Endowed Scholarships

Scholarships are monies you do not have to pay back. All students are considered for University-wide scholarships (a few academic colleges may require a separate application). Incoming first year students are automatically considered for Penn State Mont Alto scholarships.

Eligibility for scholarships is often based on merit, and in many cases, financial need. Below you will find a listing of endowed scholarships that are available for Penn State Mont Alto students.

BARTLETT TREE FOUNDATION AWARD

Consideration given to full- and part-time students enrolled or planning to enroll in the majors of Forest Resources who have achieved superior academic records and have demonstrated interest in a career in arboriculture or urban forestry.  (By application – Oct/Nov) 

HOLLIS & DOROTHY BROYLES SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration given to full-time students enrolled or planning to enroll who have achieved superior academic records, have financial need and who are graduates of Waynesboro Area Senior High School, Waynesboro, PA

MARTHA & GEORGE BUCKEY - TELEDYNE LANDIS MACHINE SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration is given to undergraduate students pursuing studies at Penn State Mont Alto.  First preference to students who are children or grandchildren of employees or retirees of the Teledyne Specialty Equipment, Landis Machine Co. in Waynesboro, PA who have achieved positive academic records and have financial need.  Second preference to graduates of Waynesboro School District. Third preference to Franklin County high school graduates.

JOHN R. & MARION G. CAMPBELL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration for this scholarship given to full-and part-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have proven financial need. First preference shall go to Franklin County students majoring in Engineering; second preference to Franklin County students majoring in Science.

ALAN & ANNA CATANOSO SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration for this scholarship given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved superior academic records and have a proven financial need. First preference shall be given to students majoring in Landscape Contracting.  Second preference shall be given to students pursuing a major in Horticulture. Third preference shall be given to students majoring in an agricultural-related major. 

HENRY H. CHISMAN MEMORIAL AWARD 

Consideration for this award shall be given to students completing their first year of Forest Technology who have demonstrated their personal integrity, resourcefulness, good citizenship, and who have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5.  

HENRY E. CLEPPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration given to full-time freshmen and sophomores currently enrolled or planning to enroll in the Mont Alto Honors Program, who have achieved outstanding academic records and have a proven financial need.

PATRICK DILL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration given to all freshmen students currently enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who are graduates of the Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

F & M TRUST COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto pursuing a degree in Business or Finance, with a preference given to residents of Franklin or Cumberland Counties, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a proven financial need.

FOUNDERS SOCIETY AWARD

Consideration given to all students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto as Forest Service majors who have completed as least two semesters of study. Additional criteria are positive display of leadership, ability, good moral character and reputation, and dedication to obtaining an education.

DANIEL GARBER SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration given to full- and part-time students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records and have a proven financial need. 

MAURICE K. AND ETHEL C. GODDARD SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration given to students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved superior academic records and have a proven financial need. First preference given to students in Forest Technology or Forest Resources. Second preference given to any Pennsylvania student who meets the above-stated criteria.

HAROLD ALBERT HUBLER SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration given to all full- and part-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records or who manifest promise of academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need.   First preference shall be given to students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Arts and Architecture.

MILES JEFFERSON HUBLER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration for this scholarship will be given to all full-and part-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records and have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students in the College of Engineering.

DONALD AND CYNTHIA JACOBY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration given to all full-time students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records and have a proven financial need.  

HAROLD H. JOHNSON MEMORIAL AWARD 

Consideration given to all full-time sophomore students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto as baccalaureate or associate degree candidates in the Colleges of Engineering or Earth and Mineral Sciences. Students must also be residents of the Penn State Mont Alto service area. Additional criteria include academic standing and membership in professional honorary societies or other evidence of professional aptitude.  

MARTIN AND NAOMI KARP ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 

Consideration is given to full- and part-time baccalaureate degree students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Occupational Therapy Program at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved superior academic records and have a proven financial need.

ALBERT & LORRAINE KLIGMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR RETURNING ADULT STUDENTS 

Consideration given to full- and part-time adult students (over the age of 24) enrolled or planning to enroll in associate or baccalaureate degree programs at Penn State Mont Alto, who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and have a proven financial need.

