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Clarion University Scholarships

The following information illustrates the many scholarship opportunities available to students at Clarion University. If you are unclear about any of the information below, please call Admissions at 814-393-2306.

Use the tool filters below to narrow your scholarship search based on major (left drop-down menu) and audience (right drop-down menu -- select incoming freshman or current student). Another filter is Other Scholarships, not based on major (left drop-down menu) and audience (right drop-down menu - freshman or current students). Contact person for current students is the scholarship chair listed in the scholarship description of this site or handled by the chair of the academic department.

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Scholarship TitleScholarship Description
Laura Taylor Booth Presidential Scholarship Endowment for Incoming Freshman
The scholarship created by Mrs. Oleta B. Amsler in honor of her mother, Laura Taylor Booth with first preference to support elementary education majors from Elk County. Secondary consideration will be given to elementary education majors from Western Pennsylvania. Criteria includes at least a score of 1150 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) on the SAT's and top 10% of high school senior class. This renewable award is offered once every four years. When available, students are automatically considered for this award when they submit their application for admission.
Paul A. & Mary Weaver Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a donation from the children of Paul A. and Mary Weaver.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist academically achieving freshmen.  First preference will be given to students who live in rural areas of Clarion County and students who demonstrate financial need via FAFSA.  A minimum SAT total score of 1100 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and class rank in top 2/5 of senior class.  Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials and FAFSA; no scholarship application is required. Award offered sometime in March.

Anna and Walter Weaver Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship established by Paul and Mary Weaver to honor Paul's parents. Past recipients had a minimum SAT total score of 1100 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and graduated in the upper 10% of his or her high school senior class. Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. Preference will be given to students from Clarion County. Award offered sometime in March.

Commodore Corporation/Richard Boyle Scholarship

Established by the Commodore Corporation in memory of former manager, Richard Boyle. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide support for dependent children of employees of the Commodore Corporation plant, Colony Factory Crafted Homes plant, and Penn West Homes Plant in Clarion County. Selection is based upon demonstrated financial need, completion of the Commodore Corporation/Richard Boyle Scholarship application, and letters of recommendation. Application information can be obtained at Commodore at 814-226-9210; Colony at 814-226-9590; and Penn West Homes at 724-867-0047.

Acton Scholarship Endowment

Acton Scholarship Endowment: This scholarship was established by Dr. Arthur J. Acton and is awarded to Clarion University Virtual Campus students enrolled in the Online BS in Liberal Studies Program.  To apply submit this form - http://www.clarion.edu/259119/  For more information on qualifications contact the Clarion University Virtual Campus at 866-272-5612 or virtualcampus@clarion.edu

Richard W. Kooman Scholarship
 

Richard W. Kooman Scholarship: Established in November 2011, the purpose of this scholarship endowment is to honor the life and work of Richard W. Kooman by providing scholarship opportunities for Clarion County students pursuing a Clarion University degree.  In addition to a distinguished law career, Dick is remembered for his devotion to the Clarion Community and Clarion University.  Along with his many community organizations, Dick was also on the Clarion University Foundation Board of Directors and in 2002 he was appointed to the University Council of Trustees by the Governor and remained active in service until the time of his passing.   To be automatically considered, incoming freshman must be graduating from a Clarion County High School, demonstrate academic achievement, demonstrate interest and involvement through participation in a variety of activities and service opportunities, and demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.

Out of State Reduced Tuition
Out of state tuition has been recently reduced to 150% for all out of state students beginning Fall 2012.
Class of 1961 Scholarship

Class of 1961 Scholarship: This endowment was established in 2010 and is funded by the Class of 1961 in honor of their 50th anniversary of graduation.  When the Class of 1961 entered Clarion, it was strictly a college dedicated to producing outstanding teachers.  To continue that tradition, the scholarship is earmarked for an outstanding student in the Honors Program majoring in education.  To be considered, candidates must meet eligibility requirements for the Honors Program.  Preference given to Education major and financial need demonstrated via FAFSA is also considered for this scholarship.  This scholarship is renewable if Honors student remains in good standing in the Honors Program.  The scholarship will be awarded by the Scholarship Committee of the Honors Council during the spring semester.

The Grejda Education Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship endowment was created by Dr. Gail F. Grejda in honor of her husband Ed, Clarion alum (Class of 1957) and professor emeritus of English (1961-1996); and their family's longtime dedication to outstanding classroom teaching. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage students who show promise in the field of education, through having demonstrated excellence in their classroom experiences.  Eligible candidates must be education majors, undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year, have achieved a minimum of 3.25qpa, demonstrated proficiency by having passed the Praxis 1 exam, and provide evidence of their desire to excel in the field of education through work and volunteer experiences including but not limited to coaching, literary programs, religious education, after school programs, tutoring, etc.  Contact the Education Department in Stevens Hall for further information.

