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Scholarships

Keystone College offers a variety of scholarships to our new and returning students in a traditional program to help meet with the cost of tuition. These scholarship awards may be based on academic merit, financial need or both and are exclusively applied to tuition and fees. These awards are considered “gift aid” and do not need to be repaid by the student.

Most of our scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admission or the Financial Assistance and Planning Office, so there is no need for application. However, some of the Outside Scholarship sources have application deadlines and requirements.

Merit Scholarships

There are a variety of merit scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions. Each student who applies to Keystone College and is accepted into a traditional program may be eligible for one of these merit scholarships. A student can only receive one and the scholarship is not need-based.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Amount:  Full tuition
Note: These scholarships may not exceed the sum of the cost for tuition when the financial aid package is inclusive of a federal Pell grant, a state grant, and/or additional institutional awards. Room and/or board charges and any additional fees are not included in the full academic excellence award.

Eligibility:

Full time, first year students who reside on campus.

  • Students must be in the top of their graduating class
  • 3.8 GPA AND a minimum of 1200 SAT or 27 ACT

OR

  • 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Renewal Criteria: 3.5 GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment AND continuing to live on campus.

Academic Distinction Scholarship

Amount:  $14,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • Full time, first year students
  • Based on high school academic record

Renewal Criteria: 3.0 GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.

Presidential Scholarship

Amount:  $11,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • Full time, first year students
  • Based on high school academic record

Renewal Criteria: 2.75 GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.

Trustee Scholarship

Amount:  $9,500 per year
Eligibility:

  • Full time, first year students
  • Based on high school academic record

Renewal Criteria: 2.50 GPA AND Full-time, continuous enrollment

Community Excellence Scholarship

Amount:  $6,500 per year
Eligibility:

  • Any student who has taken a less traditional path to college, may have graduated high school a few years ago, and have been active in their community

AND

  • be a full time first year student

Renewal Criteria: 2.0 GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.

Promise Scholarship

Amount:  $6,500 per year
Eligibility:

  • Full time, first year students
  • Based on high school academic record
  • Extracurricular involvement while in high school outside of athletics

Renewal Criteria: 2.0 GPA plus written confirmation from a club advisor of leadership involvement AND Full-time, continuous enrollment.

Merit Transfer Scholarships

 

Transfer Academic Excellence Award

Amount:  $10,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking students transferring from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 12 credits of non-developmental college level course work with a minimum GPA of 3.50

Renewal Criteria: 3.0 GPA and full-time continuous enrollment.

Transfer Presidential Scholarship

Amount:  $8,500 per year
Eligibility:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking students transferring from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 12 credits of non-developmental college level course work with a minimum GPA of 3.00-3.49

Renewal Criteria: 3.0 GPA and full-time continuous enrollment.

Transfer Trustee Scholarship

Amount:  $6,500 per year
Eligibility:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking students transferring from another accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 12 credits of non-developmental college level course work with a minimum GPA of 2.5-2.9

Renewal Criteria: 2.50 GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.

Transfer Community Excellence Scholarship

Note: This award recognizes leadership abilities, community contributions, and a desire to be involved in the Keystone community.

Amount:  $4,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking students transferring an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 12 credits of non-developmental college level course work with a GPA of 2.00-2.49

Renewal Criteria: 2.00 GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment.

Transfer Promise Scholarship

Amount:  $4,000 per year
Eligibility:

  • Full-time, degree-seeking students transferring an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 12 credits of non-developmental college level course work with a minimum GPA of 2.00-2.49
  • Documented leadership role held at a previous institution, not including athletics

Renewal Criteria: 2.00 GPA plus written confirmation from a club advisor of leadership involvement and full-time, continuous enrollment.

Local College Scholarship

Amount:  $500 per year
Eligibility:

  • Incoming full-time, degree-seeking transfer students who have earned an associate degree from Johnson College, Lackawanna College or Luzerne County Community College with a minimum 2.0 GPA

Renewal Criteria: 2.00 GPA  AND Full-time, continuous enrollment

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Amount:  $500 per year
Eligibility:

  • Incoming full-time, degree-seeking transfer students who have earned an associate degree at an accredited college or university and/or have earned a minimum of 60 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.50
  • Must be a documented member of Phi Theta Kappa

Renewal Criteria: 3.50 GPA AND Full-time, continuous enrollment

International Merit Scholarships

 

International Student Scholarship

Amount:  $6,500 – $14,000 per year
Eligibility: 

  • Full-time, first-year international students
  • Academic achievement in secondary school
  • Non-English speaking students must have a minimum 80 iBT TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS band score

Renewal Criteria: 2.50 GPA AND Full-time, continuous enrollment

Program Awards

Keystone College offers a variety of scholarships that are both need-based and program specific. This means that the Program Award scholarships are awarded to students in a particular major that have demonstrated a need for tuition assistance.

Drinko Criminal Justice Scholarship

This award honors Dr. John Deaver Drinko, the prominent Cleveland attorney and philanthropist.

Amount:  $1,000-$4,000 per year
Eligibility: 

  • Student enrolled on a full-time basis in either the associate or bachelor’s degree criminal justice program

Renewal Criteria: 2.00 GPA AND Full-time, continuous enrollment

Information Technology Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000-$4,000 per year
Eligibility: 

  • First-year students enrolled on a full-time basis in the information technology bachelor’s degree program
  • Note: This scholarship does not apply to students pursuing the MCSE certificate.

Renewal Criteria: 2.00 GPA AND Full-time, continuous enrollment

Sport & Rec Management Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000-$4,000 per year
Eligibility: 

  • Students enrolled on a full-time basis in the sport and recreation management program

Renewal Criteria: 2.00 GPA AND Full-time, continuous enrollment

Professional Accounting Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000-$4,000 per year
Eligibility: 

  • Students enrolled on a full-time basis in either the associate or bachelor’s degree accounting program

Renewal Criteria: 2.00 GPA AND Full-time, continuous enrollment

Other Scholarships

Community Living Scholarship

Amount:  $2,000 per year
Eligibility: Residing on campus

Renewal Criteria: 2.0 GPA AND Full-time, continuous enrollment AND continuing to live on campus

Donor Supported Scholarships

Amount:  Varies by award

Approximately 200 students receive $375,000 in donor scholarship awards.

Outside Scholarships

There are millions of dollars in public and private scholarship funds available to qualified students. The funds received from outside scholarships could directly reduce the cost of your Keystone College education.

Learn more about outside scholarships.