Students needing financial assistance can apply for a $16,000.00, interest-free LOAN TO HELP PAY FOR COLLEGE TUITION ROOM AND BOARD ($2,000/semester x 8 semesters = $16,000). Students may also apply for an interest free LOAN for similar expenses incurred in other post-high school professional education. The George W. Wright Students Aid Fund awards student loans on an interest free basis to deserving students.

Please note:  Loans are not available for post undergraduate education. (No loans for Masters, PhD, law, or medical school).

Eligibility Requirements:

High School Applicants must:

  • rank in the upper half of their graduating class from a Mercer County, PA high school
  • be accepted for enrollment at a post-high school institution of higher learning
  • Please note: Students not ranked in the upper half of their class may apply after two semesters of maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA or better in a post high school institution of higher learning.

Current College Student Applicants (who are not already approved for a George Wright loan) must:

  • be a graduate of a Mercer County high school
  • demonstrate ability to succeed academically by maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA or better on their official post-high school institution transcript
  • plan to continue current enrollment at a post-high school institution of higher learning
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