Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton July 26, 2016 10:59

Magnifying GlassThere are thousands of scholarships available to students planning to continue their education after high school. Each year, local businesses and residents provide tens of thousands of dollars in local scholarships during the annual senior awards ceremony. Other funding is also available through individual colleges or universities, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Below, you will find a guide to starting your scholarship search with resources and tips compiled by our GM counselors.


  • Scholarship applications are placed in the guidance filing cabinet and updated often. Check regularly for the latest information
  • Check the Naviance document library for a running list of open scholarships.
  • Governor Mifflin faculty members and staff provide an annual scholarship through the Governor Mifflin Education Association (GMEA). Announcements will be made during the 3rd Quarter.


  • The Berks County Community Foundation: Manages various charitable funds for Berks County individuals, families, and businesses. Uses their online search tool to find applicable local scholarships.
  • Your parent’s workplace: Many businesses and professional organizations offer scholarships for children of employees. Reminder your parents to also check with any professional organizations they may be part of or unions.
  • Your workplace: Food chains, grocery stores, big box stores, and even small businesses offer scholarships. Just ask!
  • Your organizations: If you belong to the local YMCA, Scouts, Boys’ Club, etc… ask about scholarship opportunities.
  • Your library: Ask your local librarian for scholarship resources like books, magazines, or even ads in newspapers.
  • Your community: Foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, banks, credit unions, etc… all may offer scholarships.
  • Ethnicity-based organizations: Check with any cultural organizations to which you may belong for scholarship opportunities.


There are plenty of free scholarship search engines online. Here are some of our favorites!

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton July 26, 2016 10:59
Governor Mifflin High School home

Mrs. Rebecca Phillippi
Guidance Secretary
Phone: 610-775-5089
Fax: 610-603-2280

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