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 Scholarship
$1,500 to $2,500 scholarships
The AAUW, Harrisburg branch, announces six college scholarships available to women from Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry County who are pursuing degrees at an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania.
See details to apply by July 31, 2024

College Board
Use this resource to find matches from over 6,000 programs, totaling over $4 billion scholarship dollars yearly.
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DACA or Undocumented Student Resources
Helpful websites on scholarships and financial aid for DACA students
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Discover Student Loans

$5000 scholarships
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.
See details here


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.
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Jonathan Lax Scholarship
The Jonathan Lax Scholarship Committee awards $5,000 to $10,000 tuition scholarships for higher education to gay men who are from or studying in the Philadelphia region.
See details, deadline to apply

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. 
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My Scholly

Scholly has helped students win more than $100 million dollars. Join today and start matching with scholarships in minutes.
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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.
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National Federation of the Blind

30 $8,000 merit-based scholarships
The National Federation of the Blind believes in investing in the future by supporting the college education of deserving legally blind students.
See details, deadline to apply

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.

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Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Inc. Scholarship
(7) $1,000 scholarships
For undergraduate and graduate African Americans and other underrepresented students (persons of color) in the Commonwealth
See details, deadline to apply

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 and graduate 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.
  • Be able to provide documentation of eligibility if name is drawn.

Details here

Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship

From 2016-2022, Sallie Mae awarded $1.1M in Bridging the Dream Scholarships to outstanding high school students. See details for these $10,000 scholarships.
See details, deadline to apply

Sallie Mae (Undergraduate) Scholarship Search
Scholarship Search is the free way to get access to more than 6 million college scholarships worth up to $30 billion. 
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Sallie Mae (Graduate) Scholarship Search
Get free access to their full scholarship database, including 950,000 graduate scholarships, worth up to $1 billion.
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SoFi Scholarship Search Tool
Assists students in finding scholarships that match their skills, interests, and qualifications.
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SoFi's $2,500 Scholarship
SoFi is giving away $2,500 for school every month. All with no essays. And no expense to enter.
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