Dr. & Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Scholarship

The Phillips Charitable Trust established this scholarship. Dr. Phillips, a native of Emlenton, was a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an outstanding physician in the field of internal medicine. The charitable trust was established to continue the family's interest in education and assisting students. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a Clarion University degree program or incoming freshmen who have been formally accepted to Clarion University, and must have attended high school in or have been a resident of one of the following counties for the past five years: Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer, or Venango. Applicant must demonstrate financial need per the FAFSA. Two letters of recommendation must accompany each application. Applications can be picked up from and should be submitted to Mary John Phillips, Office of Financial Aid, 104 Egbert Hall , Clarion University of PA, Clarion PA 16214 by April 15. Fax number is 814-393-2520.

Jack N. Blaine Scholarship Endowment

Created by the board of directors of the Clarion University Foundation, Inc. in honor of Jack Blaine. Mr. Blaine, a Clarion alumnus ('66) and a member of the physical science faculty (1966-1984, 1992-1997), was the first director of the Donald D. Peirce Planetarium, director of the university foundation (1979-1992), and the university's first vice president for development and institutional advancement (1984-1992). This endowment will fund scholarships for incoming freshmen in the sciences, first preference physics & astronomy. Incoming freshmen will be automatically considered based on their academic achievements in high school.

Field-Brock-Coburn Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Edward L. Mattil for the purpose of honoring Blanche Field Brock, Class of 1957 and her daughter, Earla Brock Coburn, Class of 1949. A gift by Mrs. Coburn honoring three generations of Clarion graduates - Mrs. Brock, herself and her daughter, Kathryn Coburn Peer, Class of 1978 completed the endowment. All three had wonderful educational experiences and careers. The scholarship fund is intended for promising students studying Library Science who demonstrate financial need. To be automatically considered, candidates should be accepted at Clarion University as an incoming Library Science major. Candidates must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA. Preference will be given to incoming freshmen resident or commuting students attending the Clarion Campus.

S.P.I.R.I.T. Scholarship

The Students Producing Innovative Recognition for Incoming Students of Tomorrow (SPIRIT) Scholarship Endowment was initiated in 2009 by the social fraternities and sororities (GREEKS). As part of their service mission and in an effort to instill a culture of philanthropy by giving back to the university, the Greeks have taken a leadership role in challenging all campus student groups to participate. The purpose of this endowment is to provide scholarships for Clarion University students who have displayed leadership through community philanthropy. To be considered, student must be an incoming freshman with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale in high school, and must display leadership through community philanthropy. Such activities and service will be identified through the student's admissions application. Be sure to note the activities on the paper application or if applying online a separate sheet. It is recommended that the incoming student provide one letter of recommendation on the service that they provided in their community from an organization contact.  Not available until Fall 2014.

Dr. Lisbeth J. Brown Academic Achievement Award

This scholarship was established in the name of Lisbeth Brown, professor in Clarion University's College of Education, to assist current students who are achieving excellence in their Education Department college major. To be considered, student must have a minimum Q.P.A. of 3.5grade point average at Clarion University. Contact the chair of the Education Department Scholarship Committee each January to find out more about application process and deadline date to be considered.

Lorraine I. Johnson Mathematics Scholarship Endowment

Lorraine I. Johnson Mathematics Scholarship Endowment: This scholarship was created by Ms. Lorraine Johnson, Clarion Class of 1933, in honor of two of her mentors, Dr. J.W.F. Wilkinson and Mr. C. Fred Becker. Both educators had a great deal of influence as a part of her education at Clarion. Dr. Wilkinson served Clarion from 1898 until retirement in 1935. For 31 years, he served as Dean of the Mathematics department and was acting Principal of the Clarion State Normal School in 1926 and again in 1928. Mr. Becker served Clarion for 24 years until his retirement in 1948. He taught a wide variety of courses in professional education, and in addition, was for many years the Director of the Office of Student Teaching & Placement. To be considered for the scholarship, candidate must be full time student enrolled in the major area of mathematics or secondary education mathematics. Additionally, the candidate must demonstrate financial need via the current FAFSA form, and demonstrate academic success by achieving a minimum high school grade point average of a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship can be renewable for the incoming freshman winner based on quality work at the college level. Students will be automatically considered for the scholarship by the Office of Scholarship Administration. FAFSA should be on file by March 1.

Bonnie Silvertongue Memorial Marketing Scholarship

This endowed scholarship established by the faculty, staff, friends, and former students in memory of Bonnie Silvertongue, who passed away from cancer while teaching at the Department of Marketing. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding business major planning for a career in the field of marketing. Selection criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and service to the Clarion University community. Contact the Department of Marketing chair, at 814-393-2628 for further information.

Retail Management Scholarship

This endowed scholarship established by the Marketing Department to fund awards for marketing students. The award is made to a student planning a career in retail management. Additional information can be obtained from the Department of Marketing chair at 814-393-2628.

