ACME Markets Scholarship
1.Students must be pursuing a BA or BS degree with a major emphasis in business, management, marketing, retailing and/or related area. 2.Recipients must be willing to participate in the ACME summer management internship (paid). Summer internships run for 12 weeks between May-August. 3.Students must be in their sophomore or junior year the semester proceeding the internship. 4.Candidates must submit an essay describing why they want to work in retail management within the ACME/Supervalu organization. 5.ACME associates and their dependents are encouraged to apply. Although preference may be given to an ACME associate, eligibility is not limited to this group. 6.Applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 7.The ACME scholarship can be applied to tuition, books, and fees at West Chester University.
Addy Kelly Memorial Scholarship
Will provide scholarship support to a graduate of Henderson High School.
Alexander von Humbolt Foreign Language Scholarship Endowed by Dr. Stephen D. Gilmour & Kenneth C. Haughton
Will support a third or fourth-year student majoring in Foreign Language with a GPA of 3.0+ who intends to pursue graduate study or is enrolled in a study abroad program.
Ali Naggar Excellence in Managerial Accounting
Will support a student who has obtained at least Junior standing, is majoring in Accounting, has a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and has obtained a B+ or greater in Accounting 303. This scholarship is non-renewable.
Alice Conway Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to one student annually. It supports a non-traditional student with dependents under the age of 18 years. Student must demonstrate financial need.
Alumni - Michael R. Horrocks '85 Scholarship
This Alumni Association scholarship has been named in memory of the former Golden Ram quarterback who died in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York. The criteria for selection are: meritorious academic achievement, demonstrated financial need, involvement with campus activities, at least 32 completed credits at the time of application.
Award not currently offered.
Alumni-Mary Anderson Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) meritorious academic achievement; (2) demonstrated financial need; (3) involvement with campus activities; (4) completion of at least 32 credits at the time of application.
Anges Montemuro Interboro HS
Will support Interboro High School graduates who matriculate to West Chester University
Ann Johns Memorial Scholarship
Will support a non-traditional female student with financial need who is returning to complete a degree.
The application for 2018-19 awards is now closed. The application for 2019-2020 awards will open in early February 2019.
Anna Kisthardt Scholarship
Will support an incoming, first-year student or transfer student who, preferably graduated from Hazleton High School with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who has demonstrated financial need. A graduate from any of Luzerne County high school will be eligible when a Hazelton High School graduate does not qualify.
Anne E. Sell Memorial Nursing Scholarship
The Department of Nursing of West Chester University awards the Anne E. Sell nursing scholarship annually to three senior nursing students. The students must be enrolled full time in the Level IV courses as of September to be eligible for this award. The criteria for selection are scholastic ability and financial need.
Anne Schaub Memorial Scholarship
Will support a second semester Women's Health and Physical Education major with demonstrated financial need, a GPA of 3.0, leadership potential, participation in Department and professional activities, and membership in major clubs.
Applied Statistics Scholarship
Will support a graduate student in the Applied Statistics major who has shown exceptional academic achievement in his or her studies.
Arthur E. Jones Scholarship
Will support a fourth-year School of Music voice major with a GPA of 2.5+ who has received a choral conducting faculty recommendation.
Baker Family LGBTQA Scholarships
Beth O. Baker ’77 Award (1 - $250 Award) – Given to a student who has served as an LGBTQA Ally, has advocated for the LGBTQA community, or has contributed to research or teaching about the importance of LGBTQA Allies. This student must be an active member of his or her student community and an exemplary role model for equality amongst their peers.
Dorothy Gilson Baker ’47 Award (1- $250 Award) – Given to a student who has served as a role model for gender identity and expression issues, is self-identified transgender, or has advocated in the community for the inclusion of gender identity in policies and practices.
Bob Baker Award (1- $250 Award) – Given to the outgoing President, or another student leader on the LGBTQA Student Group Executive Board, who has demonstrated leadership and a desire to make a difference in the world.
Barbara J.'Lappano '67, M'73 Dance Scholarship
Will support a full-time dance minor student.
Barbara Leighton Karas '65 Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification program in the Dept. of Kinesiology. Must be at least a junior, have a GPA of 3.0 and a record of service and excellent performance in several areas at the University.
Bayard Rustin LBGT Book Scholarship - FND
Given to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to diversity, civility, and the inclusion/advocacy of LGBTQA concerns in their curricular and/or co-curricular lives.
Beale Family Endowed Music Scholarship
Will entice or retain select undergraduate music students where skills or instruments would otherwise be missing.
Awarded to a senior Education major with the highest GPA. No application.
Benjamin Faber Scholarship
Will support a student majoring in Mathematics or Physics.
Benzing Family Scholarship
Will support an outstanding fourth-year student majoring in Finance, who has outstanding academic performance.
Bessie Grubb Graphic Arts Scholarship
Will support a third-year Graphic Design or Photography major with a GPA of 3.0+
Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship
The Black Alumni Chapter was founded in 1965. This scholarship was established to assist in the education of students who promote and live the concept of positive community involvement within the African-American community. For the 2017-18 academic year, this award is in memoriam of Tyrone A. Patton, Jr. (Class of 1991) a recently departed alumnus who was an executive BAC member for many years. Tyrone lived the mission of our chapter.
The Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship is to be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student, with a minimum 2.5 GPA, who demonstrates community involvement. The applicants are required to write a 300-500 word essay on the importance of positive involvement in the African-American community. Preference will be given to an African-American or Latino student. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the Black Alumni Chapter luncheon on May 5th, 2018.
One of the two scholarships is given in memory of Tyrone A. Patton, Jr.
Blanche Peterson Scholarship
Will benefit a piano or organ student with financial need. Preference will be given to students from Woodstown High School in New Jersey or other New Jersey student.
Board of Governor's Scholarship - Current Students
Open to current undergraduate WCU students who meet the following criteria:
- Pennsylvania resident
- Have completed at least two semesters (Fall & Spring) as a full-time student at WCU and earned a minimum of 30 credits at the end of spring semester
- Have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 at WCU at the end of spring semester
- Submitted a current year FAFSA
- Demonstrate active involvement in extra-curricular activities that displays leadership, volunteerism, creativity, appreciation for diversity, and academic excellence
- Are in good standing with the Office of Judicial Affairs and Student Assistance
Bonnie Claire Bruno Scholarship
By invitation only. Will support an incoming freshman with a major in the College of Sciences and Mathematics. Candidates must be a female Pennsylvania resident, with demonstrated financial need.
Bonnie Evans Feinberg Scholarship
Will support an incoming, first-year student with financial need from a multiple-sibling family, who has a high school GPA of at least 3.0.
Brad Taylor Scholarship
Will be awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Athletic Training, who has a GPA of at least 3.0, exhibits clinical competence, demonstrates an interest in teaching and team leadership, and makes a contribution to the Athletic Training Club, Sports Medicine Department and/or College of Health Sciences.
