What is the Grange?
The Grange is a family organization, dedicated to improving the American way of life through community service, education, and legislation. In 1867 the National Grange became the first nationwide fraternal farm organization. It is the first national organization to give full voice and vote to women.
Each year, Grange policies affect local state, and national legislation. The development of Grange policy starts at the local level, making us truly a grass roots organization.
Pennsylvania’s number one industry is agriculture, and the Pennsylvania State Grange is proud to continue supporting farms and farm families. In addition to that support the Grange gives all its members a voice in every aspects of the legislature. Throughout the Commonwealth our members are involved in setting Grange policy.
The PA State Grange Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1996 by delegate action, this scholarship is available to any Grange members, in good standing entering their junior or Senior year in college.
Candidates should be in need of financial assistance and may be studying any subject at any institute of higher learning.
Each applicant is eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship each year, for a maximum of two years. Up to four scholarships may be awarded in any given year, depending on the amount available in the fund.
Deadline May 1st.
Deaf Interpreter Scholarship
The PA State Grange has had a long relationship with the deaf community. This scholarship is just one way that we continue to support programs that assist the deaf and hard of hearing.
Applicants must be a Grange member in good standing and be enrolled in a credible program leading to certification as an interpreter for the deaf.
Each year a $250 grant will be awarded to the best applicant.
Deadline May 1st.
The Grange Scholarship Endowment at Penn State University
This scholarship is to recognize the outstanding work of an undergraduate student enrolled in at least their sophomore year at any campus of Pennsylvania State university who also Demonstrates financial need.
The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by the Penn State office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee from nominees named by the PA State Grange Scholarship Committee. This is the sole method to be used to identify students who are Grange members.
The $1500, scholarship will be awarded for one academic year and may be renewed for subsequent years providing the recipient continues to meet the conditional of eligibility and no other eligible students are identified.
Deadline - May 1st.
Leonard Rhone was the third Master of the PA State Grange, this grant is given in his name to honour the great things he did for the Grange.
This grant is only available to those pursuing a degree in agriculture or human development & family services at Penn State University. One scholarship in the amount of $300 will be available each year.
Eligible candidates must be a member in good standing and secure a recommendation from both the Master of their Subordinate and Pomona Granges.
Deadline - May 1st.
Santee Student Loans
Ellis M. Santee was an active Grange member and country doctor who knew the importance of a good education. He established this loan fund to help members obtain that education.
Grange members or their children may apply for one of five $2000, loans as long as they are a full time student at any institution accredited by MSCHE.
If selected, students will be required to sign a promissory note prior to receiving the loan. Repayment of this interest free loan shall begin within six months of graduating or leaving school. The minimum repayment requirement is $30/month per $1,000 borrowed, payable over a three year period. Deadline - May 1st.