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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
Charles R. Flack Scholarship in Library Science

This endowed scholarship established in memory of Charles R. Flack, former head of the Department of Library Science at Clarion. This scholarship is offered to a sophomore or junior enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Education degree at Clarion or in the Master of Science in Library Science degree program for full-time continuous study. Further criteria include evidence of professional potential in librarianship based upon earned grades and a written statement of personal and professional goals; significant contributions to the purposes and activities of the Department of Library Science; and preference shall be given to a physically challenged student who meets the above criteria. Contact the department chair at 814-393-2271 for more information.

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.

Foundation Honors Scholarships

Academically talented students at Clarion who participate in the Honors Program are eligible for multi-year Honors Scholarships. Students are selected on the basis of academic achievement and evidence of leadership and motivation. The scholarships are renewable, provided that students maintain the academic standards required by the program. Contact the Director of the Honors Program at 814-393-2585 for additional information.

Foundation Non-Instructional Staff Scholarship

Annually the foundation makes available six $500 scholarships to be awarded to university staff members and their dependents. Contact the Clarion University Office of Scholarship Administration at 814-393-2306 for additional information.

Lois Borland Fulmer Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship fund established by the family and friends of Mrs. Fulmer to honor her dedication to teaching. The awards will be made to an entering or continuing adult student (full-time or part-time) of any major. Application information can be obtained each spring from the Financial Aid Office at 814-393-2315. Deadline date is April 1.

George B. Garbarino Scholarship

An endowed scholarship created via proceeds from the university's annual Wild Game dinner along with gifts from friends of Mr. Garbarino. This athletic scholarship administered by the athletic director. Scholarships are available to both men and women who compete on intercollegiate teams at Clarion.  Coaches will make the scholarship offer to one of those scholar athletes in his/her group of recruits/team members each year.  Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.

Johnny Garneau "Golden Spike" Volleyball Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Chuck, Class of 1972 and Jane, Class of 1973, McLaughlin in honor of Jane's father, Johnny Garneau.  During the time he lived in Clarion, Johnny was renowned for his "Johnny Garneaus" restaurants in the Clarion County community and in Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Cleveland, and southern Florida and was one of the founding fathers of the local Autumn Leaf Festival.  This scholarship also recognized the athletic accomplishments of his grandchildren, Megan, CJ, and Kayley McLaughlin.  Eligibility criteria considered by Clarion's volleyball coach includes an incoming freshman volleyball player; a player who meets the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA; and preference will be given to a business major with a gpa of a 3.2 or above in high school.

Helen Gendler Memorial Scholarship

This award established by Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Gendler in memory of Helen Gendler. Funds provide an annual scholarship to a student with a disability who is registered with Special Services. Selection is based upon academic achievement, service to the university or community, and financial need. Contact Student Support Services at 814-393-2347 for additional information.

These scholarships are available to returning Clarion University Speech & Debate Team members.  The award is designed to recognize a member of the team who has demonstrated outstanding ability in both their debate and academic lives.  Contact the Speech & Debate Team Coach for further information on procedures to apply for the awards.

Golden Eagle Scholarship Endowment

Scholarships are available to both men and women who compete on intercollegiate teams at Clarion. Interested students should have their high school coach contact the respective coach at Clarion for additional information. Coaches will make the scholarship offer to one of those scholar athletes in his/her group of recruits/team members each year. Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.

Irmgard Hegewald Scholarship Fund

The Hegewald Scholarship Fund was established through a gift from the estate of her mother, Gertrude Schulz, to honor the former German faculty member. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for students studying German. Academic achievement in German and financial need as indicated by the FAFSA are factors considered. For further details contact Eleanor Ter Horst in the Modern Languages Department.

P.J. Hilbert Women's Tennis Scholarship

This scholarship was established by P.J. (Magaro) Hilbert, Class of 1977.  She was instrumental in helping to establish the women's tennis program and was a player on the original team.  In 2005, P.J. was recognized by the Clarion University Alumni Association as Distinguished Alumnus for her professional and personal achievements since graduation.  The Clarion University tennis coach will determine the Hilbert Scholarship winner each year.

 

Institute of Management Accountants Senior Scholarship
Interhall Award

These scholarships are available to residence hall students who have contributed positively to the residence hall environment. For further information contact the advisor to Interhall Council at 814-393-2355.

International Business Scholarship

Awarded to students majoring in International Business to support the foreign experience requirement. Awarded based upon a high degree of academic achievements along with a significant level of leadership in college and/or community activities. Contact the chair of the Economics Department at 814-393-2627.

Al & Karen Jacks Football Scholarship

This scholarship established to honor Coach Al Jacks and his late wife, Karen, for their unselfish contributions to the football and athletic programs at Clarion for more than twenty years. Candidate must be a Clarion University football player who meets the NCAA eligibility requirements.  Coaches will make the scholarship offer to one of those scholar athletes in his/her group of recruits/team members each year.  Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.