Braidotti-Lombardi Award Scholarship
This award is to be given to a graduating senior with preference for the best student in Italian or Spanish; or the most outstanding student in a foreign language. The goal of the award is to encourage the student to travel after graduation.
Brandywine Health Foundation Scholarship Fund
Funds will be used for various Nursing Scholarships handled by the Brandywine Health Foundation.
Carmello Gangemi Scholarship
By inviation only. Recipient must demonstrate strong academic performance, community involvement and financial need.
Carol A. Branca Scholarship
will support a third-year student with a GPA of 3.5+ majoring in Communication Studies.
Carole Redding Murray Scholarship
Will support an incoming student with financial need majoring in Education. Preference is given to students from Little Flower High School in Philadelphia, regardless of major.
Carolyn Keefe Scholarship
Will support a student with demonstrated financial need, 32 completed credits, meritorious academic achievement and involvement in campus activities.
Cassandra Kahn Memorial Scholarship
The Department of Nursing of West Chester University awards one Cassandra Kahn nursing scholarship annually to an undergraduate nursing student. The student must be enrolled full time and must have successfully completed NSG/NSL 212 and be currently enrolled in NSG/NSL 311 in order to be eligible for this award.
The criteria for selection are based on scholastic ability, financial need and the essay.
- Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 to be eligible.
- Eligible students must complete the application form.
- Eligible students must write a short essay about themselves and what inspired them to enter the field of nursing.
Cavalcade of Bands Scholarship
To support Incoming freshmen who are members of the WCU Marching Band and who were senior students of a high school band that is a member of the Cavalcade of Bands Association. Required to participate in Marching Band in the fall. $200 award credited annually in the spring & renewable up to 3 years if the funds are available & students continue to meet the criteria.
Celia C. Esplugas Hispanic or Minority Scholarship
will support a third or fourth year Hispanic student majoring in any language, with at least a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA and 3.25 GPA in major or minor. In the absence of a qualified Hispanic student, the scholarship will be awarded to a deserving minority student of any ethnic group majoring in a foreign language. If no major meets the stipulated GPA requirements, the scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a foreign language minor and who meets the requirements.
Charles and Margherita Gangemi Scholarships
This scholarship will be awarded annually to two students in the School of Music. One recipient will be an entering first year student piano major. The other recipient will be an undergraduate or graduate theory and/or composition major.
Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship
Will support a third or fourth-year, non-traditional (age 25 and above) woman with demonstrated financial need. A current FAFSA must be on file.
Chester County Chapter Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) a Chester County (PA) High school graduate entering his/her first semester at West Chester University; (2) financial need; (3) GPA of 3.0 or greater; (4) good character; (5) leadership qualities.
Chester County Chapter WCUAA Scholarship in Memory of Johanna K. Havlick '27
The criteria for selection are: (1) the student must have documented financial need; (2) must have completed at least 2 semesters at West Chester University; (3) must be an education major; (4) must have a GPA of at least 3.0.
Chester County Latino Luncheon Scholarship
Awarded by the Latino Luncheon committee to an incoming Latino student who resides in Chester County and graduated from a Chester County High School with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and demonstrated financial need. Selection and interview process begins mid-summer. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
Chief Robert and Vera Valyo Scholarship
The Chief Robert M. and Vera Valyo Endowed Scholarship was established in 1992 to honor the former Chief of Police of Willistown Township. Students may receive this award more than once.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
- Undergraduate Criminal Justice major
- Must be an upper class student (Junior or Senior)
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Commitment to completing degree
- Working toward career in law enforcement
- Activity within University community
- Demonstrated financial need
Applicant must submit a copy of current resume and a biographical essay detailing his/her achievements, goals and aspirations in support of his/her application for consideration. (See criteria above.)
Clara Bruno Elementary Education Scholarship
Will support an incoming student majoring in Elementary Education with financial need who is a Pennsylvania resident
Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen
Awarded to first-time entering freshmen whose legal residences are within the following areas and provided the students are or will be graduates of a secondary school in the same areas: Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, or York Counties in Pennsylvania. A first-year student whose legal residence is outside the counties listed above may be considered for a Schock Foundation Scholarship provided the student is or will be a graduate of one the following secondary schools: Shippensburg, Boyertown, Spring-Ford, or Williams Valley in Pennsylvania.
In choosing recipients and alternates the selection committee will consider: results attained in college entrance tests; success attained in high school courses; difficulty of high school courses completed; personal qualifications rated by high school officials; quality of extra curricular activities; and leadership traits. Applicants must include a statement explaining financial need as a part of the application process.
Class of 1920 Memorial Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) the student must have completed one academic year of study at WCU or be a freshman who graduated within the top percentile of his or her high school class; (2) demonstrated financial need; (3) demonstrated leadership qualities and; (4) academic achievement.
Class of 1937 Scholarship
Will support an incoming, first-year student based on scholarship, leadership, character, and with demonstrated financial need.
Class of 1938 Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) Student must have successfully completed two semesters; (2) demonstrated financial need; (3) evidence of leadership qualities.
Class of 1942 Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) Student must have successfully completed two semesters with a 3.0 GPA and be an education major; (2) community volunteer involvement; (3) documented financial need.
Class of 1943 Mathematics Scholarship
Will support an undergraduate student majoring in Mathematics who intends to teach math upon graduation
Class of 1943 Teacher Education Scholarship
By invitation only. Will support an incoming freshman with high academic performance who is majoring in Education.
Class of 1945 Memorial Scholarship for Music Education
Will support a third or fourth year Music Education student.
Class of 1948 Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) junior class standing who has a 3.0 GPA and be an education major; (2) campus activities (3) documented financial need.
Class of 1951 Scholarship
The criteria for selection are (1) documented financial need; (2) U.S. citizenship (3) a resident of Pennsylvania; (4) a fulltime student at WCU; (5) majoring in education; (6) participation in extra-curricular or community activities or employment; and (7) a GPA greater than 3.0.
Class of 1954 Endowed Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) completion of two full semesters at West Chester University and be an undergraduate education major; (2) a minimum 3.0 GPA and (3) documented financial need.
Award not currently offered.
Class of 1957 Scholarship
Will support an incoming first-year undergraduate student with exemplary achievement in mathematics, science, or English.
Class of 1959 Scholarship
Will support an incoming first-year student with demonstrated financial need.
Class of 2006 Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) Student must have successfully completed two semesters with a 3.0 GPA; (2) campus and community involvement.
Class of '67 Scholarship
By invitation only. Will support an incoming first-year student.
Clifford B. Harding Scholarship - Arts & Sciences
By invitation only. Will support an incoming, first-year student with high academic achievement and involvement in a co-curricular activity relevant to a discipline in either the arts or sciences. Restricted to students majoring in a program of study in the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Sciences and Mathematics, including Secondary Education.
