Incoming Freshman and Transfer 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 studying on the Williamsport Campus 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.
(valid for the 2017-2018 academic year)
Trustee Scholarship - $25,000
- Rank 1st or 2nd in your class (of more than 30 students) at the end of your junior year of high school
- Invitation to interview for an upgrade to $27,000
- Automatic invitation to the Scholars Program
Faculty Scholarship - $25,000
- Top 20% of your class or a 3.65 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
- SAT ERW & M of 1310 (CR & M of 1250 on SAT taken prior to March 2016) or ACT composite score of 29 or higher
- Invitation to interview for an upgrade to $27,000
- Automatic invitation into Scholars Program
Dean's Scholarship - $22,000
- Top half of your class or a 3.4 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
- SAT ERW & M of 1170 (CR & M of 1100 on SAT taken prior to March 2016) or ACT composite score of 24 or higher
- Invitation to interview for an upgrade to $24,000
Lycoming Scholarship - $19,000
- Minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale)
- SAT ERW & M of 1080 (CR & M of 1000 taken prior to March 2016) or ACT composite score of 21 or higher
Transfer Student Scholarship - Up to $24,000
Students with at least one completed semester of course work and currently (or previously) enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university are eligible. GPA ranges detailed below are based on a 4.0 scale.
- 3.8 - 4.00 GPA = $24,000
- 3.5 - 3.79 GPA = $22,000
- 3.2 - 3.49 GPA = $20,000
- 3.0 - 3.19 GPA = $18,000
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) - $5,000
- Participants receive a $5,000 scholarship.
Phi Theta Kappa - $1,000
- Transfer students who are members of this honor society are eligible to receive $1,000 over and above a Lycoming College awarded merit scholarship.
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.
Third Century Award - $15,000
- Admitted students not eligible for a traditional merit scholarship will be considered for a $15,000 Third Century Award.
Auditions and portfolio reviews are scheduled throughout the academic year and during open houses. Deadlines for auditions correspond to the application deadlines respectively. 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
- Perform two contrasting pieces (audition required)
- 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 - Contact the Office of Admission for available audition dates
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
- Acting - perform two contrasting monologues (about three minutes in length total); bring a resume or a list of production experiences, and come ready to discuss your interests and goals
- Directing - bring a resume or a list of production experiences, including production photos and programs and come ready to discuss your interests and goals
- Design/Technical Theatre - bring a resume or a list of production experiences; include examples of creative work, and come ready to discuss your interests and goals
- Scholarship recipients must declare a major or minor in theatre during the first semester of enrollment at Lycoming College and meet specific requirements set forth by the Theatre Department. Requirements will be discussed during the Talent Scholarship Audition/Interview.
Creative Writing Scholarship - Up to $3,000
- Major in Creative Writing
- Submit 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
Scholarship recipients must enroll in ENGL 240 (freshman year) and maintain a minimum grade of at least an A-. To renew after the first year of enrollment, a recipient must enroll in Creative Writing workshop(s) and maintain a minimum grade of at least an A- .
Film and Video Arts Scholarship - Up to $3,000
- Major in Film and Video Arts
- Show an electronic portfolio (websites, flash drives, CDs, etc.)
- Submit an electronic portfolio with links to personal websites, public films or videos, photography, and/or digitally manipulated images.
- Up to five separate projects may be submitted.
Interviews, auditions, portfolio reviews and/or submissions should be completed remitted by the respective application date, but must be completed or received no later than March 15. Students are eligible for one talent scholarship. Additional talent awards will be considered honorary. Please make all appointments through the regional admissions counselor via email, or by contacting the Office of Admissions at 1-800-345-3920. Students wishing to be considered for academic scholarships may submit SAT or ACT scores through the January test administration.
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 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, Faculty, Departmental 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.