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Scholarships 320
Accountancy Department Endowment Account

Annually, two scholarships will be awarded 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.


Also can be used for travel, research, continuing educational experiences, recruiting of new faculty.


 


Acton Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Dr. Arthur J. Acton to encourage students to enroll in online programs at Clarion University.  This scholarship is for incoming freshmen.  Students must meet admission requirements for enrollment and be enrolled in the Online Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies Program to be eligible.  This scholarship is not renewable.


Administrative Science 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.


AGES Scholarship Endowment

Scholarships for students studying anthropology, geology or Earth sciences.


Al & Karen Jacks Football Scholarship

This scholarship was 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 20 years. To be considered, a student 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Alex Sandusky Football Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Clarion State football great Alex Sandusky, Class of 1954. Sandusky played on the first undefeated team in school history and was drafted in 1954 to the legendary Baltimore Colts team where he played for 13 seasons. Candidates must be a Clarion University football team member who meets the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA and maintains at least a 2.0 QPA. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Alexander D. "Bud" Marks Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ardelle Marks in loving memory of her husband who was the Corporate Treasurer of National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation in Oil City, and later Hamburg, NY.  Applicants must be a full-time freshman, either traditional or returning adult, who graduated from Oil City High School; have a minimum QPA of 2.75; and be a business-related major at Venango College of Clarion University.  The award may be renewed for a second year if the above requirements are met. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


Alice E. Exley ('59) and Nancy Exley Masek ('64) Scholarship

The Alice E. Exley ('59) & Nancy Exley Masek ('64) Scholarship was established thru the generosity of Nancy Exley Masek and her husband Ladd Masek in order to help students fulfill their own dreams and help others.  Sisters Alice (deceased in 2011) and Nancy Exley, who grew up in Knox, PA, both martriculated at Clarion State Teachers College to become teachers and make an impact on children's lives.  The recipient must major in Special Education, be of junior or senior standing, and have a minimum QPA of 3.0.  The scholarship can be renewed if all requirements are met.


Alpha Gamma Phi Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established in 2001 by the brothers of Alpha Gamma Phi Fraternity, the first social fraternity on Clarion's campus, to support 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Alumni Association Athletic Endowment

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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


APSCURF Scholarship

Clarion University APSCURF Scholarship for Incoming Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: 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 - 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.  Awarded as (1) annual memorial scholarship of $1,000  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.  

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Art Department Scholarship Endowment

The Art Department Scholarship Endowment annually provides an award to a student majoring in Art who demonstrates artistic merit.  Selection will be made by faculty of the Art Department.  Academic performance will also be considered in the selection process.Scholarships for art majors.  This scholarship will be awarded to art students based on faculty evaluation of artistic ability.


Athletic Diversity Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship is available to student athletes who meet the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA.  Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.  There is no application for this scholarship.  It is awarded by coaches.


Barbara Oldt Library Science Scholarship

This scholarship endowment was established by the Barbara Oldt Living Trust to support undergraduate students pursuing studies in Library Science.  Miss Oldt was a 1951 graduate of Clarion University with a bachelor's degree in Education and a specialty in Library Science and English with a minor in Social Studies and served as visiting instructor in the Department of Library Science at Clarion University in 1962.  Undergraduate female students majoring or minoring in Library Science and having achieved sophomore status or higher with an A or B grade point average are eligible for this scholarship award. There is no application for this scholarship. Students are automatically considered.


Baseball Annual Athletic Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the coach to one of the members of the Clarion University Baseball team.  There is no application for this scholarship.


Belle Carson Randall Honors Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Kay Ordiway Clark, ’61, in honor of her aunt, 1932 graduate of Clarion. The scholarship will support local, or commuting freshman honors students, majoring in education. 


Biology Scholarship Endowment

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. 

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Bobbi Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was 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, a candidate must be an incoming freshman, dependent child of widow or widower, show financial need, and have 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 student recipient must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a year-to-year basis to remain eligible.


Bonnie Silvertongue Memorial Marketing Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was 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.


Burns & Burns Golf Scholarship

Burns and Burns Golf Scholarship: This scholarship was established to provide support to outstanding Clarion University student-athletes participating in the golf program.  Coaches will make the scholarship offer to scholar athletes in his/her group of recruits/team members each year.  Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.


Burns & Burns Scholarship Endowment

Burns and Burns Scholarship:  This endowed scholarship is available to students majoring in finance, real estate, and insurance.  The award process is initiated by faculty nominations upon which the 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 814-393-2626 for additional information.


Cathy R. (Rhodes)('86,'93,g'15) & Michael R. Keefer Nursing Scholarship

Cathy and Michael Keefer have created this scholarship endowment to support students seeking to start a career in nursing at Clarion University by securing a degree in the field.  Cathy received three nursing degrees (ASN, BSN, and MSN) from Clarion and practiced for many years, both as a Registered Nurse and as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in family medicine.  She also earned an RHIT Certification and worked as an Independent Medical Records Consultant for many years.  Michael graduated from Slippery Rock State College with a BS in Public Administration with a minor in Health Science and Penn State University with an MS in Health Planning and Administration.  He also earned board certification and then Fellow status in The American College of Healthcare Executives as he worked as a hospital administrator for 18 years.  Then, Michael worked for Clarion University Foundation, Inc., for many years to support Clarion.  Cathy and Michael understand the continued need for caring committed individuals in the health care field through education and want to support students choosing this career path.

To be considered, students must be a freshman declaring as a nursing major who has met all minimum GPA, testing, and clearance requirements and has been offered and accepted entrance into the Clarion University Nursing Program.  The recipients must be a graduate of either Brookville Area High School or Clarion-Limestone High School.  First preference will be given to graduates of Brookville Area High School.


Cecil & Agnes Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Reverend Clayton Rhodes, Class of 1953, in memory of his parents Cecil and Agnes Rhodes to assist incoming students from Union High School (Clarion County).  To be eligible, students must be an incoming freshman, have a minimum SAT score of 900 (combined critical reading and mathematics component), and have graduated in the upper two fifths of their high school class.  Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission materials.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Charles L. Motter Scholarship

Charles L. (Chuck) Motter is a life-long resident of Clarion County who believes in hard work and self-determination.  While working at a local lumber company, he started a friendship and business partnership with Art Fleming.  Together they developed an extensive portfolio of student rental properties in the Clarion area, many of which they ultimately donated to Clarion University Foundation, Inc..  Chuck continues to support Clarion University throughout his life as he sees the importance and impact that higher education can make on young people.  To that end, he and Art were awarded the 2002 Eberly Award for Philanthropy, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's highest honor.

Recipients of this scholarship must be graduates of either Keystone or North Clarion School Districts; however, if no student is available from these school districts, a student from any Clarion County school district may be considered.  If a recipient is an incoming freshman, an overall 3.0 grade point average from high school is required.  Financial need must be demonstrated based on the FAFSA form.  Preference will be given to students having a declared business major.  The scholarship is renewable each of the three subsequent years so long as the renewing recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average at Clarion University for the immediate prior year.


Charles P. Leach, Sr. Scholarship Endowment

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. This is a housing scholarship.


Charles R. Flack Scholarship, Library Science

This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Charles R. Flack, former head of the Department of Library Science at Clarion. The scholarship is offered to a sophomore or junior enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Education degree at Clarion or a graduate enrolled in the Master of Science in Library Science degree program for full-time continuous study who has earned at least nine graduate credits. Candidates must provide evidence of professional potential in librarianship based upon earned grades and a written statement of personal and professional goals and have made significant contributions to the purposes and activities of the Department of Library Science.  Preference shall be given to a physically challenged student who meets the above criteria.


Chemistry Department Commemorative Scholarship

Clarion University Department of Chemistry Commemorative Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a chemistry major and based upon academic achievement in chemistry. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


Chemistry Department Scholarship Endowment

The Clarion University Department of Chemistry Scholarships are awarded to chemistry majors based upon academic achievement in chemistry.  For more information, contact the Chemistry, Mathematics, & Physics Department Chair at 814-393-2327.  There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.

Students must have a 3.0 or higher gpa.


Cheri Aharrah Reid Merit Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by Dr. Ernest ('49) and Mrs. Peggy (Behringer '49) Aharrah in memory of their daughter.  Its purpose is to assist freshman theatre students in the Department of Theatre who have completed one semester at Clarion.  The recipient will be selected on the basis of high school and/or community theatre activities deemed worthy of merit.


Christopher John Stahlman Memorial Scholarship - Clarion Limestone High School

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 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.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Christopher Stahlman Countywide (Clarion County) Scholarship

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 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.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


CIO Endowed Scholarship

Created by a gift from the Chief Information Officers Scholarship Foundation facilitated by Mark Egan, Clarion Class of 1978, the CIO Endowment Scholarship Fund supports scholarships for students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in information technology.  Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA and an interest and aptitude for a successful career in an information technology field in order to be considered for this award.


Clarion County Rod & Gun Club Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the members of the Clarion County Rod and Gun Club in 2003 in honor of Lewis Knight, Sr., a founding member and leader, to help young men and women who share its members' interest in the natural heritage of Northwestern Pennsylvania.  Candidates must meet enrollment requirements, plan matriculation to Clarion University, and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA to be eligible.  Preference will be given to a student majoring in Biology, Environmental Biology, Natural Sciences, or a a related field.


Clarion Students' Association GAP Scholarship

Students who have a low expected family contribution (EFC) due to their family's annual income qualify for more financial aid; however, the full amount of grants and loans still does not cover tuition/fees/housing/meal plan at Clarion.  These students not only struggle to cover their tuition, they also do not have money for books and other living expenses.  This endowment helps to cover this "GAP" by providing need-based assistance to those such students who demonstrate financial need for assistance and possess a minimum GPA of 2.0.  To be considered, students must submit a short goal statement and need(s) statement.  Recipients will be required to have and follow up with a "case manager"/campus professional (i.e. Success Coach or Academic Advisor).


Clarion Students’ Association REACH Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Clarion Students' Association and is intended for students who have classes or obligations that are required for completion of their degree that are in addition to necessary course work at the university.  This includes working without pay (such as athletic trainers, student teachers, or field experience courses), taking classes not offered during the regular semesters (only available during winter and/or summer sessions), or other circumstances that you feel would meet this criterion.

Applicants are required to submit a 250-500 word essay about how the scholarship will benefit  them and why they believe it is important to have this requirement to graduate with their intended degree.  In addition, written documentation of campus and community involvement at Clarion University must be provided.  Recipients must have financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
 


Clarion University Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

The Clarion University Alumni Association provides two $1,000 for incoming freshmen.

Created and awarded for the first time in fall 2009, the scholarship benefits incoming freshmen who are descendants of a Clarion University alumnus (parent, grandparent, or step-parent).  High school academic performance, extracurricular activities, and community service are the criteria considered for selection.  Recipients are selected by the Office of Scholarship Administration.  University applicants who are eligible are notified of the scholarship opportunity and must submit a letter stating their desire to be considered for selection.
   
In addition to scholarships, this endowment fund also provides operating funds to the Alumni Association.

 


Clarion University Alumni Association Ross Rankin & Family Graduate Scholarships

This scholarship was created by the Clarion University Alumni Association to assist students pursuing a graduate degree at Clarion University.  Graduate students must be currently enrolled in one of Clarion University's graduate programs and must have completed nine graduate credit hours by the time of the application. Students must be in good academic standing, with at least a 3.5 QPA in their program. Part-time students must be enrolled for at least six credits during the semester the funds will be used.   


Clarion University Alumni Association Scholarship & Leadership Award

Clarion University Alumni Association Scholarships: The Clarion University Alumni Association has made available Undergraduate Scholarship and Leadership Awards for each new academic year.  The awards are open to full-time undergraduate students who will have completed at least 30 credit hours at Clarion University prior to the next academic school year and will not be graduating before December of the next academic year. The selection criteria include a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average, community service, service to Clarion University, letters of recommendation, and alumni connections, parents, grand-parents, step-parents, and/or participation in the Eagle Ambassador student alumni group are given preference.  This scholarship will also be awarded to two incoming freshmen. High school academic performance, extracurricular activities, and community service are the criteria considered for selection. Students with an alumni connection are given preference. 


Clarion University Civic Engagement Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to help support the education of students who are committed to providing meaningful service to non-profit and public sector entities within the greater Clarion community. Scholarships are awarded in the form of a credit to the students' accounts equal to the full amount of in-state tuition and mandatory fees.


