HU: A Great University Education at the Best Price

HU is absolutely committed to providing a strong private college education at a reasonable cost. That’s why every first-year student is automatically considered for a university-funded scholarship of at least $12,000.  Transfer student scholarships start at $8,000.


Undergraduate Scholarships

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 the fall semester.  International students are not eligible for this scholarship but may qualify for other scholarships. Tuition and other student-related fees less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

HU Elite 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 the first year with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 or higher; otherwise renewable as an HU Select Scholarship with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or higher. International students are not eligible for this scholarship but may qualify for other scholarships. $16,000, renewable annually.

HU Select Scholarship. Awarded to full-time undergraduates with a high school GPA of 3.30 or above based on a 4.00 scale. Renewable after the first year with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or higher. $14,000, renewable annually.

HU Distinction Scholarship. Awarded to full-time undergraduates with a high school GPA of 3.00 or above based on a 4.00 scale. Renewable after the first year with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or higher. $13,000, renewable annually.

HU Promise Scholarship. Awarded to full-time undergraduates with a high school GPA of 2.70 or above based on a 4.00 scale. Renewable after the first year with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or higher. $12,000, renewable annually.

HU Hope Scholarship. Awarded to full-time undergraduates with less than a 2.70 high school GPA (on a 4.00 scale), who are admitted based on alternative criteria. Renewable after the first year with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or higher. $12,000, renewable annually.


Transfer Student Scholarships 

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 but may qualify for other scholarships. Tuition and other student-related fees less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans per year.

CCP Partnership Scholarship.  Awarded to recent graduates of Community College of Philadelphia. 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 but may qualify for other scholarships. Tuition and other student-related fees less all federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans 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 noted above are institutionally funded and are for first-year,  full-time degree-seeking undergraduate applicants and transfer students unless otherwise noted in the criteria. International students are not eligible for all scholarships.  There may be additional eligibility requirements for each scholarship. Students may receive only one HU scholarship. HU scholarships are not stackable with another HU scholarship unless otherwise indicated.  Students may qualify for need-based grants, too.  Scholarship amounts are subject to change.  For additional information, please contact the Financial Aid Director by phone, 717.901.5115, or email FinancialAid@HarrisburgU.edu.


Complete these THREE Steps to Maximize Your Institutional Aid as well as State & Federal 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.


About Non-HU Scholarships

Scholarships from HU are institutionally funded and are just one tool available to you. Outside scholarships are a helpful resource for covering the remaining costs of college.  We strongly encourage you to 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.