Grants and Scholarships
Determining how to pay for school is like fitting together a jigsaw puzzle. There are large pieces and there are small pieces. Regardless of size, all are important to the complete financial aid picture.
State and federal grants and loans are the big pieces, the ones that build the foundation of many families’ financial aid packages.
Over and above government-funded financial aid, PTC can offer some families institutional grants and scholarships to reduce outstanding balances. Factors as diverse as need, family relationships, military experience, and geography determine a student’s institutional grant eligibility.
The following is a brief overview of PTC’s institutional grants and scholarships. The best way to know if one or more of these apply to you is to work with your Admissions Coordinator and Financial Aid Planner to explore all of your options.
If you think you qualify for any of these PTC institutional grants, talk to your Admissions Coordinator who can review eligibility requirements and scholarship details.
In addition to PTC institutional grants, and government grants and loans, many community-based organizations and clubs offer scholarships to students for their postsecondary education. The best way to uncover these is to ask.
Some sources to ask are your guidance counselor, members of your school board and town council, your mayor, the HR department of family members’ employers, your high school coach and search via the internet. The information can be uncovered for free. Be wary of any company or individual offering to find this information for you for a fee.
PTC Alumni Grant
PTC associate degree graduates returning for a certificate or a second associate degree program can receive a 30% tuition grant.
PTC Alumni Sibling & Family Grant
Family members of PTC graduates can receive a tuition grant up to a maximum of $300 per quarter; up to $2400 maximum. Eligibility is extended to the children, spouse, grandchildren, and siblings of PTC alumni.
PTC Certificate Program Grant
Students who are not PELL eligible and enrolled in PTC certificate programs can receive up to $2000 based on direct need.
PTC Cyber School Student Scholarship
High school seniors enrolled full-time at a state approved cyber school are eligible to apply for a renewable partial tuition scholarship of $3,000 per calendar year.
PTC Distressed Industry Grant
Distressed workers eligible for CareerLink funding can receive a PTC grant up to a maximum of $4,000 for an associate degree program and $2,000 for a certificate program.
PTC Early Application Grant/Scholarship
High School Seniors who apply and pay their Tuition Deposit by the deadline will receive a $500 early admissions grant and become eligible to participate in the Early Application Scholarship competition. A paragraph must be submitted for the student to be eligible for the Early Application Scholarship. Three High School senior's essays will be selected and will receive an additional $3,000.
Submission form - PTC Early Application Grant/Scholarship
PTC Education Alliance Grant
PTC Family Grant
Direct family members of PTC employees can receive an award covering the cost of tuition after grants. This benefit is extended to children, step-children, spouses, parents, siblings and grandchildren of employees. The employee must meet with HR to determine and tax consequences resulting from this benefit.
PTC “I inspire” Scholarship
As important as it is to have people and events in your life that inspire you, it is equally important to PTC that you are an inspiration to someone else. To apply, High SchooI seniors must write and submit a paragraph entitled: "l inspire” telling us how you inspire someone in your life. There will be five individual $1,000 awards given to seniors whose story was evaluated and judged as one of the top 5 paragraphs submitted.
Learn more about the PTC "I Inspire" Scholarship.
PTC “Inspiration” Scholarship
To apply for this scholarship, seniors must write and submit a paragraph with the title: "What person or event has most inspired me?” How has this person or event changed your life? PTC wants to know. There will be 5 winners chosen by a panel of judges. Each winner will receive a $1,000 PTC scholarship.
Learn more about the PTC Inspiration Scholarship.
PTC JROTC Scholarship
Active members of their high school Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard JROTC organization can receive a renewable partial tuition up to $3,000 per calendar year toward any PTC associate degree program.
PTC Late PHEAA Application Grant
Newly accepted students who missed the state grant deadline can receive a PTC grant for their first academic year. This is a one-time grant, available only to students who applied for admission after the state grant deadline.
PTC Out-of-State Resident Grant
Out-of-state students enrolled in associate degree programs can receive a PTC grant based on the PA state grant formula. So along with not charging higher tuition for out-of-state students, PTC awards grants to eligible students.
Students enrolled in fully online degree programs are eligible to receive between $5,000.00 to $8,600.00 in an online grant up to direct costs (e.g,. tuition, books, and housing).
PTC Tuition Assistance Grant
PTC students who demonstrate financial need can receive a grant of up to a maximum of $6,000.
PTC High School Club or Organization Grants & Scholarships
Active members of identified high school clubs and organizations can receive a renewable partial tuition grant up to $3,000 per calendar year recognizing their involvement. In recent years, grants have been offered to members of these organizations: Future Business Leaders of America, Distributive Education Clubs of America, SkillsUSA, Technology Students Association, Future Farmers of America, Health Occupations Students of America, Family, Community and Career Leaders of America, Business Professionals of America and JROTC.
To apply, download an application form here
High School Design Show and Scholarship Competition
To recognize the extraordinary talents of high school students in Pennsylvania and surrounding states PTC is providing these exceptional individuals a gallery venue to exhibit their work. PTC will bring together outside professionals and PTC faculty to judge show entries and determine award recipients in these categories: Video / Animation, Computer Aided Drafting, Web Development, Design, Photography. Top entries in each of these categories receive partial tuition PTC scholarships.
more about the High School Design Show and Scholarship Competition
PTC Academic Achievement Scholarship
Applicants who are a 2016 High School graduate or an adult dependent applicant under the age of 24 are eligible to receive an academic achievement scholarship. Scholarship awards are based on the student’s documented high school cumulative grade point average (cgpa).
$3,000 is awarded to applicants with a high schoolCGPA between 3.25 and 3.49.
$5,000 is awarded to applicants with a high schoolCGPA of 3.50 or higher.
You only need to submit your application!
PTC S.T.E.M. Scholarship
High School students enrolled in a S.T.E.M. program with a 2.5+ GPA may be may be awarded between $1000 - $5000 scholarship
PTC TAA/TRA Grant
PTC students sponsored by TAA/TRA can receive a grant to cover costs remaining after grants and after TAA funding.