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, students must have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading and mathematics component) 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 are reviewed for award upon receipt of their admissions materials.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Class of 1949 Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1999 by the Clarion University Class of 1949 which 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 this one-time scholarship, incoming freshmen candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading and mathematics component) or ACT composite score of 22, be a prospective education major, and have graduated in the upper two-fifths of their high school class.  Preference will be given to a descendant of a Clarion University Alumnus.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Class of 1950 Endowment

This scholarship was established by the Clarion University Class of 1950, which was known for having a large number of returning World War II, U.S. Veterans.  Most of the members of the Class of 1950 went on to become distinguished educators.  This one-time annual scholarship for incoming freshmen perpetuates the long-term commitment of the class members to their Alma Mater and present day students.  To be considered for the scholarship, students must have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading and mathematics component) or ACT composite score of 22, be a prospective education major, and have graduated in the upper two-fifths of their high school class.  Preference will be given to a descendant of a Clarion University Alumnus. 

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Class of 1953 Endowment

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 1959 Scholarship Endowment

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 percent of their high school class.  Preference will be given to a descendant of a Clarion University alumnus.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Class of 1961 Fiftieth Anniversary Endowment

This endowment was established in 2010 by the Class of 1961 in honor of the 50th anniversary of their 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 the eligibility requirements for the Honors Program and demonstrate financial need via FAFSA.  Preference will be given to education majors.  The scholarship is renewable if the student remains in good standing within the Honors Program.  The Scholarship Committee of the Honors Council will select recipients of the award during the spring semester.


Coach Bill Sacco '66 Basketball Scholarship

This scholarship was established by John, Class of 1982, and Ellen Calipari to honor one of John's coaching mentors: former Moon High School coach and 1966 Clarion graduate Bill Sacco. The recipient of the scholarship will be a male basketball player from Pennsylvania who meets the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA.  This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Coach Joe DeGregorio Basketball Scholarship

This scholarship was established by John, Class of 1982, and Ellen Calipari to honor one of John's coaching mentors: former Clarion head basketball coach Joe DeGregorio. The recipient of the scholarship will be a male basketball player from Pennsylvania who meets the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Coldwater Conservation Scholarship Fund

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. 


Cole Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Michael, Class of 1991, and Stephanie (Sherman, Class of 1990) Cole, both proud graduates of Clarion University, to recognize what the Clarion University athletics program has done for their family. The scholarship is awarded to a wrestler who demonstrates a continued spirit of excellence on the mat, at practice, in the classroom, and in the community. The recipient must meet the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA and have at least a 2.0 QPA. The same student may receive the award in subsequent years. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


College of Business Administration - Business Advisory Council Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by members of the COBA Business Advisory Council to provide support for an incoming freshman with a declared major in the College of Business Administration, a minimum SAT score of 1000, a 3.0 GPA in high school, and demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship may be awarded to the same student for up to five years if that student maintains a 3.0 QPA as a full-time business major.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Commodore Corporation - Richard Boyle Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was 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 and the Colony Factory Crafted Homes plant in Clarion County. Selection is based upon demonstrated financial need, a written statement of application, and letters of recommendation.  Students who have been awarded the scholarship do not need to re-apply.  The scholarship is renewed for students who maintain a 2.75 qpa at Clarion.


Computer Information Sciences Scholarship

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.


Dana S. Still Scholarship Endowment

This endowed scholarship was established by the Board of the Foundation at Dr. Still's retirement to honor his 35 years of outstanding service, boundless faith in the virtues of the common person, and belief in the importance of public education in a democratic society.  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 are offered prior to March 1.


Dare to Dream Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established through the efforts of the Clarion University Football Alumni Committee, whose mission it is to unite Clarion Football alumni and friends to participate in alumni events for the purpose of preserving our proud football tradition and generating funds for scholarship assistance to talented undergraduate student athletes. Clarion University football players who meet the NCAA eligibility requirements are eligible to receive this scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


David A. Bailey Scholarship

This scholarship endowment was established by David A. Bailey to provide assistance to female students coming from either Clearfield or Franklin Counties who migh not otherwise be able to continue their education without having additional financial aid.  Candidates must be female; demonstrate financial need via FAFSA and any other application info.; and reside in Clearfield or Franklin counties at the time of application or be a graduate from high schools or nontraditional students from those counties.  Scholarships are renewable if recipients maintain good academic standing and remain full-time student.  Male applicants will only be considered only if no qualified female candidates apply in any year.


David C. Smith Athletic Housing Scholarship

Housing scholarships for athletes.  Scholarships are awarded by coaches.  There is no application for this scholarship


David C. Smith Honors Housing Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., in honor of David C. Smith to assist Clarion University students in the Honors Program.  Preference will be given to students residing in Reinhard Villages; however, students residing in the Main Street Suites and On-Campus Suites are also eligible.

Housing scholarships for honors students living in on-campus housing.


David M. McElhattan Scholarship Endowment Clarion Campus

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, students must be a senior or recent graduate of Franklin or Rocky Grove High School, be 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.


David M. McElhattan Scholarship Endowment Venango Campus

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, students must be a senior or recent graduate of Franklin or Rocky Grove High School, be 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.


David Mercinko Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


David R. and Carolyn G. Wright Leadership Scholarship

The Wright Scholarship will be awarded to any junior student who has in secondary school and now in college, demonstrated values-based leadership and selfless service outside the classroom.


Dean James D. Moore Scholarship Endowment

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.


Dean James D. Moore Women's Softball Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. David C. Smith, Class of 1964, to honor Dean James Moore who was a former dean at Clarion State College. Dean Moore was involved with many areas of campus during his tenure at Clarion including assisting in coaching football and scouting, served as admission officer, and was director of community housing for off campus housing. At retirement in 1972, Dean Moore had served the longest term of any academic dean among Pennsylvania's state colleges and universities. Eligible candidates must meet admission's requirements for enrollment, plan matriculation to Clarion University, meet the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA, and be a member of the women's softball team. First preference will be given to a student from the College of Education and Human Services. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Derrick Publishing Company - Edward P. Boyle Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship endowment was established by the Derrick Publishing Company to honor Mr. Edward P. Boyle.  Mr. Boyle helped found and nurture the growth and development of the Venango Campus serving as Director and Vice President of the Venango Campus Advisory Council.  Recipients must be a resident of Venango, Clarion, or Forest County and be enrolled full-time at Clarion University - Venango Campus.  First priority will be given to an employee, or child/spouse of an employee, of the Derrick Publishing Company who meets the criteria of the scholarship.  The recipient will continue to receive the scholarship in subsequent years providing that satisfactory academic progress is maintained.  A Venango student recipient who moves to the Clarion Campus or another Clarion University site would also be eligible to continue receiving the scholarship. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


Diane L. Reinhard Soccer Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. David C. Smith, Class of 1964, to honor Dr. Diane L. Reinhard. Dr. Reinhard 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. First preference will be given to a student from the College of Education & Human Services.  This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Diane L. Reinhard Student Housing Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established to honor Clarion's 14th 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.


Distinguished Faculty in Physics & Astronomy Research & Scholarship

This endowment was established to provide scholarships to Clarion University students majoring in physics and support research of the Physics Department.


DiTommaso Family Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by John DiTommaso, Clarion University Class of 1978, in honor of his parents Angelo and 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 Schools.  To be considered eligible, candidates must have achieved a minimum SAT score of 1100 (combined critical reading and mathematics component) or ACT composite of 24 or better and graduated in the upper two-fifths of their high school 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.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Dolores Sherman Nursing Scholarship

This endowed 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.


Donald & Bernadette Hugus Crooks Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Bernadette (Hugus) and Donald Crooks for incoming freshmen students who demonstrate a strong work ethic and desire to excel.  Candidates must be enrolled in the College of Business Administration and Information Sciences as a business major and have a minimum grade point average of 2.8.  Preference will be given to Marketing majors.  The recipient may continue receiving the scholarship award for up to four years if he/she maintains the required academic criteria while majoring in a business program.  Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission materials.


Donna Dupont Bishop Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship, established by J. Donald Bishop, Class of 1972, in honor of his late wife Donna Dupont Bishop, Class of 1972, is intended for an outstanding incoming freshman student.  Students must be enrolled full-time at Clarion University, have scored a minimum 1300 on the SAT (combined critical reading and mathematics component), have graduated in the top two percent of their high school class, and demonstrate leadership qualities and involvement in community and extra-curricular activities to be eligible for consideration.  Preference will be given to students having financial need with secondary consideration being given to applicants residing in northwestern Pennsylvania.  The scholarship is renewable in subsequent years if the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 QPA.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Dorothy May Story Smith Scholarship

This scholarship was established by David C. Smith, Class of 1964, in memory of his mother Dorothy May Story Smith to provide an annual scholarship to a Clarion University nursing student.  Eligible candidates must be a full-time undergraduate student, have a 1000 SAT score, and demonstrate financial need per the FAFSA application which must be on file by the application deadline.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Dr. & Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Scholarship - Nursing

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Nursing Scholarship Fund: 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.


Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Williams Phillips-Wm. McFate/Wm. Breene Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established in memory of William J. McFate and Judge William E. Breene by the Trustees of the Dr. and Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Charitable Trust.  Mr. McFate and the Judge Breene served for many years with distinction as Trustees of the Dr. and 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 who have demonstrated financial need and academic merit.  Recipients must be enrolled full-time at either the Venango Campus or Clarion Campus to be eligible. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


Dr. Ahmad Gamaluddin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Ahmad Gamaluddin, a noted educator, librarian, scholar, and kind mentor who served on Clarion University's Library Science faculty for over 30 years.  Its purpose is to support graduate students who have demonstratable serious interest in international/multicultural librarianship.  To be considered, candidates must be enrolled in the MSLS Program full-time or part-time, have completed at least nine graduate credit hours with a cumulative QPA of 3.5, and submit a written essay explaining the applicant's understanding and commitment to international and/or multicultural librarianship and how the award will help develop a career that will focus on either.


Dr. and Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Scholarship

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur William Phillips Scholarships: These scholarships are made possible by a donation from the Phillips Charitable Trust of Oil City. Eligible students must have attended high school or have been a permanent resident for the last five years in Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer, or Venango Counties. Selection is based upon positive academic records, promise of academic success, and good moral character. Financial need shall be considered secondarily.


Dr. Bruce Dinsmore Distinguished Faculty in Ecology Endowment

This endowment, previously called "Disinguished Faculty Ecology Research & Scholarship Fund," was renamed in 2012 by the faculty of the Biology Department to honor the late Dr. Bruce Dinsmore.  Dr. Dinsmore taught at Clarion University starting in 1947 up until his retirement in 1978.  He also served as the Chair of the Biology Department from 1964 to 1978.  The endowment provides a scholarship award to an undergraduate student who is enrolled in a Clarion University field course offered through the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.  The recipient is selected based on academic excellence, service to the department, university, and community, and evidence of scholarly commitment to ecology and environmental biology.  To be considered, students must be a B.S Biology or B.S. Environmental Biology major and are required to complete a two-page essay summarizing university and community service, participation in research activities, and short-term and longer-term career goals. 


Dr. Charles J. Pineno Accounting Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Charles J. Pineno, former Professor of Accountancy at Clarion University.  Senior Accounting majors with outstanding academic performance and service to the department are eligible for the award.  


Dr. Earl R. Siler Memorial

This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Earl R. Siler to provide awards for recognition and support of professional development activities of undergraduate and graduate students or in-service teachers in elementary or early childhood education.


Dr. Frank '62 & Joyce Rocco Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Joyce and Frank Rocco.  Frank 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 served on the Clarion University Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2003 to 2008.  The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman having strong academic credentials and entering studies in teacher education.  Preference will be given to students who are first generation university students.


Dr. Frank Vento Scholarship

This scholarship was created to provide scholarships for a Geology or Environmental Geosciences student.


Dr. G.M. Ghosh Scholarship

The Dr. G.M. Ghosh Memorial Scholarship was established by Dilip Ghosh ('78) for students who are nationals of India entering the University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) 11 month and/or 2-year program or for students who are already enrolled in the MBA program at Clarion University.  The scholarship will be provided to a student who is in good academic standing and has a grade point average of at least 3.0.  The scholarship is intended to assist with the student's successful completion of the program.  If there are no Indian-nationals in the MBA program, an Indian-national or child of an Indian-national of any major may be considered.  Any international student of any major may be considered if no applicant meets the Indian-national or child of an Indian-national requirement.


