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$500 Business Scholarship

Deadline: April 15th

Multiple $500 business-related scholarships are awarded annually by the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce to a graduating senior in the Solanco, Lampeter-Strasburg and Penn Manor school districts. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or better. Higher education is NOT required. The scholarship must be used in one of three ways: 

  • Educational expenses associated with furthering your education in your chosen field
  • Fees incurred in starting your own business
  • Expenses related to participation in an apprenticeship program

The guidance department at your school or the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee will review applications for accuracy and completeness. Applications that are satisfactorily completed will then be made anonymous and shared with the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce board and team for final determination of the winning recipients. The scholarship recipients will be announced by June 1st of the graduating year.

Online Application

Applicants must write a response to one of the following questions with a response of no less than 250 words and no more than 500 words. The response is to be submitted with this application for consideration of the scholarship.
  • What type of business are you interested in starting/owning? Where do you see yourself in this profession in 10 years? Why did you choose this profession as a career goal?
  • Why is this scholarship important to you? Why do you feel your chosen career path is the best suited for you?
  • What do you see as the biggest challenge to businesses in Southern Lancaster County? How would you recommend overcoming it?