Marketing Research Scholarship

As part of class projects, teams of marketing research students entered the Arresdust Research Project Competition in 1988 and 1989. The Clarion University teams, coordinated by faculty advisor Dr. Paul Kim, won first prize two years in a row. An endowed scholarship was established to honor the recipients of the awards and to preserve the department's heritage of excellence in marketing research. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding marketing major who plans a career in marketing research. Contact the Department of Marketing chair, at 814-393-2628 for additional information.

Marketing Research Scholarship

As part of class projects, teams of marketing research students entered the Arresdust Research Project Competition in 1988 and 1989. The Clarion University teams, coordinated by faculty advisor Dr. Paul Kim, won first prize two years in a row. An endowed scholarship was established to honor the recipients of the awards and to preserve the department's heritage of excellence in marketing research. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding marketing major who plans a career in marketing research. Contact the Department of Marketing chair, at 814-393-2628 for additional information.

Marketing Management Scholarship

This endowed scholarship established through contributions from alumni, friends and faculty of Clarion's Marketing Department. The award is made to a student planning a career in marketing management. Additional information can be obtained from the Department of Marketing chair at 814-393-2628.

Paul Y. Kim Advertising Management Scholarship

This endowed scholarship established by Dr. Paul Y. Kim professor and former chair of the Marketing Department. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding marketing major who plans for a career in the field of advertising management. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and service to the department. Contact the Department of Marketing Chair at 814-393-2628 for additional information.

Gray Real Estate Scholarship

This endowed fund will provide scholarships for high achieving students majoring in real estate or finance. Students must be of sophomore standing or higher and have completed six credits in real estate. Students must have a 3.0 or above cumulative QPA. Additional information can be obtained from the chair of the Finance Department at (814) 226-2626.

Burns and Burns Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is available to students majoring in finance, real estate, and insurance. Nominees are required to submit a resume and are evaluated on academic achievement and contributions to the department, the College of Business Administration, Clarion University, and the local community. Contact the chair of the Finance Department at 814-393-2626 for additional information.

H. G. Burns Center for Finance and Insurance Scholarship

The Burns Center awards scholarships to incoming students interested in a career in insurance, finance, or real estate. To be considered, candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 1100, be in the top 40% of their class, and have demonstrated effective extracurricular participation. Recipients can continue to receive the scholarships throughout their four years provided that they maintain a QPA of 3.25. Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the chair of the Finance Department at 814-393-2626.

Enid Dennis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, honoring Dr. Enid Dennis, former professor of economics, is available to junior and senior economics majors. The purpose of the award is to reward academic accomplishments and provide incentives to students in the field of economics. Contact the chair of the Economics Department at 814-393-2627 for additional information.

Dr. Leonard & Sally Ann Ackerman Scholarship

Established by Sally Ann Ackerman. To be considered the criteria includes a declared management or industrial relations major. Awards are available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The student should have completed at least 30 credits at Clarion University. Minimum overall QPA of 3.25 is required in all Clarion courses and in Clarion business courses. Contact the Department of Administrative Sciences at 814-393-2626 for further information.

The Ruth N. Pici Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in May 2004 by Mr. Frank A. Pici, Clarion Class of 1977, in honor of his mother, Ruth.  Ruth was a strong advocate of higher education.  Like many parents of Clarion students, she did not attend college.  However, recognizing the value of higher education and the practical value of an accounting background, she worked hard to provide the environment and resources for her son and her other children to better themselves with college educations.  Each year, the scholarship will be awarded to a freshman accounting major from Southwestern Pennsylvania , with preference given to graduates of the East Allegheny , Elizabeth Forward, McKeesport , and Gateway School Districts in Allegheny County .  To be considered, student must also rank in the upper 40% of high school class and have a SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) or higher.  Awarded each spring.

Charles P. Leach, Sr. Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding business student. Eligible students must be of at least sophomore standing and are selected on the basis of academic record, contribution to the College of Business Administration and the university, and participation in extracurricular activities such as professional organizations. Application is made to the chair of the College of Business Administration Scholarship Committee during the Spring Semester.  Questions should be directed to 814-393-2600.

The Kroh Family Business Scholarship

Established by D. Scott Kroh, Class of 1974, and his wife, Pamela, to benefit a student in the College of Business Administration at Clarion University. The scholarship is intended for upper division students who maintain a strong academic performance in preparation for a successful career in a field of business. Award is based on financial need. Application is made to the chair of the College of Business Administration Scholarship Committee during the Spring Semester. Questions should be directed to 814-393-2600.

E. Wilson Amsler Endowed Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in recognition of E. Wilson Amsler and his many contributions to the community and the university. The scholarship will permit the College of Business Administration to recruit and/or support an outstanding business major. Application is made to the chair of the College of Business Administration Scholarship Committee at 814-393-2600 during the Spring Semester.