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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.

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Scholarship TitleScholarship Description
Laura Taylor Booth Presidential Scholarship Endowment for Incoming Freshman
The scholarship created by Mrs. Oleta B. Amsler in honor of her mother, Laura Taylor Booth with first preference to support elementary education majors from Elk County. Secondary consideration will be given to elementary education majors from Western Pennsylvania. Criteria includes at least a score of 1150 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) on the SAT's and top 10% of high school senior class. This renewable award is offered once every four years. When available, students are automatically considered for this award when they submit their application for admission.
Paul A. & Mary Weaver Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a donation from the children of Paul A. and Mary Weaver.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist academically achieving freshmen.  First preference will be given to students who live in rural areas of Clarion County and students who demonstrate financial need via FAFSA.  A minimum SAT total score of 1100 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and class rank in top 2/5 of senior class.  Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials and FAFSA; no scholarship application is required. Award offered sometime in March.

Anna and Walter Weaver Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship established by Paul and Mary Weaver to honor Paul's parents. Past recipients had a minimum SAT total score of 1100 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and graduated in the upper 10% of his or her high school senior class. Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. Preference will be given to students from Clarion County. Award offered sometime in March.

Commodore Corporation/Richard Boyle Scholarship

Established by the Commodore Corporation in memory of former manager, Richard Boyle. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide support for dependent children of employees of the Commodore Corporation plant, Colony Factory Crafted Homes plant, and Penn West Homes Plant in Clarion County. Selection is based upon demonstrated financial need, completion of the Commodore Corporation/Richard Boyle Scholarship application, and letters of recommendation. Application information can be obtained at Commodore at 814-226-9210; Colony at 814-226-9590; and Penn West Homes at 724-867-0047.

Acton Scholarship Endowment

Acton Scholarship Endowment: This scholarship was established by Dr. Arthur J. Acton and is awarded to Clarion University Virtual Campus students enrolled in the Online BS in Liberal Studies Program.  To apply submit this form - http://www.clarion.edu/259119/  For more information on qualifications contact the Clarion University Virtual Campus at 866-272-5612 or virtualcampus@clarion.edu

Richard W. Kooman Scholarship
 

Richard W. Kooman Scholarship: Established in November 2011, the purpose of this scholarship endowment is to honor the life and work of Richard W. Kooman by providing scholarship opportunities for Clarion County students pursuing a Clarion University degree.  In addition to a distinguished law career, Dick is remembered for his devotion to the Clarion Community and Clarion University.  Along with his many community organizations, Dick was also on the Clarion University Foundation Board of Directors and in 2002 he was appointed to the University Council of Trustees by the Governor and remained active in service until the time of his passing.   To be automatically considered, incoming freshman must be graduating from a Clarion County High School, demonstrate academic achievement, demonstrate interest and involvement through participation in a variety of activities and service opportunities, and demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.

Out of State Reduced Tuition
Out of state tuition has been recently reduced to 150% for all out of state students beginning Fall 2012.
Class of 1961 Scholarship

Class of 1961 Scholarship: This endowment was established in 2010 and is funded by the Class of 1961 in honor of their 50th anniversary of graduation.  When the Class of 1961 entered Clarion, it was strictly a college dedicated to producing outstanding teachers.  To continue that tradition, the scholarship is earmarked for an outstanding student in the Honors Program majoring in education.  To be considered, candidates must meet eligibility requirements for the Honors Program.  Preference given to Education major and financial need demonstrated via FAFSA is also considered for this scholarship.  This scholarship is renewable if Honors student remains in good standing in the Honors Program.  The scholarship will be awarded by the Scholarship Committee of the Honors Council during the spring semester.

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.

Dr. & Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Scholarship

The Phillips Charitable Trust established this scholarship. Dr. Phillips, a native of Emlenton, was a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an outstanding physician in the field of internal medicine. The charitable trust was established to continue the family's interest in education and assisting students. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a Clarion University degree program or incoming freshmen who have been formally accepted to Clarion University, and must have attended high school in or have been a resident of one of the following counties for the past five years: Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer, or Venango. Applicant must demonstrate financial need per the FAFSA. Two letters of recommendation must accompany each application. Applications can be picked up from and should be submitted to Mary John Phillips, Office of Financial Aid, 104 Egbert Hall , Clarion University of PA, Clarion PA 16214 by April 15. Fax number is 814-393-2520.

Jack N. Blaine Scholarship Endowment

Created by the board of directors of the Clarion University Foundation, Inc. in honor of Jack Blaine. Mr. Blaine, a Clarion alumnus ('66) and a member of the physical science faculty (1966-1984, 1992-1997), was the first director of the Donald D. Peirce Planetarium, director of the university foundation (1979-1992), and the university's first vice president for development and institutional advancement (1984-1992). This endowment will fund scholarships for incoming freshmen in the sciences, first preference physics & astronomy. Incoming freshmen will be automatically considered based on their academic achievements in high school.

Field-Brock-Coburn Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Edward L. Mattil for the purpose of honoring Blanche Field Brock, Class of 1957 and her daughter, Earla Brock Coburn, Class of 1949. A gift by Mrs. Coburn honoring three generations of Clarion graduates - Mrs. Brock, herself and her daughter, Kathryn Coburn Peer, Class of 1978 completed the endowment. All three had wonderful educational experiences and careers. The scholarship fund is intended for promising students studying Library Science who demonstrate financial need. To be automatically considered, candidates should be accepted at Clarion University as an incoming Library Science major. Candidates must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA. Preference will be given to incoming freshmen resident or commuting students attending the Clarion Campus.

S.P.I.R.I.T. Scholarship

The Students Producing Innovative Recognition for Incoming Students of Tomorrow (SPIRIT) Scholarship Endowment was initiated in 2009 by the social fraternities and sororities (GREEKS). As part of their service mission and in an effort to instill a culture of philanthropy by giving back to the university, the Greeks have taken a leadership role in challenging all campus student groups to participate. The purpose of this endowment is to provide scholarships for Clarion University students who have displayed leadership through community philanthropy. To be considered, student must be an incoming freshman with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale in high school, and must display leadership through community philanthropy. Such activities and service will be identified through the student's admissions application. Be sure to note the activities on the paper application or if applying online a separate sheet. It is recommended that the incoming student provide one letter of recommendation on the service that they provided in their community from an organization contact.  Not available until Fall 2014.

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.

Lorraine I. Johnson Mathematics Scholarship Endowment

Lorraine I. Johnson Mathematics Scholarship Endowment: This scholarship was created by Ms. Lorraine Johnson, Clarion Class of 1933, in honor of two of her mentors, Dr. J.W.F. Wilkinson and Mr. C. Fred Becker. Both educators had a great deal of influence as a part of her education at Clarion. Dr. Wilkinson served Clarion from 1898 until retirement in 1935. For 31 years, he served as Dean of the Mathematics department and was acting Principal of the Clarion State Normal School in 1926 and again in 1928. Mr. Becker served Clarion for 24 years until his retirement in 1948. He taught a wide variety of courses in professional education, and in addition, was for many years the Director of the Office of Student Teaching & Placement. To be considered for the scholarship, candidate must be full time student enrolled in the major area of mathematics or secondary education mathematics. Additionally, the candidate must demonstrate financial need via the current FAFSA form, and demonstrate academic success by achieving a minimum high school grade point average of a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship can be renewable for the incoming freshman winner based on quality work at the college level. Students will be automatically considered for the scholarship by the Office of Scholarship Administration. FAFSA should be on file by March 1.

Bonnie Silvertongue Memorial Marketing Scholarship

This endowed scholarship established by the faculty, staff, friends, and former students in memory of Bonnie Silvertongue, who passed away from cancer while teaching at the Department of Marketing. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding business major planning for a career in the field of marketing. Selection criteria include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and service to the Clarion University community. Contact the Department of Marketing chair, at 814-393-2628 for further information.

Retail Management Scholarship

This endowed scholarship established by the Marketing Department to fund awards for marketing students. The award is made to a student planning a career in retail management. Additional information can be obtained from the Department of Marketing chair at 814-393-2628.

Marketing Research Scholarship

As part of class projects, teams of marketing research students entered the Arresdust Research Project Competition in 1988 and 1989. The Clarion University teams, coordinated by faculty advisor Dr. Paul Kim, won first prize two years in a row. An endowed scholarship was established to honor the recipients of the awards and to preserve the department's heritage of excellence in marketing research. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding marketing major who plans a career in marketing research. Contact the Department of Marketing chair, at 814-393-2628 for additional information.

Marketing Research Scholarship

As part of class projects, teams of marketing research students entered the Arresdust Research Project Competition in 1988 and 1989. The Clarion University teams, coordinated by faculty advisor Dr. Paul Kim, won first prize two years in a row. An endowed scholarship was established to honor the recipients of the awards and to preserve the department's heritage of excellence in marketing research. The scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding marketing major who plans a career in marketing research. Contact the Department of Marketing chair, at 814-393-2628 for additional information.

Marketing Management Scholarship

This endowed scholarship established through contributions from alumni, friends and faculty of Clarion's Marketing Department. The award is made to a student planning a career in marketing management. Additional information can be obtained from the Department of Marketing chair at 814-393-2628.

Paul Y. Kim Advertising Management Scholarship

This endowed scholarship established by Dr. Paul Y. Kim professor and former chair of the Marketing Department. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding marketing major who plans for a career in the field of advertising management. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and service to the department. Contact the Department of Marketing Chair at 814-393-2628 for additional information.

Gray Real Estate Scholarship

This endowed fund will provide scholarships for high achieving students majoring in real estate or finance. Students must be of sophomore standing or higher and have completed six credits in real estate. Students must have a 3.0 or above cumulative QPA. Additional information can be obtained from the chair of the Finance Department at (814) 226-2626.

Burns and Burns Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is available to students majoring in finance, real estate, and insurance. Nominees are required to submit a resume and are evaluated on academic achievement and contributions to the department, the College of Business Administration, Clarion University, and the local community. Contact the chair of the Finance Department at 814-393-2626 for additional information.

H. G. Burns Center for Finance and Insurance Scholarship

The Burns Center awards scholarships to incoming students interested in a career in insurance, finance, or real estate. To be considered, candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 1100, be in the top 40% of their class, and have demonstrated effective extracurricular participation. Recipients can continue to receive the scholarships throughout their four years provided that they maintain a QPA of 3.25. Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the chair of the Finance Department at 814-393-2626.

