Scholarships for Freshmen


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Scholarships for Freshmen

We understand that finding money to help pay for college is often the most stressful part of the college search process. We are pleased to announce that LHU has a variety of scholarships for incoming students.

Some awards are merit-based, while others depend on residency, financial need, major, SAT/ACT scores or other criteria. To be considered for a Lock Haven University freshman scholarship, students must be admitted for the fall 2019 semester. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the fall and spring, and recipients will be notified. With the exception of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation Inc. scholarship, a scholarship application is not required.  Any scholarship money awarded will be applied to the 2019-2020 bill.  Students may not be eligible for more than one merit-based scholarship.  

The scholarships on this list are reserved for first-time freshmen students. As new scholarships are announced, this list will be updated.  Additionally, the Lock Haven ROTC offers money and scholarships for freshman and sophmore students.

Freshman Scholarships

Scholarship Name Award Criteria
Eagle Scholarship
$2,000 For an incoming freshman student who exhibits a high level of academic success. Priority consideration will be given to students with at least a 4.0 GPA and 1200 SAT/25 ACT. Pending the recipient meets the criteria, this award may be renewed for 3 additional academic years.

Board of Governors (BOG)
STEM Scholarship

Up to
full tuition
The Board of Governor's STEM Scholarship is for an incoming freshman who is a resident of Pennsylvania. Applicants must pursue a degree in a STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Science*), have a minimum combined critical reading and math SAT score of 1200 and a 3.5 cumulative GPA. This scholarship is renewable and students may receive up to full tuition.

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Foundation Inc. Visit the PA Foundation website for detailed information.

If the process indicates that the individual university is responsible for selecting the recipient, you will be automatically considered.  However, many of these scholarships require a separate application - please read the instructions for each scholarship

 PACAC Scholarship More information about the scholarship, and the application, can be found here:

Academic performance, financial need & commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.  Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Foundation Scholarships for Incoming Students

