PHSA Scholarships & Awards

Now accepting nominations for the 2018 PHSA Head Start Alumni Scholarship & Francine Bunch Memorial Parent and Staff Awards!

PHSA recognizes that there are many hard working parents and staff within our member programs who deserve recognition for their commitment to Head Start/Early Head Start in Pennsylvania.  We also know that there are many graduating seniors who are preparing for college who can trace their academic successes back to the days when they were a small child in a Head Start classroom.  This is our PA Head Start Community’s chance to celebrate our achievements!.  We encourage you to look within your program and nominate a co-worker, a parent or a Head Start Alumni for one of these awards.

This Scholarship and Awards packet will provide you with information on both our PHSA Alumni Scholarship and the Francine Bunch Memorial Awards, including the qualifications that nominees much exhibit and the necessary forms that must be submitted. Nominations will be accepted through 5:00pm on February 23, 2018. Honorees will be recognized during the Closing Lunch of the annual PHSA conference, April 12, 2018 at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. Nominations will be accepted in one of the following ways:

Emailed to

Faxed to 717-237-2772

Mailed to PHSA, 415 Market Street, Suite 206A, Harrisburg, PA 17110 ATTENTION:  Scholarships & Awards

NHSA Scholarships and Awards


The National Head Start Association’s Scholarship & Awards Program is open to individual, program and affiliate members of NHSA in good standing. Each scholarship and award provides additional criteria to guide nominations. In many states and regions, NHSA Affiliates may build upon this program with additional scholarship and awards unique to their area. Nominees should review all appropriate guidelines and consult NHSA staff with any questions to ensure successful application.

Click here for more information on NHSA's Scholarships and Awards