Apply for scholarships

Our alumni, community members, and corporate donors have committed to your success through their generous donations. Foundation Scholarships are awarded through the Office of Financial Aid in accordance with the criteria specified by our donors.


For most scholarships you must:

  • Be admitted into a degree or certificate program at the College
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress outlined in the SAP Policy
  • Enroll at least half-time (6 credits or more)
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher


  • Annual amounts usually range from $250-$5000.
  • Notifications are sent beginning in July and if you are selected for a scholarship, you will receive an email.

How to Apply

  • Most scholarships awarded by the Financial Aid Office are based on a combination of merit and demonstrated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have not filled out the FAFSA, please do so at the website.
  • Ƶ has scholarships that require information not available on the FAFSA.  In order to be considered for these scholarships, we encourage students to complete the optional:

Explore the following partner scholarship opportunities

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Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA) Scholarship

The PASFAA Scholarship is made possible by the association and generous donations from members. PASFAA will award seven, $1,000 scholarships.

Who is eligible?

Montco students who meet all of the following requirements:

  • Pennsylvania resident – If you are 18 years of age or older you must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least the 12 consecutive months before you file the FAFSA (excluding any time you are enrolled in a Pennsylvania postsecondary school, if you came into or remained in Pennsylvania for the purpose of attending a school or college). If you are under 18 years of age you must have a supporting parent or guardian who has been a Pennsylvania resident for at least the 12 consecutive months before you filed the FAFSA.
  • Enrolled at least half-time, in a degree-seeking program in a post-secondary institution of higher education OR a diploma/certificate program in the Nursing or Business Trade & Technical Sector only
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed 30 credits or the hours equivalent from a post-secondary institution of higher education at the time of application

Steps to be considered

Complete the .

Additional information

  • Scholarships are non-renewable, but students are welcome to reapply
  • Preference will be given to applicants attending schools that are part of the PASFAA membership
  • No more than one scholarship per year will be given to each of the following sectors: Business Trade & Technical, Nursing, Private Four Year, Public Two Year, PASSHE, State- Related and Graduate Schools.

Distribution of funds

PASFAA will distribute checks at the Fall Conference, if the winner or school representative is present. If not, check will be mailed. Winners must supply social security number for tax purposes. The Financial Aid Office must verify that the student is enrolled and in good academic standing. This scholarship is designed to reduce debt – it is not to be used by the institution to replace or reduce grant or other scholarship funds. If the student withdraws from the school prior to the scholarship funds being applied to their account, all scholarship money must be returned to the PASFAA Scholarship fund.

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship

The Lockheed Martin supports students participating in skills-based training in cutting-edge technology and advanced manufacturing fields. Students who are preparing for careers in technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing are invited to apply.

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

The Lockheed Martin helps provide access to pathways through education and into the STEM workforce for all students, particularly those from diverse backgrounds and communities historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Each year, the STEM Scholarship Program awards $10,000 to 200 recipients studying engineering or computer science at a 4-year college or university. Recipients may renew the scholarship up to three times for a total potential value of $40,000 per student.

External Scholarships

There are many resources that can help you find and apply for scholarships outside of Montco offerings.

Ƶ Scholarships and Approved External Scholarships
Before applying for external scholarships, you should first ensure you’ve completed the (if eligible) and have applied for all Ƶ (“Montco”) scholarship opportunities by completing .

External Scholarship Disclaimer
Montco is not responsible for the administration of any of the scholarships listed on this page. The College is not associated with any of the affiliates listed, nor does the College vet the opportunities presented. Montco provides these scholarship opportunities for you to research and apply at your own discretion. You are encouraged to conduct your own research and review the scholarship requirements prior to completing and submitting an application.

Avoid a Scholarship Scam
Unfortunately, many students and parents become victims of scholarship scams. Protect yourself and your personal information; if a scholarship application requires your social security number or for you to pay to apply, this is likely a scam; do not ever provide this information in an application!

Resources you should review prior to applying for an external scholarship

  • , published Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education
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What you need to do if you are awarded an external scholarship
If offered a scholarship though an external agency, you are required to a copy of your official notification letter as the funding must be included in your financial aid offer letter, per federal regulations.

Ensure your scholarship check includes your name and Montco Student ID number and is sent, along with your official notification letter, to:

Student Payment Office
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Potential Financial Aid Adjustment
Receipt of external scholarship funds could reduce previous aid awarded. The College will always reduce loan funds before any other aid source. You will be notified of any required changes to your financial aid awards via a revised financial aid offer letter, viewable through Self-Service via .

Montco External Scholarship Repository
In addition to the external scholarships and search engines listed below, an is available to all Montco applicants and students. New scholarship opportunities are added regularly, so make sure to save the page as a favorite, so you can revisit it often.

External Scholarships and Scholarship Search Engines

  • – As the largest online scholarship search, FastWeb provides access to more than 600,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans with over one billion dollars available.