Enid Dennis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, honoring Dr. Enid Dennis, former professor of economics, is available to junior and senior economics majors. The purpose of the award is to reward academic accomplishments and provide incentives to students in the field of economics. Contact the chair of the Economics Department at 814-393-2627 for additional information.

Dr. Leonard & Sally Ann Ackerman Scholarship

Established by Sally Ann Ackerman. To be considered the criteria includes a declared management or industrial relations major. Awards are available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The student should have completed at least 30 credits at Clarion University. Minimum overall QPA of 3.25 is required in all Clarion courses and in Clarion business courses. Contact the Department of Administrative Sciences at 814-393-2626 for further information.

The Ruth N. Pici Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in May 2004 by Mr. Frank A. Pici, Clarion Class of 1977, in honor of his mother, Ruth.  Ruth was a strong advocate of higher education.  Like many parents of Clarion students, she did not attend college.  However, recognizing the value of higher education and the practical value of an accounting background, she worked hard to provide the environment and resources for her son and her other children to better themselves with college educations.  Each year, the scholarship will be awarded to a freshman accounting major from Southwestern Pennsylvania , with preference given to graduates of the East Allegheny , Elizabeth Forward, McKeesport , and Gateway School Districts in Allegheny County .  To be considered, student must also rank in the upper 40% of high school class and have a SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) or higher.  Awarded each spring.

Charles P. Leach, Sr. Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding business student. Eligible students must be of at least sophomore standing and are selected on the basis of academic record, contribution to the College of Business Administration and the university, and participation in extracurricular activities such as professional organizations. Application is made to the chair of the College of Business Administration Scholarship Committee during the Spring Semester.  Questions should be directed to 814-393-2600.

The Kroh Family Business Scholarship

Established by D. Scott Kroh, Class of 1974, and his wife, Pamela, to benefit a student in the College of Business Administration at Clarion University. The scholarship is intended for upper division students who maintain a strong academic performance in preparation for a successful career in a field of business. Award is based on financial need. Application is made to the chair of the College of Business Administration Scholarship Committee during the Spring Semester. Questions should be directed to 814-393-2600.

E. Wilson Amsler Endowed Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in recognition of E. Wilson Amsler and his many contributions to the community and the university. The scholarship will permit the College of Business Administration to recruit and/or support an outstanding business major. Application is made to the chair of the College of Business Administration Scholarship Committee at 814-393-2600 during the Spring Semester.

Debate Team – Scholarship Opportunities

Clarion’s Debate Team is proud to be able to provide scholarship opportunities for members of the team. Scholarships are available for both returning and incoming students. Awards are based on debate success and take academic and need-based factors into account. For more detailed information please contact  Jim Lyle, Director of the Speech & Debate Program at 814-393-2476.

Dr. Mary R. Hardwick SCT Scholarship

This scholarship established to honor Dr. Mary Hardwick, former professor in the SCT department, a gifted artist and dedicated educator. Students majoring in SCT are eligible for consideration for this award. Please contact SCT department chair at 814-393-2284.

Frank H. Sessions Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Frank H. Sessions, former dean of graduate studies and continuing education. The funds are awarded each year in recruiting learning disabled or handicapped students. Student needs a 3.0 or above cumulative g.p.a. Contact Disability Support Services at 814-393-2095 for application information. Deadline date for application is April 1.

Class of 1959 Scholarship:

This scholarship, specific to incoming freshman education majors, was established by the Clarion University Class of 1959.  Many of those classmates went on to become distinguished educators and desire to encourage students entering the same profession.  The scholarship perpetuates the long-term commitment of the class members to their Alma Mater and present day students in appreciation of their education and the opportunities it provided.  To be considered, eligible candidates must have a minimum SAT of 1000 or above in the mathematics and critical reading components, or an ACT composite score of 22; be a prospective education major, and be in the top 40% of their high school class.  Preference will be given to a descendant of a Clarion University alumnus, and if the prospective student is a descendent, he/she needs to notify Sue McMillen in the Admissions Office in writing by February 1 so the student can be automatically considered along with other children of Clarion alumni.

Harold William Ferguson Science Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Jeffrey & Mrs. Janet Ferguson in honor of Jeffrey's father, Harold William Ferguson, Clarion Class of 1947 with bachelor's degree certifications to teach the physical sciences, social studies, and mathematics. Harold met his wife Jean (Blake) at Clarion and along with their four children all with doctoral degrees, have a strong belief in education and passion for learning. In addition to being a United States Army Air Corp veteran, Harold spent

31 years teaching and especially loved teaching Chemistry. It is the intent of this scholarship to assist students interested in the physical sciences, (mathematics, chemistry, physics) who wish to teach upon graduation. Incoming freshman automatically considered with preference for a first generation student, a physical science secondary education major with financial need as determined by FAFSA. If you are a first generation college student in one of these majors, please alert Sue McMillen in the Admissions Office by April 1.

Educational Opportunities Program/ACT 101 Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each spring. Freshman, sophomore or junior students involved with Act 101 program who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership qualities, and commitment to the Act 101/Educational Opportunities Program may apply.  Candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. For additional information contact the Director of EOP/ACT 101 program at 814-393-1878.

Clarion University Alumni Association (CUAA) Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Clarion University Alumni Association 2008-2009 Board of Directors to show their commitment to their alma mater, fellow alumni, and present day students.  They believe offering this scholarship to descendents of Clarion University alumni will ensure the Clarion legacy will continue from generation to generation.  To be considered for this scholarship, a candidate must be an incoming freshman and a descendent of a Clarion University Alumnus (parent, grandparent, or step-parent), with a minimum grade point average of a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, plus a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading and mathematics component) or ACT composite score of 22.  Extracurricular activities and community service may also be considered.  Students who feel they meet the academic criteria need to submit a letter indicating they are a descendent of an alumnus with name and graduation year of the alumnus to the scholarship administrator in the Admissions Office, Clarion University.  Award offered in March by the Office of Scholarship Administration for the following school year. Distribution of the award will occur over two semesters, with half of the award being applied in the Fall semester, and the other half of the award being applied in the Spring semester.

Clarion University Alumni Association (CUAA) Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Clarion University Alumni Association 2008-2009 Board of Directors to show their commitment to their alma mater, fellow alumni, and present day students.  They believe offering this scholarship to descendents of Clarion University alumni will ensure the Clarion legacy will continue from generation to generation.  To be considered for this scholarship, a candidate must be an incoming freshman and a descendent of a Clarion University Alumnus (parent, grandparent, or step-parent), with a minimum grade point average of a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, plus a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading and mathematics component) or ACT composite score of 22.  Extracurricular activities and community service may also be considered.  Students who feel they meet the academic criteria need to submit a letter indicating they are a descendent of an alumnus with name and graduation year of the alumnus to the scholarship administrator in the Admissions Office, Clarion University.  Award offered in March by the Office of Scholarship Administration for the following school year. Distribution of the award will occur over two semesters, with half of the award being applied in the Fall semester, and the other half of the award being applied in the Spring semester.

Lori Ann Aaron Memorial Scholarship

Lori Ann (Bessetti) Aaron graduated from Clarion Limestone School District in 1993. She was a gifted student and pursued her higher education at Clarion University. She received her bachelor's degree in finance in 1996 and completed her MBA in 2001. This scholarship was established by Lori's husband, Mark Aaron, their families, and friends. To be eligible for consideration, a student must be an incoming freshman with a minimum 3.0 grade point average in a high school college preparatory curriculum, and must demonstrate financial need determined by FAFSA. First preference shall be granted to students from Clarion Limestone School District. Second preference shall be granted to students at all other Clarion County schools. Students will be automatically considered via their admissions credential.

Accountancy Department Endowed Scholarship

Annually, two scholarship awards by the Accountancy Department's Endowment Fund Committee. Criteria used in selecting current students as recipients include senior standing, academic record, classroom performance, and participation in university activities. For additional information contact the Accountancy Department chair at (814) 393-2628.

Administrative Science Endowed Scholarship

Annual scholarship awarded by the Administrative Science Department's Scholarship Committee. Criteria used in selecting current students as recipients include academic record, classroom performance and participation in university activities. Funding is dependent upon monetary level of endowment fund.

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.

Alpha Gamma Phi Scholarship

This scholarship established by the brothers of Alpha Gamma Phi fraternity. It is awarded to an incoming freshman student-athlete. Recipient must have a minimum SAT score of 900, be ranked in the upper two-fifths of his/her graduating class, have financial need, and meet the eligibility requirements of 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.

Alumni Association Athletic Scholarship

This scholarship endowment was created by the Clarion University Alumni Association with proceeds from the annual "Spring for Scholars" auction. These scholarships are available to Clarion University athletes who meet 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.

Band Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students who participate in the Marching and Symphonic Bands. Criteria for selection are musicianship, instrumentation needs, academic promise, and leadership potential. Students selected by the conductor of bands. The annual awards may be renewed subject to the availability of funds. The number and amount may vary each year. For additional information contact the conductor of bands at (814) 393-1828.

The Bobbi Scholarship Fund

This scholarship established by Ms. H. Roberta "Bobbi" Heeter to provide financial support for Clarion University students who are the dependent children of widows or widowers. Just prior to her retirement in 2002, after 28 years of service, Bobbi became the first recipient of the Clarion Proud Award. To be considered, candidate must be an incoming freshman, dependent child of widow or widower, show financial need, and achieved a good high school academic credential. It is the intent of the donor that the award will continue to support the same student throughout his/her undergraduate career. The Clarion University Scholarship winner must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a year-to-year basis. If you feel you qualify for consideration of this award, please send letter indicating so to the Scholarship Administration Coordinator, Admissions Office, Clarion, PA 16214.

Dr. Helen M. Barton Women's Basketball Endowment:

This scholarship established by Mary L. Seifert, Class of 1946, in memory of former physical education teacher Helen Barton. Scholarship is for a female freshman student athlete. First preference is given to a female basketball player. Athlete must also meet the 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.

Burns and Burns Golf Scholarship

This scholarship established to provide support to outstanding student-athletes participating in the golf program.  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.

John V. Calipari Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship created by John V. Calipari, Clarion Class of 1982, and supported by his former Clarion teammates. Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Clarion University Men's Basketball player. Athlete must also meet the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA. Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered by the basketball coaching staff.

Tom A. Carnahan & Mel A. Mitchell Secondary Education/Mathematics Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by Mr. Carnahan, professor emeritus of mathematics and Mr. Mitchell, professor emeritus of mathematics, to benefit Clarion students enrolled in the secondary education mathematics degree program. The award will be made to full-time students who have been admitted to the Teacher's Certification Program and who have achieved a minimum of 3.0 quality point average in completed mathematics courses. The Office of the Dean of Education will be responsible for mailing applications to all eligible students. In addition to submitting an application, students are required to provide two letters of recommendation. Students are eligible to apply for the scholarship for a second year. Completed application and attachments must be returned by March 15.