Dr. George F. & Twila M. Wollaston Athletic Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by the Wollastons (George, Class of 1957, and Twila M., Class of 1958) 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Dr. Glenn R. McElhattan Scholarship Endowment

This endowed scholarship was established to honor Dr. McElhattan, a Clarion alumnus and Chemistry Department faculty member at the Venango Campus. Priority for the scholarship is for incoming freshmen enrolled at the Venango Campus, but it may also be awarded to other students.  Awards are made based on academic achievement.  There is no specific application for this award.  Students must though fill out the main scholarship application.


Dr. Hans P. & Norma Bruckner Scholarship

This scholarship was established through an estate gift from Dr. Hans P. "Al" Bruckner and his wife Norma to benefit Clarion University students for generations to come.  Both Al and Norma believed that a sound education was the fundamental basis and prerequisite for future success in a demanding society and made it a goal to "help educate our young members of society for the benefit of all of us."  Any Clarion University student is eligible to receive this scholarship award.


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

This scholarship was established by Mary L. Seifert, Class of 1946, in memory of former physical education teacher Helen Barton. The scholarship is for a female freshman student athlete with first preference given to a female basketball player. The athlete must also meet the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Dr. Henry "Hank" Fueg Scholarship

This scholarship was established by former students, faculty, staff and leadership of Clarion University, as well as family and friends, to honor Dr. Henry "Hank" Fueg. Hank served in the Department of Communication for 31 years as a faculty member, mentor, advisor, television and radio station architect and contractor. This scholarship is intended for a Communication major with a demonstrated commitment to serve in campus media.


Dr. Iseli K. Krauss Psychology Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Iseli K. Krauss, a member of Clarion's Psychology Department since 1988, to provide an annual scholarship to a Clarion University junior majoring in Psychology.  To be eligible, students must currently be of sophomore standing, have a minimum SAT score of 1050, and have at least a 3.2 QPA.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Dr. John A. Mooney Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship is presented to a student of at least sophomore standing who actively participates in band, orchestra, or one of the choirs at Clarion University.  Selection is based primarily upon musical talent and secondarily upon financial need.  Candidates will be required to demonstrate musical talent via live audition.


Dr. John N. "Jay" Moorhouse Scholarship

To pay tribute to Dr. John N. "Jay" Moorhouse, who served as a member of the Education Department faculty 1961-1991, this scholarship endowment was established to provide recognition and financial support to students who demonstrate a commitment to and excellence in mathematics education in the elementary school.


Dr. Leonard & Sally Ann Ackerman Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Sally Ann Ackerman in honor of her husband Leonard who was a professor emeritus of Administrative Science in the College of Business at Clarion University.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors having completed at least 30 credit hours at Clarion University and have a declared management or human resources major are eligible.  The student must also have a minimum overall QPA of 3.25 as well as a 3.25 QPA in all Clarion business courses.


Dr. Lou & Marge (Sherry) Tripodi Scholarship Endowment

This endowment was established by Dr. Lou Tripodi and Marge (Sherry) Tripodi to provide for an annual scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman Clarion University student graduating from Redbank Valley, Clarion Limestone, or Clarion High School.   Students must have a minimum SAT score of 900 (combined critical reading and mathematics component) or above, graduate in top 40 percent of their high school class, and show financial need as determined by the FAFSA form to be considered.  No application is required: students will automatically be considered upon acceptance to Clarion University via their admission materials.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Dr. Max Nemmer Women's Tennis Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. David C. Smith, Class of 1964, to honor Dr. Max Nemmer, 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, plan matriculation to Clarion University, and meet the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA. First preference will be given to a student from the College of Education and Human Services. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Dr. Norma B. Kim ('83) Scholarship

This scholarship endowment was established in honor of the late Dr. Norma B. Kim by her beloved husband Dr. Paul Y. Kim to help future students with their scientific educational endeavors.  Norma's professional interests included teaching and research at the University of Pittsburgh and Shippensburg University of PA along with bio-science/microbiology at Clarion University up until her retirement.  The recipient will be an incoming freshman having a high school cumulative GPA of 3.75 or greater who is majoring in biology or chemistry.


Dr. Rebecca Rutt Leas Women's Swimming Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Dr. Rebecca Leas (former coach) and Milissa (Steiner) Bauer, Class of 1984 and a former Clarion swimmer. 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Dr. Stanley F. Michalski Jr. Scholarship for Marching Band

This scholarship endowment was established by former band members in honor of Dr. Stanley F. Michalski Jr., distinguished emeritus professor of music and conductor of bands at Clarion University from 1961 to 1992.  The scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior member of the Marching Band with at least a 3.0 Overall QPA.  The student will continue to receive the scholarship in subsequent years if all the above requirements are met.


Dr. Thomas A. Gardner Radiologic Sciences Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Gardner by family and friends.  Students must enrolled in the baccalaureate degree program in Radiation Technology at the Clarion University Venango Campus to be considered.


E. James & Patricia M. Kelley Honors/Athletic Scholarship

Patricia M. Kelley established this award in memory of her husband James Kelley ('50) who passed away in 2010.  Jim received his undergraduate degree at Clarion State College where he played both basketball and baseball.  In honor of his love of learning and athletics, the award will be presented by the Director of the Honors Program to honors students participating in basketball or baseball.  In the absence of eligible students who participate in either of those sports, the award can be made to any honors student who participaties in a recognized sport.


E. Wilson Amsler Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was 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.


Eagle Media Scholarship

This scholarship will provide a $1,000 scholarship to one student, annually, for three years as a result of a generous gift from Alexander Kozora ('15).  After graduating Summa Cum Laude, he became the co-owner of Steelersdepot.com.  Seeking to "pay it forward," Alex has committed to funding this scholarship in full.
 
Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, or senior Clarion University student majoring in communications at the Clarion Campus who are participating with the Clarion Call, CU-TV, and/or WCUC-FM The Clutch.  Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and also demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA form to be considered.
 


Eberly Family Scholarship Fund

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).

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Economics Department Scholarship & Research Endowment

This fund is set up to provide scholarships to Economics students.


Economics Scholarship Endowment

Awarded based upon a high degree of academic achievement along with a significant level of leadership in college and/or community activities.


Education Scholarship Endowment

This endowment provides scholarships for students pursuing degree programs in education.


Edward G. Kriebel Family Scholarship

Established by members of the Kriebel family in honor of Mr. Edward G. Kriebel, the purpose of this scholarship is to attact students who demonstrate entrepreneurial skills, have a dedication to quality and hard work as demonstrated by the Kriebel family, and demonstrate need not met by federal or state aid.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate business major in the College of Business & Information Sciences, have a cumulative QPA of 2.8 or higher, and have attended a high school or been a resident of Western Pennsylvania for the past five years.  First preference is given to graduates of A-C Valley and Union School Districts, second to graduates of a Clarion County high school, and last to graduated of other surrounding area high schools.  The scholarship is renewable up to four years as long as the recipient maintains the required academic criteria and continues to exemplify good moral character.  Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission materials.  A completed FAFSA form must be on file to be considered for this award.


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 Speech Pathology 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.


Eileen Murphy Thornton Humanities Endowment

This endowment funds cash awards to students in the humanities.  Faculty choose exceptional students in their departments for the awards.  There is no application for this scholarship. Voucher required by the Department.


Eleanor DeWald Moore Scholarship Endowment

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 a full-time undergraduate student of sophmore or junior 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.  The student must have completed 9-12 credits in Library Science courses.  Awards will be applied to the following academic year.


Elizabeth M. McCord Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was 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 Nurse Practitioner) 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.


Elizabeth Ross AITP Endowment

This endowment fund was established to provide an annual scholarship award to a junior Clarion University student majoring in Computer Information Science (CIS).  To be considered, students must be a current member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).  Selection is based on academic record and contributions to AITP.  Additional information can be obtained by contacting the School of Information Sciences.


Elizabeth Rupert Library Science Graduate Scholarship

Elizabeth A. Rupert Graduate Scholarship in Library Science: Established in honor of Dr. Elizabeth A. Rupert, an alumna of Clarion ('59) who also served as dean of the College of Library Science from 1971 until her retirement. The purpose of the scholarship is to give personal encouragement and financial support to a promising graduate student seeking a career in librarianship by completing the Master of Science in Library Science degree at Clarion.  There is no application for this scholarship.  Students are nominated by faculty.


Emily Schena Scholarship Endowment

A scholarship established by Delta Zeta Sorority in memory of Emily Schena. This fund is to financially support either a Clarion University student pursuing a degree in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders or a Delta Zeta member (or both). The applicant must be currently enrolled as a Junior/5th semester through graduate student at Clarion University, must have declared a major in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders and/or a Delta Zeta member with particular consideration given to those majoring in Speech Language Pathology, must have a 3.5 minimum GPA, and must have a strong record of extracurricular, leadership, and/or volunteer activities.


English Department Scholarship Endowment - Critical

This endowment, funded by donations from alumni of the English program,  provides for a scholarship awarded annually to a rising senior English majors for their senior year of study.  Students submit a sample of scholarly writing for faculty evaluation.


Enid Dennis Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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.  The recipient must have completed at least 30 credit hours at Clarion University and have an overall QPA of at least 3.25.


EOP/Act 101 Student Academic 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.


Eric S. Knotick Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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.


Ernest W. Johnson Scholarship Endowment

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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Ewedemi Finance & International Studies Scholarship

This scholarship endowment was establlished by Dr. Soga O. Ewedemi to provide support to a full-time Clarion University graduating senior or graduating MBA student.  Dr. Ewedemi, prior to his retirement in 2011, served the Department of Finance and College of Business Administration in several capacities.  The recipient must be one of the following to be eligible: an International Student majoring in Corporate Finance who has earned at least 3.5 GPA at Clarion as a full-time student over at least two semesters; a full-time Corporate Finance major, who isn't an International Student, having a minimum of 3.7 GPA; an International Student with at least a 3.7 GPA; or an International MBA Student with at least a 3.8 GPA.


Finance Scholarship Endowment

This endowment provides scholarships for finance majors.


Florence McLaughlin Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. David C. Smith, Class of 1964, in honor of Miss Florence McLaughlin, an English teacher and role model for many students of Mt. Lebanon High School. The scholarship is intended for recruiting talented students from Mount Lebanon High School (Allegheny County) to attend Clarion University.  To be eligible, incoming freshmen students must have achieved a minimum SAT score of 1050 (combined critical reading and mathematics component), or equivalent ACT score, and graduated in the upper half of their high school class.  First preference will be given to incoming English majors; second to incoming Secondary Education majors; and third to incoming Elementary Education majors.  Student records are automatically reviewed for this award via their admission materials.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Foundation Honors Scholarship

Unrestricted Fund - Primarily for non-contribution income.


Fran Shope Women's Athletics Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship is available to a female student-athlete who has made outstanding contributions to Clarion University athletics. To be eligible, student-athletes must have completed a minimum of 3 full semesters of academic undergraduate work, earned at least one varsity letter through significant contributions to their sport(s), and demonstrate a commitment to academic pursuits. Recipients must also meet all eligibility requirement 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


France Allison Honors Scholarships

This scholarship endowment was created by Jane France '71 and her husband, Christian Allison.  Scholarships are awarded to honors students who follow the guiding principles of leadership, professional enrichment, and high-quality undergraduate research, have an overall grade point average better than 3.4, and who demonstrate financial need.


France Allison Senior Honors Recognition Award

This award is for Senior Honors students who must present their studies, research, and internships to the Honors committee as being in the Honors program. The awards are given at the end of each semester once the senior has presented and has been chosen by the Honors committee.


Frank Clark Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Frank Clark who taught in the Speech and 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 who is planning to attend the Venango Campus.  Academic requirements to receive the scholarship include having a minimum SAT score of 950 and having graduated in the upper half of their high school class.  Second preference will be given to an incoming freshman from a Clarion County school district. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


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. The student must have a 3.0 or above cumulative G.P.A.


