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Student Support & Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

The College Foundation offers over 10 diverse scholarships to students pursuing an education at Penn Highlands Community College.

During the 2023-2024 academic year alone, the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation awarded $30,000 in scholarship funds to qualified students.

Foundation scholarship applications are open between April 1 and May 15. Because many scholarships are based on a student’s registration status, students are advised to first register for the fall semester prior to completing the scholarship application.

See Available Scholarships

Student Emergency Fund

As a way to help our most vulnerable students in need, the Penn Highlands Community College Foundation began “Jeans Day.” One Friday per month, faculty and staff would wear jeans to work for a $5 donation. These funds in turn were deposited into a “Student Emergency Fund” to be used for students at risk of dropping out of college due to unforeseen financial emergencies.

Sometimes a $200 debt or unforeseen bill can stand in the way of a student staying in college and graduating. The Student Emergency Fund assists students in paying a utility bill, temporary lodging, car repairs, and more. Today, the Student Emergency Fund can be funded by anyone wishing to help students in need. The Foundation will aim to reply to the application within 24-48 hours after receiving it.

Student Eligibility:

Any full-time or part-time student may access these funds, including ACE and Associate in High School. The maximum amount is $200 per fiscal year per student. If the request is over $200.00, the application will be reviewed by the Foundation Board Executive Committee. Payments will be made directly to the vendor – not the student. A student may be referred for this service by any administrator, faculty, or staff member within the College.

Student Emergency Fund Contact Information:

To apply for these funds, download the application and email the completed form to foundation@pennhighlands.edu.

For additional questions on the student emergency fund, please contact the Foundation at 814.262.6448 or email the Foundation.

Student Emergency Request Form