Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships from private sources outside of Grove City College provide an additional source of financial assistance for students. Students should check with their guidance office, parents’ place of employment, church, and local service organizations for outside scholarship opportunities. The College Board web-site, www.collegeboard.org, provides a scholarship search tool. Other websites that offer scholarship search engines are www.educationplanner.org, http://www.cappex.com/scholarshipshttp://www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com.

Read the Grove City College Outside Scholarship and Loan Policy for the student requirements and guidelines on how outside scholarships will be administered by the College. 

The College is pleased to make students aware of the following scholarship opportunities that they may then investigate themselves: 

Lola G. Duff and William H. Duff, II Scholarship Fund

This $80 million fund has college scholarships for Allegheny County, PA residents. Students must be Protestant, have two years of schooling in Allegheny County (either public, private or home) and must be planning to attend college full time. Applications available on-line in February.

The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship
Available to graduates of the Pittsburgh Public Schools and charters, regardless of financial need or income who has been a student in the district and a resident of Pittsburgh continuously since at least the 9th grade, earn a minimum of 2.25 GPA (Class of 2009) and a 2.5 GPA (Class of 2010); maintain a minimum of 85% attendance record (Class of 2009) and a 90% attendance record (Class of 2010) and earn admission to Grove City College. The Pittsburgh Promise application forms and additional information on The Pittsburgh Promise is available at each of the high schools in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and on the Pittsburgh Promise website.

Bill Knect Tourism Scholarship Application
This memorial scholarship fund provides one (1) $1,000 scholarship each year to a Sophomore, Junior or Senior of Grove City College, Penn State – Shenango, or Thiel College who is pursuing a tourism-related major such as Marketing, Recreation, Hotel Management, etc. This also would include students in the School of Business for business management and business administration. The student must be a resident of Mercer County and a U.S. citizen. Additional Information.

The Hagan Scholarships
The Hagan Scholarships are intended for high achieving students in need of financial assistance in order to attend college. These recipients will graduate from a public high school located in an eligible state and in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents. For more information, go to www.hsfmo.org

The Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio Scholarships
This foundation offers a number of competitive scholarships that are available to residents of the Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio region. The Foundation website, located HERE, has more details on available scholarships, eligibility criteria and application procedures.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships
This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. The Foundation website, located HERE, has more details on available scholarships, eligibility criteria and application procedures.

II-VI Scholarships
The II-VI Scholarships are competitive scholarships available to students entering the fields of engineering, math and science with the caveat that Pre-med candidates, civil engineers, architectural engineers or petroleum engineers are not eligible for consideration. Scholarship opportunities are directed toward students pursuing degrees in electrical, industrial, chemical, nuclear, mechanical, material science engineering and related engineering and science disciplines. Mathematics majors are welcome to apply. The Scholarship is available only to rising Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors. The Scholarship is renewable.

Students applying for the first time must have and maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA (un-weighted for high school students) to be considered for the scholarship. Students applying for a renewal scholarship must have a 3.1 cumulative GPA and a 3.2 GPA in their last semester. Students entering their freshman year in college must also have a minimum SAT score of 1700.

One very unique aspect of the II-VI Foundation Scholarship is the requirement of nine (9) weeks of manufacturing-, engineering- or science-related experience in an industrial setting from October 1st through August 31st of the year in which the candidate applies for the scholarship. This requirement forces the candidates to have hands-on, real-world experiences outside of an academic setting, therefore creating a different perspective from which to view his or her career decisions.

For more information, please access the Scholarship website at: http://www.ii-vifoundation.com/StudentScholarships.html  

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Student Loans

​Because Grove City College does not accept, nor does it certify, any loans under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (Stafford and Parent PLUS Loans) students must select private, alternative loans, which are available from most lenders, in order to borrow.

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Outside Scholarships

​Scholarships from private sources outside of Grove City College provide an additional source of financial assistance for students.

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Financial Aid Brochure

​Download our Financial Aid Brochure to learn more about at financial aid at Grove City College. Click HERE to download.

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Financial Aid Forms and Policies

​A listing of financial aid forms and policies. 

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529 Plans

A 529 plan (named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code) is a college savings plan that allows families to establish a tax advantaged savings vehicle for educational purposes.

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Student Employment

Applications for work on campus may be filed online using the "Sign Up" tab of the myGCC portal.

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