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Scholarship Opportunities

Keystone College offers a variety of college scholarship opportunities to our new and returning students in a traditional academic program to help meet with the cost of tuition. The scholarships below, awarded by the Office of Admission or Student Central 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

Scholarship funding, made available to Keystone students through the generosity of donors who desire to support students in the pursuit of educational goals, is available annually to students who meet eligibility requirements. Scholarships help to offset the costs of a college education and allow students to remain on track. The amount of funding is based on the specific scholarship. 

Available scholarships are listed below.

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 Distinction Scholarship

Amount:  $4,000 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:  $3,000 per year
Eligibility:

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

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

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Award recipients will automatically be a part of the Presidential Fellows program.

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.
  • Based on high school academic record.
  • Students must submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered.
  • Admissions application must be completed by February 1 in order to be considered for this award.

Renewal Criteria: 3.5 GPA and full-time, continuous enrollment AND continuing to live on campus for a minimum of 3 years.  In addition, students will attend an annual reception with the President of the College, participate as a Keystone Admissions Ambassador at least 3 times per semester, participate in at least one community service project per year of their choice or as part of a class or club, and special projects representing Keystone College

Trustee Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000 per year
Eligibility:

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

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

Promise Scholarship

Amount:  $500 per year
Eligibility:

  • Full time, first year students
  • Based on high school academic record
  • Extracurricular involvement, leadership activities, or active in their community

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

Learn about the application process

View eligibility requirements and how to apply.

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More Scholarships

The Alumni Association Scholarship and Mini-Grant program are available to current students. Learn how to apply.

Merit Transfer Scholarships

Transfer Presidential Scholarship

Amount:  $2,000 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 3.00-3.49

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

Transfer Trustee Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000 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 Promise Scholarship

Amount:  $500 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
  • Extracurricular involvement, leadership activities, or active in their community

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

Transfer Academic Distinction Award

Amount:  $2,500 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 3.50

Renewal Criteria: 3.0 GPA 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:  $500 – $2,500 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.

Ask your admissions counselor or Student Central to learn more.

Other Scholarships

Donor Supported Scholarships

Amount:  Varies by award

 

Briggs, Margaret Foundation Scholarship
The Margaret Briggs Foundation Scholarship fund was established by the Margaret Briggs Foundation and is given annually to incoming first-year students from Lackawanna County or one of the surrounding counties. The scholarship is renewable to sophomores who maintain satisfactory academic standing.

Scranton Chapter of UNICO National Foundation Scholarship
The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students who reside in Lackawanna County and is based on academic achievement and financial need.

Davis, Jonathan Lees Scholarship
Established by Keystone College alumnus, Jonathan Lees Davis ’80, this scholarship is annually awarded to a student in good academic standing and financial need who is from the Back Mountain area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Hess, Sterling E. and Naomi Reynolds Scholarship
The Sterling E. and Naomi Reynolds Hess Scholarship was established by Reverend Lupe and Naomi Torrez in memory of her parents. The earnings of this fund are annually awarded to a resident of the Factoryville, Pa. area who is enrolled in either a philosophy, a foreign language, or a religious studies class.
Brown, F.L.G. Scholarship
The annual earnings of the F.L.G. Brown Scholarship fund, established by Florence G. Brown ’41 are awarded to a traditional student who is a graduate of Dunmore High School and is in good academic standing with financial need.

Coleman, Mr. and Mrs. Benton Scholarship
The annual earnings of the Mr. and Mrs. Benton Coleman Scholarship fund, established by Della Coleman Sinclair in memory of her parents, are awarded to a graduate of Lackawanna Trail High School in Wyoming County, Pa.

DiAndriola ’58, Shirley A. Memorial Scholarship
Established through the bequest of alumna, Shirley A. DiAndriola ’58, annual earnings of the Shirley A. DiAndriola ’58 Memorial Scholarship are awarded to a student who is a graduate of Old Forge High School.

Fleckenstein, William O. ’47 Scholarship
Established by Anne Pistell in honor of her father, William O. Fleckenstein ’47, this scholarship is annually awarded to a student majoring in Business Administration with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and financial need.

Morgart Family Scholarship
The annual earnings from the Morgart Family Scholarship fund, established by James A. Morgart ’66, CPA/CFP and his wife, Rosemarie, as a means of giving back and recalling fond memories of Keystone, are awarded to a full-time, freshman student with a minimum GPA of 2.5, demonstrating financial need, and enrolled in the accounting or business curriculum.