STEVEN L. KOLUMBAN MEMORIAL AWARD 

Consideration given to all second- year undergraduates enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto in the Physical Therapist Assistance Program, who have performed outstanding community service, and who have exhibited some exemplary achievement.

M & T BANK SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration will be given to all full- and part-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have proven financial need. First preference shall be given to graduates of Waynesboro Highschool or Chambersburg Highschool. Second preference shall be given to graduates of any Franklin County Highschool. Third preference shall be given to graduates of any Pennsylvania High School.

ELLEN K. PALMER SCHOLARSHIP AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved outstanding academic records or who manifest promise of academic success.  First
preference shall be given to eligible recipients who have served or are serving in the Unite States military, which shall be inclusive of those who were veterans, active duty, reservists. Or National Guard.  Second preference shall be given to eligible
recipients whose home address of record is in Franklin County, PA.

PENN NATIONAL GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the associate or baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.   First preference shall be given to residents of Franklin, Fulton, or Adams Counties in Pennsylvania or Washington County in Maryland.

PENN STATE CLUB OF FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration given to all full-time undergraduates currently enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records, have a proven financial need, and whose home address of record is in Franklin County, PA (By Application)

DOROTHY SCRUGGS PLUMMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records and have a proven financial need.  First preference given to female Franklin County residents majoring in Journalism, Liberal Arts or Education.  Second preference given to any female Franklin County resident.

KENNETH & ANNA PRYOR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration for this scholarship is given full- and part-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have manifested promise of outstanding success and have a proven financial need.  First preference given to students in the physical therapist assistance program.  Second preference given to students in the occupational therapy program.  Third preference given to students in the nursing program.

KENNETH & ANNA PRYOR SCHOLARSHIP IN NURSING 

Consideration for this scholarship given to full- and part-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who manifest promise of academic success and have a proven financial need.  First preference given to Franklin County residents majoring in either the associate or baccalaureate degree in Nursing.

ROLAND JOSEPH RIEBOLD & MYRTLE O'CONNELL RIEBOLD SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration for this scholarship given to all students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto majoring in forestry as either associate degree or baccalaureate degree candidates and who have a proven need for financial assistance to meet their necessary college expenses.

RICHARD E. ROSE MEMORIAL AWARD

Consideration given to all students who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who are studying forestry or game management.

JOHN Z. & PAULINE K. SHEARER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration for this scholarship given to all undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records or who manifest promise of academic success, and who have a proven financial need.

FRANK A. & ELIZABETH C. SPEARY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full- or part-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records or who manifest promise of academic success, and who have a proven financial need.

FRANK & LEONORE H. SPEAREY SCHOLARSHIP IN FOREST RESOURCES AT MONT ALTO 

Consideration for this scholarship given to all undergraduate students pursuing studies at Penn State Mont Alto.  Preference will be given to students who intend to pursue a four-year degree program in the School of Forest Resources regardless of the Penn State campus at which the degree is completed.

CENTURYLINK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration for this scholarship given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding success, and who have a demonstrated financial need. 

FRANCIS H. WALLACE MEMORIAL AWARD 

First consideration for this award given all students who are residents of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Lebanon Counties and currently enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto in the forestry curriculum; second preference shall be given to students who are residents of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Lebanon Counties and enrolled in any curriculum other than Forestry; and third preference shall be given to all other students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto in the forestry curriculum.

FRANK JOHN WAWRYNOVIC SCHOLARSHIP IN FOREST RESOURCES AT MONT ALTO 

Consideration for this scholarship given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding success, and who have a proven financial need.  First preference will be given to Centre County and Clearfield County students enrolled or planning to enroll in the School of Forest resources.  Second preference will be given to all students enrolled or planning to enroll in the School of Forest Resources.

BARBARA JEAN WAWRYNOVIC MEMORIAL ALLIED HEALTH ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration for this scholarship given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto in an allied health program, who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding success, and who have a demonstrated financial need.  First preference shall be given to students from Centre County or Clearfield County, PA, enrolled or planning to enroll in an allied health program.  Second preference shall be given to all students enrolled or planning to enroll in an allied health program.

