Scholarships for Freshmen


Merit-Based Scholarships for Incoming 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 developed a new merit-based scholarship strategy. Using your weighted GPA, you can determine how much scholarship money you will receive from LHU instantly

These funds are available for all new first-year full-time students and will be disbursed equally between the fall and spring semesters. These awards will be renewed annually (up to eight semesters total) as long as the student maintains a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Fall 2023 Automatic Merit-Based Award for Pennsylvania Residents

Chancellor's Scholarship
GPA: 3.51 - 4.0

$5,000/ yr.

President's Scholarship
GPA: 3.25 - 3.50

$3,000/ yr​.

Trustees' Scholarship
GPA: 3.0 - 3.24

$2,000/ yr.

 Automatic Merit-Based Award for Out-of-State Students

Chancellor's Scholarship
GPA: 3.51 - 4.0


President's Scholarship
GPA: 3.25 - 3.50


Trustees' Scholarship
GPA: 3.0 - 3.24


Provost Scholarship
2.5 - 2.99


Dean's Scholarship
2.01 - 2.49




Commonwealth University has signed an agreement guaranteeing admission, eligibility for merit-based scholarships, and on-campus housing at any of its locations for students in 50 area school districts.



Additional Scholarship Opportunities

A scholarship is a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Scholarship eligibility may be need-based, merit-based, or both.  Need-based awards are based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA  (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA as early as possible. Scholarships are available in many academic programs of study,  students who reside in certain communities or who meet other special criteria.

Unless otherwise noted, the following scholarship opportunities require a separate applicationClick on the titles below to apply for those specific scholarships. Please keep in mind that submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship.

LHU Foundation Scholarships  
Due to generous donors who provide funding to our students, we are pleased to offer a wide array of scholarship opportunities to students enrolled at LHU through the Lock Haven University Foundation. Admitted students will receive a personalized scholarship application link sent to the personal email address used for your application portal. Students must submit this application in order to be considered.

LHU Global Honors Program
Application criteria:
Students who have a 3.5+ GPA and graduate in the top 20% of their high school classes.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 
Application Criteria: This award is for international students who have already been admitted to LHU through the application process and demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange. This award covers half of your tuition cost per year (up to four years). 

Lock Haven ROTC
Army ROTC provides several scholarships each year to motivated students enrolled in the Bald Eagle Battalion.

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Foundation 
The PASSHE Foundation provides various scholarships to students enrolled in any of the 14 state-owned institutions.

PA State Employee Scholarship Program 
Beginning with the Spring 2023 term, Pennsylvania state employees and eligible dependents will be able to apply to the PASSHE Foundation for a grant of up to $2,000 per academic year for full-time students and up to $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarship funds may be used for expenses including tuition, room and board.

PACAC Scholarship
Application Criteria:
Academic performance, financial need & commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Clearfield Educational Foundation Scholarship
The Clearfield Educational Foundation Scholarship Program provides monies to those students who attend Clearfield Campus of Lock Haven University and have graduated from a Clearfield County High School, including Philipsburg Osceola, or are a current Clearfield County resident.

Board of Governors (BOG) Scholarship
The Board of Governors Scholarship is a competitive, full-tuition, renewable scholarship established to support high acheving and diverse applicants. 
Recipients are selected by the LHU Scholarship Committee.  No application is necessary.

Non-University Affiliated Scholarships

Access Scholarships
Chamber of Commerce
Chegg Scholarships
College Board
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Point Foundation
Horizon Federal Credit Union
US Department of Labor

 Reminder: Contact your school counselor to inquire about local scholarship opportunities. 
*Some scholarships may require students to submit the FAFSA - all students are encouraged to apply for federal aid no later than May 1st. 

Have you Won a scholarship from an outside organization? 

Congratulations! Mail your scholarship check to the Office of Student Accounts at the address below. 

Lock Haven University 
Student Billing Office 
Ulmer 224
Lock Haven, PA 17745 

*Please be sure to include your student ID number or birthdate to identify the correct account.





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Admissions Office

Lock Haven University Admissions 
10 Susquehanna Avenue, Lock Haven, PA 17745
(570) 484-2027

Office Hours

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