Outside Scholarship Opportunities

The resources below for non-GMercyU scholarships can help cover the cost of your education. Some private scholarships are based on majors, religion, ethnic background, and scholastic standing or financial need. Students who receive a private scholarship must provide a copy of the award letter to the Office of Financial Aid.

The University does not endorse, sponsor, or have any role in the administration of these private scholarship, and therefore disclaims any responsibility or liability for the information provided.


American Association of University Women (AAUW), Harrisburg Branch
Four scholarships for women, ranging from $1,500 to $2,500
Deadline: July 15, 2022
Details here

College Board
Use this resource to find matches from over 6,000 programs, totaling over $4 billion scholarship dollars yearly.

Discover Student Loans
$5000 scholarships
Discover is giving away $60,000 in college scholarships in 2022. Undergraduate and graduate students (and their parents) can enter to win one of 12 monthly scholarships worth $5,000 each. There is no essay requirement, no lengthy application and no purchase or student loan necessary to enter. 

Fastweb is a national scholarship database designed to simplify the scholarship search by helping students find millions of scholarships, grants, internships, and financial aid opportunities. Created in 1995, this free scholarship service is a trusted tool for parents, counselors, high school, and college students in the United States.

LEAGUE Foundation Scholarships
The LEAGUE Foundation provides financial resources for America’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer high school seniors entering their first year of institutions of higher learning. The scholarship application opens annually January 1 and closes April 15 with awards distributed in the summer of each year. 

My Scholly
Scholly has helped students win more than $100 million dollars. Join today and start matching with scholarships in minutes.

The National Catholic College Admission Association Scholarship
The National CCAA Scholarship is offered annually to college-bound high school seniors attending one of the National CCAA member institutions in the fall.

National Federation of the Blind
$1000 scholarship
The National Federation of the Blind believes in investing in the future by supporting the college education of deserving legally blind students.
Deadline: August 31, 2022

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Eligible nursing students can apply to the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (Nurse Corps SP). If they accept you:

  • They pay your tuition, fees, and other educational costs.
  • You work at a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF) when you graduate.



Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD) Scholarship
$2000-$3000 scholarships
Students must be legal permanent PA residents enrolled in their second, third or fourth year of students at a public or private college/university in PA in the 2022/2023 academic year. A fifth year of student for the purposes of earning teacher certification. Students must be full-time in an educational major or certification program.
Deadline: April 30, 2022

PNC Student Lending Scholarship Sweepstakes
$2,000 scholarships
To be eligible, a student must meet the following requirements on the date of each sweepstakes drawing (November 30, spring semester; May 31, fall semester):

  • Legal resident of the United States who is 18 years of age or older by the end of the standard academic year, defined as running from June of the current year through May of the following year.
  • Verified to be an undergraduate college student enrolled at a PNC Solution LoanTM-eligible college or university during the term the scholarship is awarded. A list of eligible schools can be found here.
  • Additionally, the college/university must be located in one of the following states: AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA , SC, TN, VA, WV, WI.
  • Be able to provide documentation of eligibility if name is drawn.


Sallie Mae
From 2016-2021, Sallie Mae awarded $875,000 in Bridging the Dream Scholarships to outstanding high school students. See details for these $10,000 scholarships.

Susan K. Castle Memorial Scholarship Fund
The retired educators in Montgomery County (PSEA-Retired) annually offer scholarships to rising college juniors or seniors who have graduated from a Montgomery County public high school. These college level students must be planning to earn an education degree for teaching.
Deadline: June 15, 2022
See application here.

The Scholarship Page
Since 1995, The Scholarship Page has provided students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors with information about scholarships for attending colleges or universities. Many people have been helped with their tuition, books, fees, and other costs associated with getting a higher education. Many programs offer money forbachelors, associates, masters, or PhD degrees.