Private Grants & Scholarships
Various private grants and scholarship opportunities can help further offset the cost of your DeSales education. We've assembled a list of helpful resources for your consideration.
You may find the following resources useful in your scholarship search.
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Scholarships and Loans for International Students
- FastWeb! Scholarship Search
- The College Board Fund Finder
- USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships
- Reagan Foundation
- Student Scholarships.org
Non-DeSales U. grants and scholarships
The Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Program with the Maguire Foundation
The Maguire Foundation has partnered with The Pennsylvania Society to create a scholarship to assist Pennsylvania high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited, non-proprietary four-year college or university which must be located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entire 2018-2019 academic year. Awards are eligible for renewal for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an annual award of up to $8,000. Up to 25 awards will be granted in 2018.
Visit the Program's website for eligibility information and to apply
Duffy Law, LLC $1000 Scholarship
Applicants must submit a 500+ word essay. Visit Duffy Law, LLC's website for essay topic and application guidelines
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
AAUW American Fellowships support women (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.
Applications for AAUW American Fellowships are open August 1 – November 15.
AAUW International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Applications for AAUW International Fellowships are open August 1–December 1.
The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council Scholarship Program
The LVMAC Scholarship Program target audience is:
- Veterans of working age seeking meaningful first-time civilian employment
- Veterans of working age seeking meaningful reemployment due to job loss
- Children of Veterans
- Children and Un-Remarried Spouses of Service members Killed in Action
- Children of Non-Veterans who will make an active duty service commitment through ROTC
Average Annual Scholarship is $1,000.
Visit LVMAC's website from February 1 through May 31 to apply.
Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Student Scholarship
Deadlines (2): Bi-annual: June 30 and December 31
Eligibility Requirements: Students must be enrolled in post-secondary education full time and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. All majors regardless of class standing are encouraged to apply.
Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship Program
Open to current college freshmen studying in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) fields, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
Application available is available January 15 - March 15. Visit the Horatio Alger Association website during those dates.
Northampton County Medical Society Alliance Scholarships
Northampton County Medical Society Alliance provides $1000 scholarships to eligible medical, nursing and physician assistant students.
To learn about eligibility criteria and apply, go to http://ncmsa.org/scholarship.
Mensa Foundation's College Scholarship Program
Mensa Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.
Application process opens September 15 and closes January 15.
Annual Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship
Eligibility and requirements
To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than June 1, 2020.
- Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
- One recommendation from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school (incoming IL students may submit a letter from a teacher from the previous year)
- An essay of no more than 1,000 words about the importance of the right to a trial by jury
The scholarship will be awarded, and the student notified of his or her selection, prior to August 1, 2020.
Office of Financial Aid - Here to Help
We'll guide you to make the best choices to fund your education at DeSales University. We can help make your college expenses affordable through a combination of grants, loans, student employment, and scholarship resources.
DeSales Financial Aid Office
610.282.1100, ext. 1287
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.