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Few investments will be as significant as your college education. Because a strong education like one at Harrisburg University prepares you for a more satisfying and successful life after college.
You already know this investment is important – that’s why you’re looking at HU. Our record speaks for itself: Over the past three years, 92% of graduates are employed or pursuing graduate studies within a few short months of graduation.

We are committed to providing a strong college education at a reasonable cost. That’s why every first-year or transfer student is automatically considered for a scholarship that ranges in amounts from $6,000 to $20,000.

What’s more, 99% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. We’re dedicated to ensuring all students have access to a quality, affordable education. And we do everything we can to make the process of applying for financial aid easy. We’ll be here to help you every step of the way.

 

Undergraduate Scholarships & Grants

Harrisburg Partnership Scholarship.  Awarded to recent graduates from Harrisburg School District enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU. Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines.  Must apply by May 1st prior to fall semester.  International students are not eligible for this scholarship. Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

Harrisburg Strong Scholarship. Up to eight (8) scholarships awarded to recent graduates from any Dauphin County School District enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU. Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines.  Must apply by May 1 prior to fall semester. International students are not eligible for this scholarship. Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

Philadelphia Partnership Scholarship. Up to twenty (20) scholarships awarded to recent graduates with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 from Philadelphia School District enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU. Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines.  International students are not eligible for this scholarship. Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

Delaware County Strong Scholarship.  Awarded  to recent graduates from any Delaware County School District in PA with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher who are enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU.  $15,000 per academic year, renewable annually.

Montgomery Strong Scholarship.  Awarded  to recent graduates from any Montgomery County School District in PA with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0  or higher who are enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU.  Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines. $15,000 per academic year, renewable annually.

York  Strong Scholarship.  Awarded  to recent graduates from any York County School District with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher who are enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU.  Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines.  Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

York Partnership Scholarship.  Awarded  to recent graduates from the York City School District with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7  or higher who are enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU.  Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines. International students are not eligible for this scholarship.  Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

Reading Partnership Scholarship.  Awarded  to recent graduates of the Reading School District with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7  or higher who are enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU.  Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines.  International students are not eligible for this scholarship. Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

Carlisle School District Partnership Scholarship. Up to eight (8) scholarships awarded to recent graduates from the Carlisle School District enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU. Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines. Interviews may be required. Must apply by June 1 prior to fall semester. International students are not eligible for this scholarship. Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

Baltimore Partnership Scholarship. Awarded to recent graduates from Baltimore City School District with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or higher who are enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU.  $15,000 per academic year, renewable annually.

DC Partnership Scholarship. Awarded to recent graduates with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or higher from Washington, D.C. School District enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU.  $15,000 per academic year, renewable annually.

Maryland Scholarship. Awarded to recent graduates from the state of Maryland with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or higher who are enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU.  $15,000 per academic year, renewable annually.

New Jersey Scholarship. Awarded to recent graduates from the state of New Jersey with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or higher who are enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU.  $15,000 per academic year, renewable annually.

Commonwealth Charter Academy. Awarded to recent graduates from Commonwealth Charter Academy with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or higher from CCA enrolling full-time in a degree program at HU. Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines. Must apply by May 1st prior to fall semester. International students are not eligible for this scholarship.Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

Trustees’ Scholarship Eligible students will have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.80 or above based on a 4.00 scale.Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines. Renewable after first year with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 or higher; otherwise renewable as a Presidential Scholarship with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or higher. International students are not eligible for this scholarship. $16,500-18,000 per academic year, renewable annually.

Presidential Scholarship.Awarded to full-time undergraduates with a high school GPA of 3.30 or above based on a 4.00 scale. Renewable after first year with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or higher. $10,000 (per year).

Provost Scholarship. Awarded to full-time undergraduates with a high school GPA of 3.00 or above based on a 4.00 scale. Renewable after first year with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or higher. $8,000 (per year).

HU Merit Scholarship. Awarded to full-time undergraduates with a high school GPA of 2.70 or above based on a 4.00 scale. Renewable after first year with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or higher. $6,000 (per year).

 

 

Transfer Student Scholarships & Grants

Transfer Presidential Scholarship. Awarded to students transferring from another accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher. $10,000 (per year).