Clifford B. Harding Scholarship - College of Business & Public Management
By invitation only. Will support an incoming, first-year student with high academic achievement. Restricted to students majoring in a program of study within the College of Business and Public Management.
Clifford DeBaptiste Scholarship for Undergraduate Social Work Students
Named in honor of Clifford DeBaptiste, former Mayor of West Chester, community leader, and local businessman, this scholarship provides financial assistance during the senior year to qualified social work students from the BSW program. Requirements include:
- Excellence in academic achievement
- Demonstrated involvement in community leadership activities
- Demonstrated commitment to bilingual and/or bicultural social work practice
Award is $1,000 for the academic year for book funds and/or travel assistance to and from field practicum assignments.
Application deadline has been extended to April 23, 2018
Clyde Galbraith Excellence in Financial Accounting
Will support a student, who has obtained at least Junior standing, is majoring in Accounting, has a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and has obtained a B+ or greater in Accounting 301 or 302. This scholarship will be non-renewable.
Col. Edward E. Beda '37 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) documented financial need; (2) full-time; (3) matriculating, second-year or more student.
College of Business and Public Management Dean's Scholarship
Will support a CBPM student who is participating in any CBPM or WCU sponsored International opportunity. Applicants participating in CBPM sponsored international activities will receive preference.
Colonial Business Study Scholarship
Will support an incoming first-year student in the College of Business & Public Management with financial need. Preference given to a Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School graduate; if not, any Montgomery County student enrolled in the College of Business and Public Management will be considered.
Communicative Disorders Graduate Scholarship
Award given to a graduate student enrolled in SPP 501 (Foundations of Research) and is based on the quality of his or her research proposal.
Computer Science Scholarship
Will support a student majoring in Computer Science with high academic achievement.
Connelly Foundation Scholarship
By invitation only. Recipient must be an outstanding graduate of a Catholic high school in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery counties.
Connie Murray Scholarship - Piano
Will support an undergraduate or graduate Piano Pedagogy major preparing to teach piano.
Creative Financial Group Scholarship
The $5,000 Creative Financial Group Scholarship is an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurial-minded students interested in the financial services industry. It was established by Gary Daniels, co-founder of the Creative Financial Group and alumnus of West Chester University. Mr. Daniel’s generous donation created WCU’s Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center.
Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded to defray the costs of education. The scholarships also provide an introduction to the Creative Financial Group, a preeminent firm in the financial services industry.
Applicants must be: 1) studying a discipline with the School of Business; 2) an undergraduate student entering his/her junior or senior year or a graduate student with the last two semesters of his/her program; 3) in good academic standing.
D.T. Marrone Scholarship
Will support a future graduate, selected by the Pre-Law Committee, who has been accepted into, and is entering, law school.
David Konitzer Memorial Scholarship
Will support a second, third or fourth-year Kinesiology major with a GPA of 2.5+ with demonstrated financial need who enjoys working with children and shows athletic ability.
Deb Dreisbach Scholarship
Will support a female student, who has obtained at least Sophomore standing, is majoring in Criminal Justice, and who has a minimum 3.5 GPA. Financial need will not be a factor.
Applicant must submit a copy of current resume and a personal statement (essay) that:
- details his/her achievements, goals, and aspirations
- outlines how the scholarship award could support him/her in attending West Chester University
Debra Ford Marketing Scholarship
Will support a junior or senior Marketing major who meets the minimum eligibility requirements for a summer internship as of January: officially matriculated into the Marketing Major, completed MKT250 with a C or better and has a CUM GPA of 2.5 or better.
Denise Howe Kienle Memorial Scholarship
Denise Howe Kienle was a Chester County native and 25 year employee of West Chester University working with the Dean of Graduate Studies. Throughout those 25 years, Denise helped lead her department through the evolution of West Chester University, both as a campus and a highly regarded academic institution. In working with countless graduate students, professors, other faculty and staff, Denise built a reputation of hard work, dedication and compassion in all aspects of her work. Her most proud moments were to see both of her daughters Jessica and Stephanie Kienle graduate from WCU and now Stephanie is following in Denise’s footsteps as both a graduate student and WCU employee. Our wish as a family is to continue Denise’s spirit of positivity, hard work and helping others in the advancement of their higher education goals.
The recipient will be a WCU female student who is a resident of Chester County, with at least a 3.0 GPA, and community involvement.
Department of Kinesiology (H&PE)
Will support a third or fourth-year student from the College of Health Sciences with a GPA of 3.0+, demonstrated financial need and evidence of community involvement and citizenship.
Donald Rittenhouse Scholarship
Will support a student in the School of Music.
Dorothy Canniff Scholarship
Will support a full-time student with demonstrated financial need
Dorothy Given Miller '19 and Frank William Miller '20 Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) student must have completed one full year at West Chester University; (2) demonstrated academic achievement; (3) leadership; (4) strength of character (5) demonstrated financial need.
Dorothy M. Cheri Memorial Scholarship
Must be a second or third year woman student. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required. Open to all majors. Student must be in good standing with the University and students must demonstrate service on WCU’s campus and/or in her community. Applicants must answer the following questions in a brief essay:
1. What are your educational goals?
2. How will this award assist you in reaching them?
3. Describe your service on WCU’s campus and/or in your community and how it relates to your studies.
4. How do your studies and service impact women?
Award not currently offered.
Douglas M. Weiss Athletic Training Scholarship
Will support a third-year student majoring in the Athletic Training education program. Preference will be given to those assigned to clinical assignment at Swarthmore College.
Dr. & Mrs. Albert Filano Scholarship
Will support an incoming, first-year student majoring in Mathematics.
Dr. & Mrs. Charles S. Swope Memorial Scholarship
Will support undergraduate students who have earned a minimum of 45 credits at WCU prior to the application and graduate students who have completed at least 9 credits, are a WCU Alum, and are enrolled full time (9 credits) in a graduate degree program. Minimum GPA is 3.5. Application and letters of reference required. Applicant must be U.S. citizen and have permanent residence in the U.S.
Dr. A. Shamseddine Scholarship
Will support a Senior majoring in Economics.
Dr. Charles Mayo Scholarship
Will support an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Political Science with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25+ and graduate GPA of 3.51. undergraduates must have completed 30 credits, including at least 9 credits in political science. Graduates must have completed at least 12 credits of graduate work.
Dr. Joan Kaminski Scholarship in Chemistry
This scholarship is awarded to a freshman female Chemistry student. The student must have a minimum of a high school GPA of at least 3.5 and combined SAT score of 1250 prior to their freshman year at WCU. The recipient must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA all four years.
Dr. Matthew Bricketto SGA Textbook Scholarship
This scholarship will be in the form of a funded SSI account restricted for use on textbooks or course supplies in the WCU Campus Store and will be awarded at the last SGA meeting of each fall semester. The student who is awarded the scholarship will have their funded account open for use by the start of the subsequent spring term.
