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Merit-based scholarship rewards high-achieving transfer students

March 25, 2015

The merit-based program represents a continuing commitment to attracting high-achieving students who have at least 12 transferable credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from one or more regionally accredited institutions of higher education. The scholarship is available to students who meet the academic criteria and are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.

The dollar amount awarded is dependent upon the GPA from the previous institution. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for the $1,000 award, but students with higher GPAs can receive up to $2,000 per year. It is renewable for a second year in the same amount, contingent upon completing 30 credits while maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first year at Clarion.

Students with any level of financial need are eligible for the scholarship, which is awarded through the admissions process, but a FAFSA is required to be on file.

The transfer student scholarship is specifically for bachelor’s degree-seeking students attending classes at the Clarion and Venango campuses. Students planning to pursue online degrees are not eligible.

The intent of the scholarship is to strengthen Clarion’s partnerships with community colleges and to help students to bridge the gap between the cost of attending a community college and a four-year institution.

Eligibility will be determined through the admissions process. To confirm eligibility, call admissions at 800-672-7171 (ext. 1).

Although this scholarship program is designed for transfer students, Clarion has other scholarships available. To learn more about additional scholarship opportunities, please visit

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