Transfer Scholarships

This page contains information provided by colleges, universities and other organizations that offer scholarship opportunities specifically for community college transfer students.  Information will be added and updated as it becomes available.  This data is subject to change and students are urged to contact the school or organization offering the scholarship opportunity for specific information.  To learn about other transfer scholarships, see the "scholarships" and/or "financial aid" pages on college websites or contact the four year school admissions or financial aid office. 

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The 2020 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship  
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 40 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.  For more information, please visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website 
Application Deadline:   Wednesday, November 20, 2019.‚Äč  The application is exclusively through the Common App for Transfer.  

Bucknell University Community College Summer Scholars Program*    A select number of high achieving LCCC students will be chosen to participate in a six week residential program at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA  summer 2020.. The selected students will receive a stipend, room, board, and tuition for two classes taught by Bucknell University faculty.  Participating students are expected to return to LCCC to complete their associate degree in 2020-2021.  Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
*Come learn more about the Bucknell Community College Scholars Program during our workshop series and information sessions the week of October 21 - 24.


Clear Path Scholarship with East Stroudsburg University 
Through funding provided by the National Science Foundation, East Stroudsburg University is able to provide scholarship money to students planning to study science and who are transferring to ESU from a community college. For more information please see:  www.esu.edu/students/enrollment_services/financial_aid/scholarships/clear_path.cfm 

Collective Impact Scholarship with Penn State - Lehigh Valley.   

Morgan Scholarship Beyond LCCC  

Scheller Family Foundation Scholarship for Schuylkill County residents.   

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. In 2020, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. For a complete listing of eligibility requirements and the application process see  https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx . Interested applicants should contact Ginny Mihalik, LCCC Transfer Counselor and Udall Foundation Scholarship Faculty Representative (vmihalik@lccc.edu)  to learn how to access the online application as soon as possible. The online application is available September 1, 2019.  
Application deadline: March 5, 2020

Examples of  College and University Transfer Scholarships

Alvernia University

Carlow University

Cedar Crest College
  Traditional transfer student scholarships
  SAGE transfer student scholarships

Delaware Valley University

DeSales University

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Lehigh Carbon Community College Scholarship: Up to twelve (12) scholarships awarded to recent graduates of Lehigh Carbon Community College with an associate degree. Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines. Interviews may be required. International students are not eligible for this scholarship.  

LaSalle University

Lebanon Valley College

Lycoming College


Marywood University

Misericordia University


Moravian College Community Scholarship
The Moravian College Community Scholarship is a two-year, full-tuition scholarship awarded to one Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) graduate wishing to continue their education in the fall of 2019 at Moravian College. To be eligible, LCCC students must earn their associate degree by May 2019, have a strong academic record and demonstrate financial need. Applicants are required to: 
• Apply for admission as a Transfer Student to Moravian College
Complete the Moravian College Community Scholarship Application 
• Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA, including Moravian College with school code 003301
Application Deadline: TBD (Spring)

Moravian College - Community College Fellows Program
Up to ten fellowships from Lehigh Carbon Community College will be awarded. Fellows will receive an annual renewable Fellowship of $10,000 which also includes recognition activities, including dinner with the President once a semester and regular invitations for special events and opportunities for networking. We hope that Community College Fellows will be actively engaged in Moravian’s partnership with the local community colleges by making recruitment visits to local community colleges, writing testimonials about the transition from a community college to a four-year college, and hosting prospective transfer students when they visit campus. Candidates must have a 3.50 grade point average, and submit an essay outlining reasons for beginning a four year degree program of study at a Community College, the reasons why they feel they would be a strong candidate for the fellowship, and a description of both academic and career goals that led them to consider attending Moravian College. All candidates are required to have a personal interview with the Director of Transfer Enrollment. Information about the Community College Fellows Program at Moravian College can be found at www.moravian.edu/communitycollegefellows, or by contacting: Erika Mondok, Director of Transfer Enrollment, Moravian College, 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 861-1320 or via email to erikamondok@moravian.edu

Peirce College Community College Partners Scholarship

Temple University

Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa lists over 700 scholarships available to eligible students. For more information see http://www.ptk.org/scholarships