To apply, the student must
- Hold a position on the SGA (this position can be either a senator seat or executive board position) and have served on SGA for a period of at least one year.
- Demonstrate leadership activity across campus in addition to being active in SGA
- Have a 3.10 cumulative GPA
- Write a 500 word essay
- Be screened and chosen by Dr. Sara Hinkle or the current SGA advisor
Dr. R. E. Drayer Graduate Scholarship
Department of History awards up to three $1,000 scholarships based on academic merit to the graduate students in the MA or MEd programs.
Dr. R. E. Drayer Undergraduate Partial Scholarship
Department of History awards, based on merit, up to 5 $2,000 scholarships to returning junior or senior history majors
Dr. Robert J. Young Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Young was a professor in the Department of History at WCU for 35 years before his retirement in 2002. He taught Asian history, specializing in India and South Asia. He was also affiliated with the South Asia Regional Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Young made numerous trips to India, including a term in the Peace Corps from 1962-1964, and as a Senior Fulbright Researcher in 1986. He brought groups from WCU back and forth to India as well. After his death in 2010, Dr. Young’s family donated the funds of this endowed scholarship in his memory to support the education of future students of Asia.
The scholarship is open to students who are junior level or higher (including graduate students) majoring in history or philosophy with a focus on Asian History or Asian Philosophy. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have at least one more semester to complete at the time the scholarship is awareded. Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need.
Edith Harmon Parker '33 - Black Alumni Caucus Endowed Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) student must be majoring in a discipline related to human relations, communications and psychology; (2) good academic standing; (3) preference given to African-Americans.
Edward and Mary Macko Scholarship
The recipient of this fund is to have a 3.0 GPA, a proven financial need, and must be enrolled in the four year BSN program and must have completed two semesters. Selection will be made by the Nursing Department Scholarship Committee and award amount will be based on fund balance.
Edward Jr. and Vivianne Mae Martz 'Hilbush Endowed Scholarship for Shamokin High School Students
Will support two incoming students from Shamokin High School with demonstrated leadership abilities and proven financial need. Should there be no admitted students from Shamokin High School in any given year, the scholarship will not be awarded. If there are no applicants for a second consecutive year, the scholarship can be awarded to the closest high school graduates to Shamokin in Union County. In the event that Shamokin High School ceases to exist, the scholarship will be available to students from any school in Union County.
Edward Stuart Science Education Scholarship
Will support a third or fourth-year Secondary Education Science Education major who exhibits excellent potential and performance and is committed to excellence in education.
Elizabeth Cooper Walls Gibson '41 Scholarship
Will support an incoming, first-year, African American student from any Chester County high school. Student must have demonstrated financial need and plan to pursue a degree in Education.
Elizabeth S. Tyson Memorial Scholarship
Award given to an outstanding student in the department of Communicative Disorders, who is enrolled in the Pre-graduate Certification Program (PCP).
Elva Boyer Chamberlain Scholarship
Will support an undergraduate student majoring in Education with demonstrated financial need. The current FAFSA must be on file with the Financial Aid Office. This scholarship will not be awarded in 2019-20.
English Department Faculty Scholarship
This scholarship supports an incoming full-time student majoring in English. A 5-page writing sample is required (critical writing on any topic; no poetry or fiction).
Eric Dellecker Scholarship
Will support a Pre-Med student who exemplifies the best characteristics of a physician.
Evelyn Haldeman Scholarship
By invitation only. Preference given to candidates with demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and good citizenship
Everett Shaefer Scholarship
Will support a second-year Music major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a 2.5 GPA in music courses.
Frank Beardsley '38 Scholarship New Jersey Chapter Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) Only residents of the state of New Jersey are eligible; (2) completion of at least two semesters at West Chester University; (3) at least a 3.0 GPA.
Frank Cheesman Vocal/Choral Scholarship
Awarded to a full time sophomore vocal/choral student major at WCU. First preference shall be given to a PA resident.
Frederick Douglass Society Scholarship
Will support a full-time graduate student in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need and community service.
Freshman String Scholarship
Will support a student in the School of Music majoring in String on the basis of performance and potential.
Friar's Society Alumni Scholarship
Will support an undergraduate student member of the Friar's Society
Fritz K. Krueger Voice Scholarship
Will support an incoming, first-year student from the School of Music with vocal promise and high academic performance. The Scholarship Committee will make awards based on auditions.
Garnet Valley School District Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming first year freshman majoring in Education who is graduating from Garnet Valley High School. Recipient should have a record of service to the school and/or community and have demonstrated financial need.
No application is available. Student is selected by the Garnet Valley School District.
George and Susan Boyer Scholarship - Organ
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a talented incoming student whose main area of performance is the organ. In the event that there is not an incoming student eligible for the scholarship, it may be awarded to a current organ major who meets the criteria of excellence.
George Fasic Planning Scholarship
Will support one or two undergraduate and/or graduate students studying planning, with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in planning or preparing for graduate study in planning. Eligible undergraduate students must be enrolled in the BA Geography – Planning Track or in the BS Urban and Environmental Planning program. Eligible graduate students must be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning or the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program. Students must be in good standing and have a demonstrated financial need.
Geraldine Ruth Daley Anderson '34 Endowed Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) an undergraduate studying health sciences; (2) completion of 32 credit hours at West Chester University or a freshman who has graduated in the top 20 percent of his or her high school class (high school transcript required); (3) documented financial need; (4) demonstrated leadership qualities; (5) academic achievement will be considered; (6) athletic accomplishment may also be considered; (7) preference will be given to a student majoring in health sciences living in Luzerne, Lackawanna or Wyoming counties in PA.
Gerry Plescia Foundation Scholarship
The Gerry Plescia scholarship will support a business major entering into their final Spring semester here at WCU who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants are asked to write a poem related to the following topic: "Compassion yields a reward unseen, yet it is those who give that receive the most."
GFWC The New Century Club of West Chester Scholarship
Five separate scholarships are awarded to a third or fourth year non-traditional female student enrolled in each one of the following colleges at WCU: College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business and Public Management, College of Education and Social Work, College of Health Sciences, and College of Sciences and Mathematics. Candidates must be working toward an undergraduate degree, have minimum GPA of 3.0 and demostrate financial need. Recipients must attend one of the GFWC The New Century Club of West Chester meetings to receive award.
Gloria Casarez Leadership Scholarship
To provide funding to support the education, life and development of students at WCU who are leaders or have shown leadership in the Latino/Latina Community through involvement with the LASSO student club, or it’s progeny.
Goncharoff Public Service Scholarship
Recipient will be either a WCU Student Veteran or a WCU Military program enrollee. Recipeint must demonstrate leadership and commitment to public service and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Helen Keaton Vickers '33 Memorial Scholarship
Will support an Elementary Education student. Preference given to Bensalem High School graduates.