Sara Cicciarelli Leadership Scholarships

Established by the estate of Sara (Milanovich) Cicciarelli, Class of 1932, who taught English for 25 years in the Union School District. To be considered, students must demonstrate strong grades in challenging curriculum and have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) or a 22 Composite Score on the ACT. First preference is given to students from Union High School in Rimersburg. Second preference is given to students from other Clarion County schools. Students must demonstrate financial need and are considered automatically when they submit an application for admission.

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.

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.

Minnie D. Croyle Scholarships

An endowment fund was established by the estate of Miss Mary Croyle to provide scholarships for eligible undergraduate students residing in eastern Redbank Township, Clarion County, PA. Students from western Redbank Township will be considered secondarily. Selection is based upon financial need and academic achievement. The scholarships are renewable for sophomore, junior, and senior years if the required academic criteria are met. Contact the Foundation Office 814-393-2572 or the Redbank Valley High School Guidance Office at 814-275-2421 for additional information. Application deadline date is April 15th.

Louis & Beatrice Dean Family Athletic Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Louis, Class of 1974, and Beatrice Dean to demonstrate their desire to support Clarion University student athletes. The scholarship will be available to both men and women who participate in any of Clarion's NCAA sports. Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.

Derrick Scholarship:

This endowed scholarship has been established by The Derrick Publishing Company in order to encourage an interest in journalism and reward a promising Clarion University student. The scholarship is available to a sophomore, junior, or senior who is a permanent resident of Clarion, Forest, or Venango County and is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. An interest in journalism will be taken into consideration when awarding this scholarship. Preference will be given to students who have been carriers of the Derrick. It is possible the scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years. Contact the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at 814-393-2225 for further information. Application Deadline date is March 29.

The W.E.B. Dubois Scholarship

Established by Clarion University Minority Alumni to support and assist with the retention of strong students. To be eligible for consideration, student must demonstrate evidence of need by a current FAFSA form on file; be a second semester freshman or above with at least 12 credits earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. An essay is required and the contact person for application is Rogers Laugand, Director of Minority Student Services at 814-393-2043. Deadline date is first Friday in April.

Economics Department Scholarship

Awarded based upon a high degree of academic achievement along with a significant level of leadership in college and/or community activities. Contact the chair of the Economics Department at 814-393-2627.

This scholarship will be awarded each spring. Freshman, sophomore or junior students involved with Act 101 program who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership qualities, and commitment to the Act 101/Educational Opportunities Program may apply.  Candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. For additional information contact the Director of EOP/ACT 101 program at 814-393-1878.

Harold William Ferguson Scholarship

Established by Dr. Jeffrey and Janet Ferguson in honor of his father, Harold William Ferguson (Class of 1941). The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students interested in the physical sciences who wish to teach upon graduation.

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.

Mary Jane Collins Meenan Scholarship

This scholarship established through the estate of M. Clyde Meenan in memory of his wife, Mary Jane. Awarded annually to a deserving student in the cooperating Engineering program at Clarion University. Criteria includes overall 3.0 q.p.a, carry a "B" average in mathematics, physics and chemistry courses, provide a recommendation from a science or mathematics instructor, and have financial need. Contact the Chair of Physics for further information. Award made at the end of March.

Dave Mercinko Memorial Scholarship

Established by Michael, Class of 1979, and Courtney Baker in memory of Dave Mercinko, a former Clarion University football player. This scholarship will be an annual award for a freshman Clarion University student athlete. To be considered one must have a minimum SAT score of 900 or above, graduate in the top two-fifths of high school class, and demonstrate financial need.  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.

Gary L. Merz Memorial Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established in the memory and recognition of accounting professor Gary L. Merz for his many contributions to the university, Accountancy Department, students, and community. The annual scholarship will be awarded to a senior accounting major based upon academic performance. For additional information contact the Accountancy Department chair at 814-393-2628.

William G. Miller Swimming/Diving Scholarship

This scholarship established to honor Bill Miller who was the Head Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving Coach at Clarion University from 1979-2000. After 22 years as the men's swimming coach, he finished with a duel record of 154-38, and after 13 years s the women's swimming coach, he finished with a duel record of 90-20. Eligible candidates must be a member of the Clarion University Swimming/Diving Team and meet 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.

Dr. John A. Mooney Scholarship

Presented to music major of at least sophomore standing. Criteria for selection are based primarily upon musical talent and secondarily upon financial need. Candidates will be required to demonstrate musical talent via live audition. This endowed scholarship will be applied to the recipient's educational fees. Contact the chair of the Music Department at 814-393-2287 for additional information. Deadline date is April 1.

This scholarship was established by friends, former student-athletes, and family of Coach Pat Mooney, a highly regarded member of the Clarion University Coaching Staff for more that 10 years.  Eligibility criteria considered by the current coach is as follows:  a current male or female member of the cross country or track & field team; a member of the team entering their final season of competition in either sport; student must be a non-athletic scholarship member of the team; the individual must have contributed over the years to the well being of the team and university.

Eleanor DeWald Moore Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes Mrs. Eleanor DeWald Moore, an alumna of Clarion ('42), an associate professor 1956 to 1972, serving first as assistant librarian in Carlson Library and later as a faculty member of the College of Library Science. This fund provides an award to an undergraduate student of junior or senior standing who is preparing for a career in school librarianship. Selection criteria include professional potential in librarianship based upon earned grades and a written statement of personal and professional goals. Contact the chair of the Department of Library Science at (814) 393-2271 for information.

Dean James D. Moore Scholarship

 

Scholarships in memory of Mr. Moore, dean of academic affairs at Clarion from 1943 to 1972, are available to members of the university's Student Senate. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement and leadership. For further information contact the vice president for student and university affairs at 814-393-2351.

The Dean James D. Moore Women's Softball Scholarship

This scholarship was established by David C. Smith, Class of 1964, to honor Dean James Moore who was a former dean at Clarion State College. First preference will be given to a student/ softball player pursuing a degree in the College of Education & Human Services. Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.

Mark Nanz Memorial Endowment

Established by Chuck Nanz, the former head swimming coach at Clarion University and father of Marz Nanz. Chuck started the swimming program when the natatorium was first opened in the late 1960's. His team placed second in the conference its first year and was the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Champion the next seven years in a row. The Nanz family lost their beloved son, Mark, three days prior to his 30th birthday in a tragic accident that occurred while he was returning to Pennsylvania for a reunion with former swimming teammates for Clarion. The scholarship is presented each year by the head coach to a male Clarion University swimmer.

Dr. Max Nemmer Women's Tennis Scholarship

This scholarship was established by David C. Smith '64 to honor Dr. Max Nemmer who was a respected and admired professor of Mr. Smith while at Clarion State Teachers College. Dr. Nemmer came to Clarion State in the fall of 1960 where he taught English and was an esteemed colleague and admired educator. Eligible candidates must meet admission's requirements for enrollment and plan matriculation to Clarion University and must meet the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA. First preference will be given to a student from the College of Education and Human Services.

Mary Ellen Horlacher Oldt Nursing Scholarship

Established by the Barbara Oldt Living Trust to honor her mother, Mary Ellen Horlacher Oldt, while supporting undergraduate students pursuing studies in Nursing.  Eligibility requirements for consideration include a preference to be given to undergraduate students from Union, Snyder, and Northumberland Counties in Pennsylvania who are pursuing an Associate of Science in Nursing degree and/or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Clarion University.  Contact the Nursing Department at Venango Campus for further details.

Outstanding First-Year Physics Award

This endowed scholarship was established by friends of the physics department to honor emeritus faculty.  It is given annually to the most outstanding physics major enrolled in the introductory physics sequence (PH 258/ PH 268 and PH 259/PH 269).  The award is based on academic achievement within these courses as well as evidence of scholarly commitment to physics.  See the Physics chair for further details.

Richard L. & Mary Lou Pae Football Scholarship

This scholarship was established by friends, former players, and family in honor of Dick Pae. "Coach Pae" was a member of the Clarion University Health & Physical Education faculty for nearly 30 years and is remembered as a highly regarded teacher, a dedicated coach, a great mentor, and an outstanding influence on Clarion's proud tradition in athletics. Mary Lou, along with Karen Jacks, started the End Zone T-Shirt stand in the late 1970's to provide funds for gifts for graduating seniors. As assistant dean in the College of Business, Mary Lou guided many students toward earning their degrees. The head football coach will award this scholarship to a junior football player who will advance to senior status and has demonstrated excellence on the field and in his studies. Special consideration is given to defensive players majoring in business.

The Panos and Pavlos Award

Established by Mr. Panos Theodoridis, Class of 1990 and Pavlos Ignatiades, Class of 1986 & 1988, for international students originating from Greece or Cyprus. For consideration, contact the Clarion University International Office.

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Scholarship (Freshmen)

The Clarion University chapter of Phi Sigma, a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, offers one cash award each year. The candidate must be a member of the Honor Society, which requires a minimum 3.5 QPA after one or two semesters. Selection is based on academic record and participation in extracurricular activities. Contact the Phi Eta Sigma faculty advisor, Jodi Hagan.

Charles J. Pineno Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Charles Pineno, Department of Accountancy. Candidates must be senior Accounting majors. The scholarship awarded on the basis of academic performance and service to the department. For further information contact the Accountancy Department at 814-393-2628.

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.

Potter-McClune Scholarship

This scholarship endowment was established by Mr. Clifford R. McClune and his wife Maralouise, in honor of his parents, Blance Irene Potter and Russell R. McClune; and grandparents. The scholarship was created to support of student athletes from either Clarion County high schools (preference to students from Clarion Area or Clarion-Limestone High School) who demonstrate financial need. (Second preference the remaining Clarion County schools) Recipients are eligible to receive the award in subsequent years, provided that they remain in good academic standing (3.0 or higher).  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.

President's Commission on the Status of Women Award

This fund was established through contributions from retired and current faculty, as well as friends of Clarion University, to encourage gifted students to travel and present results of their independent work while still at Clarion University and to promote gender equity across disciplines.  To be eligible, a student must have a paper, presentation, or creative activity accepted for presentation in a field in which his/her gender has traditionally been under-represented, OR have a paper, poster, or other creative project related to gender issues accepted at a conference.  The selection committee consists of the members of the President's Commission on the Status of Women.