Scholarship Name


Scholarship Criteria

Andretta/Hepler Scholarship  $ 1,000 For an incoming freshman who graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School or a high school in Northumberland County, PA. Must be involved in extra curricular activities or volunteer in the community.
Bald Eagle Alumni Chapter Scholarship  $ 1,100 For incoming freshman from the Keystone Central School District demonstrating academic achievement and financial need.
Bonnie Kay Frantz Scholarship  $    375 For incoming freshman students who will be majoring in theatre/dance at LHU. 
Charney Family Scholarship  $ 1,000 For an incoming freshman majoring in Natural Science. RENEWAL OF SCHOLARSHIP A MAXIMUM OF 3 TIMES IS ALLOWED. For renewal, recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and be enrolled as a Natural Science Major for the following fall semester. In the event a recipient becomes ineligible, the scholarship will be awarded to a different recipient meeting the requirements above.
Dean's Scholarship (Transfer Student)  up to $500 To provide a scholarship assistance to academically talented transfer students who have been accpeted for the fall semester at LHU. Must have successfully completed at least 30 transferable credits from a regionally accredited institution. Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. This average is computed using all post-secondary school work attempted. 
Dr. David M. and Lisa J. Roth- Science Scholarship  $ 1,000 To provide a scholarship for an LHU incoming freshman who is a Biology, Chemistry, or Biology-Chemistry dual major. First preference given to a student athlete. First Preference given to a Biology-Chemistry dual major, second preference given to a Biology major, third preference given to a Chemistry major. Student must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
Dr. George A. and Shirley S. Durrwachter Scholarship  $ 1,425 For a full-time Freshman student majoring in a health related field such as Health and Physical Education, Health Science, Nursing, Pre-Prof, Athletic Training or Etc. that graduated from Jersey Shore High School.
Hazel Stoops Memorial Scholarship  $ 1,000 For an incoming freshman majoring in Biology, Chemistry or Geology. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA to retain the scholarship. 
James and Mary Teufel Scholarship  $    650 For an incoming freshman graduating from Jersey Shore High School going to LHU in the next semester. Must demonstrate financial need. Selected by JS High Guidance Counselor.
James T. Williams Scholarship  $    550 For a freshman student from either Lewistown or Indian Valley High Schools majoring in one of the social science disciplines or the field of teaher education.
Jim and Betty Allen Scholarship  $ 1,050 To provide a scholarship for an incoming freshman or current LHU student that is studying math or science. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or above. Student must show strong quality of passion and involvement in a field of math or science.
LHU Alumni Scholarship  $ 2,000 For four incoming freshman. Recipients must be in the top one-fifth of their high school graduating class and have a mimimum SAT score of 1100.
Lycoming County Alumni Scholarship  $    750 ALWAYS AWARDED TO SPRING TUITION. For an incoming freshman. Based on academic achievement and financial need.
Margaret L. Wolfe Memorial Scholarship  $ 1,025 To provide a one year scholarship to a qualified high school senior who will matriculate at Lock Haven University. Must be a resident of Loganton Borough, Greene Township or Logan Township; Clinton County, PA. Must demonstrate financial need and have a high school GPA of 3.0.
Max Fromm II Memorial Scholarship  $ 1,235 For a  freshman student with successful academic achievement in student's chosen field of student.
Pat Rudy Field Hockey Scholarship  $ 1,000 To provide a scholarship for an incoming freshman Lock Haven University student athlete participating in Field Hockey. The selection will be made by Admissions in consultation with the Athletic Director.
Patricia A. and Robert V. Bombassei Memorial Scholarship Fund  $ 2,395 For a full-time student that graduated from a high school in Clinton, Lycoming, or Centre County with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Student must have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less.
Poorman Freshman Business Scholarship  $ 1,000 For incoming freshman majoring in Business. Must be a Pennsylvania resident and have a GPA of at least 3.0.
Professor Ralph and Mrs. Linda Lehman Scholarship  TBD For a freshman coming to LHU from Jersey Shore High School. Recipient will be selected based on outstanding academic performance, reliability and time and effort donated for service oriented activities.
Sweitzer "Haven to Haven" Scholarship  $ 1,000 Student must be matriculated at Lock Haven University and be a member of the LHU Band program. Student must have graduated from Strath Haven High School. Two winners annually.
Teresa Youtz Arnold Memorial Scholarship  $ 1,613 A four year award for a student maintaining a C average. A copy grades should be sent to Fulton Bank for approval. 
The Alfred E. Hoberman Chemistry Scholarship  $    650 To provide up to $10,000 per year to students majoring in Chemistry at LHU. May also be a Chemistry/Biology or secondary education major in Chemistry. Awarded to an outstanding high school student who indicates their intent to major in Chemistry or Chemistry Education. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 average each year and be a full time student. The scholarship shall pay for tuition, room and board, activitiy fee, education service fee, PUB expansion fee, community center fee and any other fees imposed in the future by LHU.
The Arts Progress Scholarship  $ 1,000 To provide a scholarship for an incoming freshman Lock Haven University student entering the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program. The selection will be made by the Admissions department in consultation with the BFA Portfolio Review Committee.
