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Clarion announces January deadline for merit scholarships

December 21, 2015

Clarion University has announced a Jan. 15 admission deadline for merit scholarships. Members of the high school class of 2016 who are planning to attend the university are urged to apply immediately for admission.

Merit scholarships were developed earlier this year to award high-achieving seniors graduating in 2016. Students with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and an SAT score of at least 1,000 (critical reading and math) or ACT score of at least 21, will be awarded between $1,000 and $3,000.

"These scholarships are in response to the fact that we are getting more academically talented applicants to Clarion each year," said Ron Nowaczyk, Ph.D., Clarion provost. "We want to reward these students for their accomplishments and help them and their families make Clarion their college of choice."

"We have received an unprecedented amount of applications this fall," said Dave McFarland, director of scholarships. "Our merit scholarship funds are limited, so to ensure consideration for these scholarships, students must be admitted to Clarion University by midnight Jan. 15, 2016," he said.

Students admitted after Jan. 15 may still be eligible for other scholarships endowed through Clarion University Foundation, Inc. To learn more about available scholarships, visit and click on the Financial Aid tab.

To complete an application for admission, visit


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