Fred L. & June McCall Burns Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Max H. Burns in memory of his parents Fred and June McCall Burns to assist Clarion University students seeking a degree in Music, Drama, or Mathematics or in the Educations fields of Music, Drama, or Mathematics.  To be eligible, students must currently be of sophomore standing, have a minimum 2.8 cumulative grade point average, and demonstrate financial need per the FAFSA.


Frederick Douglass Scholars Scholarship

The Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative seeks to create inclusive university communities and to exemplify the spirit of Douglass’ work through dissemination of scholarship and research in presentation and publication, and the promotion of the principles of social justice through the student and faculty participation within the university community. Incoming freshman will benefit from field trips, partnerships with a student mentor and faculty/staff advisor, assistance with research and development and funding to attend and/or present at the Annual Frederick Douglass Conference. Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen. Selection is based upon financial need, overall academic standing and a required essay. Applicants must submit an essay, no greater than one typed page, entitled “How I intend to use my education to be of service to my community and greater society”. Scholarships are renewable if the scholar participates fully in the program and maintains a 2.75 GPA.
 


Freshman Helen Ferry Shields Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Clarion Alumna, 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.


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 peThis scholarship was established in memory and recognition of accounting professor Gary L. Merz for his many contributions to the university, Accountancy Department, students, and community.  The scholarship will be awarded annually to a senior accounting major based upon academic performance.


Gene & Connie Smith Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Gene & Connie Smith Scholarship is to support an incoming freshman from Clarion-Limestone High School.  Ronald Smith, a 1978 graduate of Clarion-Limestone High School and a 1986 graduate of Clarion University, established this scholarship in honor of his parents and to annually assist a Clarion University student from Clarion-Limestone High School.  The recipient must be enrolled full time and had maintained a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average while attending Clarion-Limestone High School.  Preference will be given to students who have a demonstrated need for financial support.


George B. Garbarino Athletic Scholarship

This scholarship was established via proceeds from Clarion University's annual Wild Game dinner along with gifts from friends of Mr. Garbarino. The scholarships are available to both men and women who compete on any intercollegiate team at Clarion. Coaches will make the scholarship offer to one of those scholar athletes in his/her group of recruits/team members each year. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


George C. Lewis Scholarship

These scholarships are made available from the George A. Lewis Charitable Trust and are for computer science majors at Clarion University.  They may be renewable as long as students maintain their gpa and remain as computer science majors.


George W. Williams Memorial/Robert G. Bubb Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Nancy Williams in memory of her husband George L. Williams, 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Gerald M. ('78) and Bernice E. Lawrence Scholarship

This scholarship endowment was established by James R. Lawrence and his wife, Rose Marie Lawrence in honor of Gerald M. and Bernice E. Lawrence.  First preference will be given to a non-traditional student not coming to college immediately following high school and majoring in English.  A traditional freshman is acceptable if a non-traditional student is not available as is a student majoring in any major within the College of Arts and Sciences - except for theater.  The recipient must be a graduate of a high school located in Clarion County, meet enrollment requirements of Clarion University, and demonstrate financial need as per FAFSA.


Gilbert Neiman Incoming Freshman Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Gilbert Neiman, former professor of English at Clarion University. It is awarded to an incoming freshman who plans to major in English, liberal arts, or secondary education English. Applicants must submit a creative writing or critical essay, recommendation from a senior English teacher, and a high school transcript.


Gilbert Neiman Sophomore Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Gilbert Neiman, former professor of English at Clarion University. This award is made each year to a second semester sophomore who is majoring in English, liberal arts, or secondary education English. Applicants must submit a creative writing or critical essay and a recommendation from an English teacher. The scholarship may be renewed for the student's junior year.


Ginny Thornburgh Scholarship Endowment

This endowed scholarship annually provides one $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in special education. Selection is based upon academic record (minimum QPA of 3.5) and service to exceptional individuals.


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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


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.


Greg Vayda Scholarship

This scholarship was 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.  Students must be majoring in special education to be considered for this award.



Grejda Education Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship endowment was created by Dr. Gail F. Grejda in honor of her husband Dr. Edward Grejda, 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 experience.  Eligible candidates must be education majors, undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year, have achieved a minimum of 3.25 QPA, demonstrate proficiency by having passed the Praxis I 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, literacy programs, religious education, after school programs, tutoring, etc.  The scholarship can be renewed in the subsequent year if applicable.


H. G. Burns Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by the H.G. Burns Family and Burns & Burns Associates, Inc. to assist incoming undergraduate students interested in a career in Insurance, Finance, or Real Estate.  To be considered, students must have a high school GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 point scale and a minimum SAT score of 1100, be in the top 40 percent of their graduating class, and have demonstrated effective extracurricular participation.  Preference will be given to residents of Pennsylvania; however, outstanding candidates from other states and countries throughout the world may be eligible.  This scholarship is renewable up to four years provided the recipient is enrolled full-time and maintains at least a 3.0 QPA in a major in the Department of Finance.  Student records are reviewed for this award via their admission materials; no scholarship application is required.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


H. W. Wilson Foundation Scholarship

This endowment was established by the H.W. Wilson Foundation to provide scholarship awards to graduate students majoring in Library Science.  The recipients are chosen by the departmental scholarship committee on the the basis of academic excellence and financial need..


Harold William Ferguson Science Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Jeffrey and 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 freshmen are automatically considered with preference given to first generation students and physical science secondary education majors with financial need as determined by FAFSA.


Harry E. Tripp Women's Athletics Endowment

This scholarship was established in honor of Harry E. Tripp to support women's athletics at Clarion University.  Candidates must meet all eligibility requirements set by the NCAA.  Prospective student athletes will automatically be considered, when appropriate.  There is no application for this scholarship.  It is awarded by coaches.


Harry Joseph Smith Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by David C. Smith, Class of 1964, in memory of his father Harry Joseph Smith to provide an annual scholarship to a Clarion University Accounting major.  To be considered, the student must be a full-time undergraduate Accounting major, have a minimum SAT score of 1000, and demonstrate financial need as per the FAFSA which must be on file by the application deadline.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Helen and Lawrence Smith Library Science 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, 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.


Helen and Lawrence Smith Mathematics 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 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.


Helen Ferry Shields Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established in memory of Clarion Alumna, 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.


Helen Gendler Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Gendler in memory of Helen Gendler to provide an annual scholarship to a Clarion University student with a disability who is registered with Special Services.  Full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.  Selection is based upon academic achievement, service to the university or community, and financial need.


Helen L. Gerlach Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is established in memory of Helen L. Gerlach, a person of passion for public and community service.  Helen Gerlach passed away in 2008 and, for those who knew her, she was a vibrant and energetic individual who was absolutely passionate about politics and public service.  From 1994 to 2008 she worked in Clarion as a Legislative Assistant to PA State Senator Mary Jo White.  She enjoyed immensely the work of helping constituents, representing Senator White at community events and visiting young children at local schools.  Widowed at age 30 with three small children, she refused public assistance and went to work raising her family with the values of honesty, determination, perseverance, and personal responsibility.

 

To many in Northwest PA and her colleagues in Harrisburg, she was known as "The Helenator" for her dogged determination to help constituents and her "can do" spirit.  Education was very important to her.  Held back from attending college herself due to her father's long-term illness, she treasured the opportunity that higher education brings to young men and women to build a foundation for lifelong learning, to achieve dreams, and to ultimately contribute back to the community through service to others.

 

Clarion University students currently enrolled in the Department of Social Sciences with a major/concentration in political science, are in good academic and disciplinary standing, and have a minimum GPA of 3.00 are eligible.  Financial need based upon the FAFSA form must be demonstrated by the recipient along with a commitment to community service by participating in an approved Civic Engagement Scholars program project.  In consultation with the program's director, the recipient will participate on a project for a minimum of one day and write a 500 word essay on the experience.




History Scholarship Endowment

This endowment was established to provide scholarships for Clarion University sophomore or junior History majors.  Criteria for selection include academic excellence and service to the History Department.


Inez & B. H. Fulton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ralph ('31) and Virginia Fulton in memory of Ralph's parents.  Recipients of this award must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 and be in the upper twenty percent 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 are offered prior to March 1.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Irmgard Hegewald Memorial 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.


Iron Furnace Chapter of Trout Unlimited Founders Award

This scholarship has been established through the sponsorship of the Iron Furnace Chapter of Trout Unlimited (IFTU).  Environmental education is a central mission of Trout Unlimited and IFTU supports a variety of educational activities.  Training the next generation of professionals to provide stewardship of our coldwater resources is crucial in the long-term conservation, protection, and restoration of these resources, and the chapter understands the importance of field based, hands-on learning.  This award was established in honor of the founding members of the Iron Furnace Chapter, several of whom were Clarion University faculty and involved in teaching environmental science.  Thus, the IFTU Founders award is specifically targeted to support students who enroll in summer field courses in aquatic science.
 


Jack H. Smith Fellowship in Communication Sciences and Disorders

This fund is to support graduate students in the Dept of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Education and Human Services through issuing scholarships, fellowships or assistantships in the field of Communication Disorders at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  The student must have been accepted into the Dept of Communication Sciences and Disorders and must meet selection criteria established by the department for recipients of graduate fellowships/assistantships.


Jack N. Blaine Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was created by the board of directors of Clarion University Foundation, Inc. in honor of Jack Blaine.  Mr. Blaine, a Clarion alumnus ('61) 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 studying the physical sciences.  First preference will be given to students pursuing career interests in physics, astronomy, or science education.  Students will be automatically considered based on their academic achievements in high school.


James A. "Abby" Mays Scholarship

This scholarship was 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 and Information Sciences majoring in business who meet eligibility requirements for either football or men's basketball. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


James G. and Karen Pesek Management Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. James G. and Karen Westfall Pesek to recruit and support high achieving management or human resource management majors in the College of Business Administration.  To be considered, incoming freshmen must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading and mathematics components), a declared major in management or human resource management, and financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


James H. Cole Scholarship Endowment

A scholarship in honor of James D. Cole, the former dean of the School of Communition, is offered annually. Directed toward second semester undergraduates (15-32 credits) majoring in Communication with at least a 3.0 QPA.  Final selection is made by the department faculty on the basis of academic achievement, involvement in the Communication Department, and community service.


James J. Canelos Memorial Scholarship

Annually a scholarship in memory of alumnus J.J. Canelos is offered to a communication major, who has earned between 64 and 110 credits. Eligibility requires a minimum 3.4 QPA. 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.


Jane E. Mahey Gackenbach Student Endowment

A native of Clarion and 1931 graduate in Secondary Education - Library Science served, Jane Gackenbach served as the librarian at State College Area High School, State College, Pennsylvania until her retirement in 1974.  A bequest by Mrs. Gackenbach has established this fund to be directed by university leadership in support of Clarion students thru scholarship.  Students must meet enrollment requirements of Clarion University and demonstrate financial need as per the FAFSA to be eligible.


Janet Shreckengost Scholarship Endowment

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 strong high school academic credentials, demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA, and be pursuing a degree in either music or nursing.  Students will automatically be considered by the Office of Scholarship Administration upon application and acceptance to Clarion University.  The scholarship would be renewable for a second year providing the student meets requirements for achieving academic progress.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Jean Blake Ferguson Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Dr. Jeffrey and 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 earned advanced degrees, and it is their desire to pass on her passion for learning through the availability of this scholarship.  To be considered, students must be an incoming freshman, a first generation student, a library science major, dual major, or concentration, and have financial need.  It is possible to receive the award in subsequent year if the student maintains a grade point average of 2.5 or above.


Joanne W. Haskell Scholars Endowment

The Joanne W. Haskell Scholars Program Endowment was established by Joanne Gwen (Wagner) Haskell, friend of Clarion University, to fund scholarships in the field of humanities.  Scholarship awards will be made to students who plan to travel abroad to pursue studies in the humanities and are intended for students taking courses in a foreign country and/or supplementing existing research projects or creative and civic activities.  Applicants must be juniors and seniors in good academic standing.  Selection will be made from application and accompanying proposal based on merit, feasibility and organization of the proposed project; the applicant's training and credentials; and dedication to the project. 


