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 Miscellaneous Freshman Scholarships 

 

SPOTLIGHT

In order to apply for any of the scholarships on this page, you must complete the Freshman Scholarship Application.

Please note: all scholarship amounts are subject to change.

Academic Affairs
Criteria:
Demonstrate superior academic achievement, and good moral character. Priority is given to Mercer County residents. Financial need required. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Robert N. Aebersold
Criteria:
1200 SAT or equivalent ACT and top 10% of high school class. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $2500
Deadline: February 28

African-American Alumni Scholarship
Criteria:
First preference is given to an African American applicant. Must have a minimum QPA of 2.5. Must have financial need.

Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: February 28

The Frank and Tiffany Aloi Scholarship
Criteria:
The Frank and Tiffany Aloi Scholarship will provide financial support to incoming freshman students at Slippery Rock University with a demonstrated financial need (confirmed by the Office of Financial Aid). First preference for the award shall be to students from either Purchase Line Jr. Sr. High School in Commodore, PA or Penns Manor Area Junior/Senior High School in Clymer, PA. Second preference will be given to students with an interest in majoring in Math or History at Slippery Rock University as indicated on their application for enrollment.

Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: February 28

Dorotha Elder Anderson Endowed Scholarship
Criteria:
Must have attended Reynolds or Conneaut Senior Area High School. Not renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Harry J. Brownfield Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:
Must have academic merit. First preference given to an applicant from Fayette County. If no one applies from Fayette County then applicants from Greene or Washington County will be looked at.

Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: February 28

Patrick Cappatt Family Scholarship
Criteria:
Applicant must be a full-time student. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student also has to have financial need. First preference to students from New Castle High School - Lawrence County PA, second preference to students from a Lawrence County, PA secondary school, then students from a secondary school in Butler County, PA. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Minimum of $500
Deadline: February 28

Carrollton High School
Criteria:
Graduate of Carrollton High School. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Dorothy K. Castner and Myrtle K. Wilson
Criteria:
This scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $600
Deadline: February 28

Grady W. and Helen L. Magee Cooper
Criteria:
Must reside in Butler, Lawrence or Mercer County, PA and achieve academic excellence. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Robert H. Coulson
Criteria:
Graduate of Valley High School or Burrell High School, PA and perform community services and other extra-curricular activities. Applicant must provide an essay describing career goals and aspirations, which can be faxed to 724-738-2520 or sent to the SRU Foundation at contact@srufoundation.org. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Reno & Margaret Cruz Scholarship
Criteria:
Financial need required. Must be a western PA resident. Minimum high school GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Eberly Family
Criteria:
Resident of Fayette County, PA and demonstrate superior academic achievement and good moral character. Financial need is required and the scholarship is renewable. Student must take 24 credits per year.

Amount: Up to $2500
Deadline: February 28

Michael J. Estocin ’54 Memorial 
Criteria:
Incoming Freshmen with 3.5 QPA or higher, in top 20% of graduating class. Financial Need is required and this scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $1200
Deadline: February 28

First National Bank (FNB Scholarship)
Criteria:
Top 5% of graduating class, with a 3.5 QPA. Must reside in school district serviced by FNB. See Financial Aid Website for listing of FNB branches. Financial need is required and this scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1250
Deadline: February 28

Anthony T. Francis Scholarship
Criteria:
First preference given to African American applicants.

Amount: Up to $1250
Deadline: February 28

David Geesey Scholarship
Criteria:
Must have financial need.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

James P. Gillen Memorial
Criteria:
Must reside in Allegheny or Butler County, PA and have prior community service experience. Financial need is required for this scholarship and the scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $800
Deadline: February 28

Ralph Emerson Greasley
Criteria:
Must exhibit academic excellence, and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $2000
Deadline: February 28

Grove City County Market
Criteria:
Graduate of Grove City, Mercer or Slippery Rock Area High School and have academic perseverance. Must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is not renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Grove City County Market
Criteria:
2.80 high school QPA. Preference to minority applicants. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Hall Endowed Scholarship
Criteria:
Student must be enrolled at SRU and must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is not renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

James S. Hawkins Family Student Opportunity Endowment
Criteria:
First-year student matriculating to Slippery Rock University from Oil City or Venango Catholic high schools in Pennsylvania. Undergraduate progressing toward a degree. Full time student. Must demonstrate financial need.

Amount: Minimum of $300
Deadline: February 28

Howard L. and Margaret Rehm Headland
Criteria:
Graduate of Woodland Hills High School, PA. Demonstrate a commitment to career development and community service. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Darrell J. Hess
Criteria:
Must reside in Homestead, Lincoln Place, Munhall, West Mifflin or Whitaker, PA. Demonstrate dedication and perseverance in academic work. Financial Need is required. This is scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $1400
Deadline: February 28

Joe Hickey
Criteria:
Good academic standing. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: February 28

Ronald J. Hunt
Criteria:
2.5 High School QPA. Preference to African American applicants. This scholarship is non renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

George and Meriem Kaluger Academic Award
Criteria:
Not renewable.

Amount: Up to $400
Deadline: February 28

Kids First 
Criteria:
Demonstrate Academic Excellence. Graduate of Central Catholic H.S. in Dubois, Brockway, Jefferson Tech High Schools. Financial Need is required. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: February 28

Alicia Stackhouse Kopp Scholarship
Criteria:
Must have financial need.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Stanley Kraus
Criteria:
Graduate of Neshannock High School, PA. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Dale Liken
Criteria:
First preference given to students who participated in Junior Achievement. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Dr. Robert Marcus Scholarship
Criteria:
Must be from Dauphin County. First preference will go to an African American applicant. Second preference goes to a minority who is involved in community service.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Nate and Irene Maruca
Criteria:
First preference given to graduates of Avonworth or Quaker Valley high schools. Studen must have 3.2 high school QPA. Must demonstrate Financial need and this scholarship is renewable. Student must have 2.75 QPA to renew for sophomore year, and must have a 3.0 QPA to renew for junior and senior year.

