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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.

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

When to Apply
Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the spring semester for returning students. For returning students, a scholarship application can be submitted once a student has filed a FAFSA. Priority deadline for returning students is May 1st and priority deadline for new students is August 1st.

How to Apply
Fill out our online form or complete the printable scholarship application and return to Jessica Farrell, Financial Aid Advisor in Richmond Hall. For questions, please reach out to Jessica at 570-702-8914 or jfarrell@johnson.edu.

Make Sure You’re Eligible
We want to help you get as much funding as you can, but a few things that can disqualify you.

  • Incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered. Read the scholarship instructions carefully, and make sure you’ve submitted all of the application materials.
  • If a student is currently in default status on a previous student loan, that student will not be eligible to receive a Johnson College scholarship. If you’re not sure about your loan status, or need help figuring out how to get out of default, contact our Financial Aid office.
  • Late applications will not be considered. All applications must be received in the Financial Aid office by the deadline date.

Not all applicants will be awarded a scholarship. But, remember: you’re much more likely to receive a scholarship if you submit your application early.

New Scholarship Opportunity – Deadline May 19th

Scholarships
Johnson College annual scholarships are funded on a yearly basis and may not be renewed from one academic year to the next.

Alekna Memorial Annual 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

Award:

  • Up to the full cost of tuition for one academic year

Edgar A. and Ida M. Alekna Endowed 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 Endowed 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 Endowed 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.

Award:

  • $1,250

Sean J. Calpin Automotive Technology Annual 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 Annual 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.

Award:

  • $500

Donor:

  • In memory of Rich Vinansky.

Vernon “Terry” Decker Endowed 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.

Award:

  • $500

Fricchione & Sons Endowed 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 Endowed 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.

Gene Haas Foundation Annual Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology major;
  • Must be in good academic standing.

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.

Award:

  • Up to $5,000

Thomas Hesser Endowed 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.

Frank & Jean Hubbard Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Recipient must be a graduate of North Pocono High School;
  • Recipient must receive a recommendation from the Principal of North Pocono High School;
  • Student must show unmet financial need after other possible forms of financial aid have been awarded (as determined by Johnson College Financial Aid Office);
  • Initial scholarship award must be to a first-year student.

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.

Award:

  • $3,000

Jefferson Township Lions Annual 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.

Johnson College Employee Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Second-year student;
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0;
  • Student must have a positive disciplinary record;
  • Faculty, staff, and scholarship donors will be involved in the 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.

Award:

  • Varies. The award for the 2016 – 2017 academic year was $2,178.

Johnson College General Scholarship for Diesel

Criteria:

  • Recipient must be Diesel Technology major.

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:

  • C.G. Custom Truck Parts

Award:

  • $1,000

Janie Lamberton Memorial Annual Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Second-year student;
  • Veterinary Technology major;
  • Financial need (as determined by Johnson College Financial Aid Office). Financial need may refer to unmet need after all other forms of financial aid have been awarded;
  • Student must complete 10 hours of community service at the animal shelter of his/her choice during the academic year;
  • Student must exhibit compassion, loyalty, and love for all animals.

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 Janie Lamberton

Award:

  • $1,000

David Mercanti Memorial Endowed 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 Endowed 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 (second-year only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;
  • Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

Donor:

  • In memory of Ruth Stitt Morgan

Award:

  • $500

Dr. Tony & Mrs. Kitch Mussari Annual Leadership Scholarship of Express Employment Professionals

Criteria:

  • Student must show leadership in and out of the classroom.

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.

Award:

  • $500

Novitsky Family Annual 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.

Award:

  • $2,000

John R. O’Hara Endowed Scholarship

Criteria:

  • First-year student;
  • Student must be a resident of the greater Scranton/Lackawanna County community;
  • Must have a high school record of academic excellence and community service.

Terms of Scholarship:

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

Award:

  • $1,000

Anthony Ploskonka Memorial Annual 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

Award:

  • $1,500

Irene Ploskonka Memorial Annual 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

Award:

  • $1,500

Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association Annual 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.

Award:

  • $1,000

Ross Family Foundation Endowed 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.

William J. Simon Jr. Annual Scholarship Fund

Criteria:

  • Carpentry & Cabinetmaking Technology major;
  • Second-year student;
  • Student must be in good academic standing;
  • Financial need (as determined by Johnson College Financial Aid Office). Financial need may refer to unmet financial need after all other forms of financial aid have been awarded.

Terms of Scholarship:

  • Submit completed Johnson College scholarship application;
  • Submit optional resume (second-year renewal only)*;
  • Scholarship applies to tuition, fees, and books;

Donor:

  • In memory of William J. Simon Jr.

Award:

  • $360

Society of Broadcast Engineers, Chapter II Annual Scholarship

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.

Award:

  • $300

Islyn Thomas Endowed 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.

Award:

  • $2,000

Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club, Inc. Annual 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 Annual 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

Garfield and Mary Williams Memorial Annual 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.

Award:

  • Varies. 2015-2016 award was $1,500.

Donor:

  • In memory of Garfield and Mary Williams.

Donald and Evelyn Gow Wright Memorial Annual 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.

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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