadlines for each scholarship may vary.

Calder Scholarship

The Joseph R. Calder Jr. Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Calder, member of the medical profession in Williamsport, for over 30 years. This award is intended to support the education of current and/or aspiring Lycoming County medical professionals who plan to enroll or are currently enrolled in a medical-related program. Fields of study may include medicine, nursing, pharmacy, allied health or other related studies. Preference is given to students who are returning to develop new skills or knowledge, or a first-time student who is not necessarily a recent high-school graduate.

Harrison Scholarship

The Morton and Beatrice Harrison Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Mort Harrison, founder of the Lycoming County Friends of the Court, who believed in the troubled youth and young adults, given appropriate direction and support, to gain control of their futures. Scholarships are available to young adults who have come to the attention of the Lycoming County’s Probation Department as a result of legal offenses as juveniles or young adults. In addition, young adults graduating from a Lycoming County High School who have been identified with at-risk behavior in their school district throughout their secondary education (grades 6 through 12) may be considered.

Ertel Scholarship

The Taylor J. Ertel Scholarship Fund for Foster Children, created in 1993, will assist Pennsylvania residents who have been placed in foster care by a child welfare agency at some point in their lives and are enrolled into a program of study that may range from short vocational courses through college and graduate degrees. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-served basis throughout the year.

Cole Scholarship

The Warren E. “Whitey” Cole A.S.H.E. Scholarship Fund was created to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in a Civil Engineering or Civil Technology curriculum and have completed at least their sophomore year of a four-year program or their freshman year of a two-year program.

Preference will be given to students attending Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University or Bucknell University. Students who reside in the following counties and attend another institution may also apply: Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga or Union counties.