EDWIN A. ZIEGLER & JOHN T. AUTEN & JOSEPHINE ZIEGLER AUTEN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration for this scholarship given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto campus who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a proven financial need.

OYLER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto, who have achieved positive academic records and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference given to students who have graduated from Chambersburg Area High or successor high school in Chambersburg, PA.

BARKDOLL FAMILY OPEN DOORS SCHOLARSHIP AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto, who are participating in Open Doors Programs or students who have a demonstrated financial need for funds to meet the necessary college expenses.

CUMBERLAND VALLEY TREE SERVICE LANDSCAPING OPEN DOORS SCHOLARSHIP AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto, who are participating in Open Doors Programs or students who have a demonstrated financial need for funds to meet the necessary college expenses.

FIRST COMMUNITY BANK OF MERCERSBURG OPEN DOORS SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto, who are participating in Open Doors Programs or students who have a demonstrated financial need for funds to meet the necessary college expenses.

DR. WILLIAM L & PEGGY J. HOOVER OPEN DOORS SCHOLARSHIP AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto, who are participating in Open Doors Programs or students who have a demonstrated financial need for funds to meet the necessary college expenses.

ROBERT D. & REBECCA W. FOOR OPEN DOORS SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State  Mont Alto who are participating in RaiseMe, the Pathway to Success Summer Start Program ("PaSSS"), the Student Transitional Experiences Program("STEP"), Complete Penn State, or Smart Track to Success or Successor or additional programs created by the University under its  Access and Affordability Programs initiative which provide undergraduate scholarships.

DAVID C & M. MARIE GNAGE OPEN DOORS SCHOLARSHIP AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for scholarships shall be given to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who are participating in RaiseMe, the Pathway to Success Summer Start Program ("PaSSS"), the Student Transitional Experiences Program ("STEP"), Complete Penn State, or Smart Track to Success, or successor or additional  programs created by the University under its Access and Affordability Programs initiative which provide undergraduate scholarships. First preference shall be given to student who are  participants in Complete Penn State.

PENN STATE MONT ALTO FORESTRY CLASS OF 1958 OPEN DOORS SCHOLARSHIP 

Consideration for scholarships shall be given to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who are participating in RaiseMe, the Pathway to Success Summer Start Program ("PaSSS"), the Student Transitional Experiences Program ("STEP"), Complete Penn State, or Smart Track to Success, or successor or additional  programs created by the University under its Access and Affordability Programs initiative which provide undergraduate scholarships. First preference shall be given to student who are  participants in Complete Penn State.

RANDOLPH E. & PATRICIA A (MCGUIRE) EHRENZELLER OPEN DOORS SCHOLARSHIP AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for scholarships shall be given to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who are participating in RaiseMe, the Pathway to Success Summer Start Program ("PaSSS"), the Student Transitional Experiences Program ("STEP"), Complete Penn State, or Smart Track to Success, or successor or additional  programs created by the University under its Access and Affordability Programs initiative which provide undergraduate scholarships. First preference shall be given to student who are  participants in Complete Penn State.

JOHN A. & KATHRYN S. MINER SCHOLARSHIP FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHEIVEMENT

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Honors Program at Penn State Mont Alto.

AUDREY & KENTON BROYLES TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records and demonstrate financial need.

ROBERT H. RUMLER & DANIEL & SARA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records, have a proven financial need, and reside in Franklin County, PA.

PAGE & CINDY H. ETCHISON TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for this scholarship is given to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have demonstrated financial need.  Preference given to students who have graduated from James Buchanan High School and residents of Franklin County.

ANDREW J. HARTMAN TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP AT MONT ALTO

Consideration or this scholarship is given to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have demonstrated financial need and who are enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program or successor degree program.

BARBARA J STANKOWSKI SCHOLARSHIP FOR U.S. MILITARY VETERAN AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who are United States Military students. "United States Military Students" shall be inclusive of veterans, active duty reservists, or National Guard

PENN STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records and have a proven financial need.

