External Scholarships


The Edinboro University Financial Aid Office is periodically notified of external scholarships for Edinboro students that are offered by organizations outside the university.

In addition to the scholarships listed below, students are encouraged to check for scholarships with their employers or parent’s employers, civic and community organizations. Churches, community foundations, Elks Clubs, Moose Lodges, etc. all offer opportunities for academic scholarships, but students must actively seek them out.

Do You Qualify for One of These Awards?


· Must be from the Pittsburgh Zionist District of the ZOA

· Must have completed one year in an accredited college or university

· Must submit an application and proposal for a research project

Deadline Date:

· Proposal – April 1 each year

· Research Paper – Oct. 1 each year

Contact: Zionist Organization of America; Pittsburgh District


· Must have a family home in Western Pennsylvania (10 years +/-)

· Must have completed at least one full-time academic year at current college or university (no recent time off)

· Recent semester grades and cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better

· Must have existing educational debt within the Foundation’s established parameters (call to discuss)

· Must have good credit

Lynn S. Dunbar

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· Live in the city of Pittsburgh continuously, without interruption, during at least your four years of high school

· Attend Pittsburgh Public Schools continuously, without interruption, from at least the beginning of ninth grade through to graduation

· Graduate with a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 2.5 or better

· Maintain an attendance record of 90%

· Meet other application requirements and criteria as listed on the website

Contact: Pittsburgh Promise

High School Applicant Criteria:

· Rank in the upper half of their graduating class from a Mercer County, PA high school

· Be accepted for enrollment at a post-high school institution of higher learning

· Please note: Students not ranked in the upper half of their class may apply after two semesters of maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA or better in a post high school institution of higher learning.

Current College Student Criteria:

· Be a graduate of a Mercer County high school

· Demonstrate ability to succeed academically by maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA or better on their official post-high school institution transcript

· Plan to continue current enrollment at a post-high school institution of higher learning


The George W. Wright
Students Aid Fund
P.O. Box 187
Mercer, PA 16137


· Be a Pennsylvania high school senior or graduate or current post-secondary undergraduate.

· Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at Edinboro or another approved 4-year, accredited Pa. institution.

· Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

· Be a United States citizen.

William J. McMannis and A. Haskell McMannis Educational Trust

The Erie Community Foundation houses 105 donor-named scholarships. Visit the Erie Community Foundation website to learn more about eligibility and application procedures.


Meghan O’Brien, Director of Grants & Scholarships

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
Hamilton Hall
210 Glasgow Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Email: finaid@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-3500
Fax: 814-732-2129