Most of Clarion's scholarships are funded by way of private support through the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., and are overseen by the Office of Scholarship Administration within the division of Enrollment Management. The university has a director of scholarships who oversees the selection process for recipients of the merit and endowed scholarships.
All students also are encouraged to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which increases your odds of receiving additional financial support through grants
and other types of financial aid. When researching scholarships, be aware of scholarship
deadlines, scholarship contacts and certain preferences established by some donors. High school seniors must be admitted by January 15, 2016 to receive priority consideration
for merit scholarships.
The types of scholarships available to Clarion University prospective and returning students include:
- Athletic Scholarships: Athletic awards are selected by coaches of our athletic teams. Some athletic scholarships are endowed.
- Merit Scholarships: Merit Scholarships are available to recognize the academic achievement of high school seniors. Please note, those who receive merit scholarships are required to fill out the FAFSA. Merit scholarships also exist for transfer students. High school seniors must be admitted by January 15, 2016 to receive priority consideration for merit scholarships.
- Endowed Scholarships: Endowed Scholarships encompass awards for specific majors, awards for students from various school districts, awards for student involvement and other criteria.
- External Scholarships: External Scholarships are those unique awards given by organizations, non-profits, businesses and philanthropies to help the next generation excel.
- Local Scholarships: Clarion County Scholarships
Raise.me is a unique program that helps students whose parents did not go to college attain scholarships, thus making college more affordable. Students are rewarded for their high school successes (i.e. good grades, perfect attendance, visiting colleges, and achieving a certain score on the SAT or ACT exams).