Our goal:


The Kirtland Foundation Scholarship award provides deserving individuals within Lackawanna County the financial freedom they need to achieve their goals in the following fields of study: business, accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, public administration, tax, labor relations, economics, management, and other related majors leading to a career in the business field.


Our Mission

Our goal is to help deserving persons within our community achieve their education and career goals, an objective which has the added bonus of bettering our community as a whole. In short, our mission is to empower business students looking to reach their full educational potential, regardless of economic status.

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Our Impact

The David L. Kirtland and MariJo M. Kirtland Foundation was founded in 1991 exclusively for projects in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The foundation now works tirelessly to provide scholarship grants to students, and also grants for cultural organizations and other charitable organizations. 



municipalities served

Students who live within the 40 municipalities in Lackawanna County are eligible to receive scholarship funds. 



Years Serving our community

Click here to learn more about The Kirtland Foundation's history of philanthropic services in Northeastern Pennsylvania. 




The Kirtland Foundation has made contributions to the Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Marywood University, Keystone University, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and various other cultural and non-profit organizations. 




An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

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Get Started

You must submit your application and supporting documents no later than midnight EST on May 15, 2019. No exceptions will be made to the deadline.



Applicants must meet a certain set of requirements to be considered for the Kirtland Foundation Scholarship. Click the button below to see if you qualify. 


Both Dependent and Independent Students must provide a set of additional materials with their application. Click below for these required items.

application packet

Please complete your application in full. The application must be completed and emailed directly to applications @kirtlandfoundationscholarship.org.