Most of these second-year scholarships were founded by donors in memory or honor of individuals who attended or were part of Lackawanna’s history. For information on all scholarships please contact Student Financial Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allied Services Nursing Scholarship
The Allied Services Nursing Scholarship was established to provide full tuition for eligible students in Lackawanna College’s nursing associate degree program. Students awarded these scholarships will have the opportunity to work at Allied Services while continuing their education and be guaranteed a full-time position upon graduation and licensure as a Registered Nurse. Additionally, they will be awarded a sign-on bonus of up to $20,000.
Allied Services has committed to supporting this program for three years with the first awards being granted for the 2021/2022 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded annually to three students for their second year of the nursing program. Candidates will apply for this award during the spring semester of their first year. Applications will be accepted until April 1 and recipients will be selected by May 1. In total, nine second-year students in Lackawanna’s nursing program will receive this scholarship, which will cover tuition and fees.
Alyn J. Scheatzle Scholarship for Culinary and Hospitality Programs
The Alyn J. Scheatzle Scholarship for Culinary and Hospitality Programs was established through a donation from the North Scranton Rotary Club in honor of the late Rotarian and community service volunteer who was the owner of Schiff’s Restaurant Service in Scranton, Pa. The scholarship will be distributed in $1,000 increments each year to second-year students who are actively involved in their community, in good academic standing, and enrolled in the Culinary Arts or Hotel Management associate degree programs.
Becky Pocius Scholarship
The Becky Pocius Scholarship was established in Becky’s memory by her parents, Leonard and Eileen Pocius. Becky was an honors student and athlete at Scranton Central. The scholarship is awarded to a second-year female student-athlete in excellent academic standing.
Charles Bernard ’66 and Bonita Timins Berman Family Scholarship
The Charles Bernard ’66 and Bonita Timins Berman Family Scholarship was established in May 2021 to honor the memory of the Berman family while supporting future students from Lackawanna County. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business who has achieved academic success in the classroom during their first tow years on campus.
Frank Scopelliti Annual Scholarship
The Frank Scopelliti Annual Scholarship was established by Theresa Scopelitti in memory of her late husband, Frank Scopelliti. The award will be issued to a full-time student in good academic standing. Special preference will be given to a candidate that has graduated from the Scranton School District and who has participated in the Rocket Project program in elementary and secondary school.
John R. and Maureen J. Pesavento Scholarship Award
The John R. and Maureen J. Pesavento Scholarship Award is awarded to a full-time student who has graduated from a Lackawanna County high school and maintains good academic standing at Lackawanna College.
Joseph J. Costa Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph J. Costa Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. Costa’s family to honor a student who exhibits good citizenship and leadership aptitude, and maintains strong academic standing entering his or her second year at Lackawanna College.
Margaret Briggs Foundation Scholarship
The Margaret Briggs Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a student who has graduated from a Lackawanna County high school and maintains good academic standing at Lackawanna College.
Lake Region Center Scholarship
The Lake Region Center Scholarship provides tuition assistance to students attending the Lake Region Center at the Hawley Silk Mill. Scholarship funds are raised from the annual Lake Region Scholarship Golf Tournament. Applications should be directed to the Center staff.
Mary Kazinetz Krause Scholarship
The Mary Kazinetz Krause Scholarship was established in memory of Ms. Krause, a 1935 graduate of Lackawanna Business College. Awards are given to Business majors in good academic standing.
Metz Culinary Management Scholarship
The METZ Culinary Management Scholarship was established in support of the long term commitment to the success of Lackawanna College and its students. The award will be issued to a full-time, second-year student in either Culinary Art of Hospitality Management who exhibits strong leadership skills in both their academic and personal life and has demonstrated financial need.
Paul J. Miller, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Paul J. Miller, Jr. Memorial scholarship shall be distributed annually to two deserving full-time sophomores in good academic standing. Preference is given to eligible applicants who reflect Paul’s interests, such as students who major in criminal justice at Lackawanna College. The Paul J. Miller, Jr. Memorial scholarship fund has been established in honor of Mr. Miller by neighbors, friends and family. Paul graduated from Lackawanna College in 2008 with an associates degree in Criminal Justice. He had been pursuing a bachelors degree in criminal justice at East Stroudsburg University and was awarded his bachelor’s degree posthumously. This scholarship is a stipend to be used as a supplement for tuition or for educational costs, such as books.
Robert Legg Evening Student Scholarship
The Robert Legg Evening Student Scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Legg, a 1982 graduate who received an Associate in Science, Business Administration from Lackawanna Junior Business College after an honorable discharge from the United States Army. Mr. Legg felt that education, at any age, was pinnacle for our society to function and to better one’s life. This scholarship is awarded to a part time evening student who has completed a minimum of 12 credits and is in good academic standing.
The UNICO Scholarship is awarded to a full-time, first-generation, low-income, minority, or new American student.