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Eligibility

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be bound for postsecondary (post high school) education.
  • Applicants must have achieved a high school diploma by the time of the first disbursement of the scholarship award.
  • Applicants must be under the age of 25 years old at the time of the full disbursement of the Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania, Inc. scholarship award.
  • Applicants must be entering to study or already studying toward receiving an undergraduate bachelor or associates degree.
  • Applicants may not have already attained a bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants in graduate level programs are ineligible.
  • Applicants must have at least one custodial parent or step-parent who has been seriously injured or killed in a work-related accident that has been documented by the parent’s employer.
  • Applicant’s parent’s injury or death related to work-related accident.
  • Applicants are eligible for the equivalent of 4 traditional years (8 traditional semesters) of scholarship award.

How many scholarships are awarded?

The number and amount of scholarship grants awarded by Kids' Chance of PA each year is dependent upon the number and eligibility of students who apply and available funds.

 
2011-2012
2012-2013
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
Number of Awards
46
48
55
56
57
Total Dollars
$107,500
$145,000
$158,500
$184,000
$186,500
Average Annual Award
$2,337
$3,021
$2,882
$3,286
$3,272

Kids' Chance of PA also accesses matching educational grants for Kids' Chance of PA scholarship recipients with remaining unmet financial need through our partnership with PATH, a program of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and American Educational Services. The future generosity of Kids' Chance of PA donors will allow us to continue to leverage additional student grants through PATH.

Top applicants demonstrating both exceptional academic promise and significant financial need, may benefit from special scholarship awards provided by our Scholar Program Sponsors

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