By Rep. Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz)
High school seniors interested in receiving financial assistance to help pay for college can now apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship. Each year the program awards a four-year scholarship to two students preparing for post-secondary education. The scholarship is privately funded by individual and corporate
donors; no tax or other public funds are used.
The program is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to attend a Pennsylvania college, university, or career school as a full-time student.
Students must have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in high school in order to be eligible for a scholarship. Other factors taken into consideration for the
awards are a student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, and financial need.
The scholarship program is administered through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities. The application is available through the foundation’s web site here
The application deadline is March 1, 2021.
The Office of the Chief Clerk of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives assists in facilitating the scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded through an independent panel of
judges chosen by the foundation.