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. 

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/ virtual program at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA June 10 - July 14, 2021. If residential, 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 2021-2022. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please contact Fauzia Graham at for updated information about the required financial documents needed to apply. 

For more details about the program, eligibility and the application process:

  • Join us on a Virtual Campus Tour of Bucknell University on Friday, February 19, 2021.  Participants will take a virtual tour of Bucknell’s campus, and virtually meet with Bucknell University faculty, admissions, financial aid and hear more about the Bucknell Community College Scholars Program.  Students will also meet community college scholars who are now completing their bachelor’s degrees at Bucknell, including several LCCC alumni. You must contact Fauzia Graham at or 610-799-1178 to register for the event. 
  • Read about this opportunity here.
  • Watch a youtube video that was produced by a former Bucknell University Community College Scholar a few years ago at
  • Learn about Bucknell's academic majors at 
  • Contact your Academic Advisor or Fauzia Graham at

The application deadline is Monday March 1  , 2021. Application materials, including 2 recommendations, should be submitted directly to Fauzia Graham, c/o LCCC Academic Advising, SSC 124.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please contact Fauzia Graham at for updated information about the required financial documents needed to apply.
Finalists will be invited to an interview on the LCCC campus in March.

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 2021 at Moravian College. To be eligible, LCCC students must earn their associate degree by May 2021, 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 2021-2022 FAFSA, including Moravian College with school code 003301
Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

The Allentown-West Rotary Club Scholarship Application 2021 Students will be selected to each receive a scholarship based on service, scholarship and need. Application Deadline: March 31, 2021. 
Directions for applicant: Please fill out this form.When you have completed the form, save it using your last name (for example, “smithrotaryapp).  Your application in PDF format is to be sent electronically to
Morgan Scholarship Beyond LCCC  for Tamaqua High School students and graduates (see eligibility).

Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund - $2000 award
The Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund was founded in 2007 in memory of twenty-two year old Krysta Hankee. The Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund seeks to identify Northwestern Lehigh graduating high school seniors and  Lehigh Carbon Community College students who exemplify the same community strengthening traits we all saw in Krysta Hankee.
These traits include: a strong sense of friendship and commitment, scholastic achievement & service to the community
Deadline is March 15, 2021
LCCC Scholarship Application
LCCC Scholarship Recommendation

Scheller Family Foundation Scholarship for Schuylkill County residents (see eligibility).   

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 . Interested applicants should contact Fauzia Graham, LCCC Transfer Counselor and to learn how to access the online application as soon as possible.  
Application deadline: March 1, 2021.

The 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: To be notified when the 2021 application opens, see

Examples of  College and University Transfer Scholarships

Alvernia University

California University

Cedar Crest College

     Traditional transfer student scholarships:  Cedar Crest College - Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Merit Scholarship: Awarded to full-time transfer LCCC graduates accepted to Cedar Crest College with an AA or AS degree. The Presidential LCCC, Trustee LCCC, and Founders LCCC Scholarships are automatically renewed each year provided the student  maintains a 2.0 cumulative GPA and retains a full-time student status.
  • Presidential LCCC Scholarship: $18,000 per year, 3.5 -4.0 cumulative GPA
  • Trustee LCCC Scholarship: $17,000 per year, 3.0 – 3.49 cumulative GPA
  • Founders LCCC Scholarship: $16,000 per year, 2.0 – 2.99 cumulative GPA

       Adult (SAGE) transfer student scholarships

Delaware Valley University

DeSales University

East Stroudsburg
East Stroudsburg University
Platinum/Gold/Silver Transfer Scholarship Awards
Platinum Award: $6,000 per year/$3,000 per semester 3.5-4.0 GPA
Gold Award: $4,000 per year/$2,000 per semester  3.0 – 3.49 GPA
Silver Award: $2,000 per year/$1,000 per semester2.5 – 2.99 GPA
The Platinum Award may not be combined with other scholarship awards. The Gold and Silver Awards may becombined with the Phi Theta Kappa Award, if the student was a member of that organization at LCCC.
Residential and Academic Requirements
How to Apply
Students interested in transferring to ESU from Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will automatically be considered for these awards once they apply and are admitted to ESU. We also recommend that those interested inapplying for any of the Platinum/Gold/Silver Transfer Scholarship Awards contact ESU Admissions at (570)422-3542 or

Franklin 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.  