Joe Kata Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Verna Kata, Class of 1932, in memory of her husband Joe Kata, Class of 1932, 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


John F. Heagy Memorial Endowment

This scholarship endowment was made possible by a generous contribution from the family of former Chemistry student John Heagy and is awarded annually to a Chemistry major of at least a sophomore standing.  The recipient is selected by the Chemistry Department on the basis of academic record. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


John F. Kuhn Mathematics Scholarship

This scholarship fund was 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.  To be eligible, students must have applied for admission to Clarion University with the intent to be a full-time undergraduate student.  They must also be a member of an under represented class and are planning to major in Mathematics or Mathematics Education.  Q.P.A., class rank and SAT or ACT scores measured by the admissions file will all be determining factors in the selection process.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


John F. Kuhn Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by family and friends to honor the memory of Dr. Kuhn, former Provost of Clarion University.  The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming undergraduate freshman student who demonstrates academic achievement, high school and community involvement, as well as an eclectic array of interests.  A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required in order to be considered.  Selection will be done via admissions material.


John Francis Salvucci Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Gene Salvucci in memory of their son John Francis Salvucci 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 History major.  To be considered, students must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (combined critical reading and 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.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


John Mochnick Penn-Trafford Leadership Scholarship

John Mochnick/Penn-Trafford Leadership Scholarship:  This leadership scholarship was established by Mr. John Mochnick '32 to assist incoming academically achieving freshmen students.  Recipients of this scholarship will have achieved a minimum SAT score of 1000 and graduated in the upper two-fifths of their high school class.  Mr. Mochnick had a great affection for the Penn-Trafford School District where he was a teacher and administrator.  As such, students from the Penn-Trafford School District will be given preference.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


John S. Shropshire Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established in memory of John S. Shropshire, Dean of Enrollment Management and 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, as well as a strong affection for the Harrisburg city public school system, having taught at Central Dauphin East High School for many years.  Students must demonstrate evidence of financial aid via the FAFSA, be a second semester freshman or above with a minimum of 12 credits, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have graduated from a Pennsylvania city public school listed with the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices to be eligible to receive the John S. Shropshire Memorial Scholarship.  An essay, not to exceed one page typewritten, is required on the topic, "How will you use your education to make the world a better place?"


John V. Calipari Men's Basketball Endowment

This scholarship was created by John V. Calipari, Class of 1982, and supported by his former Clarion teammates. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Clarion University Men's Basketball player who meets the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


John W. Mochnick Honors Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the estate of John Mochnick to provide scholarships for academically talented students. Students who are accepted into the Honors Program by March 15 of their senior year in high school are automatically considered for this scholarship.  Outstanding grades in challenging curriculum, SAT scores, college major interest, and unique experiences/abilities, are all considered by the Director of Honors Program committee during the selection process.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Johnny Garneau "Golden Spike" Volleyball Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Chuck and Jane McLaughlin (Class of 1972 and Class of 1973, respectively) 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 G.P.A. of a 3.2 or above in high school.  This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Joseph F. & 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.


Joseph J. Knowles Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Joseph J. Knowles Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 1994 to assist financially needy student-athletes at Clarion University.  The scholarship program is a tribute to his career as an educator and a coach, and to his persistence and his desire to succeed.  Over the years, he won numerous championships and coaching awards, but his greatest satisfaction came from helping young student-athletes grow and find their way.  He was the most successful baseball coach at Clarion State College, now Clarion University.  Proof of his legacy is marked by his winning record, his membership in the University's Hall of Fame, and the success of the players he coached.  Knowles sent many players on to play pro baseball, including the 1982 Cy Young Award winner Pete Vukovich.  Knowles' discipline as a student of the game, along with his unique outreach to athletes who might not otherwise have a chance to play are two of his most outstanding characteristics.  The entire Knowles family is pleased to follow his lead and assist students in their academic and athletic endeavors.
 
This endowment will provide, annually, (2) scholarship awards in support of student-athletes of Clarion University who demonstrate financial need to attend or remain enrolled by completing the FAFSA and are participating members of the baseball team.  To receive the scholarship in subsequent years, candidates must maintain a minimum 2.0 QPA and be in good academic standing.
 


Judith D. McCrary Memorial Scholarship

These awards are given to one French major, one Spanish major, and one German minor each year based on quality of academic work.


Julia F. Donovan Nursing Endowment

This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Julia Donovan, PhD, a life-long student and respected educator who taught as an Assistant Professor at Clarion University's School of Nursing.  The purpose of this award is to provide financial support to students pursuing a career in nursing.  The recipient of the award will be a graduating ASN student who will pursue the BSN or enter the RN-MSN program at Clarion University, possesses strong academic ability, and demonstrates financial need.


Karl & 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.


Kim Rutherford Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship in memory of a former faculty member is awarded each year to a freshman or sophomore majoring in any of the biology degree programs, except medical technology. The recipient is selected by the department's academic committee based 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. 


Kiwanis Club of Clarion Scholarship

Annuals scholarships for recruitment and for Circle K members


Kroh Family Business Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was 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 business students who maintain a strong academic performance in preparation for a successful career in a field of business. Selection is also based upon demonstration of financial need and potential for future success in the business world.


Kuzemka Family Leadership Wrestling Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Justin Kuzemka, Class of 1992 and former Clarion University wrestler, and his father Col. Nick Kuzemka as a result of the fond memories they both have from Justin's time at Clarion. Justin competed during some of the program's most successful years. Both Justin and Nick feel these years were an integral part of making Justing the hardworking, dedicated father and husband he is today. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a wrestler who demonstrates a continued spirit of excellence on the wrestling mat, in the practice room, in the community, and in the classroom. Recipients must meet eligibility requirements set by the NCAA and maintain at least a 2.0 QPA.  This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


L. James ('56) and Helen Christian ('57) Milliron Scholarship

Established by Helen Milliron to honor her and her late husband Jim's time at Clarion State Teacher's College, now Clarion University of Pennsylvania, to provide financial support to students who are either United States veterans or children of a United States veteran and are determined to have financial need based on the FAFSA.  First perference will be given to education majors; however, any major (online students included) will be considered if no education major meeting the other criteria is available.


Laura Taylor Booth Scholarship

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 1250 on the SAT's and top 5% 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.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


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, 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Leslie R. and Helen Lytle Himes Family Scholarship

This scholarship created in honor of the Leslie and Helen Himes Family by their daughter, Margery L. Himes, as a lasting tribute to the family's commitment to education, Clarion University and this region.  The Himes family hailed from New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where Mr. Himes practiced law.  As a community leader with a strong belief in education, Mr. Himes served as a trustee from 1936-1939 during the early administration of Dr. Paul Chandler.

Margery, a graduate of Chatham College and The University of Pittsburgh, similarly carried her family's value in education throughout her life having spent her distinguished career as an elementary teacher in Clarion County.  During her teaching career, Margery worked collaboratively with the faculty memebers in Clarion's College of Education.  

The purpose of the Himes Family scholarship is to support Clarion County students, demonstrating evidence of financial need, in pursuit of reaching their education goals.


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.


Lois Borland Fulmer 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.


Loretta Dolores McGregor ('51) Annual Scholarship

Dolores McGregor graduated from Clarion State Teachers College in 1951 having matriculated from a small, rural town in Pennsylvania. She grew up during the Great Depression and World War II. She was able to obtain an emergency teaching credential around the age of 17 and taught in a one-room school house near Northpoint, PA. Realizing that teaching was her life calling, she later attended Clarion State Teachers College where she worked various jobs, including the dining hall, to help pay for her education. She enjoyed a long career in the teaching field.
This scholarship was started by her son, Bill Vail Jr., as a tribute to his mother and the work ethic that was instilled in all her children. It shall be awarded to a Clarion student that is working their way through college. With Dolores’ family history of military service, one of the criteria shall be for a veteran, if possible. 

Eligibility Requirements
  1. The recipient(s) shall be a student-worker in the Clarion University food services area working toward their teaching certification that is in good standing with the university.
  2. If the first eligibility point does not find a suitable recipient(s), the award may be given to a student-worker in the Clarion University food services area with any academic major.
  3. The recipient(s) shall have financial need as determined by the federal FAFSA form.
  4. The recipient(s) shall be in good academic and disciplinary standing with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.
  5. Preference is given to a recipient(s) that is a veteran, or next, to a current ROTC student.
  6. The recipient(s) may be of any class standing at Clarion.



Lori Ann Aaron Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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 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 credentials.


Lorraine I. Johnson Mathematics Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship endowment was established by Ms. Lorraine I. Johnson '33 in honor of her two 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.  To be considered for this scholarship, candidates must be full-time students enrolled in any major area of mathematics or secondary education/mathematics, demonstrate financial need via a current FASFA form, and demonstrate academic success with a minimum 3.5 GPA for incoming freshmen or a minimum 3.0 QPA for continuing students.  The scholarship is renewable up to four years as long as the students continues to meet all the criteria.


Louis & Beatrice Dean Scholarship

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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Louis Adelson Venango Student Housing Scholarship

This scholarship was established to assist students residing in the student apartments at Clarion University Venango Campus.  To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time and demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to students in the following order: disabled veterans, veterans, non-traditional students, and all other students.  The recipient will be considered for the award in subsequent years as long as a minimum 2.0 QPA is maintained.There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


Lyle and Clara Reinhard Family Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by President Diane Reinhard in memory of her parents Lyle and Clara Reinhard to assist incoming academically achieving freshmen students.  Two one-time awards will be provided annually.  The first award is for new Clarion Campus freshmen graduating in the upper twenty percent of their high school class who have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and at least a 1050 SAT score (combined critical reading and mathematics component).  The second award is for incoming freshmen students enrolled in the Nursing Program who graduated in the upper twenty percent of their high school class and have a 3.0 high school GPA or better and a minimum SAT score of 1000.  Student records are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


M. Grace Knapp Music Scholarship

This scholarship was 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 as she was very active in numerous community choirs.  She created this music scholarship in honor of her dear friend, M. Grace Knapp.  To be eligible for consideration, students must be currently a junior at Clarion University with a minimum 3.0 grade point average who actively participates in band, orchestra, or one of the choirs at Clarion University.  Contact the Chair of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts for more information.


M.M. & Minnie H. Kaufman Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Miss Virginia Kaufman, Class of 1937, 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 and mathematics component) and are in the upper 10 percent of his or her high school graduating class.  Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Margaret Elder & Truman W. Weiser Scholarship Endowment

This endowment was established by a bequest for the estate of Margaret E. Weiser to fund scholarships for incoming freshmen who are graduates of Clarion-Limestone High School and are majoring in Elementary Education at Clarion University.  Mrs. Weiser, a resident of Clarion County, was a teacher in the Clarion-Limestone School District for 43 years until retiring in 1971.  This scholarship is not renewable.


Margery L. Himes Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship endowment was established in 2013 thru a bequest of Margery L. Himes at the time of her passing.  Margery taught at the Redbank Valley School District for 21 years and was extremely generous toward her desire to support Clarion University students attending Venango College.  Awards shall be given upon the basis of scholastic aptitude, financial need, and worthiness of the candidates with respect to honesty, integrity, and good reputation as a student.  The award may be renewed for a second year if the student continues to meet the requirements. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


Marian Renn Marshall Memorial Endowment

This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Marian Renn Marshall to offer assistance to undergraduate students as well as graduate students admitted to the Speech Pathology graduate program. Selection is made by the Speech Pathology Department on the basis of students' undergraduate academic records.


Marjorie Tippin Scholarship Endowment

Marjorie Tippin Leadership Scholarships: These scholarships are available to freshmen on a one-time basis. Past winners have a minimum SAT score of 1200 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.

Marjorie Tippin Presidential Scholarship: Past winners have a minimum SAT score of 1300 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and are in the upper 2% of his or her high school graduating class. The $1,000 per year award imay be renewable for up to four school years. Incoming students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of Admissions materials. No scholarship application required.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Mark and Sheryl Reismeyer Wrestling Scholarship

Scholarships for qualified members of the Clarion University Wrestling team.  The scholarships are awarded by the head coach.  There is no application for this scholarship.


Mark Nanz Memorial Endowment

This scholarship was 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 1960s. 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 to a male Clarion University swimmer who meets the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Marketing Management Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was 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.

Students must maintain a 3.0 gpa. Both Clarion University Scholarship Application and College of Business Administrative & Information Sciences - Department Management and Marketing application must be completed.


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 has a minimum overall QPA of 3.0, demonstrates leadership abilities, is active in extracurricular activities, and is planning a career in marketing research.


Marketing Scholarship Endowment

The endowment was established as a result of contributions from faculty and friends of Marketing to provide scholarship awards to Clarion University Marketing majors.  Contact the Management and Marketing Department for further information.