Swartley Family Scholarship in Business
This scholarship was established by Keystone College graduate, Robert H. Swartley ’75, and is awarded annually to a freshman student with financial need who will major in Business and has participated in community service activities in high school. The scholarship is renewable based on the student’s continued community service involvement at Keystone and attaining between 45-60 hours of community service per academic year.

Mori, Dr. Gino and Jean Cavalieri Scholarship Fund
The Dr. Gino and Jean Cavalieri Mori Scholarship Fund was established by alumnus, Dr. Gino Mori ’51, in honor of his wife. This scholarship is annually awarded to a second-year student enrolled in the fine arts program who is in good academic standing with financial need.PA

Kennedy ’53, Dr. James V. Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. James V. Kennedy ’53 Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Kennedy by his wife, Patricia, and family. This scholarship is annually awarded to a student majoring in one of the College’s science programs who is in good academic standing with financial need.

Middleton, Jack L. Environmental Scholarship
The Jack L. Middleton Environmental Scholarship was established through the bequest of alumnus, former trustee, and Evergreen Society member, Jack L. Middleton ’50, and supported by his family. Annual earnings of this scholarship are awarded to a student in good academic standing with financial need, and enrolled in the College’s four-year Environmental Resource Management program.

Woodward, Jean and Frank Scholarship in Biological Science
Established by alumni, William ’47 and Jean ’43 Fleckenstein, the annual earnings of the Jean and Frank Woodward & Helen Woodward Myers Scholarship in Biological Science are awarded to a student enrolled in the biological science program who is in good academic standing with financial need.

Schoenbaum, Alex Scholarship
The Alex Schoenbaum Scholarship, established through a grant from the Schoenbaum Family Foundation in memory of Alex Schoenbaum, founder of Shoney’s Restaurants U.S.A. Scholarships are awarded annually to students in early childhood education.

Pietrefase, Leo Memorial Scholarship in Hospitality
The annual Leo Pietrefase Memorial Scholarship in Hospitality was established by Carol James ’60 in loving memory of her friend, Leo Pietrefase, and is annually awarded to a student enrolled in Keystone’s hospitality business management program.

Haselhuhn ’43, Eleanor Yevitz Scholarship
The Eleanor Yevitz Haselhuhn ’43 Scholarship, established by alumna, Eleanor Yevitz Haselhuhn ’43, is annually awarded to a student who meets the following criteria:

  • Need/good academic standing
  • biological sciences
  • health sciences
  • public relations
  • communications arts and humanities
  • hospitality business management
  • business

Koerner Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Gary Koerner ’62 in honor of Osler John Woosman, Keystone Radio Broadcast Engineering Technologist volunteer to Radio WKJC AM from 1960-1963. A scholarship is annually awarded to a learning challenged student majoring in either science, information technology or math who is in good academic standing with financial need, and preferably involved with the College’s radio station.

Scranton Times-Tribune Scholarship
The Scranton Times-Tribune Scholarship, established by the Lynett family, is annually awarded to a full or part-time student in good academic standing, financial need and an employee, or child of an employee of The Scranton Times, The Tribune, The Citizens’ Voice, or local radio station affiliates of Times-Shamrock Communications.
Candidates must self-identify as an applicant to Keystone College’s Financial Assistance and Planning Office and obtain written employment verification on an annual basis through The Scranton Times-Tribune Personnel Office.

Bialkowski, Vladimir Memorial Scholarship
The Vladimir Bialkowski Memorial Scholarship was established in 1970 by Janet Bialkowski in memory of her husband. An annual scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits interest and proficiency in music.
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Fiore, Bonnie Bennett Memorial Scholarship
The Bonnie Bennett Fiore Memorial Scholarship, established by alumnus Gregory Fiore ’69 in memory of his wife, is awarded annually to a female student who is active in the school newspaper or yearbook and is in good academic standing.

Grego ’39, Paul Scholarship
The Paul Grego ’39 Scholarship, established in honor of Paul Grego ’39 and in remembrance of his granddaughter, Kimberly Marie Rogers, is annually awarded to a junior or senior student from a rural area of Pennsylvania, majoring in either Business or Environmental Biology and who is in good academic standing with financial need.

Weinberger, Murray Leadership Scholarship
The Murray Weinberger Leadership Scholarship, established by family and friends in memory of longtime friend of the College, Murray Weinberger, is annually awarded to a student in good academic standing, financial need and demonstrated leadership ability.

