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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
Florence McLaughlin Scholarship

This scholarship established by Mr. David C. Smith, Class of 1964, in honor of Miss Florence McLaughlin who was an English teacher and role model for many students. The scholarship is intended for a Mount Lebanon High School student planning to attend Clarion University. First preference is an incoming English major from Mount Lebanon. Second preference is a secondary education major. Third preference is an elementary education major. For consideration, incoming freshmen need a minimum SAT score total of 1050 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and should graduate in the upper half of senior class. Student records are automatically reviewed for this award via their admission materials.

David M. McElhattan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in October 2007 to honor the memory of David M. McElhattan, a native of Franklin, Pennsylvania who spent most of his adult life as friend, confidant, supporter, and coach of many young people of the Franklin and Rocky Grove area. David's ties to Clarion University are many; his mother, father, and sister are all Clarion graduates and his son is current student at Clarion with his daughter to follow. To be considered for the award, student must be a senior or recent graduate of Franklin or Rocky Grove High School, admitted to Clarion University as a full-time undergraduate student with above average academic achievement in high school, show evidence of involvement in sports, music, the arts, or other social activities as a "team player", and show financial need. Students will automatically be considered upon receipt of their application for admission.

Sonja and Chuck Leach Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. Leach to help students pursue their life goals. This scholarship is available to a new freshman on a one-time basis. Past winners have a minimum SAT score of 1200 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and are in the upper 10 % of his or her high school graduating class. Amounts vary. Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. All awards offered prior to March 1.

John F. Kuhn Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship established by family and friends of Dr. Kuhn, former Provost of Clarion University. Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates academic achievement, high school and community involvement as well as an eclectic array of interests. Selection will be done via admissions materials. Award offered prior to March 1.

M.M. and Minnie H. Kaufman Leadership Scholarships

This scholarship established by Miss Virginia Kaufman ('37) in honor of her parents. These scholarships are available to freshmen on a one-time basis. Past winners have a minimum SAT score of 1200 (combined critical reading & mathematics component)and are in the upper 10 % of his or her high school graduating class. Amounts vary. Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. All awards offered prior to March 1.

Walter L. Hart Scholarships

These multi-year scholarships, presented in honor of the former admissions director, are awarded to the strongest incoming freshmen. Past recipients were in the top 5% of their graduating class, with SAT scores in excess of 1300 (combined critical reading & mathematics component), and with outstanding accomplishments and significant contributions through involvement in extracurricular activities. Students must meet required academic standards to receive the award in subsequent years. Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. Awards offered prior to February 1.

Mary R. Hardwick Scholarship

This fund was created to honor Dr. Mary Hardwick, retired Speech Communication and Theatre professor, and her career as a gifted artist and dedicated educator. Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen or transfer students. Selection is based upon a required essay, financial need and overall academic standing. Student's essay of no more than two pages, double spaced, needs to focus on describing how he/she has come to learn that a relationship with an individual who possesses the values of nurturance, compassion, collaboration, and respect for all living things can make a difference in the life of another. Contact the Office of Scholarship Administration, Admissions Office, Clarion University on availability of scholarship. Deadline for essay if available is March 17.

Inez and B.H. Fulton Memorial Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship established by Ralph ('31) and Virginia Fulton in memory of Ralph's parents. Past recipients have a minimum SAT score of 1200 and are in the upper 10 % of his or her high school graduating class. Incoming students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. All awards offered prior to March 1.          

Foundation Leadership Scholarships

These scholarships are available to freshmen on a one-time basis. Past recipients have a minimum SAT score of 1200 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and are in the upper 10% of his or her high school graduating class. Amounts vary. Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. All awards offered prior to March 1.

Eberly Family Scholarships

An endowed scholarship fund was created by the Eberly Family Trust to provide scholarships for students residing in Fayette County. Award selection is based upon academic achievement and financial need. No application is required, as student records are reviewed via their admission materials for this renewable scholarship. To be considered, Fayette County students need at least a 3.0 grade point average and a minimum SAT total of 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component).

DiTommaso Family Scholarship Endowment:

This scholarship was established by John DiTommaso, Clarion University Class of 1978, in honor of his parents, Angelo & Dorothy DiTommaso.  The award will be offered to an incoming freshman graduating from either Hempfield (Greensburg), Penn-Trafford, Norwin, Jeannette, or Greensburg Central Catholic High School.  To be considered, eligible candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) or ACT composite of 24 or better. Students also need to be in the upper two fifths of senior class. All applicants for admission who meet the specific criteria will automatically be considered for this scholarship award.  The DiTommasos' have had tremendous community support for many years and felt that this was one way to acknowledge their appreciation.

Mary & Martha Colegrove Educational Fund Scholarship

Award made to women from McKean County. The recipients can continue to receive the awards during subsequent years if students maintain a cumulative 3.0 quality point average at Clarion University. Students' records are reviewed for this award via their admissions materials. No scholarship application is required. Award made by February 1.                        

Class of 1943 Scholarship Endowment

This award was established in 2005 by the Class of 1943. As an integral part of Clarion's rich tradition of excellence, members desire that this will be an annual scholarship awarded to an incoming Clarion University student. The scholarship perpetuates the long-term commitment of the class members to their alma mater and present-day students. To be eligible for consideration, student must have a SAT total score of at least a 1000 (critical reasoning and mathematics) or ACT composite score of 22, a grade point average of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale, and financial need verified by FAFSA. No scholarship application is required; students reviewed for award upon receipt of admissions materials and FAFSA.

Donna Dupont Bishop Presidential Scholarship for Incoming Freshman

This scholarship established by J. Donald Bishop in honor of his late wife, Donna Dupont Bishop '72, is intended for an outstanding new student. Award criteria include a minimum SAT of 1300 (combined critical reading & mathematics component), top 2% of class, and first preference is given to a student with financial need. 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.

Clarion University APSCURF Scholarship for Incoming Freshman

This scholarship was established as a memorial to deceased or retired Clarion University faculty and is funded annually by the Clarion University Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Retired Faculty (APSCURF). This scholarship perpetuates the long-term commitment of retired faculty to Clarion University and present day students. To be considered for this scholarship, candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) or ACT composite score of 22, and graduate in the upper two-fifths of high school class. Preference will be granted to a descendent of past or present Clarion University APSCURF members. Students meeting this preference and who feel they meet the academic criteria need to submit a letter indicating they are a descendent of a retired Clarion University faculty member indicating the name of the faculty member to the scholarship administrator in the Admissions Office, Clarion University, by February 1st. Award offered in February for the following school year.