Marlin & Cleva Hartman Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Marlin Hartman, Class of 1959, and Cleva Haight Hartman, Class of 1959, for an incoming freshman who is the son/daughter of a United States Veteran or Active Duty Military Service Personnel.  Students must also demonstrate financial need as per the FAFSA to be considered.  Submit a DD214 or servicemember's current PCS orders, along with a letter requesting to be considered to the Scholarship Administrator at Clarion University at scholarships@clarion.edu.  The scholarships is awarded by March 1.


Mary & Martha Colegrove Educational Fund

This fund annually provides two scholarship awards to women from McKean County attending Clarion University.  Recipients can continue to receive the scholarship during subsequent years if they remain enrolled full time and maintain a cumulative 3.0 QPA at Clarion University.  Students' records are reviewed via their admissions materials.  No scholarship application is required.  Awards are made by February 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 to assist incoming academically achieving freshmen students on a one-time basis.  To be considered, students must have graduated in the top one-third of their high school class with a minimum 3.0 GPA and SAT score of at least 1000 (combined critical reading and mathematics component). Student records are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials. Award offered prior to March 1st. 

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Mary Ellen Horlacher Oldt Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship endowment was established by the Barbara Oldt Living Trust to honor her mother Mary Ellen Horlacher Oldt while supporting undergraduate students pursuing studies in nursing.  To be eligible, students must be pursuing an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree and/or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Clarion University.  Preference will be given to students from Union, Snyder, and Northumberland Counties in Pennsylvania.


Mary Jane Collins Meenan Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the estate of M. Clyde Meenan in memory of his wife Mary Jane and is awarded annually to a deserving student in the Cooperative Engineering Program at Clarion University.  Incoming freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are all eligible for the scholarship; however, preference will be given to upperclassmen. The recipient must carry a "B" average in mathematics, chemistry, and computer science courses; have a minimum overall 3.0 QPA; demonstrate financial need; provide a letter of recommendation from a science or mathematics instructor; and show service to the university and/or the community.


Mary Kay Banner Memorial Scholarship

In recognition of her belief in education, this scholarship was established by a bequest from Mrs. Mary Kay Banner to provide scholarships for Clarion University students. To receive the award, students must be either a junior or senior, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate financial need and be a native-born citizen of the United States.  There is no application for this scholarship.  Students are automatically reviewed.


Mary L. Seifert Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Clarion alumna Mary L. Seifert.  Its purpose is to provide scholarships for students who are actively involved with the theater orchestra.


Mary Lea Apple Scholarship Endowment

The Mary Lea  Apple Scholarship has been established by Dr. Peggy L. Apple and spouse Dr. Karen M. Whitney to honor Peggy's mother.  By supporting early childhood education students, this scholarship pays tribute to Mary Lea's belief that young children learn through consistent, respectful, trusting adult role models and through inquiry and investigation of the world.  As an involved parent, she provided these building blocks for her two daughters and as a Girl Scout Leader, she provided opportunities for numerous children to explore the world and learn skills needed to be productive citizens.  Above all else, this scholarship honors her belief that education is a foundation of our democracy.  Recipients must be a transfer student with a preference given to those who have completed an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, enrolled part-time or full-time at Clarion University majoring in Early Childhood Education, and must have met all minimum GPA, testing, and clearance requirements for entrance into the Clarion University Teacher Education program.  Preference will be given to students greater than the age of 25.  The scholarship is renewable each year until graduation given that all requirements continue to be met.


Mary Louise Pope Theatre Scholarship

This award will be given to the freshman, junior, or senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in the following categories: Performance/Technical Theatre, Support of Productions, and Service to the Department of Theatre.  Selection is made by the Department of Theatre faculty after the last production of the season is completed.  Contact the department for further details.


Mary R. Hardwick Scholarship Endowment

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.


Mathematics Department Scholarship Endowment

The Mathematics Department Scholarship Endowment was established to provide scholarship support to mathematics majors of Clarion University. 

The Calculus Scholarship is awarded annually to 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 Mathematics Freshman Scholarship is awarded annually incoming freshman mathematics majors.  To be considered, students must have an outstanding SAT math score (minimum of 600), a combined SAT score of at least 1150, and excellent high school grades.  The scholarship may be renewed if an overall 3.0 QPA is maintained along with a minimum 3.3 QPA in mathematics.


Max Nemmer Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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.


McCauliff Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Mary Lou Higgerson ('70), in honor of her brother, Barry McCauliff ('72), and his 35 years of service to Clarion.  The purpose of the scholarship is to support future students and continue the strong legacy of debate at Clarion.


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 who always spoke highly of her experience at Clarion was very proud of her Spanish Education degree.  She was a high level manager for Bell Atlantic/Verizon Inc. for 20 years and utilized the Spanish portion of her education to help Bell Atlantic/Verizon conduct seminars in different countries.  Megan was a very giving, selfless person: this scholarship is a way of keeping her memory alive.  It is intended to honor her giving nature for many years to come.  Incoming freshmen Spanish-Education majors having a minimum 3.0 GPA and 1000 (combined critical reading and mathematics component) SAT score will be automatically considered for the award.  Preference is given to an incoming freshman Spanish major. If there is no eligible freshman Spanish-Education major in a given year it may be awarded to a student pursuing a Spanish minor.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Minnie D. Croyle Scholarship

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.


Myra Dell (Singer) Strickler '47 Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Myra Dell (Singer) Stickler 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 3.0 G.P.A. 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.


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".


New Castle Wolves Club Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the National Associations of Wolves - New Castle Club to provide assistance to Clarion University students from Lawrence County.  The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have graduated in the upper two-fifths of his/her high school class.  Students will be considered via their admission materials.  The scholarship may be received in subsequent years provided the recipient remains in good academic standing.  Contact your high school guidance office for further information.  The application deadline is April 5.


Non-Instructional Staff Scholarship

This scholarship was created to support the members of AFSCME Local 2326. Employees who are members of this local or his/her spouse or dependent.  There are six scholarship awarded annually.


Nursing Department Scholarship Endowment

This endowment fund provides, annually, a scholarship to a deserving student in the BSN Program at Clarion University.  To be considered, students must be a registered nurse working toward a BSN, have a "B" average in nursing courses with a minimum overall QPA of 3.0, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled full-time.  All scholarship applicants must have recommendations from two nursing instructors and exhibit service to the University and/or nursing profession.  Candidates should contact the Nursing Department for further information.


Oil City Lions - Lillian Shaw Shinkle & Ted Shaw

This scholarship was 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 High School or Venango Christian high schools and 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. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


Oil City Rotary Club Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Oil City Rotary Club to allow students who have demonstrated community involvement and maintained appropriate academic standings to further their education locally.  The award will be made to support students of Venango County attending Clarion University - Venango Campus.  Recipients must be a resident of Venango County for at least one year with preference being given to a member, spouse, or child of a member of the Oil City Rotary Club - nonmembers are also eligible.  Selection will also be based on academic record, financial need, community service, and participation in extracurricular activities.


Oleta B. Amsler Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established by Mrs. Oleta B. Amsler to assist in the recruitment of students interested in studying liberal arts.  Mrs. Amsler was a valued member of the University Community for many years serving in several capacities including, but not limited to, the following: University Council of Trustees member, Clarion University Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors member, and a member on other various committees.  To be eligible, candidates must be an incoming freshman majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences and demonstrating an interest in the Liberal Arts/Studies.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an involvement in community service as well as display an eclectic array of activities and interests.  Academic credentials will be considered secondarily.  The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 QPA and remains enrolled in the Liberal Arts/Studies program. Students are automatically considered via their adissions materials when the scholarship is available. 


P.J. (Magaro) Hilbert Tennis Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by P.J. (Magaro) Hilbert, Class of 1977. P.J. 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 recipient must meet eligibility requirements set by the NCAA. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


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 to be eligible.


Panos and Pavlos Award Endowment

This scholarship award was established by Mr. Panos Theodoridis, Class of 1990, and Pavlos Ignatiades, Class of 1986 and 1988, for international students originating from Greece or Cyprus.  Students must have a grade point average of 3.2 or above and demonstrate outstanding contributions to the university community.  First preference will be given to full-time undergraduate students who have completed one semester at Clarion.  Second preference will be given to graduate students not from the University of Macedonia.  Proof of citizenship from Greece or Cypress is required to receive this award.  For further information and consideration, contact the Clarion University International Office.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.


Parma Dixon Mooney Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established to provide an annual award to a Clarion University freshman or transfer student majoring in elementary education.  Freshmen students must be a resident of Clarion County while transfer students must either be a resident of Clarion County or a graduate of a Clarion County high school to be considered.  Selection of the recipient is based upon academic record, participation in extracurricular activities, and leadership skills. A scholarship is awarded each year to a freshman or transfer majoring in elementary education. 


Pat Kiehl Diving Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Mr. Pat Kiehl, Class of 1972. During his time at Clarion, Pat accomplished many firsts for the university: the first member of the Clarion swimming team (only two divers in 1968), the first captain of the team, and 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 in 2000. Diving at Clarion was Pat's ticket out of his humble beginnings that ultimately led to his great success in business. To be considered for the scholarship, a candidate must be a Clarion male or female diver and meet the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Pat Mooney XC -Track & Field Scholarship

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. To be eligible, a student must be a current member of the cross country or track & field team; a member of the team entering their final season of competition in either sport (a junior may be considered if no seniors are eligible); a non-athletic scholarship member of the team; and must have contributed over the years to the well being of the team and university.  This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Paul A. & Mary Weaver Leadership Scholarship

This leadership scholarship was established by the children of Paul A. and Mary Weaver. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist incoming academically achieving freshmen. Eligible candidates must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 and be in the upper two-fifths of their high school class. First preference will be given to students who live in rural Clarion County and who demonstrate financial need.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Paul M. Goldberg Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Paul M. Goldberg by his family and friends to assist Venango Campus students pursuing a business-related degree.  Financial need and academic talent are requirements to receive this award.  Preference is given to students from the Oil City area and those pursuing an Associate of Business Administration or Bachelor of Business Administration - General Management degree.


Paul Shank Scholarship Endowment

The Paul Shank Award for Excellence in Physics is awarded annually in honor of Dr. Shank, a former physics professor.  Two scholarships are awarded based on grades in physics, mathematics, and computer science and are presented to junior physics majors.


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.


Pay it Forward Scholarship

The Pay it Forward Scholarship Endowment was 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). 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 and mathematics component) or equivalent A.C.T. composite of 19.  Applicants are 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 to be considered.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Pennzoil Scholarship Endowment

Scholarships are made available by the foundation through an endowment account established by Pennzoil for students attending Clarion University's Venango Campus. Award criteria are based on academic achievement and financial need. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Endowment

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.


Political Science/Sociology/Philosophy Endowment

This endowment was established to provide scholarships to Clarion University students in Political Science, Sociology, and Philosophy.


Potter/McClune Scholarship Endowment

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 with preference given to students from Clarion Area or Clarion-Limestone High School, who demonstrate financial need. The second preference goes to 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Psychology Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established for junior and senior students majoring in Psychology who have completed at least 64 credit hours with an overall QPA of 3.0.  Students must also have completed 15 credit hours in Psychology with at least nine of those having been earned at Clarion University.  Research, departmental service, and other contributions to the field are strongly considered in the selection process.  Contact the Psychology Department for further information.


Regional Vision Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Regional Vision: Leadership Development for Rural Northwest Pennsylvania to assist Venango Campus students who exhibit leadership qualities in their community and/or school. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


Retail Management Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by the Marketing Department to fund awards for marketing students planning a career in retail management.


Richard & 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 and 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 1970s to provide funds for gifts for graduating seniors. As assistant dean in the former College of Business Administration, 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 (a QPA of 2.75 or above). Special consideration is given to defensive players majoring in business. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Richard Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Randall and Diana (Lee) Richard, both proud graduates of Clarion University (1987 and 1989, respectively) to honor Clarion family, friends, coaches, faculty, and the community. To be eligible, students must be a member of the wrestling team who meet the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Richard J. Redick Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Clarion student Richard A. Redick, the second vice-president of the Returning Adult and Commuting Student (RACS) organization.  The awards are available to full-time students, pursuing a first-time undergraduate degree, who demonstrate financial need, have a minimum QPA of 3.0, are at least 23 years old or a commuter student, are members of at least one Recognized Student Organization, and show evidence of community service.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.