Amount: Up to $1250
Deadline: February 28

Carl Thomas McGary Scholarship
Criteria:
Must have financial need.

Amount: Up to $2000
Deadline: February 28

Richard McKissock Scholarship
Criteria:
Must be an employee or child of an employee of McKissock LP. This scholarship is renewable with good academic standing.

Amount: Up to $5000
Deadline: February 28

McPherson Family Scholarship
Criteria:
Must have financial need.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Joyce Patterson Scholarship
Criteria:
Must have financial need.

Amount: Up to $1250
Deadline: February 28

Pennsylvania Governor’s School 
Criteria:
Graduated from the Governor’s School of Excellence. Copy of Governor’s School Certificate should be provided. 3.5 high school QPA and have an SAT score of 1150 or an ACT score of 25 and be in the top 25% of high school class. Submit a 500 word essay describing their experience at the PGSE and how they plan to apply what they learned to their college or professional career. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur William Phillips
Criteria:
SAT score of 1,000 or ACT score of 22 and a minimum cumulative GPA of a B average for 13 or more of the recommended college preparatory units required by all applicants. Must reside in Venango, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer or Warren County in PA. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Quality Aggregates at Laurel High School
Criteria:
Graduate of Laurel High School. Applicant chosen will be the student with the highest QPA and who has applied to admission to SRU by February 15. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Reed Family
Criteria:
This scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Ruth and Tom Roose Scholarship
Criteria:
This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Jan and Larry Sargert Endowed Scholarship
Criteria:
Must be a first generation college student. Must have a minimum QPA of 3.0. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1250
Deadline: February 28

Sharon High School
Criteria:
Graduate of Sharon High School and first year student at SRU. Minimum 3.0 high school QPA. Financial Need required. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

William and Susan Schmitt Scholarship
Criteria:
Must have financial need.

Amount: Up to $1250
Deadline: February 28

Charles H. Sheetz Scholarship
Criteria:
Must be from Blair County. Must have a minimum of a 2.5 QPA. Must show a commitment to community service.

Amount: Up to $2000
Deadline: February 28

John O. Stoner
Criteria:
First preference goes to a Somerset County resident. Student must exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate Financial Need. This scholarship is renewable. Student must have 2.75 QPA for renewal. Students must take 24 credits per year - graduate students are also eligible.

Amount: Up to $2500
Deadline: February 28

Henry & Bev Suhr Scholarship
Criteria:
Must have financial need.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Eleanor Heaney Sullivan
Criteria:
Must have financial need.

Amount: Up to $1500
Deadline: February 28

Swift Scholarship
Criteria:
Must have financial need.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Evelyn Taggert and John Taggert Scholarship
Criteria:

Student must be a western PA resident, have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, demonstrate financial need, and demonstrate commitment to community service. A minimum 3.0 GPA required for renewal.

Preference will be given to descendants of Ethel and Jack Taggert (regardless of residence) provided documentation is presented and confirmed.

Amount: Up to $1250
Deadline: February 28

Barry K. Thompson Scholarship
Criteria:
Must be a graduate of Moniteau High School. Must have financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

Timothy Trautman Scholarship
Criteria:
Must have financial need.

Amount: Up to $1500
Deadline: February 28

Dr. Nick P. Trombetta Scholarship
Criteria:
Must be an incoming freshman. Be a graduate of Midland School District. This scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest high school GPA. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: $1000
Deadline: February 28

Winner Foundation
Criteria:
Recommendation by school administrator based on good character, determination and leadership qualities. Priority consideration: 1. Dependent children of Winner employees. Please include a documentation letter from Human Resources. 2. Graduates of Reynolds School District. 3. Graduates of Sharon City School District. 4. Graduate of any Mercer County School District. The scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $5000
Deadline: February 28

Wolves Club of Coraopolis
Criteria:
Recommendation by school administrator based on good character, determination and leadership qualities. Priority consideration: 1. Dependent children of Winner employees. Please include a documentation letter from Human Resources. 2. Graduates of Reynolds School District. 3. Graduates of Sharon City School District. 4. Graduate of any Mercer County School District. The scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $2500
Deadline: February 28

Wolves Club of New Castle
Criteria:
Permanent Lawrence County Resident. Student must demonstrate good academic performance. Student must demonstrate Financial Need and the scholarship is renewable.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28

The Watson Family Scholarship for Slippery Rock Area High School Graduates
Criteria:
Slippery Rock Area High School graduate. Entering Freshman. Ranks in the top quarter of high school class. Must demonstrate leadership potential as demonstrated by activities and community service. First preference given to students majoring in biology, elementary or secondary education or undeclared major.

Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: February 28

The Watson Family Scholarship for Graduates of a Butler, Lawrence or Allegheny County High School
Criteria:
Graduate of a Butler, Lawrence or Allegheny County High School. Entering Freshman. Ranks in the top quarter of high school class. Must demonstrate leadership potential as demonstrated by activities and community service. First preference given to students majoring in biology, elementary or secondary education or undeclared major.

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 28

Barry Welsch
Criteria:
Must demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Amount: Up to $1400
Deadline: February 28

John and Helen Williams Endowed Scholarship
Criteria:
Graduate of Conneaut Valley High School, PA. Minimum high school QPA of 3.0. Student should demonstrate financial need and this scholarship is renewable. First preference to students majoring in education.

Amount: Up to $1000
Deadline: February 28