Incoming Freshman and Transfer Student Scholarships
In addition to the Lycoming Grant program (need-based), Lycoming College offers over $31 million each year in scholarships and grants 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.
International Students: View scholarship information for international students
Merit Awards — $18,000 - $28,000
Accepted first-year applicants are automatically considered for merit awards ranging from $18,000 to $28,000 per academic year* based upon the individual assessment of their academic achievement. Academic metrics considered in determing student scholarships include GPA, class rank, and SAT/ACT scores (which can be submitted through the January test administration).
*Merit scholarships are renewed annually provided that the student maintains full-time status and makes satisfactory progress.
Transfer Student Scholarship — Up to $26,000
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, and are used for students who complete a minimum of 24 collegiate credits. Those who have not accumulated 24 credits will be considered for an award based on both their high school and collegiate performance.
- 3.8 - 4.0 = $26,000
- 3.5 - 3.79 = $24,000
- 3.2 - 3.49 = $22,000
- 3.0 - 3.19 = $20,000
Auditions and portfolio reviews for talent scholarships can be 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. Each talent scholarship is eligible for annual renewal provided students maintain satisfactory progress and meet the requirements. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information.
- Music Scholarship - Up to $3,000
Music Scholarship - Up to $3,000
- Interest in vocal or instrumental music & intent to perform (recommended for both majors and non-majors)
- 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. Performing from memory is strongly urged. A pianist will be available.
- 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). They may be asked to sight read as well as perform scales. If there is proficiency in a secondary performance area, applicants are encouraged to include this in the audition scheduling.
- Auditions are available on Tuesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Presidential Fellowship - $500 tuition remission
The Chamber Choir, Brass Quintet, and Woodwind Quintet are comprised of Presidential Fellowship recipients. Each member receives an annually renewable $500 tuition remission. Students of any major may also audition to qualify for this award.
Schedule a Music Scholarship Audition
- Art Scholarship - Up to $3,000
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
Schedule an Art Scholarship Portfolio Review
- Theatre Scholarship - Up to $3,000
Theatre Scholarship - Up to $3,000
- 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.
- 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
- Musical Theatre - perform a monologue and 16 or 32 bars of a musical theatre repertoire (or two contrasting musical theatre selections instead of a monologue); 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, if available (pictures, drawings, photos), and come ready to discuss your interests and goals
- Applicants interested in more than one area of specialization do not need to choose a concentration at this stage.
- Theatre Scholarship Day will be held on February 15, 2020. Applicants may also schedule their audition for a different day.
Schedule a Theatre Scholarship Audition
- Creative Writing Scholarship - Up to $3,000
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
- The top applicant will receive the Arthur and Joanne Haberberger Creative Writing Scholarship, which is awarded at a higher scholarship amount.
- 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- .
Submit your application
- Film and Video Arts Scholarship - Up to $3,000
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.
Submit your application
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.
Special Interest/Affinity Scholarships
- Lowry Ambassador Scholarship (Foreign Language) - $3,000
Lowry Ambassador Scholarship (Foreign Language) - $3,000
For incoming students intending to major in French, German, and/or Spanish, a one-time scholarship of $3,000 may be available to help support the student’s study abroad experience in completion of the modern language major requirement. While granted at the point of admission to the College, the scholarship is only dispersed when the student enrolls in a study abroad experience that meets the major requirements of the studied language. To apply for the scholarship, students must complete an essay describing their interest in studying a foreign language.
- Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) - $5,000
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) - $5,000
Participants receive a $5,000 scholarship.
- John E. Morgan Scholarship - Up to $7,000
John E. Morgan Scholarship - Up to $7,000
- Annually renewable for up to four (4) years, provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress as defined in the College Catalog.
- First preference given to students demonstrating financial need who have graduated from Tamaqua Area High School, Tamaqua, Pa.
- Second preference given to students demonstrating financial need who have graduated from a high school in Schuylkill County, Pa.
- Scholarship money will be financial aid up to the cost of attendance.
Learn more about the John E. Morgan Scholarship
- Alumni Referral Scholarship - $1,000
Alumni Referral Scholarship
Lycoming has established the Alumni Referral scholarship to offer alumni the opportunity to do two good deeds at once: help a deserving student achieve their higher education goals and assist in recruiting the next generation of Warriors! The Alumni Referral Scholarship is a grant of $1,000, renewable for four years, as long as the student maintains full-time status and remains within good academic standing. Alumni can help students save as much as $4,000 during the course of their studies at Lycoming.
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- Phi Theta Kappa - $1,000
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.
Upload your letter or certificate of good standing
- Wertz Scholars - Up to $5,000
Wertz Scholars - Up to $5,000
In addition to a traditional merit scholarship, students are eligible to apply for a scholarship of up to $5,000 to be used toward any enhanced academic experience (EAE) during their time at Lycoming. Students are also granted optional housing in the Wertz Scholars Affinity Community and receive enhanced faculty/career advising. An interview or essay is required to apply.
- STEM Scholars - Up to $5,000
STEM Scholars - Up to $5,000
In addition to a traditional merit scholarship, students are eligible to apply for a scholarship of up to $5,000 to be used toward a STEM-oriented enhanced academic experience (EAE) during their time at Lycoming. Students are also granted optional housing in the STEM Freshman Affinity Community and receive enhanced faculty/career advising. An interview or essay is required to apply.
- Entrepreneurship Scholars - Up to $5,000
Entrepreneurship Scholars - Up to $5,000
In addition to a traditional merit scholarship, students are eligible to apply for a scholarship of up to $5,000 to be used toward a start-up or other entrepreneurial experience during their time at Lycoming. Students also receive enhanced faculty/career advising. To be considered, students must give a presentation on a creative solution or idea.
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 merit award (mentioned above) 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, the John E. Morgan Scholarship, and talent awards in music, theatre, art, creative writing and film and video arts.