PSATS Scholarship

PSATS has announced new achievement scholarships funded in partnership with the Pennsylvania Leadership Institute for high school students to inspire the next generation of local leaders!

Townships are encouraged to inspire the next generation of local leaders by promoting the brand-new PSATS Scholarship Program. Four $1,500 scholarships are available to high school juniors and seniors: two Local Government Achievement scholarships and two Academic Achievement scholarships.

  • The Local Government Achievement scholarship is an opportunity for students to highlight outstanding citizenship through public service and community involvement.
  • The Academic Achievement scholarship will be awarded to students who exhibit enthusiasm toward education by maintaining high academic standards.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, reside in a Pennsylvania Township of the Second Class, be currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior and plan for post-high school education towards a professional license, degree, or certification in the fall of 2024.

Due Date: Completed applications must be received by January 26, 2024.

Scholarship winners will be acknowledged at the 2024 PSATS Annual Education Conference and Exhibit Show, as well as receive recognition in the Pa. Township News and their local media outlets. Click here for instructions and the online application.

Townships can download the brand new PSATS Scholarship Toolkit for Townships to help spread the word about scholarship opportunities through PSATS and connect with high school juniors and seniors. Click the links below to view each of these materials and help inspire the next generation of community leaders. Encourage high school students in your township to apply for a PSATS Scholarship today!

Applications are now being accepted. Questions can be directed to Policy & Research Analyst and Scholarship Program Coordinator, Katie Lizza at



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