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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.

You can also access a list of the following scholarships:

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Scholarship Title (currently sorted in Descending order) Scholarship Description
William and Olive Barnes Scholarship

This scholarship established by Greg Barnes, professor of Accountancy, in honor of his parents, William and Olive Barnes, for an incoming freshman. Applicants must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (combined critical reading & mathematics component), and rank in the upper 10% of their high school class. First preference will be given to accounting majors then other undergraduate business majors. Contact the Office of Admissions at 814-393-2306 for additional information. New students are automatically considered via their admissions materials. Award offered prior to February 1.

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.

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.

Ronald B. Lucas Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ronald, Class of 1982, and Debra Lucas for deserving Clarion University students in either Computer and Information Science or Business. To be considered, student must demonstrate financial need and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average in high school with plans to attend Clarion University. First preference will be given to a student in Computer Information Science. Next preference will be a student entering a department in the College of Business Administration in Administrative Science, Finance, or Accountancy. Eligible students will be notified.

Institute of Management Accountants Senior Scholarship
Harry Joseph Smith Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship established by David C. Smith '64 in memory of his father, Harry, to provide an annual scholarship to an Accounting major. Applicant must be a full time undergraduate student, have a minimum of 1000 on the SAT test, and must demonstrate financial need as per FAFSA which must be on file by the application date. Contact the Accountancy department at 814-393-2628 for additional information.

Gary L. Merz Memorial Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in the memory and recognition of accounting professor Gary L. Merz for his many contributions to the university, Accountancy Department, students, and community. The annual scholarship will be awarded to a senior accounting major based upon academic performance. For additional information contact the Accountancy Department chair at 814-393-2628.

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.

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.

Charles J. Pineno Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Charles Pineno, Department of Accountancy. Candidates must be senior Accounting majors. The scholarship awarded on the basis of academic performance and service to the department. For further information contact the Accountancy Department at 814-393-2628.

Accountancy Department Endowed Scholarship

Annually, two scholarship awards by the Accountancy Department's Endowment Fund Committee. Criteria used in selecting current students as recipients include senior standing, academic record, classroom performance, and participation in university activities. For additional information contact the Accountancy Department chair at (814) 393-2628.