NANCIJO DIXON MEMORIAL & PENN STATE MONT ALTO FORESTRY CLASS OF 1960 SCHOLARSHIP FOR FORESTRY STUDENTS

Consideration for this award is given to adult students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved academic success and have proven financial need.

GEORGE P. & MARTHA B. BUCKEY ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for this scholarship is given to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto and plan to pursue a degree in engineering.  Students should have achieved superior academic records and promise of outstanding academic success.

FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship has been made by possible through the support and generosity of many individuals who reside and work in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

WILSON G. HERSTINE TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for this scholarship was given to all students enrolled in the associate or baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved academic success.

JACK & BEEB GOOD ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students who have achieved positive academic records and have proven financial need.

PAUL E. WHITE AND RACHEL W. WHITE AWARD

Consideration for this scholarship is given to Penn State Mont Alto students who have demonstrated financial need and who are residents of either Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata or Perry counties in Pennsylvania.

H. LESTER OYLER ESTATE TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all `re majoring in or planning on majoring in Nursing at Penn State Mont Alto who have a demonstrated financial need.

DOLORES K. BRAKE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration was given to all Penn State Mont Alto undergraduate Nursing students whose permanent residence is in Franklin County.

HOPE M. BEARD TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto who are majoring in Nursing.

VERNON L. & R. ELAINE SHOCKLEY SCHOLARSHIP FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Honors Program at Penn State Mont Alto.

WILLIAM L. STOUT FAMILY MEMORIAL TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records, have financial need, and reside in Franklin County.

T.K. NITTERHOUSE TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have demonstrated financial need.

JOHN & PAULINE SHEARER TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records and have proven financial need.

NANCY L. SAVAGE TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship was given to students who demonstrated financial need and who were enrolled in the Penn State Mont Alto Nursing program.

JACK INGRAM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to sophomore students enrolled in Forest Technology at Penn State Mont Alto who have successfully completed the Dendrology course with a 3.0 or better.

JOHN F. BENCHOFF TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved positive academic records and demonstrate financial need.

JOE W. & CAROLYN A. AUSHERMAN TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students who have achieved positive academic records and have proven financial need.

SCOTT M. ECKERT MEMORIAL TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility for this award is available to undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto who have financial need and are enrolled in Forest Technology, Environmental and Renewable Resources, or Wildlife and Fisheries Science.

HAROLD H. & DOROTHY F. WOLFINGER EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the School of Forest Resources at Mont Alto who achieved superior academic success.

PENN STATE MONT ALTO FACULTY & STAFF ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved superior academic records and who have proven financial need.

M & T BANK INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to students enrolled in a program within the College of Information Science and Technology at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved superior academic records and have proven financial need.

DR. JOAN M. HOCKING TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students who have achieved positive academic records and have proven financial need.

PENN STATE MONT ALTO TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

First preference for this scholarship is given to Penn State Mont Alto students who have achieved positive academic records and have proven financial need.

ALBERT & LORRAINE KLIGMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN NURSING

Consideration for this scholarship was given to all students enrolled in the associate or baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved academic success.

PENN STATE MONT ALTO ADVISORY BOARD TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP

First preference for this scholarship is given to all undergraduate students enrolled at Penn State Mont Alto who have demonstrated financial need.

GARY G. & BRENDA S. CUMMINGS SCHOLARSHIP AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to full time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have a demonstrated financial need for fund to meet the necessary college expenses.  From the identified pool of eligible recipients and to the extent possible, preferences shall be given to eligible recipients in the following order:  First preference shall be given to students who are majoring in or planning to major in engineering or successor degree program.  Second preference shall be given to students who are majoring or planning to major in a degree program that focuses on science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). If no students meet the stated preferences in a given year or if there are sufficient funds to award additional scholarships beyond the eligible recipients who meet the stated preferences available.

RONALD & LINDA KEIPER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AT PENN STATE MONT ALTO

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of superior academic success and who have a demonstrated financial need.

JEFFREY E. & MARGARET L. STOUFFER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Mont Alto who have a demonstrated financial need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. First preference shall be given to students who are majoring or  planning to major in a degree program in education, business and /or allied health.