The goal of Clarion University's Office of Scholarships is to support the academic aspirations of prospective and current students. The office is dedicated to helping students financially access a quality education.  

All students 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.

For more information or any questions you have regarding scholarships, contact

The types of scholarships available to Clarion University prospective and returning students include:

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.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic awards are selected by coaches of our athletic teams. Some athletic scholarships are endowed.

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

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Last Updated 6/26/20