Presser Scholarship

This scholarship sponsored by the Presser Foundation of Bryn Mawr, PA. It is awarded annually to the outstanding senior music major. The recipient is selected through music faculty nominations.

Psychology Department Endowed Scholarship

To be eligible a student must have completed 64 hours by the end of the current spring semester with an overall QPA of 3.0. Students must also have completed 15 hours in Psychology, at least 9 of which must have been earned at Clarion University. Research, departmental service, and other contributions to the field are strongly considered. Contact the Psychology Department secretary for further information. Application deadline is the last Friday of March.

Richard Redick Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Clarion student Richard A. Redick. The awards are available to full-time students who are active in the Returning Adult and Commuting Students organization. Selection criteria include financial need, academic performance, and community service. Additional information may be obtained from the RACS organization advisor at 814-393-2272.

Diane L. Reinhard Soccer Scholarship

Established by Mr. David C. Smith, Class of 1964 to honor Dr. Diane L. Reinhard who was highly regarded as a dedicated university administrator, mentor, and outstanding visionary during her 13 years (1990-2003) as President of Clarion University.  To be considered by the soccer coach, candidates must be a player who meets the eligibility requirement set by NCAA, and first preference will be given to a student from the College of Education & Human Services.

Dr. Rebecca Rutt Leas Women's Swimming Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Dr. Rebecca Leas (former coach) and Milissa (Steiner) Bauer '84, a former Clarion swimmer and Clarion University graduate.  Dr. Leas was the head women's swimming coach from 1979-1987, leading Clarion to six Division II national team titles and a second and a third place finish.  Her teams were undefeated in PSAC dual meets and won every PSAC championship for eight straight years.  Clarion defeated many D-1 schools and also competed at the Division I national championships 1982-86 and the 1984 United States Olympic Trials.  During Dr. Lea's tenure, the women also excelled in the classroom. This scholarship is awarded to a woman who demonstrates this continued spirit of excellence both in the water and in the classroom. This scholarship is awarded an undergraduate who meets NCAA Div II regulations and must maintain at least a 2.8 QPA while swimming at Clarion University.

Mary L. Seifert Music Scholarship

This scholarship established by Clarion alumna Mary L. Seifert. Its purpose is to annually reward academic achievement, department and university service, and the musical contributions of a junior or senior music major. For additional information contact the chair of the Music Department at 814-393-2287.

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Frank H. Sessions, former dean of graduate studies and continuing education. The funds are awarded each year in recruiting learning disabled or handicapped students. Student needs a 3.0 or above cumulative g.p.a. Contact Disability Support Services at 814-393-2095 for application information. Deadline date for application is April 1.

Paul Shank Award for Excellence in Physics

Two awards are made annually in honor of Dr. Shank, a former physics professor. The scholarships are awarded based on grades in physics, mathematics, and computer science and are presented to junior physics majors. In addition, recipients' names are inscribed on a plaque in the department office. See the Physics Department chair for further details at 814-393-2571.

Helen Ferry Shields Scholarship

Established in memory of Clarion Alumnae, Helen Ferry Shields, to honor her and her work in the field of Library Science.  Helen worked in public and school libraries, and volunteered with church libraries and university archives.  The endowment will provide three annual scholarships: an award for a incoming freshman or sophomore transfer student from western Pennsylvania, who has declared an intent to major in library science (automatic consideration by Admissions); an award for a junior or senior library science major who has demonstrated a strong academic record and made significant contributions to the department; and an award  for a student intending to enter the graduate program in library science, with priority for a returning or non-traditional student. Contact person is Chair of Library Science for the 2nd & 3rd award in late January each year.

Fran Shope Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior woman who has made outstanding contributions to Clarion University athletics.  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.

John S. Shropshire Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of John S. Shropshire, Dean of Enrollment Management & Academic Records at Clarion University, Clarion alumnus Class of 1961. John had a strong affinity for the Pittsburgh city public school system, having graduated from Westinghouse High School, and a strong affection as well for the Harrisburg city public school system, having taught at Central Dauphin East High School for many years. The following are the criteria for a student to be eligible for the John S. Shropshire Memorial Scholarship: student must demonstrate evidence of financial aid via the FAFSA form, must be a second semester freshman or above with at least 12 credits earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must have graduated from Pennsylvania city public school listed with the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices. An essay is required on the topic, "How will you use your education to make the world a better place?" Essay is not to exceed one page in length, typewritten. Applications are available in the Admissions Office and Financial Aid Office. Deadline for applications is the first Friday in April and the award is made for the following fall and spring semesters.

Sigma Tau Gamma/Sigma Tau Scholarship Endowment:

This scholarship was established in 2002 by the brothers of Sigma Tau Fraternity.  The fraternity promotes academic values and has decided to establish this award as a way to give back to the university.  Many of its members participated in extra curricular activities whose participation and contributions helped establish the rich tradition at Clarion University.  To be considered, students must have accumulated 48 credit hours and be enrolled in the Honors Program.  Students must have a cumulative gpa of 3.4 or above, show financial need per FAFSA documentation, and be involved with a service related extra curricular activity.  Contact the Director of Honors Program for further information.

Earl R. Siler Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Earl Siler to recognize graduate or undergraduate students in the areas of elementary education or early childhood in their professional development activities. For additional information contact the chair of the Education Department at 814-393-2404.

Edwin R. Jack Simpson Scholarship

This scholarship established by family, friends, and members of the Speech Pathology program to honor Mr. Simpson, who joined the faculty in 1966 and taught for 22 years. In recognition of his commitment to the SP department, a Simpson Scholarship recipient selected each year by a departmental committee. Awards will be made based upon the student's academic record and service to Clarion University.

Sitzman International Student Award for Outstanding Achievement

An annual award will be presented to the outstanding foreign student of the year based on services and activities performed for the university, the Clarion International Association, civic and professional groups, and other activities of academic and/or cultural enrichment. Students selected by a faculty committee. Contact the Office of International Programs at 814-393-2340 for more information.

Harry Joseph Smith Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship established by David C. Smith '64 in memory of his father, Harry, to provide an annual scholarship to an Accounting major. Applicant must be a full time undergraduate student, have a minimum of 1000 on the SAT test, and must demonstrate financial need as per FAFSA which must be on file by the application date. Contact the Accountancy department at 814-393-2628 for additional information.

Helen and Lawrence Smith Scholarship

These scholarships are made possible by an endowment established by Mrs. Helen Smith in memory of her husband. Applicants must be full-time students at the junior or senior level majoring in library science or mathematics, must have completed at least 64 credits, and have a QPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarships are available for a second year, provided students maintain the academic standards required. Contact the chair for Library Science at 814-393-2271.

Stephens Scholarship

In honor of their lives' works of commitment to serving others, the Dr. Harold & Carolyn Hartley Family has established a scholarship honoring Harold's childhood friends, Wesley Stephens and George Stephens of Lenoxville Pennsylvania.  Harold learned a great deal about helping others at age 8, when the heroic actions of his two young friends saved his life.  As a result of life's experience, a grateful Hartley Family has long-valued commitment and helping others.  This scholarship serves as a lasting tribute to the Stephens and Hartley families.  First preference for the scholarship is an incoming freshman from Mountain View School District in Susquehanna County PA.  Second preference is an incoming freshman pursing studies in Speech Pathology & Audiology. Students will be automatically considered.

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.

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.

W. S. Tippin Scholarships

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.

Trout Unlimited Conservation Scholarship

This scholarship has been established with the foundation through the sponsorship of the Iron Furnace, the Oil Creek, and the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited. It provides a $1,000 annual award to support the education of a senior student who displays a keen interest in conservation of natural aquatic resources, especially cold-water. The award will be based first on a written statement of the student's conservation goals and second their academic record. For additional information contact Dr. Andy Turner Department of Biology room 235 Peirce Hall. Application deadline is April 22.

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.

Weir Family Scholarship

Established by Chuck Weir, Class of 1956, a former Clarion University athlete, and Shirley Weir, in honor of the Weir family that includes many children and grandchildren, some of who have graduated from Clarion University. This scholarship will be awarded to a freshman student-athlete who meets the eligibility criteria set by 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.

George W. Williams/ Robert Bubb Wrestling Scholarship

This scholarship established by Mrs. Nancy Williams in memory of her husband, the voice of Clarion wrestling for many years. The award is made annually to a member of the university's wrestling team or a graduate student associated with the program. The recipient will be selected based upon the following requirements: academic proficiency, wrestling performance, character, moral standards, and eligibility under NCAA rules.  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. George F. and Twila M. Wollaston Scholarship:

This endowed scholarship funded by the Wollastons (George '57 and Twila M. '58) as a means of attracting outstanding young men and women in academics and athletics to Clarion. Two freshman scholarships are awarded each year, one to a member of the men's baseball team and one to a member of the women's basketball team.  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.

Rafael Diaz y Diaz Scholarship

This award is presented annually to the most outstanding junior or senior who is majoring in Spanish and plans to study either in Spain and/or a Hispanic country. It is based upon academic excellence and contribution to the Spanish section of the Modern Languages Department. Selection made by the Spanish Scholarship Committee. For further details contact the Modern Languages Department at 814-393-2494.

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.

Calculus Scholarship

This scholarship is for a declared mathematics major who achieves the highest score on a standardized calculus test. Students must be recommended by faculty members to take the test. The award is available annually through the Mathematics Department Endowment Fund. For further information contact the chair of the Mathematics Department at 814-393-2592.

Mass Media Arts & Journalism Department Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship awarded annually by department members on the basis of academic achievement, involvement in the Communication Department and community service. Additional information can be obtained from the Communication Department chair at 814-393-2245.

James H. Cole Scholarship

Annually, a scholarship in honor of James D. Cole, former Dean of the School of Mass Media Arts & Journalism, is directed toward second semester undergraduates majoring in Mass Media Arts & Journalism with no fewer than 15 credits and no more than 32 credits. Final selection made by department members on the basis of academic achievement, involvement in the department and community service.

James J. Canelos Scholarship

Annually a scholarship in memory of alumnus J.J. Canelos is offered to a junior Mass Media Arts & Journalism major. Eligibility requires a minimum QPA of 3.4. Final selection is made by department members on the basis of academic record, contribution to the Communication Department and the university, participation in extracurricular activities, and financial need. Additional information can be obtained from the Mass Media Arts & Journalism Department chair at 814-393-2245.

History Department Foundation Scholarship

To be considered, students must be sophomore or junior standing at Clarion University. Criteria for selection include academic excellence and service to the History department. Contact the chair of the History department at 814-393-2546.

