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Scholarships

Johnson College offers a variety of scholarships to meet the financial needs of new and returning students. These awards may be based on financial need, community commitment, and/or academic standing. Each scholarship has specific criteria which is listed below.

The scholarship application which consists of four questions can be submitted via the web, email, in person, or by mail. Please be sure to follow the instructions carefully; each part of the application is reviewed and critiqued by Johnson College’s Scholarship Committee. Any student who submits a scholarship application who has not completed a FAFSA will not be taken into consideration for a scholarship until the FAFSA is complete.

Applicants will receive a notification letter from the Financial Aid office indicating receipt of their application, and the timeframe in which it will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Priority deadline for returning students is May 1st and priority deadline for new students is August 1st. Upon review by the committee all submissions will receive a response.   Priority deadlines allow the committee to Recipients will be required to attend the annual scholarship breakfast and to the send the donor of their scholarship a thank you letter.

Award amounts for endowed scholarship funds are determined annually according to earnings on the funds and in accordance with Johnson College policies.

Scholarships

Alekna Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year or second-year student;
  • Financial need (as determined by the Johnson College Financial Aid Office);
  • Preference is given to students or graduates of the following Pennsylvania school districts: Tunkhannock, Elk Lake, and Lackawanna Trail.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year students only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year;
  • Re-application necessary each academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of Edgar A. and Ida M. Alekna

Edgar A. and Ida M. Alekna Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year or second-year student;
  • Financial need (as determined by the Johnson College Financial Aid Office).

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year students only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year;
  • Re-application necessary each academic year.

John K. and Mary E. Blackledge Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Student must have a good academic record;
  • Student may re-apply for second year, if he or she remains in good academic standing.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year students only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year;
  • Re-application necessary each academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of John K. and Mary E. Blackledge by Mr. and Mrs. John P. Sweeney Sr.

Margaret Briggs Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year or second-year student;
  • Financial need (as determined by the Johnson College Financial Aid Office);
  • Preference is given to students or graduates of Lackawanna County (Pennsylvania) school districts.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year students only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year;
  • Re-application necessary each academic year.

Sean J. Calpin Automotive Technology Scholarship Fund of the Scranton Area Foundation

Criteria:

  • First-year or second-year student (student must have completed at least one semester at Johnson College and have a minimum 3.0 GPA);
  • Automotive Technology major;
  • Student must display good citizenship and service to others;
  • Student must demonstrate a sincere commitment to the Automotive Technology program.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year students only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year;
  • Re-application necessary each academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of Sean J. Calpin

C.M.C. Rich Vinansky Memorial Golf Tournament Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Radiologic Technology major;
  • The Radiologic Technology program chair is involved in the scholarship selection process.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of Rich Vinansky.

Vernon “Terry” Decker Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Second-year student;
  • Financial need (as determined by the Johnson College Financial Aid Office);
  • Preference is given to an Electronic Engineering Technology major;
  • Preference is given to a non-traditional student.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Fricchione & Sons Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year or second-year student;
  • Financial need (as determined by the Johnson College Financial Aid Office);
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning major;
  • Must be in good academic standing.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year students only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

John T. Gerod Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year or second-year student;
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology major;
  • Must submit letters of recommendation from program instructors;
  • Must demonstrate a sincere interest in the program;
  • Must be in good academic standing;
  • The Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology program chair is involved in the scholarship selection process.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Thomas Hesser Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year or second-year student;
  • Automotive Technology major;
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from program instructors;
  • Must be in good academic standing;
  • The Automotive Technology program chair is involved in the scholarship selection process.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Johnson College Employee Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Financial need (as determined by Johnson College Financial Aid Office).

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

David Mercanti Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year or second-year student;
  • Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology program;
  • Financial need (as determined by Johnson College Financial Aid Office).

