Walnut Hill College is pleased to offer several scholarships for high school seniors to help offset the tuition and costs of attending college.
There are a number of opportunities to accumulate awards based on merit, performance, community involvement, and leadership abilities. Additionally, we offer a grant especially for students entering our management programs. Please remember that you do not have to limit yourself to one scholarship application! Students can apply for awards in all of our scholarship categories provided they meet the specified requirements.
President’s Award Scholarship
The President’s Award Scholarship recognizes high school seniors who have made significant achievements in one or more of the following categories:
- Academic Excellence
- Community Service
- Improvement in Academic Performance
A $3,000 award is presented to the winner in each category and may be applied toward tuition for any major at Walnut Hill College. Students may apply for The President’s Award Scholarship in as many categories as they are eligible.
School of Management Scholarship
The School of Management Scholarship is presented to students intending to pursue a management career in the hospitality industry. There are three awards in the amounts of $3,000, $2,400, and $1,800. These awards may be applied toward tuition for either the Hotel Management or Restaurant Management degree at Walnut Hill College.
High School Achievement Scholarship
The High School Achievement Scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2,000 and may be applied toward tuition for students who meet select criteria.
If the candidate meets the criteria in more than one of these categories, they may include documentation for each additional category in their scholarship application packet and check off all categories for which they are applying. Essays should have a heading for the category for which they were written.
All scholarships are awarded based on merit. Students will receive half of the scholarship award during their first academic year and the remaining half in their second academic year, provided they maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. All scholarships awarded must be used within six months of the student’s high school graduation date. Students should remain in contact with the Office of Financial Aid for updates and other scholarship and grant opportunities throughout each year of enrollment.
Our admissions and financial aid representatives are available to answer any questions you have about our scholarship opportunities. Please call (267) 295-2311.
In addition to our essay-based scholarships, eligible high school seniors may take advantage of the following opportunities:
- Skills USA
- Imagine America
- FCCLA: Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
- PA Cooperative Vocational Education Association Scholarship (PCVEA)
- Walnut Hill College’s Chocolate Competition*
- Walnut Hill College’s Culinary Competition*
For more information on these scholarship opportunities, students are encouraged to contact their local high school’s family and consumer science department or guidance department.
*Competitions at Walnut Hill College are open to high school juniors and seniors. Awards are given in both the public and vocational-technical school divisions of our Chocolate and Culinary competitions. The first place high school in both divisions of each competition will receive $500 to be used for its family and consumer science department or culinary arts program. More information