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York College Changemaker Scholarship Programs

Be the change your community needs

A Changemaker at YCP is a student volunteer who partners with local organizations to make a difference. York College Changemaker scholarship programs are selective, multi-year, cohort-based programs that offer an annual scholarship to students who are selected for acceptance into these programs. Changemaker programs promote volunteer engagement, community-engaged learning, leadership development, and civic responsibility. 

Changemaker scholarship programs include Eisenhart Community Scholars, Hope Scholars, Impact York, Promise, and YCCOSP. Eisenhart Scholars and Hope Scholars are also part of the York College Honors Community. Promise and YCCOSP are also classified as Student Success Scholarship Programs.

As a Changemaker, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Earn a scholarship that helps to support your education while you support our community.
  • Build connections with community service organizations and leaders.
  • Work together in teams to attain common goals: to serve your community, learn about diverse populations, and to make a difference.
  • Through your work in the community, gain skills and achieve accomplishments that help prepare you for your future.

Interested in learning more about being a Changemaker?

Contact us at volunteer@ycp.edu.

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York College Changemakers

Changemaker Scholarship Programs

  • Impact York

    All incoming first-year students are invited to apply to Impact York! Students in Impact York are committed to making a difference on campus and throughout the York region. Beginning in fall 2023, students accepted into the Impact York program receive an annual award of $1,500 for each academic year they participate in the program.

  • Eisenhart Community Scholars

    All incoming first-year students are invited to apply to the Eisenhart Community Scholars program, which is a part of the York College Honors Community! Eisenhart Scholars are innovative student leaders who are driven to make a lasting difference in their communities through volunteer engagement. The Eisenhart Scholars program provides a $5000 annual scholarship to selected students.

  • Hope Scholars

    Are you a rising sophomore AND a member of Impact York, Promise, or YCCOSP? If so, you are invited to apply for the Hope Scholars program, which is part of the York College Honors Community!

    The Hope Scholars program's focus is equity through education. Hope Scholars support, develop, and lead initiatives that promote educational attainment and success, particularly among k-12 students in the local area. Most Hope Scholars are leaders and mentors in the Generations of Hope program. The Hope Scholars program does not carry a scholarship, but it does provide access to benefits available to all Honors Community students.

  • York College Promise

    The York College Promise provides eligible graduates from York County high schools with an opportunity to attend college as part of a cohort of fellow program participants who will live and learn together on campus. Participants receive personalized support with academic advising, work-study job opportunities, and free tuition toward their cost of attendance at York College.

    All eligible incoming first-year students are invited to apply! Read more about eligibility requirements here.


    The York College Community Opportunity Scholarship Program (YCCOSP) provides a selected group of promising and deserving high-school students in the York City School District the opportunity to attend college regardless of financial circumstances, and to promote and assist with volunteer, career, and leadership opportunities in their home community. YCCOSP students who are accepted to York College AND who continue to meet the requirements of the YCCOSP program will be provided tuition-free education, free room, and a free meal plan for up to four years (8 semesters).

Contact Us
Service Initiatives
Center for Community Engagement
Cody Miller, M.S. Ed.
Director of Volunteer Engagement
Campus: Humanities Center, Room 125
Downtown: Center for Community Engagement
59 E. Market St., York, PA 17401
Phone: 717.600.3812
Contact for appt.