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 program at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA June - July , 2023. 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 2023-2024. 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 -Date and time will be announced (September).  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  , 2023. 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 2023 at Moravian College. To be eligible, LCCC students must earn their associate degree by May 2023, 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 2022-2023 FAFSA, including Moravian College with school code 003301
Application Deadline: April 15, 2023

The Allentown-West Rotary Club Scholarship Application 2023
Students will be selected to each receive a scholarship based on service, scholarship and need. Application Deadline: March 31, 2023. 
Directions for applicant: Please fill out this form. When you have completed the form, please send 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, 2023
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, 2023.

All USA Academic Team Scholarship
The All-USA Academic Team recognizes high achieving college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Twenty team members are named annually with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship, a total of $100,000 in scholarship awards. In addition to scholarships, team members are presented at the annual President’s Breakfast held during the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention.
The program is sponsored by Cengage with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa. Nominees to the All-USA Academic Team may also be considered for the Coca-Cola Academic Team, New Century Scholars Programs, and All-State Academic Teams when applicable.
The two LCCC students selected to be part of the All PA Academic Team and will be awarded a 2-year tuition scholarship to any of the PA State System of Higher Education Universities.
Applications must be completed by Friday, November 5, 2022. Please note that this deadline is earlier than the published deadline of December 1, 2021.  We have an earlier internal deadline to allow the selection committee time to review the applications and select our nominees from LCCC.
For more information and to access the application please go to
 LCCC Nominator – Gene Eden,

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 2023 application opens, see

Examples of  College and University Transfer Scholarships

Alvernia University

Arcadia University 
 "Arcadia University offers merit-based scholarships to full-time transfer students based on academic performance from $9000- $20,000, renewable each year. Additionally, high-achieving LCCC students graduating with their associates and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible for an additional $5000 partner scholarship under our core-to-core agreement. A $1500 Phi Theta Kappa award is also available with proof of membership."
You can also link to our main financial aid/scholarships page!

Bloomsburg University
Any Associate Degree graduate of LCCC will qualify for a transfer scholarship for a transfer scholarship to Bloomsburg University if the graduate has earned a minimum of 2.50 grade point average overall at LCCC. Bloomsburg University will award 4 tiers of transfer scholarships to LCCC gradutes.
Tier 1 (3.5 GPA or above at LCCC)-$3000 annually
Tier 2 (3.0-3.49 GPA at LCCC) - $2500 annually
Tier 3 (2.75-2.99 GPA at LCCC)-$ 2000 annually
Tier 4 (2.5-2.74 GPA at LCCC) -$1500 annually
Transfer scholarship recipients must remain enrolled full-time for up to 12 credits per academic semester and must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 at Bloomsburg University to remain eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for up to three academic years if the criteria above are met. 
Please click on the link for a Complete List of BU Scholarships.
California University

Cedar Crest College

Awarded to full-time transfer LCCC graduates accepted to Cedar Crest 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.
 Fall 2023:
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Merit Scholarship
Presidential LCCC Scholarship
$19,000 per year, 3.5 – 4.0 cumulative GPA
Trustee LCCC Scholarship
$18,000 per year, 3.0 – 3.49 cumulative GPA
Founders LCCC Scholarship
$17,000 per year, 2.0 – 2.99 cumulative GPA
Learn more about other transfer scholarships at Cedar Crest College:

Delaware Valley University

DeSales University

The DeSales Community College Transfer Scholarship for Adult Studies

DSU automatically awards this scholarship to new students entering the Adult Studies program for the 2022-2023 academic year who have earned an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree from a community college. They must be enrolled in a certificate or degree program. Qualified students will be awarded a $1500 scholarship that is disbursed in $500 increments for the first three courses taken. Students must remain in good academic standing to receive the scholarship and complete the three courses within the academic year awarded.  
 *Restrictions apply. Courses must be completed within the session taken and remain in good academic standing. 

The Drexel Promise
The Drexel Promise is a new scholarship program offered by our university beginning in fall 2023 to provide local community college students with a pathway to a private education. Available to all students who earn their associate degree at a Pennsylvania or New Jersey regionally accredited community college, this program will provide a renewable scholarship worth 50% of the cost of tuition as they work to complete a bachelor's degree at Drexel.
More information is available on Drexel’s website.

Contact Drexel Admissions for details.