Classes of 1948, 1949 & 1950, Edward G. Prebor ’49, Scholarship
This scholarship was created through contributions made by members of Keystone College classes of 1948, 1949, and 1950 representing the first three graduating classes of the GI Bill. The criteria for awarding this scholarship is leadership and service with respect to the College and fellow classmates; scholastic achievement; and financial need, but not before the first two qualifications.It is awarded to a student having completed his or her sophomore year and continuing into his or her junior year at Keystone on a course for a baccalaureate degree.

Furthering the Promise Scholarship
Furthering the Promise Scholarship was established by the 2003-2004 Student Senate Class Gift Committee on behalf of the Keystone College Class of 2004, as a means of assisting their peers in achieving a quality education, with hope that future classes will continue the tradition of giving back.This scholarship is annually awarded to a full-time, returning student with a minimum 2.8 grade point average who exhibits leadership qualities in more than one area and is renewable based on continued campus or community involvement and maintenance of 2.8 or above grade point average.
Minimum GPA to renew scholarship: 2.8

Kagler Family Endowment Scholarship
The annual earnings of the Kagler Family Endowment Scholarship fund, established by trustee and alumnus, Robert L. Kagler ’57 and his wife Mary Lu ’59, are annually awarded to a commuter student who is in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need.

Miller, Harold and Frieda Scholarship
Established by Keystone College alumnus, Hal Miller ’57 in memory of his parents, this scholarship is annually awarded to a commuter student in good academic standing with financial need.

Peck, Jack V. ’57 and Sue Chisholm ’58 Scholarship
Established by Jack V. ’57 and Sue Chisholm ’58 Peck, this scholarship is annually awarded to a commuter student with a standard grade point average, but above average potential and financial need, as well as entrepreneurial and leadership ability as evidenced through his or her involvement in related campus and/or community activities. The scholarship is renewable based on continued good academic standing and financial need.

Paige Krepps Stahl ’63 Scholarship for Veterans
This scholarship was established by Keystone College alumna, Paige Krepps Stahl ’63, and is awarded annually and is applied directly against students’ tuition for students who are veterans in good academic standing with financial need.

Turock, Dr. Betty J. Noone ’53 Scholarship
Established by Dr. David L. Turock ’77 in honor of his mother, this scholarship is annually awarded to a minority student who is in good academic standing with financial need.

Davis, Thomas W. ’52 and Charlotte M. ’53 Scholarship
The annual earnings of the Thomas W. ’52 and Charlotte M. ’53 Davis Scholarship, established by alumni Thomas W. ’52 and Charlotte M. ’53 Davis, are awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and is in good academic standing.

Donovan, Caroline C. Memorial Scholarship
The Caroline C. Donovan Memorial Scholarship was established through the bequest of alumna and Evergreen Society member, Caroline C. Donovan ’48. The annual earnings of this scholarship are awarded to a student in good academic standing with financial need.

Finetti, Joseph and Louise Scholarship
The Joseph and Louise Finetti Scholarship was established by alumna, Louise Finetti ’53 and her husband Joseph, in honor of the fifty year anniversary of her graduation from Keystone College, and is awarded annually to a student in good academic standing and financial need.

Foster, Donald ’40 and Marjorie Scholarship
The Donald and Marjorie Foster Scholarship, established by Donna Foster Altschul ’68, Deborah Foster Spedding ’70 and Lawrence Foster ’72, in memory of their parents, Donald and Marjorie Foster, and in honor of the family’s long-standing history with Keystone College, is awarded annually to a student who is in good academic standing and financial need.

Frueauff, Charles A. Foundation Scholarship
The annual earnings of the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Scholarship fund, established by the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc., are awarded to worthy students who demonstrate a financial need.

Ginader, George Scholarship
The George Ginader Scholarship was established by family and friends in honor of 1956 alumnus, George Ginader’s 70th birthday. This scholarship is annually awarded to a student who demonstrates good academic standing and financial need.

Golo, Alfred J. Scholarship
The Alfred J. Golo Scholarship established by friend of the College, Ethel M. Golo, in memory of her husband, is annually awarded to a student who demonstrates good academic standing and financial need.

Hollinshead, Dr. Byron Sharpe Scholarship
Dr. Byron Sharpe Hollinshead Scholarship, established by the Hollinshead family in memory of Keystone College’s first president, is awarded annually to a student in good academic standing and with financial need.