Richard K. '76 & Susan A. (Stehle) '79 Slike Scholarship

This scholarship endowment was established by Richard K. '76 and Susan A. (Stehle) '79 Slike to provide support to a student attending Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  The recipient must be a graduate of a high school located in Clarion County and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Students of any major or class may apply.  Recipients of the scholarship may reapply in subsequent years.


Richard W. Kooman Endowment

The Richard W. Kooman Scholarship was established in November 2011 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 service to 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 and demonstrate academic achievement, interest and involvement through participation in a variety of activities and service opportunities, and financial need as determined by FAFSA.


Robert & Diana Coury Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established to honor Robert, Class of 1952, and Diana Coury, both strong advocates of Clarion University, and to provide financial support to outstanding students in the College of Education. To be eligible, students must have completed at least four semesters of academic work by the end of May and show promise of outstanding service to the profession thru performance in the classroom as well as in professional development experience outside the classroom.  Students must also have at least a 3.4 cumulative Q.P.A.  A letter of application for the scholarship indicating the student's strength of eligibility according to the criteria listed above must be submitted.  The student should also include his/her thoughts on the future contributions they plan to make to the teaching profession.


Robert E. Crawford Scholarship in Science

This endowed scholarship was created to support an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences.  The student must be an incoming freshman with a minimum high school GPA of 3.25, a combined SAT score of at least 1,000, and a declared a major within the College of Arts and Sciences.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Robert G. and Marjorie Hampe Straub Scholarship

Glenn R. Straub '82 and Colleen Straub Gaughan '84 created a scholarship endowment in honor of their parents' strong belief in higher education.  The scholarship will benefit students from Beaver County and/or the Pittsburgh Region.  Students must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better to qualify.


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, students must have demonstrated financial need, filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and maintained a 3.0 or higher grade point average in high school.  This is a one-time scholarship for an incoming freshman.  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.


Ronald E. Black Scholarship Endowment

This endowed scholarship was established to provide support to a student at the Venango Campus. Preference is given to adult students who are residents of Venango County.


Rosemary Coogan Endowed Scholarship

This endowment was 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 scholarships to students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in Clarion University's College of Education, Health Sciences & Human Services and majoring in nursing.  Candidates must demonstrate academic merit and financial need via FAFSA to be eligible.


Rotary Club of Clarion Scholarship Endowment

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 five percent of their graduating class. Also must have maintained a QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 and must have a combined verbal /mathematics score of 1050 on SAT or a composite score of a minimum of 22 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.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Ruth B. Montgomery Math/Science Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ron and Judy Montgomery in memory of Ron's mother Ruth Bleakney Montgomery to encourage students from Armstrong, Jefferson, and Clarion Counties to seek higher education.  Graduates from high schools in these counties, with preference given to Armstrong County, who have declared a B.S. in a traditional science (biology, geology, physics, chemistry, etc.) or mathematics and are of sophomore, junior, or senior standing are elgible for the award.  Preference will be given to sophomores.  Students must have had strong high school achievement as measured by class rank (upper 20%) and SAT score (1150 minimum) and have demonstrated excellent academic performance (minimum QPA of 3.5) at Clarion University to be considered.   Previous recipients may receive the award up to a total of three times.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


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 Distrists in Allegheny County.  To be considered, the student must also rank in the upper 40 percent of the high school class and have a SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading and mathematics component) or higher.  The scholarship will be awarded each spring.


S&T Bank - MBA Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by S&T Bank to attract new, high achieving graduate students to the MBA Program offered by the College of Business Administration at Clarion University  Candidates must have attained a minimum college or university QPA of 3.5.  First preference is given to Pennsylvanian residents; however, outstanding candidates from other states may be considered.  The scholarship is not renewable.


Sabina Mooney Seifert Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Seifert, Class of 1909, by her daughter Mary L. Seifert to provide one-time awards to freshmen majoring in geosciences.  To be considered, students must have a QPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher and must rank in the top 1/5th of his or her Western Pennsylvania high school graduating class.


Sally J. Ringland Scholarship

Professor Sally Ringland (1943-2018) came to Clarion University's Venango Campus in 1967 having just received her master's degree in mathematics from Purdue University.  A few years later, she moved to the Clarion campus where she taught until her retirement in 2003.  She enjoyed sharing her love of math and the first few years of her teaching career she mentored a student math newsletter with puzzles, stories, and the like.  It was called, shameless in its awful pun, the "Sine Post".

Sally was active in the Clarion community as one of the founders of SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone), the Clarion women's shelter, in 1983.  A long-time member of the League of Women Voters, she was the treasurer of the local group at her passing.

She was widely known as a folk musician.  Not long after she came to Pennsylvania, she saw and heard the mountain dulcimer, a folk instrument invented around 200 years ago in the Appalachians.  Although she had been interested in folk music for years, this was unfamiliar...and fascinating.  She soon got one for herself (with other folk instruments following).  Several years later, in 1987, she started the Clarion Dulcimer Club.  And in 2000, she joined the already-active local Celtic Band, Cluricaun.

This scholarship, for students working toward a BS or MS in the Department of Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, reflects Sally's love of math but also honors her family's larger science background.  Her father was an electrical engineer responsible for 30+ patents. Her grandfather received his bachelor's degree in Physics in 1905 and she always treasured his Calculus book.

Any student working toward a bachelor or master's degree in chemistry, physics, or mathematics is eligible for this scholarship.  Those students working toward a secondary education degree with those concentrations or those in a cooperative engineering program are also eligible.  Students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 to be considered.  Financial need is not a requirement.


Sanders-Dede Selfless Love Scholarship Fund

Dr. Brenda Sanders Dede began her tenure with Clarion University in 1995.  From the moment she arrived on the Clarion Campus until her retirement in July 2018 as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Dede made a tremendous impact on not only the University, but the community as a whole.  In 2012, Dede was recognized as Clarion University Alumni Association's Distinguished Volunteer for her work both in the community and at the university.  Among her contributions are founding and chairing the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast, the Juneteenth Celebration and the campus Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.  The Sanders Dede "Selfless Love" Scholarship is awarded in honor of the selfless love that Dr. Dede endowed upon the Clarion Community.  Awarded annually, the scholarship will be given to a student whom, like Dr. Dede, has given their time and talent to assist another person or cause without regard to themselves; demonstrating selfless love.
 
To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time, have a minimum 2.0 GPA and in good academic standing, and demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.  Students must apply for the scholarship and present a letter of recommendation from a third party in testament to the student's "Selfless Love".  First priority will be given to Minority, underrepresented or low income students.  The same student may receive the scholarship multiple times if the student continues to conduct acts of selfless love and meets eligibility requirements.
 


Sara Cicciarelli Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the estate of Mrs. Sara (Milanovich) Cicciarelli, Class of 1932, to benefit Clarion County students who choose to attend Clarion University.  Mrs. Cicciarelli taught junior high English for 25 years in the Union School District.  To be considered, students must demonstrate financial need per the FAFSA as well as strong grades in challenging curriculum.  Students must also have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (combined critical reading and mathematics component) or a 22 Composite Score on the ACT.  Preference will be given to students from Union School District in Rimersburg with students from other Clarion County schools being considered secondarily.  Eligible students are considered automatically upon acceptance to Clarion via admission materials.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Sigma Tau Gamma Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established in 2002 by the brothers of Sigma Tau/Sigma Tau Gamma 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 Q.P.A. of 3.4 or above, show financial need per FAFSA documentation, and be involved with a service related extra curricular activity.


Sitzman International Student Award

The Sitzman International Student Award for Outstanding Achievement is an annual scholarship presented to the outstanding foreign student of the year.  Selection is made by a faculty committee 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.  


Slanco-Grunenwald Scholarship

This scholarship endowment 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. Annually, two-three awards are provided to students attending Clarion University. Two thirds of the annual award is to be used for an incoming freshman(s) with a 3.0 minimum GPA who is/are leaders in his/her school's or church's musical program and wishes to bring that leadership and enthusiasm to the University Chamber Singers. One-third of the annual award is for an upper classman serving as the director of the Lift Every Voice Choir, is in good academic standing, and was duly elected by the members of the choir.


Sonja & Chuck Leach Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Leach to help students pursue their life goals. This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen and transfer students on a one-time basis.  Past winners have a minimum SAT score of 1200 (combined critical reading and mathematics component) and are in the upper 10 percent of his or her high school graduating class.  Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Spanish Scholarship Endowment (Diaz)

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.


Special Education Scholarship Endowment

This endowed scholarship was established by the former 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 (a minimum SAT score of 1000 - combined critical reading and mathematics component - and ranked in the top 20 percent of class), leadership, and community service.  


Take Flight Endowment for Women's Athletics

This scholarship endowment was established via proceeds from Clarion University's annual Fran Shope Golf Outing to support women's athletic. Scholarships are available to women who compete on intercollegiate teams at Clarion and who meet the eligibility requirments set by the NCAA. Coaches will make the scholarship offer to one of those student-athletes in her group of recruits/team members each year. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


The Anita Greathouse Whitney Cancer Care / Research Scholarship

     Anita Greathouse Whitney, who provided the impetus for this scholarship, graduated in 1953 from Roosevelt Wilson High School in Clarksburgh, WV.  Education was important to Anita.  She studied Education at Trinity University in San Antonio and Southwestern Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.  She took a break from her studies to marry and raise a family of four children, Karen, Jarel, Laura, and Elizabeth, but she stayed involved in education as an elementary school substitute teacher and librarian.  Anita returned to the classroom as a student and graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's degree in Business Technology in 1986.
     Anita faced adversity with remarkable determination and a joy for life that was infectious.  She lived with cancer for over forty years with unparalleled grace and dignity.  She proudly participated in a cancer research study for eight years at MD Anderson in Houston.
     In honor of a remarkable life that truly valued family, education, and a positive attitude, particularly in the face of adversary, the Anita Greathouse Whitney Scholarship endowment has been established by her daughter, Dr. Karen M. Whitney, President, Clarion University and her spouse, Dr. Peggy Apple as well as others who have sought to honor the memory of this remarkable woman.
     Scholarship(s) for students meeting the following criteria:
          1.)  Candidates must plan to matriculate as full-time students or be current full-time students
          2.)  Candidates must have or maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7
          3.)  Candidates must have a career goal that includes cancer care and/or research from any field of study,
          4.)  Candidates must complete a short essay (no more than 500 words) stating their intent to enter, and why they are interested, in a career in cancer care, research, or    treatment
          5.)  Renewable each year until graduation as long as all above requirements continue to be met.


The Department of Communication Scholarship

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. 


The Derrick Scholarship Endowment

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.


The Dr. David C. Wartinbee ('69, '72) Biology Endowment

Having started his distinguished career as a student at Clarion State College (BA '69, MS '72), Dr. Wartinbee is establishing an endowment to further the educational needs of biology students.  This endowment will be a great addition to his lifetime of learning and teaching.

Recipients shall be undergraduate students majoring in Biology, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, or Ecological Sciences at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  Recipients must have obtained at least 24 credits with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA form.


The Dr. Deb Scholarship

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Clarion University's Women and Gender Studies program and Dr. Deborah Burghhart, director of the program since it’s inception, a scholarship to support students in the Women and Gender Studies program has been established.  Students must be in good academic standing and show evidence of social change actions.


The 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 honored three generations of Clarion graduates - Mrs. Brock, herself and her daughter, Kathryn Coburn Peer, Class of 1978, who completed the endowment. All three had wonderful educational experiences and careers. The scholarship fund is intended for promising incoming freshmen students studying Library Science who demonstrate financial need.  To be considered, students must meet all admission requirements, demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA, and be enrolled in the Library Science Program.  Preference will be given to resident or commuting undergraduate students attending the Clarion Campus.