Helen Man Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship will support a sophomore, junior or senior female student enrolled in the College of Business & Public Management, who has demonstrated financial need. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
The recipient is required to meet with the donor once per semester in hope of developing a long term mentor/mentee type of relationship.
Helen Tapper Ivins Scholarship
Will support a second, third or fourth-year undergraduate student preparing to teach History/Social Studies, who has demonstrated financial need and is from a multiple-sibling family.
Helen Williams Hodgson '19 & Benjamin Williams Hodgson Scholarship
Will support an incoming first-year student majoring in Education with demonstrated financial need
Herbert T. Lee '59 Alumni Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) The student earned at least 30 credits at a previous institution(s); (2) accepted no later than May 1; (3) full-time and documented financial need; (4) at least a 3.0 GPA; (5) must submit official transcript(s) from all previous institutions attended.
Hillary H. Parry Scholarship
Will support a third-year School of Music voice major from any music degree program. Awarded through competition to a person who has not passed his or her 25th birthday.
Honorable L. Sugerman Scholarship
Will support a student majoring in Pre-Law.
Honorable Roy Reinard Political Science Scholarship
Must be a second year, second semester student of need, majoring in Political Science with a minimum GPA of 2.5
Ian Hancock Graduate Scholarship in Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Supports a full-time graduate student enrolled in the master's degree program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Nurses for Tomorrow Scholarship This scholarship is open to the following nursing students:
- Undergraduate BSN, RN/BSN and Advance to BSN majors
- MSN candidates (must be in the final year of the program but not final semester)
- DNP Candidates
Submit a brief essay (500 words or less) explaining how the grant will assist in achieving your career or nursing educational goals.
Have a current FAFSA on file with the University for verification of financial need
Be in good academic standing at the time the scholarship is awarded. Cumulative GPA will be weighted as part of the decision making process.
Must be a resident in one of the following 11 counties: Delaware - New Castle County; New Jersey Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem Counties; or Pennsylvania - Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.
Institute for Women Graduate Grant
The Institute for Women at West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers an annual grant of $750 to a woman graduate student who is accepted into a master’s degree program at West Chester University. The award is based on high academic achievement, evidence of potential for contribution to the applicant’s field of study, a record of leadership in school, community, church, or other setting, and evidence of involvement in giving service to others.
J. Peter Adler Award
Will support an incoming first-year student with outstanding academic and creative potential. Applicants will present either an audition or a portfolio, which is reviewed by the Department of Theatre Arts faculty. Contact the Department of Theatre Arts, College of Visual and Performing Arts for more information.
Jack Hawthorne Endowment for Art
Will support an incoming first-year student majoring in Art.
Jacobs Music Company Steinway Award
Awarded to a senior Piano major chosen by the Piano faculty.
James McErlane International Travel Scholarship
Will support students with evidence of high academic performance, demonstrated financial need and purpose of studying abroad.
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for more information.
James McErlane International Travel Scholarship - Summer
Will support students with evidence of high academic performance, demonstrated financial need and purpose of studying abroad during the summer.
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for more information.
James Wells Marching Band
Will support students interested in participating in the WCU Marching Band
Jana Nestlerode Practicum Scholarship
Professor Jana Nestlerode began teaching at West Chester University in 1985, and served as the Criminal Justice Department Chair and as the Criminal Justice Practicum Coordinator from 1996 through 2013. In recognition of Professor Nestlerode’s passion for teaching, her leadership within the department, and the many contributions she has made to the program and its students, this endowed scholarship was created. Funded by contributions from private donors, the Jana Nestlerode Practicum Scholarship is meant to assist students who will be in enrolling in the capstone course, CRJ 490: Criminal Justice Practicum.
Applications for the Jana Nestlerode Scholarship require a brief essay describing the applicant’s experiences in the program, the applicant’s goals for the future, how the applicant hopes to use the degree to better the criminal justice system, the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to ethical integrity, and how the scholarship will assist with financial need. The criteria for scholarship consideration include:
- grade point average of 3.25 or better
- having earned a C or better in (or current enrollment in) CRJ 300 and CRJ 387, the prerequisites for CRJ 490
- demonstrated commitment to ethical integrity
- having financed some or all of one’s own tuition through part-time or full-time employment
- financial need
The monetary award will be made upon confirming that the selected recipient has earned a grade of C or better in CRJ 300 and CRJ 387, and enrolled in CRJ 490 in the Summer session. In the event that the prerequisites have not been fulfilled by the end of May in the year in which this award is made, the scholarship will not be awarded.
Jane E. Sheppard Vocal/Choral Scholarship
Will support an outstanding, fourth-year Voice major from the School of Music with eight semesters in credit choral organization which must include four semesters of membership in the Chamber Choir, who has a overall GPA of 2.5+ and a music GPA of 3.0+.
Jane Swan Scholarship
Will support a full-time, third or fourth-year, non-traditional, female student who is enrolled in a degree program, completing an interrupted education and is 24 years or older.
Janet L. Wallace Education Scholarship - FND
Will support an Early and Middle Grades Education major or a Counselor Education major, with preference given to students from Lancaster County. This scholarship will not be awarded in 2019-20.
Janice Weir Etshied '50 Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students
The criteria for selection are: (1) The student must have completed at least 30 credits; (2) must be accepted or currently enrolled at WCU; (3) must submit official transcript(s) from previous institutions; (4) preference will be given to students age 25 and older.
Jeanne Cross '49 Kinesiology Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming first-year student who intends to major in Kinesiology. The student must have demonstrated financial need.
Jeff Camerson Scholarship
Will support a third or fourth-year student with GPA of 2.5+ and facing physical adversity.
Jesse V. Silvano Scholarship
The Jesse V. Silvano Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Jesse V. Silvano.
- Undergraduate Criminal Justice major
- Must be an upper class student (Junior or Senior)
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
- Commitment to completing the undergraduate degree
- Activity within University community
- Goal orientation, and
- Demonstrated financial need
Applicant must submit a copy of current resume and a biographical essay detailing his/her achievements, goals and aspirations in support of his/her application for consideration. (See criteria above.)
John and Louise Shea Prize in International Relations
The recipient shall be an outstanding end of first semester senior undergraduate in internatinal relations in the Political Science Department. Criteria shall include course work, participation in activies such as the EU simulation and other activities. If no suitable candidate is identified, the award may be skipped for that year.
The application for 2016-17 awards is now closed.
John F. Hopkins Literary Scholarship
Will Support a graduating student who has prepared a portfolio of short stories which exhibit imagination, artistic merit, high literary quality, growth in content and commitment within the portfolio.
John Gutscher Music Education Scholarship
Recipient must possess enthusiasm for teaching music, musical ability, academic proficiency, and financial need.
John T. Coates Horn Scholarship
Will support a talented incoming first-year student from the School of Music majoring in French Horn
Joy Vandever Scholarship
Will support a Music major who finishes among the top 50 percent in the Parry Junior year voice competition. Recipient must have completed all required first and second-year theory, aurals and music history courses and have the highest GPA in these courses.