Ernest W. Johnson Memorial Baseball Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a member of the Clarion University baseball team who is a resident of Pennsylvania. In addition, the individual must have completed at least three academic semesters, be in good academic standing, and be eligible for participation in NCAA events the following year.  Coaches will make the scholarship offer to one of those scholar athletes in his/her group of recruits/team members each year.  Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.

Joe Kata, Class of 32, Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship established by Verna Kata, Class of 32, in memory of her husband Joe who was a former three-sport athlete and local high school football coach, as well as a guidance counselor and superintendent. The award will be given to a male or female freshman student athlete who meets eligibility requirements set by the NCAA.  Coaches will make the scholarship offer to one of those scholar athletes in his/her group of recruits/team members each year.  Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.

Pat Kiehl Diving Scholarship

Established by Mr. Pat Kiehl, Clarion Class of 1972. Pat was a member of the first swimming team at Clarion - only two divers in 1968. He was the first captain of the team, Clarion's first national champion, All-American, and MVP. Pat was a former professional high diver and won the Masters National Age Group Diving Championship. Pat came from humble beginnings and diving at Clarion was Pat's ticket out and led to his great success in business. To be considered for the scholarship, candidate must be a Clarion male or female diver. They must also meet the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA. Student athletes will automatically be considered.

M. Grace Knapp Music Scholarship

Established from the estate of Francis M. Shope, faculty emeritus, associate athletic director, instrumental in the development of Clarion's athletic program till her retirement in 1986. Music was an important part of Fran's life; she was very active in numerous community choirs so she created this music scholarship in honor of her dear friend, M. Grace Knapp. To be eligible for consideration, current student must be a junior at Clarion, Music education major with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Contact person each spring is chair of Music department.

Eric S. Knotick Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship in memory of Mr. Knotick, a Clarion student, is given annually to a psychology major. The award is based on academic accomplishment, service to the university, Psychology Department, and community. Students must have completed at least 90 hours by the end of current spring semester with an overall QPA of 2.50. Student must also have completed at least 12 credits in Psychology. Contact the Psychology Department chair at 814-393-2295 for additional information. Deadline is the last Friday of March.

Joseph J. Knowles Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established to financially assist men and women student athletes. Two awards (one man and one woman) are presented each year.  Coaches will make the scholarship offer to one of those scholar athletes in his/her group of recruits/team members each year.  Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.

Dr. Iseli K. Krauss Psychology Scholarship

This scholarship established by Dr. Krauss, a member of Clarion's Psychology department since 1988. The scholarship will be awarded to a current Clarion University sophomore who has a minimum SAT score of 1050 and a 3.2 QPA. The award will be paid during the student's junior year and can be renewed for the senior year. For additional information, contact the chairperson of the Psychology Department. Deadline is last Friday of March.

Lefevre Family Scholarship Endowment:

This scholarship was created by Al Lefevre, Class of 1965 & 1971, and his wife Bonnie (Elizabeth J. Harkness), Class of 1965, in honor of their family and their life-long relationship with Clarion.  Bonnie earned her degree in Elementary Education and has taught kindergarten for 27 years, and is an avid golfer.  Al played quarterback for the Golden Eagles while earning his degree in speech pathology and served as a speech therapist from 1965-1999.  Al also coached 70 different teams (golf, basketball, football, volleyball) at the high school level and returned to Clarion University in 1999 as head golf coach.  His university teams were extraordinarily successful and Al was named PSAC Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2006.  Al lost his battle with brain cancer August 2008.  A Lefevre Family Scholarship award will be presented annually to a member of the Clarion University golf team, as determined by the coach. 

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.

Linnan/Brown Recognition Scholarship

This scholarship established by Tony Linnan, Class of 1989 and Kathy Linnan, Class of 1973, in recognition of their parents George & Virginia Linnan and Dale & Mary Lou Brown. Eligible candidates must be a full-time student, have earned a minimum of 32 credits toward the completion of a specific baccalaureate degree, have a grade point average of 3.0 in the previous semester, be a Pennsylvania resident, and have financial need as demonstrated by the filing of the FAFSA form. Contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 814-393-2306 for additional information. Deadline for consideration is March 17. Include a letter of interest with resume of college activities.

Marketing Department Scholarship Endowment

As a result of contributions from faculty and friends of Marketing, scholarships awards are available for current Marketing majors.  Contact the Chair of the Marketing Department for further information.

Marian Renn Marshall Scholarship Awards

Established in memory of Marian Renn Marshall, this award offers assistance to undergraduate students, as well as graduate students, admitted to the Speech Pathology Graduate Program. Selection made by the SP department on the basis of the student's undergraduate academic records.

James A. "Abby" Mays Scholarship

This scholarship established by Carloyn Mays Axtell in memory of her father, a leader in the development of Clarion County. The purpose of the award is to assist student-athletes enrolled in the College of Business Administration who meet eligibility requirements for either football or men's basketball.  Coaches will make the scholarship offer to one of those scholar athletes in his/her group of recruits/team members each year.  Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.

Judith McCrary Scholarships

These awards are given to one French major, one Spanish major, and one German minor each year based on quality of academic work. For further details contact the Modern Languages Department at 814-393-2494.