Apply Now for Swift Scholarship

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020 James F. Swift Scholarship, which provides local high school seniors graduating from a Lackawanna County high school $4,000 per year for each recipient for up to four years to assist with continuing education expenses. Twenty area students will be selected for this prestigious scholarship through the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

Created in 2002 through a gift by James F. Swift to the Scranton Area Community Foundation, the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund has awarded over $2,982,000 since 2008, benefiting over 220 local students to date. Following Mr. Swift’s death in 2006, the Scranton Area Community Foundation gratefully received an unanticipated and significant gift from his estate to the scholarship fund which has allowed a great number of students from Lackawanna County the opportunity to pursue their academic and professional goals through higher education.

Applications for the James F. Swift Scholarship will be accepted until 4 p.m. on March 16, 2020. Applicants must apply online at

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