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

Edinboro University scholarship page:  

Elizabethtown College offers merit scholarships to eligible full-time transfer students ranging from $12,500 to $18,000 per year (22-23 academic year.) 
 Transfer Merit Scholarship Tiers
$17,500 to $18,000/year: 3.60 – 4.00 cumulative GPA
$15,000/year: 3.00 – 3.59 cumulative GPA
$12,500/year: 2.50 – 2.99 cumulative GPA
 Members of Phi Theta Kappa are guaranteed to receive our Etown Excelsior Scholarship ($18,000 per academic year) or Presidential Scholarship ($17,500 per academic year.)  The College offers an additional $1,000 per year PTK Scholarship to all PTK members.  All first-time, full-time transfer students enrolled in the traditional day program are awarded a $500 per year Transfer Book Scholarship.
 For more information about scholarship opportunities, please visit:

Franklin University
Franklin University has awarded $13 M in scholarships. Franklin offers 50+ scholarships every semester (Merit-based, Community Service, and External Scholarships) that range from $500 to $2000 (based on hours enrolled).
$2000 Destination Franklin Scholarship if you enroll in the Spring 2023 or Summer 2023 Semester- see Franklin advisor for more details.

Our scholarships can be viewed at: Deadlines: Summer Trimester – April 1, Fall Trimester – July 1, and Spring Trimester November 1.

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
All transfer students who submit an application for admission to La Salle are automatically considered for Founder’s Scholarships of $1,000 – $15,000 toward the cost of attendance per academic year. Candidates for these partial-tuition scholarships are selected based on quality of course selection, GPA, the number of transferable credits (as determined by La Salle), and extracurricular activities.
Please visit La Salle University’s Scholarship page:

Lebanon Valley College
Here’s the link to LVC’s Scholarships for Transfer Students.
 I’m proud to announce that Lebanon Valley College has created a full-tuition scholarship for a community college student. The scholarship is renewable as well. Here are the preferred criteria for priority consideration for the scholarship:

  • Apply to LVC as a residential student for Fall 2023 admission by April 1, 2023
  • Earn AA degree by May 2023
  • Interview on campus by May 15, 2023

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 2023, 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 2022-2023 FAFSA, including Moravian College with school code 003301
Application Deadline: April 1, 2023

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
·         Community College Partners Scholarship awards scholarships of up to $3000 a year to students who complete their associate degree at LCCC, whose tuition is not covered by other financial means. Eligibility criteria:
o   Become a Peirce College undergraduate student, enrolled in at least six credits in a term
o   Graduated from LCCC with an associate degree and a cumulative GPA of 2.5, evidenced by an official transcript with a graduation date indicated
o   Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
·         Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship provides financial support of up to $3000 for members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society who enroll at Peirce College. Eligibility requirements:
o   Be a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
o   Enroll at Peirce for the first time as a new student
o   Enroll in at least 6 credits in a term
Email us at to learn about other great scholarship opportunities

Pennsylvania College of Technology .

Penn State University

Penn State University is now offering the Raise Me scholarship for transfer students.  This program is open to LCCC students transferring to any of the 19 PSU Commonwealth campuses (NOT University Park or World campus).  Check out the details here.

Penn State Lehigh Valley- STEM and Innovation Program
If you’re a first- or second-year community college student enrolled in an associate degree program, and interested in pursuing a PSU Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) bachelors degree while gaining access to STEM industries and opportunities in the Lehigh Valley, in addition to earning up to a $1,500 scholarship toward first-year tuition.
Timeline: Applications December 8
Contact information: Alison Bonner

Slippery Rock University
  • Spring 2023 Transfer Scholarships are now available!
Slippery Rock University
  • Fall 2023 Transfer Scholarships are now available!
    • For students enrolling for Fall 2023, non-renewable awards up to $2000 will be offered beginning immediately for a 3.0 and higher GPA and full-time status applicants.  A current year FAFSA most be on file with SRU to qualify.  File/update the 2023-24 FAFSA immediately at  Students must meet need eligibility to qualify for merit awards.  Awards will be made until funds are depleted.  GPA alone does not guarantee a scholarship award.
    • No separate form or application is necessary for our merit or need-based scholarships.  Awards are made by Transfer 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.

Susquehanna University 


  • Tiered scholarships based on GPA - up to $32,000 per year (plus another $5,000 per year for PTK members).

Temple University

"New transfer students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only) with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher are considered for academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, based on a review of previous college work during the application process. No separate application is required."

MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS (2022-2023 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. 

Wilmington University
Wilmington University’s Renewable Transfer Scholarship makes your education goals even more affordable. The scholarship covers every 5th course you take at WilmU, which can reduce the tuition cost of a bachelor’s degree by as much as $4,500. To continue receiving the Scholarship, you must continue at WilmU part- or full-time toward a bachelor’s degree and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Every 5th course you take toward a bachelor’s degree will be covered by a one-course scholarship! To learn more about the guidelines, submit the non-binding intent to enroll form, and learn about other details, visit
Wilmington University is committed to helping students achieve their higher education goals. A number of WilmU scholarships are awarded annually and provide support for students based on merit, financial need, and other criteria. Find out more information about available scholarships, eligibility and requirements at

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

Also see for additional opportunities.