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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
Cheri Aharrah Reid Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship established by Dr. Ernest ('49) and Mrs. Peggy (Behringer '49) Aharrah in memory of their daughter. Its purpose is to assist incoming freshman theatre students in the Department of Theatre. The recipient will be selected on the basis of high school and/or community Theatre activities deemed worthy of merit. Contact the chair of the Department of Theatre for additional information at 814-393-2648.

Clarence and Janet Lesser Scholarships

The Lesser Trust Fund provides scholarships to successful students in the areas of theatre, art, music, and athletics. High school students who have exhibited high interest and achievement in these areas are urged to apply. Application for consideration needs to be submitted prior to April 1. Selection is based upon talent, academic promise, and leadership potential. Awards may be continued in subsequent years at the discretion of the selection committee, subject to the availability of funds. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 814-393-2315 for additional information.

Mary Louise Pope Theater Award

This award will be given to the freshman, junior, or senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in the following areas - Performance/Technical Theater, Support of Productions, Service to the Department of Theater.  Selection is made by the Department of Theater faculty after the last production of the season is completed.  Consult with Theater Department for further details.

Theatre Scholarships

Awards are available to students who participate in the University Theatre. Criteria for selection are aptitude, dependability, dedication, talent, and performance promise. Students selected by the theatre staff. The number and amount may vary from year to year. For additional information contact the director of theatre at 814-393-2648.

Fred L. and June McCall Burns & Family Scholarship

This sophomore year scholarship established by Dr. Max H. Burns in honor of his parents Fred and June McCall Burns. Current student must be seeking a degree in Music, Drama or Mathematics or in the Education fields of Music, Drama or Mathematics, and possess excellent grades at Clarion. Contact the Scholarship Administrator in the Admissions Office for additional information.  Deadline for consideration is March 17.