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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 Title (currently sorted in Descending order) Scholarship Description
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.

Special Education/Rehabilitative Science Freshman Scholarship

This endowed scholarship established by the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitative Sciences and is offered each year to a freshman majoring in special education or rehabilitative science. The recipient of the award will be selected based upon academic achievement (minimum SAT 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component), top 20% of class), leadership, and community service. Contact the chair of the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitative Sciences at 814-393-2325 for additional information. Deadline date is March 15.                                                                                         

Robert & Diana Coury Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Robert, Class of 1952, and Diana Coury who were strong advocates of Clarion University. Candidates must be current Clarion University students in the College of Education who have completed at least 4 semesters of academic work by the end of May. Candidates must show promise of outstanding service to the profession by performance in the classroom as well as in professional development experience outside the classroom. Student must have at least a 3.4 cumulative q.p.a. Candidates will write a letter of application for the scholarship indicating their strength of eligibility according to the criteria listed above. A candidate will also include his/her thoughts on the contributions they plan to make to the teaching profession. Deadline is April 1. Contact Dean of Education & Human Services for further information.

Kenneth and Marjorie Vayda Scholarship

An annual scholarship award is available to a junior or senior student majoring in special education or rehabilitative sciences. Minimum requirements include achieving a 3.5 QPA and active involvement with persons who have handicaps. Application deadline date is March 15.

Ginny Thornburgh Recognition Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in special education. Selection is based upon academic record (minimum QPA 3.5) and service to exceptional individuals. Contact the Special Education and Rehabilitative Sciences Department chair at 814-393-2325. Applications must be received by March 15.

Eric Flath Scholarship

This scholarship will be established from the estate of Clarion University graduates Robert '50 and Marilyn '67 Flath to honor their son Eric and is to provide education assistance for Clarion University students pursuing a career in the fields of special education or social service. Applicants must be permanent residents in the Keystone or Oil City school districts and the scholarship will alternate each year between the two schools. The scholarship will be available up to four years dependent upon the recipient maintaining a 3.0 QPA in his/her major and demonstrating successful progress towards completion of a degree. Students who receive athletic scholarship are not eligible.

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.

Clarion County Chapter of the PA Association of School Retirees Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded each year. Candidate must have graduated from a Clarion County high school or have been a resident of Clarion County at the time of high school graduation. Application is made in the spring to the Education Department chair at 814-393-2404. Selection is based on academic record, contribution to department and university, participation in extracurricular activities, and leadership skills. Letters of recommendation are required.