Nemmer Award for Outstanding Graduating English Major

This award is given annually to one graduating senior English major. There is no application process. Nomination of candidates for the award and selection are made by department members each spring.

English Alumni Endowed Junior Scholarships

Two scholarships are awarded annually to second-semester junior English majors for their senior year of study. Student applicants must submit either a recent sample of critical writing or a recent sample of creative writing. Final selection is made by department members. Contact the English Department for further details.

Joseph F. and Susannah Centorcelli Scholarship

This scholarship fund established by Mr. Joseph F. Centorcelli in memory of his wife, through the Clarion University Foundation. One recipient is selected each year. Applicants must be an English major of at least sophomore standing, have a 2.5 QPA and be residents of Clarion, Jefferson, or Venango County. Candidates must submit a narrative in which they discuss academic interests and future goals. Also they are urged to submit samples of critical or creative writing. Application should be made in the Spring Semester to the chair, English Department at 814-393- 2482.

 

Elizabeth Ross Association of Information Technology Professionals Scholarship

Annual scholarships are awarded to AITP members majoring in Computer Information Science (CIS). Selection is based on academic record and contribution to AITP. Additional information can be obtained from the CIS Department at 814-393-2442. Deadline date is April 15.

George R. Lewis Scholarships

These scholarships are made available to deserving students in computer science. The scholarship is renewable through four years, provided that students meet the required academic standards. Contact the chair of the Computer Information Science Department at (814) 393-2442 for more information.

Computer Information Science Department Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a computer science or information systems major based on academic excellence and participation in university and community activities. Additional information can be obtained from the Computer Information Science Department at 814-393-2442.

Heagy Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by a generous contribution from the family of former chemistry student, John Heagy. Awarded annually to Chemistry major of at least sophomore standing. The candidate is selected by the Chemistry Department on the basis of academic record. The scholarship is paid by the foundation to the student's billing account. For more details, contact the Chemistry Department chair at 814-393-2281.

Clarion University Department of Chemistry Commemorative Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a chemistry major and based upon academic achievement in chemistry. Contact the Chemistry Department chair at 814-393-2281.

Clarion University Department of Chemistry Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to chemistry majors and are based upon academic achievement in chemistry. Contact the Chemistry Department chair at 814-393-2281.

Kim Rutherford Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship in memory of a former faculty member is awarded each year to freshman or sophomore major in any of the biology degree programs, except medical technology. Recipient is selected upon the following criteria: academic excellence, participation in extracurricular activities, service to the Biology Department and Clarion University, financial need, and the student's goals in biology. Application should be made in the spring to the Biology Department. Final selection made by department's academic committee. Application deadline date is April 4.

Ecology Scholarship

A scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate student who is enrolled in a Clarion University field course offered through the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology. Recipient will be selected based on academic excellence, service to the department, university, and community, and evidence of a scholarly commitment to ecology and environmental biology. Applicants are required to submit a current vita/resume, an unofficial college transcript, and complete a 2-page essay summarizing university and community service, research activities, and career goals. Applicants must be majoring in a bachelor of science in biology or environmental biology degree.

Biology Department Fund Scholarships

Two scholarships are awarded to biology or medical technology students who are currently juniors. Students should apply in the spring to the Biology Department Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee makes a recommendation to the department based upon academic record, contribution to the department and/or university, and participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarships are paid directly onto the student's billing account. Application deadline date is April 4.

The Ruth Bleakney Montgomery Science/Mathematics Scholarship

This scholarship established by Ron and Judy Montgomery in memory of Ron's mother Ruth. This endowment encourages students from Armstrong, Jefferson and Clarion Counties (preference given to Armstrong) with high achievement measured by their high school class rank and SAT score and also excellent academic performance at Clarion University to seek higher education. They must be of sophomore, junior or senior standing (with preference given to sophomores). Candidates must have declared a B.S. in a traditional science or mathematics major. Previous recipients may receive the award up to a total of three times. Applicants must apply no later than one week after grades are available for the spring semester. Please contact the office of the Dean of Arts and Science at 814-393-2328.

William and Elizabeth Hart Scholarship

This scholarship established to honor former chemistry professor Dr. William Hart. Currently, two scholarships are awarded and can be used to pay for tuition, room, board, and some miscellaneous fees, including books. Applicants must major in mathematics, physics, chemistry, geography/earth science, or biology and have completed 45 credits. They must have a QPA of 3.0 overall and 3.3 in mathematics and science course work. Selection shall be made by competitive examination, testing the student's ability in mathematics and English. Application deadline is late February. Contact the Scholarship Committee chair, Dr. Ben Freed, at 814-393-2592 for additional information.

Tracy V. Buckwalter Memorial

This endowed scholarship was established in memory of former faculty member Dr. Tracy V. Buckwalter. This award will be given annually to a senior student who best displays a vital interest and outstanding scholarship in the field of geology. For additional information contact Dr. John Ernissee, Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Earth Science at 814-393-2317.

Nancy Shaw McKee Scholarship

This endowed scholarship will provide one annual scholarship to an undergraduate student (of junior standing or higher) majoring in any area of the arts and sciences. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic performance and financial need. Contact the dean of the College of Art and Sciences at 814-393-2225 for more information. Students need to be first nominated by faculty to be considered for this scholarship. Nominated students will need to submit a "Goals Statement". Deadline date for nominees is March 29.

Joanne W. Haskell Scholars Program Endowment

Established by Joanne Gwen (Wagner) Haskell, friend of Clarion University, and designated to fund scholarships in the field of humanities. The fund will make awards to students who plan to travel abroad to pursue studies in the humanities. Scholarships are intended for students who take courses in a foreign country, supplement existing research projects or creative and civic activities. Applicants must be juniors or seniors in good academic standing. Selection will be made from application and accompanying proposal. Contact the Office of the Provost for further information.

AGES Department Scholarship Endowment

As a result of faculty donations, scholarship awards are available for current Anthropology, Geography, Earth Science majors.  Contact the Chair of AGES for further information.

Gloria J. Zampogna Scholarship

Established by Tony M. Zampogna, Sr. in memory of his late wife, Gloria, who had a long and distinguished nursing career.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student(s) currently enrolled or planning to enroll in the Clarion University's School of Nursing, pursuing the Associate of Science degree in Nursing.  Candidate must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.  First priority for the scholarship is Venango Catholic High School graduates; if none available, then all others will be considered by the Venango Campus Scholarship Committee.

Dorothy Story Smith Memorial Scholarship

Established by David C. Smith (‘64) in memory of his mother. The award will provide an annual scholarship to a Clarion University nursing student. Eligible candidates must be an undergraduate student, have a 1000 SAT score, and demonstrate financial need per the FAFSA application, which must be on file by the application deadline. For further information, contact the School of Nursing at (814) 676-6591.

Dolores Sherman Scholarship

Provides an annual award for full-time students pursuing a B.S. degree in nursing. Candidate selection criteria include grades in nursing course work, overall academic record, financial need, recommendation of nursing instructors, and service to the university and/or the nursing profession. For further information, contact the chair of the Venango Campus Scholarship Committee at (814) 676-6591 ext. 1221.

Lyle & Clara Reinhard Family Scholarship:

Established by President Diane Reinhard in memory of her parents. One award is designated for Nursing. To be considered, incoming student needs to be near the top of his/her senior high school class with SAT's over 1000 total.

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Scholarship Fund

Made possible by a donation from the Dr. and Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Charitable Trust of Oil City. They are available to students enrolled or planning to enroll for undergraduate work in the Nursing Program or other programs related to medicine. They must have attended high school or been a permanent PA resident for at least the past three years in Allegheny, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, or Venango counties; who have achieved positive academic records or manifest promise of academic success; and have good moral character. Financial need shall be considered secondarily. Further information can be obtained from the School of Nursing. (814) 676-6591.

Nursing Department Scholarship Endowment

To be considered, students must be a registered nurse working toward a BSN, have a "B" average in nursing courses, 3.0 minimum overall QPA, have financial need and be a full-time Clarion University student.  Candidates should contact the Director of Nursing at Venango Campus for further information.  All scholarship applicants must have recommendations from two nursing instructors, and exhibit service to the University and/or Nursing Profession.

Elizabeth M. McCord Scholarship:

Established by the McCord family in honor of Mrs. McCord and her service to the university's Health Center. Eligible candidates are full-time graduate students in the M.S.N. family program. Second preference is to students with six or more graduate credits each semester. Thereafter, consideration will be given to bachelor's degree students and finally associate degree candidates within the School of Nursing. For further information, contact the School of Nursing at 814-676-6591.

Virgil & Carol Freebourn Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Royce E. Freebourn in honor of his parents, Virgil & Carol Freeborn.  The purpose of this scholarship is to benefit students attending Clarion University - Venango Campus who are majoring in the nursing program.  Students must be better than average students and demonstrate financial need.  Contact the Nursing Department Chair for further information.

Dr. Julia Donovan Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family and friends of Julia Donovan, PhD, a life-long student and respected educator. Dr. Donovan taught as an Assistant Professor at Clarion University's School of Nursing and the purpose of this award is to provide financial support to students pursuing a career in nursing. Eligibility for consideration includes the requirement that the student must be a graduating ASN student who will pursue the BSN, or enter the RN-MSN program at Clarion University. The student must also have strong academic ability and demonstrate financial need.

Rosemary Coogan Endowed Scholarship

Established by John A. Coogan, Jr.
in memory of his late wife, Rosemary Coogan, who had a long and distinguished nursing career. The endowment will provide annual scholarship(s) that will be awarded to a student(s) currently enrolled in Clarion University's School of Nursing & Allied Health, and majoring in nursing. Candidates must demonstrate academic merit and financial need via FAFSA.

Zonta Club Scholarships

Scholarships made available by the Zonta Club of Oil City-Franklin. Award recipients must be students who reside in Venango County. Consideration is based upon the students' academic record, financial need, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Frank and Clara Williams Scholarship

These scholarships, not limited in number, and not specified in amount, are granted to Venango County residents. Eligible students must be a full-time freshman or sophomore and be enrolled in a four-year degree program. Selection is made based upon financial need and academic record. Applications may be obtained from Stephen Kosak, Box 374, Oil City, PA 16301.

Venango Campus Endowment Scholarships

Endowment established by Venango Campus employees which funds several scholarships for students attending Clarion University's Venango Campus.

Venango Campus Scholarships:

Several scholarships, contributed by Venango Campus employees, available through the Venango Campus Scholarship Committee for students attending Clarion University's Venango Campus.

Greg Vayda Memorial Scholarship

Established by family and friends to honor the memory of Greg Vayda, son of long-time chairman of the Clarion University Special Education Department Ken Vayda and Mrs. Vayda.