Isherwood, Sophie K. and Edison A. Memorial Scholarship
The Sophie K. and Edison A. Isherwood Memorial Scholarship was established by alumna, Shirley Pinto ’55, and her husband, Ed, in memory of her parents. The annual earnings of this scholarship are awarded to a student in good academic standing with financial need.

Keystone College Scholarship
Established by a grateful Keystone College alumna who wishes to remain anonymous, this scholarship is annually awarded to a student in good academic standing with financial need.

Knight, Kathryn Peck Scholarship
The Kathryn Peck Knight Scholarship, established through the bequest of Kathryn Peck Knight, is awarded annually to students based on financial need and academic standing.

Linder, Robert A. Memorial Scholarship
The Robert A. Linder Memorial Scholarship was established by Bertram N. Linder, Keystone College trustee emeritus, in memory of his son, Robert A. Linder. The scholarship is given annually to a student who is in good academic standing and financially deserving.

Linen, James A., Jr., Memorial Scholarship
The James A. Linen, Jr., Memorial Scholarship was established with funds received by Keystone College after the death of Mr. Linen, a long-time friend of Keystone. This scholarship is supported by Mr. Linen’s family and awarded annually based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

Manchester Scholarship
The Manchester Scholarship established through the bequest of Elizabeth M. Manchester in honor of her family’s numerous strong ties to and fondness for Keystone College and the Factoryville, Pa. community, is awarded annually.

Marquardt Family Scholarship
Marquardt Family Scholarship, established through the generosity of the Richard C. Marquardt family, this scholarship is annually awarded to a student in good academic standing and financial need.

Mooney, Dr. Robert E., Jr., Scholarship
The Dr. Robert E. Mooney, Jr., Scholarship was established in honor of the seventh president of Keystone College through the generosity of trustees and friends of Keystone. This award is given to students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need.

Pearson, William G. Scholarship
The annual earnings of the William G. Pearson Scholarship fund, established by the bequests of Mr. and Mrs. Pearson, local friends of Keystone, are granted “to help defray the cost of attendance of worthy students at the College.”
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Reynolds, Frank A. and Georgia J. Scholarship
The earnings of the Frank A. and Georgia J. Reynolds Scholarship fund, established by Mrs. Chiquita R. Gregory ’13, in memory of her parents, are awarded annually.

Ryder, Mildred Wrigley Scholarship
The annual earnings of the Mildred Wrigley Ryder Scholarship fund, established through a bequest in memory of Mildred Wrigley Ryder of Clarks Summit, Pa., are awarded to students who demonstrate “financial need, aptitude, good moral character, and self-discipline.”

Barrett, Sr. Adrian IHM Leadership Scholarship
From Scranton area, shows "devotion to service" and leadership skills

Class of 1946 & 1947 Military Memorial Endowment Scholarship
Good academic standing

Donahue, Sr. Renee FSP Scholarship
Good academic standing, A student who participates in the performing arts, e.g. music, forensics, theater

Loch, Nancy Scholarship
Good academic standing, in need

Mackie, Matthew Memorial Scholarship
Good academic standing, in need

Moskovitz, I. Leo & Ann Scholarship
Good academic standing, in need

Neuroth, Scotty Scholarship
Good academic standing, need, visual arts student

Noyle Family Scholarship
Full-time, traditional, commuter, engaged on campus, sophomore or above, on pace to graduate with honors in business

PA Association of School Retirees Scholarship
Good academic standing, in need

PA Governer's Conference for Women Scholarship
Freshman woman from PA, strong need, community service

Pullo, Frank S. & Grace L. Scholarship
Good academic standing, in need

Scandale, Nicholas Scholarship
For a student of any major with a 3.0 GPA and true financial need

Keystone Visit Award

A one-time $200 award (awarded in the student’s first year) for high school seniors and transfer students who visit campus. Students must visit within a year of enrollment and must commit to enroll, as a full-time student, by May 1. This applies to regular daily campus visits, overnight visits, and Admissions events.

Music Scholarships

The Keystone College Department of Performance Music awards six donor-funded scholarships. In order to qualify, a student must currently be a member of the KC Performance Music ensembles in good standing, or plan to be, upon entering the College as a first-year student. Interested students – both incoming and current – should apply by Thursday, July 8. Students should read the application carefully to determine eligibility.  Apply here.

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.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Many organizations offer financial aid or scholarships to students of Keystone College that are interested in studying abroad. If you would like to spend a semester abroad, we want to ensure that you have the ability to afford the adventure. We encourage you to search scholarship resources when planning funding for your study abroad trip.

Learn more about study abroad scholarships and funding.