The Frank Lignelli Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., with tremendous assistance from dedicated friends, peers, and athletes who were either teammates of or coached or directed by Frank Lignelli at some point during his long career at Clarion University. Frank, a 1950 graduate of Clarion, dedicated over 30 years of his life to making Golden Eagles athletics one of the top programs in the nation prior to his retirement in 1986. Wrestlers and football players who meet elgibility requirements set by the NCAA and maintain at least a 2.0 QPA are eligible to receive this award. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


The Jimmy Knowles Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established in 2013 to assist football student athletes at Clarion University. The scholarship serves as a tribute to Jimmy Knowles' life of generosity, love, sense of humor, enthusiasm, and pride that he felt for his family, friends, and mankind. This award is for a Clarion University football team member who meets the eligibility requirements set by the NCAA and who maintains at least a 2.0 QPA. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


The Kretzler Family Endowment Fund

This scholarship is established in the name of Lorraine Miller - Kretzler ('42), L. Ken Kretzler ('73 & '74), Karen Lorraine Kretzler - Dinsmore ('79), and Ed Kretzler.  Although Ed didn't graduate from Clarion, he put enough miles on the road while chauffeuring the family throughout the many years.
 
The scholarship is to be awarded to a Clarion University junior or senior who has played at least one year prior in one of the following sports: football, women's volleyball, men's basketball, and women's basketball.  The student must agree to continue participation in the sport for his/her upcoming year.  To be considered, a student athlete must meet all NCAA eligibility requirements, have a cumulative 2.8 GPA or higher, and have demonstrated excellence on the court or field.  The award will rotate between the four sports mentioned earlier according to the order they were listed.


The Lesser Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by a bequest from the Clarence & Janet Lesser estate.  It was created to provide scholarships for students in the arts or athletics at Clarion University.


The Mark and Deborah Demich Accounting Scholarship

Scholarship created by Mark Demich, who at the start of this endowment, served on the Clarion University Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors. This scholarship is an Accounting Scholarship for a current student in the fifth (final) year and on the CPA licensure tract. Students in the Masters program pursuing a career as a CPA are also eligible. The student must have a financial need, and must have a GPA of at 3.0.


The Moffatt Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by James (Jim) and Marilyn (Mim) Moffatt, both 1970 graduates of Clarion University, to enhance and promote the Clarion University wrestling program and its student-athletes. The scholarship serves as a tribute to all the friends they had in the wrestling program during their time at Clarion University. Candidates must meet the established requirements of the NCAA, be a member of the wrestling team, and have a minimum 2.0 QPA. Coaches will make the scholarship offer to one of those student-athletes in his/her group of recruits/team members each year. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


The Pete Caristo '55 Athletic Scholarship

This fund was created for freshmen student athletes at Clarion University meeting NCAA requirements.


The Stephens Scholarship

In honor of their lives' works of commitment to serving others, the Dr. Harold and 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.  Second preference is for an incoming freshman pursing studies in Speech Pathology & Audiology. Students will be automatically considered.


The Sue Ellen Morrow Adelman Memorial Scholarship

Sue Ellen Morrow graduated from Cranberry High School in 1962.  She enjoyed choir and was a member of the Thespian Club.  A voice scholarship led her to musical theater where she met her husband David (Clarion '62) in The Music Man.  To honor her memory and to advance the arts, this scholarship was endowed by her husband and her children: Douglas Diamond, Clarion University 1990; Heather Tolerico, West Virginia University 1990; and Amanda Parente, Smith College 1997.
 
The scholarship is for a Cranberry High School student who has participated in at least one of the following as a junior and senior: Choir, Band, or Theater.  Students must also have at least a 2.8 GPA.  First preference will be given to a student enrolled in education but is not a requirement.  The scholarship is renewable during the sophomore, junior, and senior years as long as a minimum 2.8 QPA is maintained.  If no qualified student from Cranberry High School has applied, a student graduating from any public high school in Pennsylvania meeting the above criteria will be considered.
 


The University Korner Care Scholarship

This scholarship will provide a $1,000 award to two students each academic year ($500 for each semester to each student).  With personal motivation to give back to their community, University Korner Cares, Inc. will fund this scholarship commitment for the next three years. 

Applicants must be Clarion University students majoring in any full-time, undergraduate degree program in the College of Business.  Students must be residents of Clarion, Butler, Forest, or McKean counties to be considered; however, if eligible students reside in any of these counties, a student from any county within the Western Pennsylvania region can be considered.  Recipients of the award must be a sophomore, junior, or senior; be in good academic and disciplinary standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of the award and semester-end; and have financial need based upon the FAFSA form.  The award is renewable as long as all eligibility requirements are met.  Family members of University Korner owners are not eligible for this scholarship.
 


Theodore R. Shaw and Lillian Shaw Shinkle Nursing Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was funded by an estate gift from Theodore R. Shaw, friend of Clarion University, who graduated from Oil City High School in 1929.  Mr Shaw's sister Lillian Mae was a 1927 graduate of Clarion and worked in education all her life.  A maximum of four scholarships are awarded annually for tuition/fees to Venango Campus nursing students (ASN, BSN, MSN, or Faculty Nurse Educator) who demonstrate strong academic merit having a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Candidates must be enrolled for a minimum of six credits per semester and are required to submit an application, two professional letters of reference, and an essay (500-word maximum) detailing how the scholarship will assist in the achievement of educational goals.


Tom Carnahan/Mel Mitchell Sec Ed - Math Scholarship

The Tom A. Carnahan & Mel A. Mitchell Secondary Education/Mathematics Scholarship was established by Mr. Carnahan, professor emeritus of mathematics, and Mr. Carnahan, 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.  Eligible students must complete an application made available by the Office of the College of Education and provide two letters of recommendation from professors who had the students in class - one mathematics and one education.  Students may reapply a second year if the academic criteria is maintained.  Applications and letters are to be returned no later than March 15. 


Tony Banner Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Betty Jo, Andrew and Lindsay (Class of 2007) Banner to honor Anthony "Tony" Banner, Class of 1981. The scholarship serves as a tribute to Tony's love and support athletics, particularly at Clarion University. Tony believed that athletes could learn many lessons in the gym and on the field that directly corresponded to everyday life. He also believed that these lessons could truly improve an individual. Therefore, the Banner family wishes the recipient of the scholarship to be a member of Clarion University's women's volleyball team who exemplifies passion, hard work, and pride in self and team. A minimum QPA of 3.2 is required as well. The same student-athlete may receive the award in subsequent years as long as she meets eligibility. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


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.


Vayda Family 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.


VC - Franklin Rotary Club Scholarship

Established by the Franklin Rotary Club to benefit Clarion University students who are attending the Venango Campus. It is intended to be an annual scholarship, funded annually, that will be awarded to a student who shows exemplary service to his or her community. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


VC Scholarship - Galaxy Federal Credit Union

This scholarship was established by Galaxy Federal Credit Union and awarded annually through the Venango Campus Scholarship Committee to a Venango County resident. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


VC Scholarship - OC 2nd Presbyterian Women

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. There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


VC Scholarship - Zonta

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.  There is no application for this scholarship.  Students who submit the main Clarion application will automatically be considered for this scholarship if they meet the minimum qualifications.


Venango Campus Scholarship Endowment

The Venango Campus Scholarship Endowment, established thru the generosity of Venango Campus employees, funds several scholarships for students attending Clarion University's Venango Campus.


Virgil and Carol Freebourn Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Royce E. Freebourn in honor of his parents, Virgil and Carol Freeborn.  The purpose of this scholarship is to benefit students attending Clarion University - Venango College who are majoring in the nursing program.  Students must be enrolled full-time, demonstrate financial need, have average or better academic performance, and show the potential for future success in nursing and health-related careers.  Recipients will continue to receive this scholarship in subsequent years of their enrollment at Clarion University - Venango Campus, providing that they maintain satisfactory academic progress.  Contact the Nursing Department Chair for further information. Maximum award per student is $350.


W.E.B. DuBois Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by Clarion University Minority Alumni to support and assist with the retention of strong students. To be eligible for consideration, students must demonstrate evidence of need by a current FAFSA form on file and be a second semester freshman or above with at least 12 credits earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  An essay (maximum of one page typed) on "How would this award benefit you in the completion of your degree" is also required.  The award may be renewed upon reapplication for up to three years as long as a cumulative 3.0 QPA is maintained.


Waldo Tippin Athletic Scholarships

Scholarships for Clarion University of Pennsylvania student athletes.  These scholarships are awarded by head coaches.  There is no application for these scholarships.


Walter & Ann Weaver Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Paul and Mary Weaver to honor Paul's parents Anna and Walter Weaver to assist incoming academically achieving freshmen.  To be eligible, students must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (combined critical reading & mathematics component) and have graduated in the upper twenty percent of their high school class.  Preference will be given to students who live in rural areas of Clarion County.  Students are reviewed for this scholarship upon receipt of their admission materials; no scholarship application is required.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Walter L. Hart Scholarship

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 five percent 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 all 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.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Weir Family Academic Scholarship

Established by a bequest from Chuck '56 and Shirley Weir, this scholarship honors the entire Weir family, their fond memories of Clarion University, and the surrounding community by providing a one-time annual scholarship to a full-time student demonstrating academic excellence, as well as, financial need as determined by FAFSA.  Student must have a minimum SAT of 1080 or ACT of 21 if an incoming freshman or a 3.0 QPA if the student is an upper classman. Online students are also eligible.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


Weir Family Arts Scholarship

Established by a bequest from Chuck '56 and Shirley Weir, this scholarship honors the entire Weir family, their fond memories of Clarion University, and the surrounding community by providing a one-time annual scholarship to a full-time student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Clarion University.


Weir Family Military Scholarship

Established by a bequest from Chuck '56 and Shirley Weir, this scholarship honors the entire Weir family, their fond memories of Clarion University, and the surrounding community by providing a one-time annual scholarship to a full-time student enrolled at Clarion University who is an active duty or honorably discharged member of the US Armed Forces, National Guard, or Reserve demonstrating financial need as determined by FAFSA.  Online students are also eligible.  In the event no qualified member of the Armed Forces qualifies, a dependent child of the above will be considered.  There is no application for this scholarship.  The director of scholarships consults with the Veterans Services Office to award this scholarship.


Weir Family Non-traditional Student Scholarship

Established by a bequest from Chuck '56 and Shirley Weir, this scholarship honors the entire Weir family, their fond memories of Clarion University, and the surrounding community by providing a one-time annual scholarship to a full-time adult/non-traditional student enrolled at Clarion University.  The student must be employed full-time or part-time, have graduated from high school no less than 2 years prior, submit an application providing verifiable employment information, and demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA.  Online students are also eligible.


Weir Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Chuck Weir, Class of 1956 and a former Clarion University athlete, and Shirley Weir in honor of the Weir family that includes many children and grandchildren, some of whom 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


Weir Family School of Education Scholarship

Established by a bequest from Chuck '56 and Shirley Weir, this scholarship honors the entire Weir family, their fond memories of Clarion University, and the surrounding community by providing a one-time annual scholarship to a full-time student enrolled in the School of Education at Clarion University. 


Weir Family Speech Pathology Scholarship

Established by a bequest from Chuck '56 and Shirley Weir, this scholarship honors the entire Weir family, their fond memories of Clarion University, and the surrounding community by providing a one-time annual scholarship to a full-time student enrolled in the Speech Pathology/Speech and Hearing Science Program at Clarion University.


Weir Family Wrestling Scholarship

Established by a bequest from Chuck '56 and Shirley Weir, this scholarship honors the entire Weir family, their fond memories of Clarion University, and the surrounding community by providing a one-time annual scholarship to a full-time student athlete who is a member of the wrestling team and meets the eligibility criteria set by the NCAA. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


William & Elizabeth Hart Scholarship Endowment

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.


William & Olive Barnes Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by Greg Barnes, Professor of Accountancy, in honor of his parents William and Olive Barnes for an incoming freshman.  To be considered, applicants must have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (combined critical reading and mathematics component), rank in the upper 10 percent of their high school class, and enrolled as a full-time undergraduate business student.  Preference will first be given to accounting majors. New students are automatically considered via their admissions materials.

** If SAT/ACT is unavailable, other relevant qualifications will be assessed to award the scholarship **


William G. Miller Swimming & Diving Endowment

This scholarship was 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 as 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. This scholarship will be awarded by the head coach. No application is necessary.


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.  Students must be enrolled at the Clarion University Venango Campus and demonstrate active community service to be eligible.


Wilma Best Logue Scholarship Endowment

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.


Wrestling Annual Athletic Scholarship

This scholarship is available annually to members of the wrestling team at Clarion University.  To be considered, students must meet all eligibility requirement set by the NCAA.  Prospective athletes will automatically be considered when appropriate.  There is no application for this scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded by the head coach.