Justin Corby Scholarship
Will support a student with demonstrated financial need. Strong community involvement and volunteer service is required.
Karl Helicher Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) meritorious academic achievement; (2) demonstrated financial need; (3) campus activities; (4) completion of a least 32 credits at WCU.
Katherine Dougherty Stahl Scholarship
The Katherine Dougherty Stahl Scholarship will be awarded to a student (junior or senior) who majors in Elementary Education with a minor/concentration in reading/literacy. The student must have an overall GPA above 2.8 and a GPA above 3.25 in any education courses displayed on the most recent transcript. The candidate's scholarship application or resume reflects interest and extracurricular activities supporting urban education and/or strugging readers.
Kathy Cooper Memorial Scholarship
Kathy Smith Cooper was a 1975 graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High school. She graduated from Neuman University in 1984 with a degree in nursing and earned her master’s in Critical care from Widener University. She worked in various hospitals in the area over the years and her specialty was critical care. She married Jim Cooper, a 1980 West Chester graduate, in 1995. They live in Ridley Park. They have 2 children, Jimmy,18, a senior at Ridley High School and Emily, 16, a junior at Ridley High School. Kathy passed away in April 2013 after a 10 month battle with leukemia.
The recipient is a nursing student with a 3.0 or better GPA who is a student-athlete who characterizes the dedication and hard work ethic Kathy had to nursing and life. First preference should be given to a student from Cardinal O’Hara High School, Ridley High School, or Interboro High School.
Keefe Forensic Scholarship
Will support a second, third, or fourth-year participate on the WCU Forensics Team with a GPA of 3.0 and is a member of the Pi Kappa Delta.
Kendall Paris Davis Scholarship
By invitation only. Will support an incoming full-time female freshman who is a resident of Delaware and has deep academic desire.
Latino American Student Organization (LASO) Scholarship
Will support incoming, first-year Hispanic students.
Learning Beyond the Classroom Scholarship
Will support a graduate or undergraduate Education major with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who has initiated and completed research and participated in professional conferences and meetings by presenting the student research projects. Application also requires a letter of recommendation from a professor.
Lenore Alt Excellence in Leadership
Will support a third-year, female Music major with a GPA of 3.25+ and must have completed all theory and history of music 200 level required music courses.
Leonard Laubach Scholarship
Will support an outstanding instrumental student in the School of Music.
Leonard Hockensmith Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship recipeint will be a Phi Kappy Sigma brother or a relative of an alumni Phi Kappa Sigma brother from any chapter who has at least a 2.6 cumulative GPA and is involved with the campus community. If the recipient is a brother, he must be in good standing with the fraternity and the campus community.
Lloyd Wilkinson Scholarship
The Lloyd Wilkinson Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has received formal admission into the Teacher Education program (FATE) within the Department of Kinesiology. There will be special consideration for veterans and/or those with an adapted Physical Education minor. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. Applicants are required to include a one paragraph description (100 words) explaining why they meet the requirements of this scholarship. The recipient will be selected by the Kinesiology Department and will be asked to write a thank you letter to the donor.
Lois Williams Scholarship Fund
Will support a third semester Concert Choir student enrolled in the School of Music with a GPA of 3.0+.
Loretta F. Meloni Scholarship
Will support an education major in the College of Education and Social Work who has demonstrated financial need, has a GPA of 2.5 or above and who is either a junior or a senior (at least 60 credits earned).
Mabel Kring Schaffer Scholarship
By invitation only. Preference given to candidates with demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and good citizenship
Madelyn Gutwirth Scholarship
Will support scholarships for students in the Women's Studies program.
Marianne Roscher Egerter Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student with financial need who will be entering their junior year in the fall, majoring in Early and Middle Grades Education, has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who demonstrates leadership and passion to teach.
Mark Wiener Scholarship
Will support a Secondary or Elementary Mathematics Education major with demonstrated financial need and strong academic performance.
Martha Ford McIlvain '52 Scholarship
By invitation only. Will support an incoming, first-year student with high academic achievement.
Martin N. Nguyen Scholarship
Will support a student in the School of Music who demonstrates leadership.
Mary Anne McGinty-Hague '61 Scholarship
Preference given to an incoming freshman commuter student majoring in Special Education or if no candidates in this category, any commuter student majoring in Elementary Education. Open to incoming Freshman; once every four years, if they stay within the curriculum and maintain a 3.0 average. (First recipient to receive award Fall 2014, fall 2015, Fall 2016, & Fall 2017; next new recipient should be awarded Fall 2018)
Mary B. Starr Memorial Scholarship in Nursing
The Department of Nursing of West Chester University awards nursing scholarships annually to nursing students at the beginning of their senior year. The students must be enrolled full time in the Level IV courses as of September to be eligible for this award. The criteria for selection are scholastic ability and interest in the maternal/ child profession.
Mary Kreider Scholarship
The scholarship is in memory of alumna Mary E. Kreider to be awarded to a WCU student of any standing.
Matinee MCP Vocal Composition Scholarship
Will support the winner of the WCU Matinee Musical Club Vocal Competition.
Mazie Hall Scholarship
Will support an incoming student with demonstrated financial need.
Megan Lynn Swan Scholarship
Will support undergraduate or graduate Health Science majors, including incoming freshman, who have demonstrated financial need.
Established by Dr. Pricilla Alden Mewha in memory of Dr. Alan P. Mewha and his instructors Miss Harriet Elliot and Miss Leone Broadhead, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding upper class geography major. Applicants must have completed 60+ credits, and have attended West Chester University for at least two, full-time, academic year semesters.
Michael Morochko Piano Scholarship
Will support an outstanding third-year student from the School of Music with a concentration in Piano.
Miles Hannagan and Charlotte Hannagan Memorial Scholarships
For undergraduate (sophomore, junior and seniors) nursing and chemistry and biology majors –open to Eagles Scouts, Venturing Silver or Summit award holders or Sea Scout Quartermasters. GPA for core classes will be considered.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship
Will support a non-traditional student with a dual major in Special Education who intends to become a certified teacher of those with mental and physical disabilities. Application requires a written statement of career goals. This scholarship will not be awarded in 2019-20.
Miriam Gottlieb Memorial Scholarship
will support an incoming, first-year School of Music student majoring in Piano.
MM Power Scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to a female student enrolled in a degree program in the sciences or business with demonstrated financial need. May be renewable up to 4 years if GPA of 2.5+ is maintained.
Music Education Scholarship
Will support an undergraduate Music Education major with outstanding academic achievement. Preference given to Instrumental, Choral and Conducting students.