UPMC NW Medical Center Women's Auxiliary Health Career Fund Scholarships

Awarded by the Venango Campus Scholarship Committee to Venango, Forest, and Clarion County residents attending Venango Campus for educational purposes in the health career fields.

Laura A. Smedley Scholarships

Scholarships, not limited in number and not specified in amount, are granted to Venango Campus students who are graduates of secondary schools serving Venango County. Eligible students must be full-time students enrolled in any associate degree program. Selection is made based upon financial need and academic record. Instructions for the complete application process can be obtained from Stephen Kosak, Box 374, Oil City, PA 16301. Deadline for submission of application is April 15th.

Regional Vision Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship established by Regional Vision Leadership Development for Rural Northwest Pennsylvania to assist Venango Campus students who exhibit leadership qualities in their community or school.

John N. and Sarah H. Rees Scholarships

Provided through a generous donation from the Rees Charitable Foundation. The gift provides scholarships for Venango Campus students in two areas, academically gifted students and first-time-in-college adult.

Pennzoil Scholarship Endowment

Scholarships are made available by the foundation through an endowment account established by Pennzoil. Award criteria are based on academic achievement and financial need.

Oil City Second Presbyterian Women Scholarships

Several scholarships provided annually to the Venango Campus Scholarship Committee by this organization. Candidates must be health science majors. Priority is given to Venango County residents with financial need. The award may be renewed in succeeding years.

Oil City Rotary Club Scholarship

Awarded by the Oil City Rotary Club through the Clarion University Foundation. Recipient must be a graduate of Oil City, Cranberry, or Venango Christian high schools. Selected on the basis of academic record, financial need, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Oil City Lions, Lillian (Shaw) Shinkle, and Ted Shaw Scholarship

Established by the Oil City Lions Club in honor of Lillian Shaw Shinkle and Ted Shaw. Eligible candidates must be recent graduates of Oil City or Venango Christian high schools and must be entering their first year of study at the Venango Campus. Scholarship recipients may reapply in their second year of study at either Venango Campus or Clarion Campus.

In Memory of William J. McFate & Judge William E. Breene, by the trustees of the Dr. & Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Charitable Trust

Mr. McFate and Judge Breene served for many years with distinction as trustees of the Dr. & Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Charitable Trust and were highly respected in the region for their leadership and integrity. The purpose of the scholarship is to benefit Clarion University students entering fields of study in health-related professions, including students enrolled in the School of Nursing & Allied Health at the Venango Campus. Recipients shall have demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

Dr. Glenn McElhattan Scholarships

Established to honor Dr. McElhattan, a Clarion alumnus and Chemistry Department faculty member at the Venango Campus. Eligible candidates must be high school seniors enrolled at the Venango Campus for their freshman year. Awards are granted based upon academic achievement.

William Huber Sr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by friends of William Huber, a Venango County resident, who was an exceptional guitarist and extremely active in the community. Eligible recipient must be an active community member.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Scholarships

Several scholarships awarded annually to high ability recent high school graduates and academically promising returning adult students.

Paul M. Goldberg Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family and friends to assist Venango Campus students pursuing a business related degree. Academic talent and financial need are criteria. Preference is given to students from the Oil City area.

Gent, Gent & Snyder Scholarship

Established by the Gent, Gent & Snyder Law Firm, the annual scholarship is awarded to candidates with academic merit and financial need.

Dr. Thomas A. Gardner Radiologic Sciences Scholarship

Established in honor of Dr. Gardner by family and friends. Candidates must be enrolled in the baccalaureate degree program in radiation technology at the Clarion University Venango Campus.

Galaxy Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Established by Galaxy Federal Credit Union and awarded annually through the Venango Campus Scholarship Committee to a Venango County resident.

Derrick Publishing Company Scholarship Endowment to honor Edward P. Boyle

Mr. Boyle helped nurture the growth and development of Venango Campus, serving as director and vice president of the Venango Campus Advisory Council. To be eligible, candidates must be a resident of Venango, Clarion, or Forest County and be attending Clarion University-Venango Campus. Academic merit and demonstrated financial need is evaluated. First priority will be given to an employee or child/spouse of an employee of the Derrick Publishing Company, who meets the criteria for the scholarship.

The Frank Clark Scholarship

Established by Mr. Frank Clark who taught in the Speech & Theater Department at Clarion University from 1967 through 1995. The intent of the scholarship is to award an incoming freshman from a Venango County high school planning to attend the Venango Campus. Second preference will be given to incoming freshman from a Clarion County school district. Academic criteria include a minimum SAT score of 950 and graduated in the upper half of class.

Ronald E. Black Endowed Scholarship

Provides an award to a student at the Venango Campus. Preference is given to adult students who are residents of Venango County.

Louis D. Adelson Venango Student Housing Scholarship

Established to assist the following groups of students residing in the student apartments at Clarion University Venango Campus: disabled veterans enrolled full-time, veterans enrolled full-time, non-traditional students enrolled full-time. Students must also demonstrate financial need. To be considered for the award in subsequent years, the student winner must maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

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.                                                                                         

Jean Blake Ferguson Library Science Scholarship

This scholarship established by Dr. Jeffrey & Janet Ferguson in honor of his mother, Jean Blake Ferguson, Class of 1948. Jean influenced her children with her strong belief in the importance of education as each has earned advanced degrees. It is their desire to pass on her passion for learning through the availability of this scholarship. To be considered, candidates must be incoming freshman, first generation student, a library science major, dual major, or concentration, and have financial need. If you feel you meet criteria for consideration, please contact the scholarship administrator in the Admissions Office at 814-393-2306. It is possible to receive the award in subsequent year if student maintains a certain grade point average in studies.

Parma Dixon Mooney Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded each year to a freshman or transfer majoring in elementary education. Candidates must be residents of Clarion County or graduates of Clarion County High School. Selection is based upon academic record, participation in extracurricular activities, and leadership skills. All Clarion County applicants for admission are automatically considered. Award offered prior to February 1.  

Margaret Elder and Truman W. Weiser Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by a bequest for the estate of Margaret E. Weiser. The purpose of the award is to fund scholarships for graduates of Clarion Limestone School District, Strattanville, PA., who major in elementary education at Clarion University.

Myra Dell (Singer) Strickler, Class of 1947, Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Myra by her husband, Dr. Mervin K. Strickler, Jr, Class of 1947.  Myra Dell attended Clarion in a time when it was not the norm for a woman to pursue a degree in the sciences or science education as preparation for a career, and she pursued her dream in spite of hesitation by the administration.  Myra was recruited by high schools as a science teacher before she even graduated from college, and broke new ground for careers in science for women.  All Science and Science Education applicants for admission who have at least a 3.0gpa on a 4.0 scale in strong academic courses will automatically be considered.  First preference will be given to a freshman female student entering studies in science or science education.

Dr. Frank, Class of 1962 & Joyce Rocco Endowed Scholarship

Established by Joyce & Frank Rocco, who earned his Elementary Education from Clarion in 1962 and had a distinguished teaching career and outstanding service in 36 years as professor of special education at Winona State University in Minnesota.  Frank has served on the Clarion University Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2003.  First preference for the scholarship is a strong incoming freshman entering studies in teacher education who is a first generation university student.  Please notify by letter the scholarship administrator, c/o Admissions Office by February 1, if you are an incoming freshman education applicant who is a first generation university student.  Students' admissions files automatically considered for award.

Wilma Best Logue Education Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded each year to an incoming freshman planning to major in Education at Clarion University. To be considered, candidates must be seniors at Keystone High School. Knox, Pennsylvania. Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission material.

Class of 1953 Endowment Scholarship for Incoming Freshman Education Major:

This award was established by members of Class of 1953 to honor the 50th anniversary of their graduation from Clarion State Teachers College.  As an integral part of Clarion's rich tradition of excellence, members desire that this award will be an annual scholarship awarded to a Clarion University student.  All Education applicants for admission who have at least a 3.0 grade point average will automatically be considered for this award.  Student must also show financial need as indicated by FAFSA.  The scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains a cumulative 3.0 g.p.a. at Clarion University and remains an Education major.?

Class of 1950 Scholarship for Incoming Freshman Education Major

This scholarship established by the Clarion University Class of 1950. This class was known for having a large number of returning World War II U.S. Veterans. Most of the members of the Class of '50 went on to become distinguished educators. This scholarship perpetuates the long-term commitment of the class members to their Alma Mater and present day students. To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) or ACT composite score of 22, be a prospective education major, graduate in the upper two fifths of high school class, and be a descendant of a Clarion University Alumnus. Students who feel they meet the academic criteria need to submit a letter indicating they are a descendent of an alumnus with name and graduation year of the alumnus to the scholarship administrator in the Admissions Office, Clarion University. Award offered in February for the following school year.

Class of 1949 Scholarship for Incoming Freshman Education Major

This scholarship established by the Clarion University Class of 1949. This class was known for having a large number of returning World War II U.S. Veterans. Most of the members of the Class of '49 went on to become distinguished educators. This scholarship perpetuates the long-term commitment of the class members to their Alma Mater and present day students. To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) or ACT composite score of 22, be a prospective education major, graduate in the upper two fifths of high school class, and be a descendant of a Clarion University Alumnus. Students who feel they meet the academic criteria need to submit a letter indicating they are a descendent of an alumnus with name and graduation year of the alumnus to the scholarship administrator in the Admissions Office, Clarion University. Award offered in February for the following school year.

Donald E. & Bernadette Hugus Crooks Family Scholarship

This scholarship established by Bernadette (Hugus) and Donald Crooks for an incoming freshman who demonstrates strong work ethic and desire to excel. Candidates must be enrolled in the College of Business Administration with preference given to Marketing majors. This scholarship award is renewable for up to four years if the candidate maintains the required academic criteria while majoring in a program of the College of Business Administration. Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission materials.

William and Olive Barnes Scholarship

This scholarship established by Greg Barnes, professor of Accountancy, in honor of his parents, William and Olive Barnes, for an incoming freshman. Applicants must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (combined critical reading & mathematics component), and rank in the upper 10% of their high school class. First preference will be given to accounting majors then other undergraduate business majors. Contact the Office of Admissions at 814-393-2306 for additional information. New students are automatically considered via their admissions materials. Award offered prior to February 1.

Edward G. Kriebel Family Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to attract students who demonstrate entrepreneurial skills, have the dedication to quality and hard work demonstrated by the Kriebel family and who demonstrate need not met by federal or state aid. First preference is given to an AC Valley or Union High School graduate, second preference to a graduate of other Clarion County high schools and last preference to other surrounding area high schools. This scholarship award is renewable for up to four years if the candidates maintain the required academic criteria while majoring in a program of the College of Business Administration. Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission materials. FAFSA must be on file.

