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E. James & Patricia Kelley Honors Scholars


The Kelley Scholarship

The E. James & Patricia M. Kelley Honors/Athletic Scholarship was established by Pat Kelley in loving memory of her husband, James Kelley, class of 1950, who passed away in 2010. 

Jim received his undergraduate degree at Clarion State College where he played both basketball and baseball. His love of academics and sports led to the creation of this combined scholarship for the Honors Program  and athletics.

James Kelley portrait
James Kelley old sports

Education Through Athletics

Clarion University takes pride in molding outstanding students and citizens who are competitive in athletic performance.  Clarion's Honors Program is nationally recognized and their outstanding student-athletes consistently lead the PSAC in percentage of recognized scholar athletes with quality-point averages of 3.2 or higher.   

Personal achievement is at the heart of Clarion University's mission.  Rigorous professional preparation, the dedication of our honors faculty, and the generosity of our donors frame student success at Clarion University.