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Scholarships Available

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Mary Beth Hughes Scholarship 

The Mary Beth Hughes Scholarship is a newly created scholarship in memory of CONCERN's late Vice President, Mary Beth Hughes.  Five $1,000 Scholarships will be available to youth in CONCERN's foster care program or who were adopted through CONCERN's adoption program, prior to their high school graduation, and are pursuing post high school education or training. 

More Information and Requirements


CONCERN Professional Services for Children, Youth, and Families will provide annual scholarships for full and part time students, in select identified school districts,in PA, who are receiving or have received CONCERN’s services and are pursuing higher education or vocational training.    

Scholarship applications are accepted on an on-going basis.  Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and are selected by the scholarship committee will be notified of a provisional award status. After final criteria are verified by the higher education institution, applicants will be notified of their final award status.   

The total scholarship available for full-time or part-time students is up to $10,000 per academic year (payable and divided equally among semesters) based on financial need.  Eligible applicants may re-apply each year, pending available funding.

This scholarship is made available by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and will continue until funds are depleted or through 2028. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must submit a completed scholarship application

  • Must be 24-years of age or younger as of July 1, 2023

  • Must currently attend or have recently attended and/or graduated from one of the identified PA public-school districts. View list HERE

  • Must currently participate or have previously participated in one or more of CONCERN’s services

  • Must be enrolled or going to enroll (part-time at a minimum) in a post-secondary school or other vocational training institution

  • Previous scholarship recipients must demonstrate academic progress, as defined and verified by your school

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