Incoming Freshman Student Scholarships


In addition to the Lycoming Grant program (need-based), Lycoming College offers over $3 million each year in scholarships to academically talented students who are full-time and degree-seeking. First-year students are automatically considered for all academic scholarships - there is no special application. All academic scholarships are automatically renewed in their original amount for the following year provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress as defined in the College Catalog.

Academic Scholarships

(valid for the 2015-2016 academic year)

Please note:
Students receiving Lycoming College scholarships or grants cannot receive total scholarship and grant aid from all sources in excess of tuition and fees (and room and board if a resident student). The Lycoming scholarship and/or grant will be reduced to meet this requirement.

If a student receives a Tuition Remission Fee Waiver, a Tuition Exchange Scholarship, or a Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Benefits, all Lycoming funded scholarships and awards become honorary. That is, the monetary value of the Lycoming scholarships and awards becomes zero.

Students receiving a Trustee, FacultyDepartmental or other Lycoming Scholarship may add only one additional Lycoming-funded scholarship to their financial package. Examples of funded Lycoming scholarships include the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) scholarship, and talent awards in music, theatre, art, creative writing and digital media communication.

Trustee Scholarship* – $21,500 per year

  • Rank 1st or 2nd in your class (of 30 or more students) at the end of your junior year of high school

Faculty Scholarship* – $21,500 per year

  • GPA of 3.65
  • SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1300 or ACT composite score of 29

Departmental Scholarship* – $19,000 per year

  • GPA of 3.3
  • SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1200 or ACT composite score of 27

Lycoming Scholarship – Up to $18,000 per year

  • Top half of your class
  • GPA of 3.0
  • SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1000 or ACT composite score of 22

Transfer Scholarships – Up to $20,000 per year

  • New transfer students
  • Completed 24 transferable credits
  • GPA of 3.0

Accepted students who receive the Trustee, Faculty or Departmental Scholarship are eligible to increase their scholarship by $2,500 by interviewing with the Academic Dean or the Chair of the appropriate academic department, or both. More details will be included with your acceptance and scholarship letter.

Accepted applicants are automatically considered for all academic scholarships based on the grades taken from their high school or college transcript(s), test scores and class rank (if available). Academic scholarships are renewed each year, provided the student maintains full-time status and makes satisfactory progress. Students may submit SAT or ACT scores through the January test administration.

Talent Scholarships

Auditions and portfolio reviews are scheduled during open houses and throughout the academic year. Specific requirements for each talent scholarship are listed below. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information.

Music Scholarship – Up to $3,000

  • Interest in vocal or instrumental music & intent to perform
  • Two contrasting pieces
    • Vocalists need at least one classical piece. If you choose two pieces of classical repertoire, then one in a foreign language and one in English is preferred. No more than one popular piece should be included.
    • Instrumentalists will need technical/lyrical; fast/slow; two contrasting movements of the same larger work are fine (i.e. two movements from a sonata or a suite).
  • All musicians will be asked to sight read
  • Instrumentalists should be prepared to perform scales
  • Auditions - Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and during open house programs

Art Scholarship – Up to $3,000

  • Major in art
  • Show a portfolio of 10-15 pieces of original work
  • A portfolio review includes a tour of the art facilities

Theatre Scholarship – Up to $3,000

  • Major or minor in theatre
  • Acting - perform two memorized contrasting excerpts from scripts of choice - one comedic and one serious selection about three minutes in length each; Shakespeare excerpts should NOT be used for the audition
  • Directing & Technical Theatre - show a portfolio of past work
  • Auditions and portfolio reviews include a tour of the theatre, costume shop, and set workshops

Creative Writing Scholarship – Up to $3,000

  • Major in creative writing
  • Five poems and/or a short story not to exceed ten pages
  • Six renewable Creative Writing Scholarships available
  • Please send to the Office of Admission, attn: Creative Writing Scholarship

Digital Media Communication Scholarship – Up to $3,000

  • Major in digital media communication
  • Show an electronic portfolio (websites, flash drives, CDs, etc.)

Please note: Interviews, auditions, portfolio reviews and/or submissions must be completed or received by March 15. Please make all appointments through the Office of Admission at 1-800-345-3920. Students wishing to be considered for academic scholarships may submit SAT or ACT scores through the January test administration.