Kutztown University
The Transfer Book Award $500.00 if the Associate Degree is earned
The Transfer Housing Award up to $2000.00 if the Associate Degree is earned and spilt over two years with $1000.00 each year
Merit Offered at Acceptance
3.5 or higher  GPA $2000.00
3.0 to 3.49 GPA $1000.00

LaSalle University

Lebanon Valley College

Here’s the link to LVC’s Scholarships for Transfer Students.
Please note: We are guaranteeing at least $20,000/yr in merit scholarship for all applicants admitted for the Fall 2021 semester! LINK:
But wait, there’s more! We are also offering an additional $1,000/yr to students who visit campus and then are admitted for the Fall 2021 semester (must visit in-person or online by May 1st). Check that out here:

Lock Haven
Transfer students are eligible for merit scholarships based on their academic performance. The below scholarship tiers are awarded based on cumulative GPA for students who have at least 12 transferrable credits from a regionally accredited institution. These awards are automatically renewed each year provided the student maintains a 2.0 cumulative GPA and maintains full time status.  

Tier 1: Cumulative GPA 3.5 - 4.0 : $3,000 per year ($4,000 for non-Pennsylvania resident)
Tier 2: Cumulative GPA 3.0-3.49: $2,000 per year ($3,000 for non-Pennsylvania resident)
Tier 3: Cumulative GPA 2.5-2.99: $1,000 per year ($2,000 for non-Pennsylvania resident)

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 2020 at Moravian College. To be eligible, LCCC students must earn their associate degree by May 2020, 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 2021-2022 FAFSA, including Moravian College with school code 003301
Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

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, or by contacting: Erika Mondok, Director of Transfer Enrollment, Moravian College, 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 861-1320 or via email to

Muhlenberg College Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Peirce College Community College Partners Scholarship
Penn State Lehigh Valley- STEM and Innovation Program

10 participants seeking a career in a STEM-related field.  Starting at LCCC – Finishing at Penn State
Lehigh Valley Participate while enrolled at LCCC.
STEM Grant for Transfer Participants $250/credit scholarship for up to 6 credits. Exploration of STEM majors and careers. Mentoring relationships with PSU faculty and staff. Guaranteed campus job ($1000 grant) - Fall
Timeline: Applications (November). Completed Application (January 31, 2021). Orientation and Job Fair (April). STEM Program (July 1 – August 12).
Contact information: Alison Bonner
Slippery Rock University
  • SRU is waiving the transfer application fee for the Summer/Fall 2021 term for community college students who meet with a counselor at SRU via phone or Zoom! (see attached for printing)
    A free application and an early opportunity for merit and need-based scholarships. . .now that is something to celebrate!  Students can schedule their virtual visit and learn more here.  All official transcripts are required before an admissions decision will be rendered.  Encourage students to request transcripts asap.
  • Transfer Scholarships are now available! (see attached for printing)
    • For students enrolling for summer or fall term, $1000 non-renewable awards will be offered beginning immediately for 3.0 and full-time status applicants.  Additional need-based funds may be available based on FAFSA filing.  Encourage your students to file the 2021-22 FAFSA immediately at  In total, students may receive up to a $2000 non-renewable scholarship if they meet merit and need eligibility.
    • No separate form or application is necessary for our merit or need-based scholarships.  Awards are made by Admissions during application review.
  • SRU has modified admission GPA requirements for two of it’s signature programs:  exercise science and sport management.  Beginning immediately, transfer students are eligible for exercise science with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher instead of a 3.0; sport management applicants are eligible with a 2.25 instead of a 2.5.

Temple University


MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS (2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR): $12,000 to $18,000
·         Awarded based on academic performance and renewable each year
·         Awarded to students who reside outside of Pennsylvania (applies to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
·         Awarded to students who show potential and are not awarded one of the above scholarships
·         Awarded to transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, in addition to the transfer scholarship listed above; proof of PTK membership must be submitted with admission application
As a transfer student, you may also be eligible for other financial aid. Follow the steps for the undergraduate financial aid process to see how affordable your Wilkes education can be.
Please note: In order to remain eligible for the transfer scholarship, students must be enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking domestic student. Unless otherwise stated, Wilkes University scholarships and grants are applied towards undergraduate tuition only. 

Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa lists over 700 scholarships available to eligible students. For more information see

Also see for additional opportunities.