Mustalish Award for Conservation
Awarded to a rising junior or senior with a 2.5 GPA or greater. Recipient must be pursuing a degree with environmental conservation as it primary focus. Recipient can use the funds for education or research purposes including study abroad. Funds will be awarded to a student who is studying or researching on one of the following topics. 1. Conservation of the Amazon rainforest. 2. Experiential learning opportunities relating to other tropical and temperate rainforests around the world. 3. On forest related proposals anywhere related to watershed protection and/or climate change.
N. Ruth Reed Scholarship
Will support full time students at WCU who are enrolled in an undergraduate Health Department Major, who have attained at least sophomore standing, and who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Nancy D. Snyder Scholarship
The Nancy D. Snyder Scholarship was established by the Snyder Family in memory of their wonderful mother. The scholarship is to be awarded to a single mother with economic and financial need who is working to complete her undergraduate degree.
Nancy Knauer Elementary Education Scholarship
Will support an incoming first-year student majoring in Elementary Education with demonstrated financial need
Nancy McIntyre Memorial Scholarship
Will support an incoming first-year student diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or another physical disability, with preference given to applicants with majors in the College of Arts & Humanities, College of Sciences & Mathematics or College of Education & Social Work.
Nelson Stratton Memorial Scholarship
Will support a third-year student majoring in Kinesiology with a GPA 3.0+.
One Time Scholarships
To be used to award one time scholarships from the WCU Foundation.
Pamela Coughlin Education Scholarship
Will support a female student majoring in elementary education, secondary special education or early childhood education.
Pat Croce Sports Medicine Scholarship
Will support an incoming first-year student majoring in Sports Medicine.
Paul E. Carson Band Scholarship
Will support an incoming, first-year student from the School of Music majoring in band instruments.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Scholarship
Will support an outstanding male School of Music major.
Merit-based, by invitation only for incoming first-year students only. Preference given to students with outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership, community/volunteer involvement, and extra and co-curricular participation. Must maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher for renewal.
Przywara Minority Scholarship
Willl support a minority student entering WCU with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who have been adopted or are in Foster Care at the time of application.
Ralph DeRubbo Scholarship
By invitation only. Will support a student with high academic performance and financial need.
Relis Brown Memorial Scholarship
Will support an outstanding fourth-year student majoring in Biology with evidence of extra-curricular activities.
Richard Paciaroni Memorial Scholarship
Through the kind generosity of the Paciaroni Family, funding is available to geography and planning students to support conference attendance. There will be up to four scholarships awarded for $150 each year to attend a regional professional conference such as the Middle States Division (MSD) of the Association of American Geographers meeting, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) meeting, and the Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS) meeting. There will be up to two scholarships awarded for $250 each to attend a national conference such as the Association of American Geographers (AAGs) annual conference, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is matriculated in the RN-BSN Program who has completed NSG/NSL 311 (Adaptation I/Adaptation I Laboratory) with a GPA of 3.5 or above, and intends to enroll in NSG/NSL 412 (Advanced Adaptational Problems I/Advanced Adaptational Problems Laboratory) for the following semester. Students who are currently enrolled in NSG/NSL 311 and registered for NSG/NSL 412 next semester are also eligible to apply.
- Submit a brief essay (500 words or less) about yourself, what has inspired you to continue your education, and what you foresee as the impact of the BSN on your career.
- To determine your financial need, a FAFSA must be filed with the University for verification purposes.
- Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 to be eligible
Robert Anderson Class of 1923 Scholarship
Will support an incoming student with satisfactory academic standards and financial need
Robert '48 & Sylvia Zolden Simons '47 Scholarship
Will support a student with demonstrated financial need
Robert and Sally Smith Business Scholarship
Robert is a 1972 alumnus of West Chester University with a degree in management. After 18 years as an Executive at Dassault Falcon, based in Little Rock, AR, Bob and Sally returned home to Chester County area and spend their retirement on travel, his love of cars, her art, and significant volunteer time mentoring WCU and other college students.
Robert E. Drayer Undergraduate Book Scholarship
History Department awards up to eight $250 scholarships based on academic merit to returning sophomore, junior, or senior history majors
Robert L. Carl Keyboard Scholarship
Will support an incoming, first-year student from the School of Music majoring in Keyboard.
Robert L. Wolen Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Robert Wolen was the beloved husband of Marion Wolen. Robert dedicated his life to the study of science.
This scholarship will support a secondary science education major in their junior year who is a US citizen and has financial need. The scholarship is renewable for up to one year after the year of the award if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.
Robert M. Bedford Piano Scholarship
The Robert M. Bedford Piano Scholarship is awarded annually to up to two entering undergraduate or graduate students in their first year of enrollment at West Chester University. Students majoring in piano performance or piano are eligible to apply. This scholarship is renewable by re-application for the duration of a student’s enrollment at WCU provided that the student remains in good standing as a piano performance or piano major.
Up to two candidates will be selected by a Scholarship Committee upon review of a performance audition tape. For candidates meeting the application requirements, the basis for selection will be the faculty’s assessment of the student’s potential to become an effective, positive and lifelong member of the profession.
Robert M. Brown Physics Scholarship
Will support a second, third or fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Physics whose GPA is at least 3.0.
Russell L. Sturzebecker Scholarship
In collaboration with the Sturzebecker Foundation, West Chester University offers the Russell L. Sturzebecker Scholarships to students attending West Chester University and majoring in College of Health Sciences degree programs.
1. The Russell L. Sturzebecker Scholarship program is intended for high achieving undergraduate and graduate students seeking a degree in one of the academic programs within the College of Health Sciences of West Chester University.
2. Prior to the semester of application undergraduate students must have completed at least 45 credit hours at WCU. Prior to the semester of application graduate students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at WCU, and must have been accepted as degree candidates. MPA students in sports/athletic administration and health services administration are eligible to apply.
3. Students who are seeking a second degree will be eligible as graduate students. Only those students without a previous degree will be considered as undergraduate students. Those students in non-degree programs are not eligible for this scholarship.
4. Students majoring in any College of Health Science degree program with an overall minimum 3.25 grade point average and who have met the minimum credit hour requirement in #2 above are eligible to apply.
5. Eligible students may reapply for a new scholarship each year while registered in a College of Health Sciences degree program
Ruth Zoll Scholarship
Will support an incoming, first-year student from Berks County with demonstrated financial need.
S. Powell Middleton ScholarshipS. Powell Middleton Scholarship
Will support a School of Music major with talent and achievement on an orchestral instrument plus one $500 award competition for freshmen.
S. Warren and Mildred M. Supplee Memorial Scholarship
To be awarded to a student in the College of Health Sciences with the first preference given to a nursing student and, if no nursing fits the guidelines then to a deserving student in the College of Health Sciences. Recipients must show financial need and must have merit. A recipient must demonstrate and then maintain a 3.2 GPA to maintain the scholarship. Student must be of good moral character and may not have any judicial actions pending or new during their time as a recipient of the scholarship. Any judicial or legal actions shall result in forfeiture of the scholarship.
