Scholarships - Currently Available

Scholarships Open for Application 

The following scholarships are currently open and available for students to apply. This changes frequently and new scholarships will be added as they become available. Questions should be directed to Laurie Schaller, scholarship administrator, at lschaller@esufoundation.org or 570-422-3658. 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Annual Scholarship    
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $2,500
Applications will be available and accepted starting October 1, 2019
Established by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, recipients must be majoring in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Recipients must have completed at least 60 credits and be full time students with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Financial need as determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required. Selected by the ESU Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Scholarship Committee.

Bob Hillman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $740
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Established by Dr. Robert Veneziale in memory of Bob Hillman, an eloquent, soft-spoken, gentle giant who put his community ahead of himself and tried to unite people of different backgrounds in solving problems together.  Recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major but must be full-time students who have graduated from a Monroe County, Pa. high school and have completed at least 30 credits with a minimum ESU GPA of 2.5.  Financial need as determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required.  Following in Bob Hillman's footsteps, recipients must be active in community or campus service and must list these activities, along with two referrals by ESU faculty/staff or leaders in the community service organization, on their application.  Additionally, applicants must submit a short essay, 400-500 words in length, on the topic of "The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the Local Community".  Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

Pocono Lions Club Annual Scholarship
Available for 2019/2020 in the amount of $1,500
Applications will be available and accepted starting October 1, 2019
Established in honor of John Kaltenthaler by the Pocono Lions Club.  In 2005 John was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Membership Award by the Pocono Lions Club.  The fellowship is the club's highest honor and represents humanitarian qualities such as generosity, compassion and concern for the less fortunate.  Recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major but must be full-time students with a minimum ESU GPA of 3.0.  Recipients must be graduates of Pocono Mountain School District who reside in Barrett, Coolbaugh, Tobyhanna or Tunckannock Townships or Mt. Pocono Borough.  Additionally, to be considered, students must submit an essay on "How I plan to use my abilities to serve others."  Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

Tannersville Lions Club Annual Scholarship
Available for 2019/2010 in the amount of $1,000
Applications will be available and accepted starting October 1, 2019
Established by the Tannersville Lions Club, recipients may be enrolled in any undergraduate major at ESU. Recipients must have completed at least 30 credits and be in good academic and social standing. Additionally, recipients must have graduated from Pocono Mountain East High School and be presently active in a Monroe County volunteer organization or community service club (i.e. Lions, Rotary, Elks, etc.). The scholarship will be awarded to a different student each year. Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee.

Kathryn McLaughlin Waltz ’70 and Anna Dougherty McLaughlin ’30 Annual Scholarship
Available for 2019/2010 in the amount of $2,000
Applications will be available and accepted starting October 1, 2019
Established in the names of Kathryn McLaughlin Waltz ’70 and Anna Dougherty McLaughlin ’30, recipients must be majoring in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Recipients must be full-time students who have completed at least 60 credits with a minimum 3.0 ESU GPA. Financial need as determined by FAFSA is required. Selected by the ESU Scholarship Committee. 

To see a full list of scholarships, including those not open for application at this time, click here.