Karl and Inge Sendler Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship established in the memory of Karl and Inge Sendler for students with the desire and will to learn the world of physics. Mr. Sendler had an impressive career that included making major contributions to the development of US manned space capabilities. Mr. Sendler retired from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in 1974 as Director of Instrumentation Systems. Mrs. Sendler, a physics graduate in her own right, worked for the US Army. One of her assignments was to compute flight trajectories. To be considered for this scholarship, you must be an incoming freshmen student majoring in Physics or Secondary Ed Physics and demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA form. Upon admissions acceptance, you are automatically considered for this award.

Linda Marie Trunzo Memorial Scholarship

These awards, presented in memory of Ms. Trunzo, a Clarion student, have been designated for incoming freshman music majors. The recipients are selected by a scholarship committee on the basis of academic achievement and an interview/audition to demonstrate talent in music. Recipients are named "Trunzo Scholars." Contact the chair of the Music Department at 814-393-2287 for additional information. Deadline date is April 1.

The Slanco-Grunenwald Scholarship:

This scholarship was established by Janice Slanco-Grunenwald to honor and celebrate the commitment of her parents, George & Ann Slanco, to her musical education; and the constant support and encouragement of her husband, Joseph Grunenwald, to her professional life as a Pastoral Musician, High School Choral Director, Private Instructor, and Collaborative Pianist. The award is for an incoming freshman music major with a 3.0 minimum g.p.a. who is a leader in his/her school's or church's musical program and wishes to bring that leadership and enthusiasm to Clarion University's music program. Interested students who wish to be considered for this award may request an application for the Janice M. Slanco-Grunenwald Scholarship from the Chair of the Music Department at 814-393-2287. Deadline is April 1.

Janet Shreckengost Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Howard Shreckengost, university trustee, in honor of his wife Janet, a native of Clarion County.  It is the wish of the family to share with others, Janet's appreciation of music, as well as her concern for continued growth and excellence in the field of health sciences.  To be considered, incoming freshmen candidates must have a strong high school academic credential, demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA, and be pursuing a degree in either music or nursing.  All students will automatically be considered by the Office of Scholarship Administration.  The Scholarship would be renewable for a second year, providing the student meets requirements for achieving academic progress.

Sabina Mooney Seifert Scholarship

This scholarship established in honor of Mrs. Seifert, class of 1909, by her daughter Mary L. Seifert. It is available as a one-year award for freshman music majors. The award criteria are based primarily upon academic achievement. To be considered, the student must have a QPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher and must rank in top 1/5th of his or her Western Pennsylvania high school graduating class. Contact the chair of the Music Department at 814-393-2287 for additional information. Deadline date is April 1.

Sarah Beels Dunikoski Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the estate of Kenneth & Katherine Beels in memory of their daughter, Sarah. To be considered, incoming student must be a Music Education major with outstanding grades and SAT Score. All Music applicants automatically considered between November and March each recruiting year. No scholarship application form required. Please make sure the Admissions Office has updated grades and SAT/ACT scores. 

The Megan Lhota-Calderaro Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Jim Calderaro, Jr. in honor of his wife Megan Calderaro, Clarion Class of 1973, who passed away March 15, 2003 .  Megan was a Spanish-Education major at Clarion.  She always spoke highly of her experience at Clarion and Megan was very proud of her Spanish Education degree.  She was a high level manager for Bell Atlantic / Verizon Inc. for twenty years.  She utilized the Spanish portion of her education to help Bell Atlantic/Verizon conduct seminars in different countries.  Megan was a very giving, selfless person.  The scholarship is a way of keeping her memory alive.  It is intended to honor her giving nature for many years to come.  To be automatically considered, student must be incoming freshman Spanish Education or Spanish major in Arts & Sciences.  Student must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and a 900 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) on SAT.

Mathematics Freshman Scholarship

This scholarship is for incoming freshman mathematics major. To be considered, students must have outstanding SAT math score and excellent high school grades. For more information contact the Mathematics Department Chair at 814-393-2592. Deadline date is February 15.

John F. Kuhn Mathematics Scholarship

This scholarship fund established by Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Gendler, with the support of the entire Mathematics Department, to honor the memory of Provost Kuhn by providing scholarships to attract students from under represented classes to study mathematics at Clarion University. Candidates must have applied for admission to Clarion University with the intent to be a full time undergraduate student. They must be a member of an under represented class and planning to major in mathematics or mathematics education. QPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scores and recommendations from mathematics teachers measured by the admissions file.

Marlin and Cleva Hartman Scholarship

Established by Marlin Hartman, Class of 1959, and Cleva Haight Hartman, Class of 1959, for an incoming freshman that is a son or daughter of a United States veteran. Financial need is also considered. First preference is for a Math or Math Education major. Second preference is for an Elementary Education major. Strength of academic credential is also influential. Submit DD214 along with letter requesting to be considered to the Scholarship Administrator in the Clarion University Admissions Office. Scholarship awarded by March 1.

John Francis Salvucci Scholarship

This scholarship established by Mr. & Mrs. Gene Salvucci in memory of their son, John, who graduated from Clarion with a History degree in 1981. Incoming freshmen enrolled in the Secondary Education/Social Studies program will be given first consideration with second preference given to incoming freshmen that have declared a History major. To be considered, students must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and be in the upper two-fifths of his or her high school graduating class. Student records are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admissions materials; no scholarship application is required.

Gilbert Neiman Scholarships

These scholarships were established in memory of Dr. Gilbert Neiman, former professor of English at Clarion University. Three awards are made each year, one each to a junior, sophomore, and freshman who major in English, liberal arts, or secondary education English. Freshman applicants must submit a creative writing or critical essay, recommendation from a senior English teacher, and a high school transcript. Scholarship application should be submitted after the student has been accepted at Clarion with the English Department at 814-393-2482.

Ronald B. Lucas Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ronald, Class of 1982, and Debra Lucas for deserving Clarion University students in either Computer and Information Science or Business. To be considered, student must demonstrate financial need and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average in high school with plans to attend Clarion University. First preference will be given to a student in Computer Information Science. Next preference will be a student entering a department in the College of Business Administration in Administrative Science, Finance, or Accountancy. Eligible students will be notified.

CIO Scholarship

Created by a gift from the Chief Information Officers Scholarship Foundation facilitated by Mark Egan, Clarion Class of 1978, the CIO Scholarship Fund supports scholarships for incoming students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in information technology.  Candidates for consideration must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.   All admissions freshmen applicants will automatically be considered; award will be offered by April 1.

Outstanding Biology Scholars Award

These scholarships are awarded annually to freshman biology, secondary-education-biology, molecular biology, environmental biology or medical technology majors. To be considered, students need SAT scores higher than 1200 (combined critical reading & mathematics component), and class rank in the top 20%. The awards are continued if requirements are met each year. Contact the Biology Department at (814) 393-2273 for additional information. Deadline date is February 15.

Oleta B. Amsler Scholarship

Mrs. Amsler established this award to recognize a freshman Liberal Arts/Studies major who displays eclectic activities and interests during his/her high school years. Award is renewable as long as student winner maintains a 3.0 gpa at Clarion and remains a Liberal Studies major. This scholarship is available at least once every four years. Students are automatically considered via their admissions materials when the scholarship is available.

Dr. Lou & Marge (Sherry) Tripodi Scholarship

Established by Dr. Lou & Marge Tripodi as an annual scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman Clarion University student graduating from Redbank Valley, Clarion Limestone, or Clarion High School. To be automatically considered, student must have a minimum SAT score of 900 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) or above, graduate in top 40% of high school class, and show financial need as determined by the FAFSA form.                                      

Marjorie Tippin Presidential Scholarship

Past winners have a minimum SAT score of 1300 and are in the upper 2% of his or her high school graduating class. The $1,000 per year award is renewable for up to four school years. Incoming students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of Admissions materials. No scholarship application required. Awards offered prior to February 1.

Marjorie Tippin Leadership Scholarships

These scholarships are available to freshmen on a one-time basis. Past winners have a minimum SAT score of 1200 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and are in the upper 10 % of his or her high school graduating class. Financial need is also considered. Amounts vary. Student records are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application required. All awards offered prior to March 1.

Dana S. Still Scholarships

One-time scholarships, awarded in honor of the former professor of English, provost, interim president, and chairman of the Council of Trustees, are presented annually to incoming freshman students. Eligibility is based upon financial need. Student records are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. Awards offered prior to March 1.

State Board of Governors Scholarships (BOG)

B.O.G. Awards are made each semester to under-represented students and majority students in the sciences, mathematics, computer science, Honors Program, Emerging Scholars, SSHE partnership cohorts, Gear Up,  Governor School of Excellence participants, Academic Sports League, and Reading & New Castle Leadership Academies. The candidate's record must show a strong academic curriculum, contribution to the community, participation in extracurricular activities, and competitive SAT scores. These scholarships are renewable. The Admissions Office will contact eligible candidates.

Christopher John Stahlman Memorial Scholarships

Established in memory of Christopher, a Clarion University graduate, by his parents. Two C.J. Stahlman Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to Clarion County students in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, integrity, and service. Requirements include SAT scores in excess of 950 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and a grade-point average no less than 3.3. One award is exclusively for students from Clarion- Limestone High School. This award can be renewed in the sophomore, junior, and senior years, provided that the student maintains the required academic criteria. The second award, available to students from any Clarion County high school, is renewable for the sophomore year. Application is required, along with an essay and possible interview. Application information can be obtained from Clarion County high school guidance offices or the Clarion University Admissions Office at 814-393-2306. Application deadline is April 1.

Mary Catherine Murphy Schierberl Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memorial to Mary Catherine Murphy Schierberl, Class of 1909, by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends of the Schierberl, Wolf, and O'Toole families. This scholarship is available to a freshman on a one-time basis with a minimal of a 3.0 GPA, SAT 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and were in the top 40% of class. Student records are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. Award offered prior to March 1.

Rotary Club of Clarion Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Clarion Rotary Club to assist deserving students from the Clarion area. Candidates must be a current resident of Clarion County and a graduate of Clarion Area, Clarion-Limestone, Keystone, North Clarion or Redbank schools and must be in the top twenty percent of their graduating class. Also must have maintained a QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for grades 10, 11 & 12 and must have a combined verbal /mathematics score of 1150 on SAT or a composite score of a minimum of 26 on ACT exam. The applicant shall provide a letter of recommendation or endorsement from a teacher or administrator at their high school. The applicant shall also provide evidence of active service to the school and community through participation in extracurricular and civic activities and or organizations. Award made in the spring.

