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 fgraham@lccc.edu 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 fgraham@lccc.edu 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maFlIjOLAms
  • Learn about Bucknell's academic majors at http://www.bucknell.edu/Majors 
  • Contact your Academic Advisor or Fauzia Graham at fgraham@lccc.edu.

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 fgraham@lccc.edu 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 2020 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 1, 2021

The Allentown-West Rotary Club Scholarship Application for 2020  NOTE: The application period for this scholarship is currently closed. Students will be selected to each receive a scholarship based on service, scholarship and need. Application Deadline: March 15, 2020. Winners will be honored at a breakfast meeting at Lehigh Carbon Community College on Wed. May 13, 2020.  
Directions for applicant:  Please download the URL www.temptingtastes.net/AWRScholarship2020.pdf  to access the online 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 Scholarship@temptingtastes.net.
  
Morgan Scholarship Beyond LCCC  for Tamaqua High School students and graduates (see eligibility).

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  https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx . 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 https://apply.jkcf.org/register/notify-students.

Examples of  College and University Transfer Scholarships

Alvernia University

California University

Carlow 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

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.  

Franklin University

LaSalle University

Lebanon Valley College


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 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

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 alb32@psu.edu
 
Slippery Rock University
SPRING 2021

All community college students who are full-time as of the last semester completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher qualify for a non-renewable $1000 merit scholarship; these merit awards are being presented now until funds have been depleted.
FALL 2021
All community college students who are full-time as of the last semester completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher qualify for a non-renewable $1000 merit scholarship; additional need-based awards will be offered based on FAFSA filing; merit and need-based awards will be made beginning in early December.

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

Also see www.lccc.edu/scholarships for additional opportunities.