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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 TitleScholarship Description
Kim Rutherford Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship in memory of a former faculty member is awarded each year to freshman or sophomore major in any of the biology degree programs, except medical technology. Recipient is selected upon the following criteria: academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities, service to the Biology Department and Clarion University, financial need, and the student's goals in biology. Application should be made in the spring to the Biology Department. Final selection made by department's academic committee. Application deadline date is April 4.

Ecology Scholarship

A scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate student who is enrolled in a Clarion University field course offered through the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology. Recipient will be selected based on academic excellence, service to the department, university, and community, and evidence of a scholarly commitment to ecology and environmental biology. Applicants are required to submit a current vita/resume, an unofficial college transcript, and complete a 2-page essay summarizing university and community service, research activities, and career goals. Applicants must be majoring in a bachelor of science in biology or environmental biology degree.

Biology Department Fund Scholarships

Two scholarships are awarded to biology or medical technology students who are currently juniors. Students should apply in the spring to the Biology Department Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee makes a recommendation to the department based upon academic record, contribution to the department and/or university, and participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarships are paid directly onto the student's billing account. Application deadline date is April 4.

The Ruth Bleakney Montgomery Science/Mathematics Scholarship

This scholarship established by Ron and Judy Montgomery in memory of Ron's mother Ruth. This endowment encourages students from Armstrong, Jefferson and Clarion Counties (preference given to Armstrong) with high achievement measured by their high school class rank and SAT score and also excellent academic performance at Clarion University to seek higher education. They must be of sophomore, junior or senior standing (with preference given to sophomores). Candidates must have declared a B.S. in a traditional science or mathematics major. Previous recipients may receive the award up to a total of three times. Applicants must apply no later than one week after grades are available for the spring semester. Please contact the office of the Dean of Arts and Science at 814-393-2328.

William and Elizabeth Hart Scholarship

This scholarship established to honor former chemistry professor Dr. William Hart. Currently, two scholarships are awarded and can be used to pay for tuition, room, board, and some miscellaneous fees, including books. Applicants must major in mathematics, physics, chemistry, geography/earth science, or biology and have completed 45 credits. They must have a QPA of 3.0 overall and 3.3 in mathematics and science course work. Selection shall be made by competitive examination, testing the student's ability in mathematics and English. Application deadline is late February. Contact the Scholarship Committee chair, Dr. Ben Freed, at 814-393-2592 for additional information.

Outstanding Biology Scholars Award

These scholarships are awarded annually to freshman biology, secondary-education-biology, molecular biology, environmental biology or medical technology majors. To be considered, students need SAT scores higher than 1200 (combined critical reading & mathematics component), and class rank in the top 20%. The awards are continued if requirements are met each year. Contact the Biology Department at (814) 393-2273 for additional information. Deadline date is February 15.