Clarion County Rod & Gun Club Endowment

This scholarship was established in 2003 by the members of the Clarion County Rod & Gun Club.  The organization promotes academic values, and foremost, the study of our native wildlife and habitat and its management.  The endowment is in the honor of Lewis Knight, Sr., a founding member and leader, and is a way the club can help young men and women who share our members' interest in the natural heritage of Northwestern Pennsylvania .  To be considered, the student must be an incoming freshman at Clarion University with a SAT of 1000 or above, and show financial need via the FAFSA.  First priority shall be given to a child of a member in good standing of the Clarion County Rod & Gun Club.  The preference of the club is to award the scholarship to someone majoring in the Environmental Sciences and/or demonstrates interest in natural heritage of Northwestern Pennsylvania through extracurricular activities.

Cecil and Agnes Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship established by Reverend Clayton Rhodes '53 in memory of his parents. Candidate must be an entering freshman that is a graduate of Union High School (Clarion County), have a minimum SAT score of 900 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and graduated in the upper two fifths of his/her high school class. Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission materials. Award offered prior to March 15.

Lyle & Clara Reinhard Family Scholarship

This scholarship established by President Diane Reinhard in memory of her parents. One award for a new Clarion Campus freshman graduating near the top of his or her high school class with SAT at least 1050 (combined critical reading & mathematics component). Past winners have been well rounded and academically strong. Award offered prior to March 1.

Diane L. Reinhard Student Housing Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship fund was established to honor Clarion's fourteenth president, Diane L. Reinhard for her distinguished service from 1990 through 2003. As tribute to President Reinhard's determination and tireless efforts to bring a modern, high quality, residential learning community into being, Clarion University Foundation, Inc. named its new housing development "The Diane L. Reinhard Villages at Clarion University" and announced the creation of a scholarship endowment. To be automatically considered for a village scholarship the incoming freshman must demonstrate high level of academic achievement, active involvement in student leadership, commitment to community service, and participation in extracurricular activities. Diane L. Reinhard Scholars will reside in the Reinhard Villages at Clarion University throughout each semester they receive support.

The Pay it Forward Scholarship

Established by James Staab, a 1970 graduate of Clarion-Limestone High School, and Sally (Harris) Staab, a 1972 graduate of Keystone Oaks High School. (Pittsburgh, PA) The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize an entering Clarion University student who has graduated from one of the aforementioned schools who clearly understands and demonstrates the concept of Pay it Forward. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a minimum graduating grade point average from high school of 2.75, and minimum S.A.T. scores of 900 (combined critical reading & mathematics component), or an A.C.T. composite of 19. Applicants will be asked to submit a short essay, not to exceed one page, on their concept of "Pay it Forward." Applicants for the scholarship must submit their application along with their essay on or before April 1. Contact the Office of Scholarship Administration at 814-393-2306 for further information.

Panasonic Ideas for Life Scholarship:

This scholarship was established by Panasonic System Solutions Company in 2007.  The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman. All applicants for admission who have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in strong academic courses will automatically be considered for the award.  Candidates must also demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.  The scholarship will be offered by April 1.                                                                                                                                                

New Castle Wolves Club Scholarship

This scholarship established by the National Association of Wolves - New Castle Club to provide assistance to Clarion students from Lawrence County. Candidates must be full time students and must have graduated in the upper 2/5 of their high school class. Students are eligible to receive the award in subsequent years providing they remain in good academic standing. Candidates will be considered via their admission materials, and financial need. Contact your high school guidance office for further information and scholarship application form. Application deadline is April 5.           

John Mochnick/Penn Trafford Scholarship

This leadership scholarship was established for high achieving students entering Clarion University from Penn-Trafford High School. Mr. Mochnick had great affection for the Penn-Trafford School District. Past winners have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and are in the upper 40 % of his or her high school graduating class. Amounts vary. Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. All awards offered prior to March 1.

Florence McLaughlin Scholarship

This scholarship established by Mr. David C. Smith, Class of 1964, in honor of Miss Florence McLaughlin who was an English teacher and role model for many students. The scholarship is intended for a Mount Lebanon High School student planning to attend Clarion University. First preference is an incoming English major from Mount Lebanon. Second preference is a secondary education major. Third preference is an elementary education major. For consideration, incoming freshmen need a minimum SAT score total of 1050 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and should graduate in the upper half of senior class. Student records are automatically reviewed for this award via their admission materials.

David M. McElhattan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in October 2007 to honor the memory of David M. McElhattan, a native of Franklin, Pennsylvania who spent most of his adult life as friend, confidant, supporter, and coach of many young people of the Franklin and Rocky Grove area. David's ties to Clarion University are many; his mother, father, and sister are all Clarion graduates and his son is current student at Clarion with his daughter to follow. To be considered for the award, student must be a senior or recent graduate of Franklin or Rocky Grove High School, admitted to Clarion University as a full-time undergraduate student with above average academic achievement in high school, show evidence of involvement in sports, music, the arts, or other social activities as a "team player", and show financial need. Students will automatically be considered upon receipt of their application for admission.

Sonja and Chuck Leach Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. Leach to help students pursue their life goals. This scholarship is available to a new freshman on a one-time basis. Past winners have a minimum SAT score of 1200 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and are in the upper 10 % of his or her high school graduating class. Amounts vary. Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. All awards offered prior to March 1.

John F. Kuhn Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship established by family and friends of Dr. Kuhn, former Provost of Clarion University. Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates academic achievement, high school and community involvement as well as an eclectic array of interests. Selection will be done via admissions materials. Award offered prior to March 1.

M.M. and Minnie H. Kaufman Leadership Scholarships

This scholarship established by Miss Virginia Kaufman ('37) in honor of her parents. These scholarships are available to freshmen on a one-time basis. Past winners have a minimum SAT score of 1200 (combined critical reading & mathematics component)and are in the upper 10 % of his or her high school graduating class. Amounts vary. Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. All awards offered prior to March 1.

Walter L. Hart Scholarships

These multi-year scholarships, presented in honor of the former admissions director, are awarded to the strongest incoming freshmen. Past recipients were in the top 5% of their graduating class, with SAT scores in excess of 1300 (combined critical reading & mathematics component), and with outstanding accomplishments and significant contributions through involvement in extracurricular activities. Students must meet required academic standards to receive the award in subsequent years. Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. Awards offered prior to February 1.

Mary R. Hardwick Scholarship

This fund was created to honor Dr. Mary Hardwick, retired Speech Communication and Theatre professor, and her career as a gifted artist and dedicated educator. Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen or transfer students. Selection is based upon a required essay, financial need and overall academic standing. Student's essay of no more than two pages, double spaced, needs to focus on describing how he/she has come to learn that a relationship with an individual who possesses the values of nurturance, compassion, collaboration, and respect for all living things can make a difference in the life of another. Contact the Office of Scholarship Administration, Admissions Office, Clarion University on availability of scholarship. Deadline for essay if available is March 17.

Inez and B.H. Fulton Memorial Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship established by Ralph ('31) and Virginia Fulton in memory of Ralph's parents. Past recipients have a minimum SAT score of 1200 and are in the upper 10 % of his or her high school graduating class. Incoming students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. All awards offered prior to March 1.          

Foundation Leadership Scholarships

These scholarships are available to freshmen on a one-time basis. Past recipients have a minimum SAT score of 1200 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and are in the upper 10% of his or her high school graduating class. Amounts vary. Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required. All awards offered prior to March 1.

Eberly Family Scholarships

An endowed scholarship fund was created by the Eberly Family Trust to provide scholarships for students residing in Fayette County. Award selection is based upon academic achievement and financial need. No application is required, as student records are reviewed via their admission materials for this renewable scholarship. To be considered, Fayette County students need at least a 3.0 grade point average and a minimum SAT total of 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component).

DiTommaso Family Scholarship Endowment:

This scholarship was established by John DiTommaso, Clarion University Class of 1978, in honor of his parents, Angelo & Dorothy DiTommaso.  The award will be offered to an incoming freshman graduating from either Hempfield (Greensburg), Penn-Trafford, Norwin, Jeannette, or Greensburg Central Catholic High School.  To be considered, eligible candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) or ACT composite of 24 or better. Students also need to be in the upper two fifths of senior class. All applicants for admission who meet the specific criteria will automatically be considered for this scholarship award.  The DiTommasos' have had tremendous community support for many years and felt that this was one way to acknowledge their appreciation.

Mary & Martha Colegrove Educational Fund Scholarship

Award made to women from McKean County. The recipients can continue to receive the awards during subsequent years if students maintain a cumulative 3.0 quality point average at Clarion University. Students' records are reviewed for this award via their admissions materials. No scholarship application is required. Award made by February 1.                        

Class of 1943 Scholarship Endowment

This award was established in 2005 by the Class of 1943. As an integral part of Clarion's rich tradition of excellence, members desire that this will be an annual scholarship awarded to an incoming Clarion University student. The scholarship perpetuates the long-term commitment of the class members to their alma mater and present-day students. To be eligible for consideration, student must have a SAT total score of at least a 1000 (critical reasoning and mathematics) or ACT composite score of 22, a grade point average of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale, and financial need verified by FAFSA. No scholarship application is required; students reviewed for award upon receipt of admissions materials and FAFSA.

Donna Dupont Bishop Presidential Scholarship for Incoming Freshman

This scholarship established by J. Donald Bishop in honor of his late wife, Donna Dupont Bishop '72, is intended for an outstanding new student. Award criteria include a minimum SAT of 1300 (combined critical reading & mathematics component), top 2% of class, and first preference is given to a student with financial need. This renewable award is offered once every four years. When available, students are automatically considered for this award when they submit their application for admission.

Clarion University APSCURF Scholarship for Incoming Freshman

This scholarship was established as a memorial to deceased or retired Clarion University faculty and is funded annually by the Clarion University Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Retired Faculty (APSCURF). This scholarship perpetuates the long-term commitment of retired faculty to Clarion University and present day students. To be considered for this scholarship, candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) or ACT composite score of 22, and graduate in the upper two-fifths of high school class. Preference will be granted to a descendent of past or present Clarion University APSCURF members. Students meeting this preference and who feel they meet the academic criteria need to submit a letter indicating they are a descendent of a retired Clarion University faculty member indicating the name of the faculty member to the scholarship administrator in the Admissions Office, Clarion University, by February 1st. Award offered in February for the following school year.