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  

The Bucknell Community College Summer Scholars Program

A select number of LCCC students will be chosen to participate in a six week residential program at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA  June 6 - July  20, 2019. 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 2019-2020. 

What are the eligibility requirements to apply?

  • Cumulative GPA in the area of 3.5
  • Completed at least 12 credits as of January 1, 2019
  • Current enrollment at Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Low to moderate income.* (Defined as having an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) as follows:
    • Dependent Student: Maximum Parental Adjusted Gross Income $60,000
    • Independent Married Student: Maximum combined Adjusted Gross Income $45,000
    • Independent Single Student Maximum Adjusted Gross Income $30,000
  • Plan to transfer to a 4 year college or university after completing your LCCC associate's degree
  • Show potential to succeed in a bachelor’s degree program at Bucknell (with the possibility of a full tuition scholarship).   

The application process requires:

  • A completed application form and essay
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one from college faculty
  • A completed 2018-2019 FAFSA financial aid form identifying both LCCC and Bucknell (003238)
  • Signed copies of parents’ 2017 federal income tax return. Students who are 24 years or older will be considered independent students and will be asked to submit a signed copy of the 2017 tax return.
  • High school and college transcripts

Finalists will be invited to an interview on the LCCC campus on Monday, March 25, 2019.
For more information: 

Application Deadline: The deadline for the 2019 program will be Monday, February 25, 2019.

ALL Federal income tax returns should be sent directly to the Office of Financial Aid at Bucknell University, 621 Saint George Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837. The Student applying for the BCCS Summer program needs to attach a short note to the tax documents identifying themselves with Name,  their social security number, and their Community College (LCCC). The heading for the note should read: "BCCS Summer 2019". Do  "not" email the documents. (Email is too corruptible.) It should be sent by a trusted postal service of the students' chosing.

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:

The Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship 

The Morris K. Udall Foundation offers merit based scholarships for tuition, room and board, books and supplies for college sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue a course of study leading to a public services career that will allow them to make significant contributions to the shaping of environmental issues, tribal public policy, or tribal health care issues.  For a complete listing of eligibility requirements and the application process see  Interested applicants should contact Ginny Mihalik, LCCC Transfer Counselor and Udall Foundation Scholarship Faculty Representative to learn how to access the online application as soon as possible. Internal Application Deadline:   February, 2019.  

The 2019 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:  The 2019 application deadline has closed. Please visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website in fall 2019 for future deadlines.

College and University Transfer Scholarships

Cedar Crest College
  Traditional transfer student scholarships
  SAGE transfer student scholarships
  Kappa Beta Delta

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.  

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

Phi Theta Kappa

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