Transfer Provost Scholarship. Awarded to students transferring from another accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.$8,000 (per year).

HACC Partner Scholarship. Up to twelve (12) scholarships awarded to recent graduates of Harrisburg Area Community College. Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines.  International students are not eligible for this scholarship. Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

RACC Partner Scholarship. Up to twelve (12) scholarships awarded to recent graduates of Reading Area Community College. Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines.  International students are not eligible for this scholarship. Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

Philadelphia Degree Completion Scholarship. Up to twelve (12) scholarships awarded to recent graduates of Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area community colleges or graduates with an associate degree from regionally accredited University in Philadelphia/Delaware Valley. Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines. Interviews may be required. International students are not eligible for this scholarship.Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

Community College of Baltimore County Partner Scholarship. Up to twelve (12) scholarships awarded to recent graduates of Community College of Baltimore County. Applicants must apply for federal grants before their respective deadlines. Interviews may be required. International students are not eligible for this scholarship. Full tuition less all federal grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

Baltimore Degree Completion Scholarship. Up to twelve (12) scholarships awarded to students who have recently earned an associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the City of Baltimore or Baltimore County. Applicants must apply for all federal grants before their respective deadlines. Interviews may be required. International students are not eligible for this scholarship. International students are not eligible for this scholarship. Full tuition less all federal grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

Lehigh Carbon Community College Scholarship. Up to twelve (12) scholarships awarded to recent graduates of Lehigh Carbon Community College with an associate degree. Applicants must apply for all state and federal grants before their respective deadlines. Interviews may be required. International students are not eligible for this scholarship.Full tuition less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year .

Advancing with Information Technology Scholarship. Up to eight (8) scholarships awarded to transfer students with Associates Degrees in a Technology Field related to the degrees offered at HU and three years of work experience in a related field. Interviews may be required. Renewable. $15,000 (per year).

Harrisburg University Grant. Full-time transfer students enrolling in an undergraduate degree program. Based on financial need. $500 to $4,000 (per year).

Phi Theta Kappa Membership Scholarship. Awarded to full-time undergraduate transfer students enrolled in a degree program at HU who are members of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. This scholarship may stack with the Transfer Merit Scholarship. $8,000 (per year).

Scholarships and grants noted below are for first-year, full-time degree-seeking undergraduate applicants and transfer students for Fall 2018 unless otherwise noted in the criteria. International students are not eligible for all scholarships.  There may be additional eligibility requirements for each scholarship or grant. Students may receive only one HU scholarship which are non-stackable, unless otherwise indicated. For additional information, please contact the Financial Aid Director by phone, 717.901.5115, or email FinancialAid@HarrisburgU.edu.

Complete these THREE Steps for HU Scholarships & Grants

  1. Apply free online at www.HarrisburgU.edu/apply.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid.
  3. Include HU’s school code (039483) when completing the FAFSA so we can evaluate your eligibility for the maximum amount of financial aid.

Throughout the year, the University will offer workshops to help you and your family complete the FAFSA and to manage your educational investment. You can also schedule an individual financial planning session by calling 717.901.5115 or email FinancialAid@HarrisburgU.edu.

All About Non-HU Scholarships

Scholarships from HU are just one tool available to you. Investigate private scholarships and grants from organizations beyond the campus. Many scholarships and grants are offered by private sources, such as private foundations, companies, fraternal and religious organizations, labor unions, veterans organizations, professional associations, social groups, and ethnic associations.

Because they are private and therefore not administered by HU, it is up to you to research and apply for them on your own. The best place to start your research is with any organization you or a family member has an affiliation with (such as your or your parents’ employer, church or religious organization). If you’re a current high school student, you should contact your guidance office for information on local scholarships.

Much of your research will involve using the internet. It is important to be careful when reviewing information online. Harrisburg University recommends that you do not use any fee-based service to look for private scholarships. Below are several scholarship search engines that are free:

Throughout the year, the University will offer workshops to help you and your family understand scholarships and grants. You can also schedule an individual session to understand the financial aid process, by calling 717.901.5115 or email FinancialAid@HarrisburgU.edu.