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of F. David Mercanti

Ruth Stitt Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Second-year student;
  • Veterinary Technology program;
  • Lackawanna County (Pennsylvania) resident;
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA;
  • Satisfactory performance in first-year clinical rotation;
  • The Veterinary Technology program chair is involved in the scholarship selection process.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of Ruth Stitt Morgan

Northeastern Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Second-year student;
  • Veterinary Technology major;
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Novitsky Family Scholarship Fund

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Automotive Technology major;
  • Financial need (as determined by Johnson College Financial Aid Office);
  • Must demonstrate commitment, dedication, and perseverance in his or her studies.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • May be renewable for the second year;
  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Anthony Ploskonka Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Minimum high school 3.0 GPA;
  • Must perform 10 hours of community service each year.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • May be renewable for the second year;
  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year renewal only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of Anthony Ploskonka

Irene Ploskonka Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Minimum high school 2.5 GPA;
  • Must perform 10 hours of community service each year.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • May be renewable for the second year;
  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of Irene Ploskonka

Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Second-year, full-time student;
  • Automotive Technology major;
  • Financial need (as determined by Johnson College Financial Aid Office);
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA;
  • The Automotive Technology program chair is involved in the scholarship selection process.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Anthony F. Rosar Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Second-year student;
  • Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology major;
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (high school and Johnson College coursework);
  • Active in community service.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of Anthony F. Rosar

Ross Family Foundation Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Must be in good academic standing.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • May be renewable for the second year;
  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit resume (second-year only);
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Scranton UNICO Foundation Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Financial need (as determined by Johnson College Financial Aid Office).

Terms of Scholarship:

  • May be renewable for the second year;
  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year renewal only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Society of Broadcast Engineers, Chapter II

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Electronic Technology major;
  • The Electronic Technology program chair is involved in the scholarship selection process.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • May be renewable for the second year;
  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Islyn Thomas Achievement Award

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Financial need (as determined by Johnson College Office of Financial Aid);
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology major;
  • Community service;
  • Academic achievement;
  • The Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology program chair is involved in the scholarship selection process.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • May be renewable for the second year;
  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club, Inc. Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year or second-year student;
  • Financial need (as determined by Johnson College Office of Financial Aid);
  • Automotive Technology major.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Ed Vogel Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year or second-year student (student must have completed at least one semester at Johnson College and have a minimum 3.2 GPA);
  • Automotive Technology or Diesel Technology major;
  • Student must demonstrate a sincere commitment to his or her program;
  • The Automotive Technology or Diesel Technology program chair is involved in the scholarship selection process.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year students only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year;
  • Re-application necessary each academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of Ed Vogel by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America

Donald and Evelyn Gow Wright Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Financial need (as determined by Johnson College Office of Financial Aid);
  • Electrical Construction Technology or Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology major;
  • Minimum junior and senior year high school 2.5 GPA;
  • Involved in school or community activities;
  • Preference is given to a student from a rural public high school located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of Donald and Evelyn Gow Wright.

Jefferson Township Lions Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Financial need (as determined by Johnson College Financial Aid Office);
  • Preference is given to a non-traditional student;
  • Preference is given first to a student from Jefferson Township (Pennsylvania), then to a student from the larger North Pocono area.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Garfield and Mary Williams Memorial Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year or second-year student;
  • Greatest financial need (as determined by Johnson College Office of Financial Aid);
  • Carpentry and Cabinetmaking Technology major.

Terms of Scholarship

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year students only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of Garfield and Mary Williams.

Richmond Merit Award

Richmond Merit Award is given to two first-year students who have an SAT score of 850 or higher and a GPA of 3.00 or higher. The Johnson College Scholarship Committee selects the recipient(s).

Moffat Merit Award

Moffat Merit Award is given to two first-year students who have an SAT score of 800 or higher and a GPA of 2.80 or higher. The Johnson College Scholarship Committee selects the recipient(s).

Technology Merit Award

Technology Merit Award is given to two first-year students who have a GPA of 3.00 or higher and community or technology work experience. The Johnson College Scholarship Committee selects the recipient(s).

*Although second-year students are not required to submit a resume as part of the scholarship application process, it is strongly encouraged.

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