- Submit a brief essay stating why you believe you should be awarded this scholarship in 500 words or less.
- To determine your financial need, a FAFSA must be filed with the University for verification purposes.
- Your GPA will be weighted as part of the decision making process.
Samuel R. Cosby Jr. Scholarship
Will support an incoming first-year student majoring in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance who is from William Penn High School or Bodine Magnet School in Philadelphia.
Sandra A. Atkins Memorial Scholarship
will support an incoming, first-year music student at West Chester University who is a graduate of Overbrook High School
Scott Robinson Adapted PE Scholarship
The scholarship recipient must participate as a volunteer in WCU’s Physical Education Program, exhibit a long term commitment to working with people with disabilities, be enrolled as a full-time student at WCU, and be an advocate for programs serving people with disabilities.
Will support a third-year Math Education major in good standing.
Sharon Ennis Graduate Study Scholarship
Will support a female graduate student who is pursuing an MBA. The candidate must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and will have completed 12-15 graduate credits and have financial need.
Shirley Umlauf White Award
Consists of two awards - one for the student with the highest grade for a fall or spring semester in Botany, and one for the student with the highest grade for a fall or spring semester in Zoology.
Shirley Walters Memorial Research Scholarship
Will support a graduate student majoring in Secondary Education, involved in scholarly research, with a minimum GPA of 3.25.
Application is now closed for 2017-18 awards.
Staley Foreign Language
Will be awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate French major
SVG (Student Veteran Group) Coalition Scholarships
Candidates must be a full-time WCU Student Veteran and active participating member of the Student Veteran Group. All WCU SVG members are eligible for multiple scholarships. Must have been honorably discharged or currently serving under Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard status. Dependents and spouses of military service members are not eligible. Three different scholarships are available:
Veterans Academic Excellence Scholarship - One (1) $1,000 merit based award per semester
This award recognizes a student veteran's academic contribution to one's discipline on campus and off. It recognizes exemplary performance in performing research, serving as an intern and/or outstanding classroom performance. Candidates must be a full-time enrolled Student Veteran, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and demonstrate active participation in SVG and other WCU campus organizations.
Veterans Distinguished Service Scholarship - One (1) $1,000 merit based award per semester. This award recognizes active leadership in engaging with campus and community organizations and acknowledges initiative and effort in rendering successful ongoing commitment to service.Candidates must be a full-time enrolled Student Veteran, be active in academic, community and philanthropic services and demonstrate active participation in SVG and other WCU campus organizations.
Veterans Service Scholarship - Six (6) $500 scholarships
Must be a full-time enrolled Student Veteran with demonstrated financial need.
Theodora Pandel Piano Scholarship
Will support an incoming, first-year School of Music student majoring in Piano.
Thomas and Margery Hickman WWII Memorial Scholarship
Will support an incoming first-year student who is a descendant of a veteran of WWII who attended West Chester State Teacher's College.
Thomas Brady Memorial Scholarship
The recipient must be a junior or senior, traditional or non-traditional student interested in pursing law related study. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need, evidence of involvement in extra-curricular activities, and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to a student who has non-professional parents and who demonstrates a distinguishing characteristic that shows initiative and individuality.
Ty Grady Scholarship
Open to all Business Management and International Business majors. Recipient will have a 3.0 or higher GPA. No restrictions on gender, race or age. Applicants will be required to complete a two-page essay on the following topic: Explain why you want this scholarship and how it would help further your education.
Vera A. Kenny and Clarence McKelvie Education Scholarship
By invitation only. Will support an incoming first year student with major in the College of Education
Vincent and Marie Skahan Scholarship
Preference given to a graduating senior from West Catholic High School, Philadelphia with an overall B average; if no eligible West Catholic High School applicant, selection will be made from graduating senior of any Philadelphia Catholic High School; renewable if recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.
Viola B. Shay Scholarship
Will support an incoming vocal major.
Virginia Alcorn Schall Memorial Scholarship
Recipient must be a graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, PA. Open to either Incoming freshmen or existing WCU students. High School GPA 3.0 or higher; current WCU Students 3.0 cumulative GPA.
W W Smith Scholarship
Will support a full-time, first year freshman or transfer undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need based on the FAFSA. Must be a resident of Chester, Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania OR a resident of the city of Camden, New Jersey. Application is by invitation in early summer.
WCU Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) meritorious academic achievement; (2) demonstrated financial need; (3) involvement with campus activities; and (4) completion of at least 12 graduate credits at the time.
WCU String Scholarship
The WCU String Scholarship is to be awarded annually to a deserving string student in need of financial assistance. The scholarship may be used to recruit new incoming students who are serious about their studies, however, the student may be an undergraduate or graduate student in any year or their studies, and may be either a U.S. citizen, or a foreign national.
WCU Student Assistance Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) Undergraduate student must have completed at least 30 credits at WCU; (2) demonstrated financial need.
WCU Veterans Scholarship
This scholarship support WCU Student Veterans who are eligible to receive education benefits under the Post 9-11 GI Bill at a percentage level of 50% or lower, or using Chapters 1606 or 1607 under the Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserve or Chapter 30 under MGIB for Active Duty. Must be a full-time enrolled Student Veteran with demonstrated financial need. Dependents and spouses of military service members are not eligible.
West Chester Chamber of Commerce MBA Scholarship
Will support an MBA student with a 3.0+ GPA (9 completed credits) who has been a resident of greater West Chester for at least 12 months. Two qualified students to receive an award of $500 each.
West Chester Off-Campus Housing Scholarship
Recipients must reside in West Chester Off-Campus Housing property (specifically, an O’Connell property) and be a current student in good standing with WCU and West Chester Off-Campus Housing. The student must have a minimum of 15 credits completed, a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least one remaining semester of coursework after the end of the fall semester. Applicants should provide information on all community service performed during the current calendar year as a part of the application process in the form of an essay. In the essay, please include, where and when the volunteer hours took place and how the experience changed you. You may also include why this scholarship is important to you.
Four scholarships will be awarded for community service and academic achievement and one scholarship will be awarded to a student who has documented proof of future, current (including ROTC) or past military service. Scholarship demoniations are (1) $5,000, (1) $2,500, & (3) $1,000.
Recipients are required to attend a luncheon with the donors.
Scholarship application closes October 31, 2018.
West Chester University Alumni Association General Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) meritorious academic achievement; (2) demonstrated financial need; (3) campus activities; (4) completion of at least 32 credits at WCU at the time of application.
William R. Johnston Memorial Scholarship
Will support a History major, with preference given to an Upper Moreland High School graduate with a 3.0 GPA. Renewable (if renewed for current recipient, this scholarship will not be available for a new recipient).
Winifield W. Menhennett Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The criteria for selection are: (1) Student must be from Delaware County; (2) demonstrated financial need.
Winifred P. Ressner Scholarship
Will support upper class students majoring in Kinesiology with a minimum GPA of 3.0.