The Carter Allison Memorial Cross Country Scholarship  $ 1,000 To provide a scholarship for an incoming freshman on the Cross Country Team. Recipient exhibits a strong character, personality, and a passion for running.
The Carter Allison Memorial Scholarship  $ 1,000 To provide a scholarship for an incoming freshmen. Student must be a graduate of Central Mountain High school and must live on campus. The selection will be made by the Admissions team in consultation with the Allison family. The Admissions team will review the top three candidates for the scholarship with the Allison family.
The Coach Pribble and Friends Football Scholarship  $    190 To provide a scholarship for an incoming freshman student attending LHU and participating on the varsity football team. The selection will be made by the Admissions department.
The Davis Insurance Freshman Scholarship  $ 1,000 For an incoming freshman student from Central Mounatin High School. Preference given to student with financial need.
The Dr. Edward Hoberman Scholarship  $    350 For students majoring in one of the natural science disciplines including Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Geology. Must be a student of Central Mountain High School maintaining at least a B average and be a full time student in the fall following graduation. 
The Edith Kinsloe Scholarship  $ 1,150 For senior students planning to enter Lock Haven University in the fall or spring. Student must be a graduate of Central Mountain High School. Students already receiving tuition waivers are not eligible. 
The Ira O. "Pop" Fleming Memorial Scholarship  $    400 For an incoming freshman student majoring in science with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference given to students from Elk, Warren and Clinton Counties.
The Jim and Sheila Russo Scholarship  $ 1,000 For an incoming freshman who graduated from Keystone Central School District majoring in an area under the College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences.
The John and Barbara Brouse Scholarship  $ 2,500 To attract and retain a student interested in studying Business and Accounting. Preference givent to an incoming freshman and renewable for 4 years if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. 
The Judy C. Folmar Family Scholarship  $ 2,000 For a student majoring in Business, Account or Early Childhood Education. Preference given to incoming freshman with financial need from Clearfield or Centre County with consideration given to the following school districts: Philipsburg-Osceola, West Branch, Moshannon Valley, Curwensville or Clearfield.
The Lee Stephens International Soccer Scholarship  $ 3,250 To provide a scholarship for an incoming freshman, international LHU student athlete participating in men's soccer. The scholarship will remain with the incoming freshman throughout his academic and athletic career at LHU provided he meets the criteria listed.
The Lupold Scholarship for Women in Science  $    275 For a female student majoring or intending to major in a science Discipline at Lock Haven University. Must demonstrate high academic achievement as evidenced by high school grades and class standing or by cumulative GPA in post secondary classes. 
The Santander Freshman Student Scholarship  $ 1,000 For a senior high school student planning to attending LHU in the next academic term. Preference given to student with financial need.
Theodore Jay and Bobbie Jo Simcox Scholarship  $ 2,500 To provide a scholarship for an LHU incoming freshman who is a Business Administration or Accounting major. This scholarship will be awarded based on financial need. Student must be in the top 10% of their High School graduating class. Student should preferably have demonstrated leasership ability in extra or co-curricular activities. Selection to be made by Admissions.
UGI Utilities Freshman Student Scholarship  $ 1,000 For a LHU freshman majoring in one curriculum under the College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences. 
Willam & Twila Sote Memorial Scholarship  $ 2,000 For undergraduate 12 students (can continue throughout their time at LHU so make sure of the number of students who have already received this scholarship) attending LHU. Student must be from Clearfield or Reading area high schools. It is renewable for 4 years contingent upon student maintaining a C average. If student fails to maintain this average for 1 semester the scholarship may be extended only upon University approval. 
William and Irene Wagner Bastian Scholarship  $ 1,100 For an incoming freshmen majoring in Art from Lycoming County with preference given to Montgomery School Disrict. Must be an active participant in clubs, service organizations or vasity athletics. CAN BE RENEWED ANNUALLY IF STUDENT STAYS IN GOOD STANDING.
William B Cook Memorial Scholarship  $ 1,000 To provide a scholarship for a full time student attending LHU. Student must have a permanent residence in Clinton County, PA. 
Freshman Alumni Grants  TBD To be awarded to incoming freshman students who have exhibitied academic excellence throughout high school. 

Other Scholarship Opportunities

All scholarship opportunities that are not affiliated with Lock Haven University will be listed here. Lock Haven University does not check the validity of these scholarships. Please use your judgement and read all instructions before applying for a scholarship from an outside source. Scholarship opportunities will be posted in this section as we are notified. Remember, rule #1 when applying for scholarships is that you NEVER pay to apply. That is the first sign it is a scam.

Other Resources

If you are a high school senior, check with your high school guidance counselor for additional sponsors. Scholarship information is also available online through other sites. We offer a link to other sites to provide additional information in regard to financial aid. Lock Haven University assumes no responsibility and/or liability for any errors or omissions in the materials or information provided via the following sites. Students should never pay a fee to apply for financial aid or scholarships.


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