Cedar Crest College Announces Exclusive Merit Scholarship for Lehigh Carbon Community College Students

published Friday, September 20, 2019
Cedar Crest College has announced a new merit scholarship program exclusively for Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) graduates enrolling full time in the undergraduate women’s college. Cedar Crest President Elizabeth Meade and LCCC President Ann Bieber will conduct a ceremonial signing of the scholarship agreement, which will be offered beginning in the spring 2020 semester, and highlight the details of the program during a press conference on September 25 at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Community Services Center at the LCCC Schnecksville campus.

Through this program, students from a variety of disciplines can turn their LCCC AA, AS or AAS Early Childhood degrees into a bachelor’s degree from Cedar Crest with greater access and affordability than ever before. Full-time students accepted to the undergraduate women’s college can transfer directly into Cedar Crest with significant merit aid when they meet the following GPA requirements:
GPA Merit Scholarship
2.0-2.99 $16,000
3.0-3.49 $17,000
3.5-4.0 $18,000








Full-time male transfer students applying to the Cedar Crest School of Nursing or Nuclear Medicine Technology programs that meet the criteria are also eligible.

“Cedar Crest College has been committed to making education accessible and affordable throughout our 152-year history.  We have seen the great success our transfer students from LCCC have at Cedar Crest and we are so pleased to provide this extra financial support to such worthy students,” said President Meade.
“This scholarship further broadens the opportunities that our graduates have to pursue their bachelor’s degree,” said LCCC president, Dr. Ann D. Bieber. “LCCC students have been incredibly successful when they transfer to our partner colleges and universities, and this scholarship will help to remove financial barriers to their success. We value our partnership with Cedar Crest and are thrilled that our students will benefit from the college’s generosity.”

Prospective students can learn more about the LCCC scholarship by contacting Cindy Chute, Transfer Coordinator, at 610-606-4666, ext. 3713 or email Cindy.Chute@cedarcrest.edu. More details are available at cedarcrest.edu/lccc.

Media inquiries may be directed to Heather Lavin, Cedar Crest College, at 610-740-3790 or heather.lavin@cedarcrest.edu, or Linda Baker, Lehigh Carbon Community College, at 610-799-1584 or  lbaker4@lccc.edu.

Located in Allentown, Pa., Cedar Crest College was selected as a “Top Regional College” and a “Best Value” in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings from 2012-2019 and a “Best College for Veterans” in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. In addition, the College was recognized as a 2018-2019 College of Distinction, and the School of Adult and Graduate Education was ranked a Top 25 school for non-traditional students by Best College Reviews in 2017. Cedar Crest was ranked by College Choice as the number twelve best women’s college in 2016. Founded in 1867, Cedar Crest currently enrolls approximately 1,700 students—full-time, part-time and graduate—in more than 50 fields of study.

Founded in 1966, Lehigh Carbon Community College served nearly 10,000 credit and 4,100 noncredit students in 2017-18 from Lehigh, Carbon, Schuylkill and surrounding counties and offered more than 90 programs of study in business, education, communication, computer science, technology, humanities, health care, science, engineering and math. From the main campus in Schnecksville and modern sites in Allentown, Tamaqua, Jim Thorpe and Lehigh Valley International Airport, Lehigh Carbon offers two-year associate degrees, certificate and specialized diploma programs, and workforce training for students studying either full-time, part-time or online.