The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) announces over 80 scholarships are now available to area students for the 2024-2025 academic year. “Scholarships help students from all walks of life to achieve their educational dreams. Every year, our scholarships support area high school and non-traditional students who are pursuing higher education to develop their future careers.” said Marsha Lemons, Scholastic Initiatives Officer. 

Scholarships range from $200 to $20,000 with $380,000 available in total this year. They are available to students from Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Mifflin, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, or Union Counties. FCFP also offers special interest scholarships for non-traditional students currently enrolled in courses or returning to a higher education institution that can easily be found by selecting the non-traditional student category when searching. 

The FCFP Regional Scholarship is the first of its kind from the foundation. Whereas other scholarships are directed by the donor (with criteria related to location, merit, or area of study), the FCFP Regional Scholarship is directed by the FCFP board of directors. The opportunity is open to all students in the FCFP five-county service area (Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties), and the decision hinges on the student’s response to the essay question. 

Lemons said, “We just launched a new online portal. This tool will easily guide you through the application process.” A complete listing of all available scholarships and access to the online application can be found under Receive, Scholarships. 

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