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Scholarship and Grants

York College financial aid includes scholarships, grants, student employment and loans. We encourage you and your family to apply for financial aid to determine how York College can assist with your educational investment. By filing the FAFSA, you are automatically considered for all forms of aid at York College. Students who begin their enrollment in the 2016-2017 academic year may receive one of the following scholarship awards. 

  • Presidential Academic Scholarship

    $40,000 Scholarship over four years - $10,000 awarded annually as a full-time student living on campus

    $20,000 Scholarship over four years - $5,000 awarded annually as a full-time student living off-campus

     

    Scholarship award is for eight full-time semesters, excluding summers and Study Abroad, toward one undergraduate degree

    • Accepted applicants with an average SAT score of 1274 (Critical Reading and Math) or an average ACT score of 28 and an average gpa of 3.96
    • Eligible students are first-time, full-time students
    • Students who only hold citizenship from a country other than the U.S. do not currently qualify
    • Students under disciplinary suspension lose future merit scholarship eligibility
    • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
    • Eligible students may receive only one academic achievement scholarship
    • Renewed to students maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0. One half of the scholarship will be awarded with a grade point average of 2.75 to 2.99
  • Dean's Scholarship

    $36,000 Scholarship over four years - $9,000 awarded annually as a full-time student living on campus

    $16,000 Scholarship over four years - $4,000 awarded annually as a full-time student living off-campus


    Scholarship award is for eight full-time semesters, excluding summers and Study Abroad, toward one undergraduate degree

    • Accepted applicants with an average SAT score of 1140 (Critical Reading and Math) or an average ACT score of 25 and an average GPA of 3.87
    • Eligible students are first-time, full-time students
    • Students who only hold citizenship from a country other than the U.S. do not currently qualify
    • Students under disciplinary suspension lose future merit scholarship eligibility
    • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
    • Eligible students may receive only one academic achievement scholarship
    • Renewed to students maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0. One half of the scholarship will be awarded with a grade point average of 2.75 to 2.99
  • Heritage Award

    $32,000 Scholarship over four years - $8,000 awarded annually as a full-time student living on campus

    $12,000 Scholarship over four years - $3,000 awarded annually as a full-time student living off-campus


    Scholarship award is for eight full-time semesters, excluding summers and Study Abroad, toward one undergraduate degree

    • Accepted applicants with an average SAT score of 1053 (Critical Reading and Math) or an average ACT score of 23 and an average gpa of 3.6
    • Eligible students are first-time, full-time students
    • Students who only hold citizenship from a country other than the U.S. do not currently qualify
    • Students under disciplinary suspension lose future merit scholarship eligibility
    • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
    • Eligible students may receive only one academic achievement scholarship
    • Renewed to students maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Achievement Award

    $24,000 Scholarship over four years - $6,000 awarded annually as a full-time student living on campus

    $6,000 Scholarship over four years - $1,500 awarded annually as a full-time student living off-campus


    Scholarship award is for eight full-time semesters, excluding summers and Study Abroad, toward one undergraduate degree

    • Accepted applicants with an average SAT score of 990 (Critical Reading and Math) or an average ACT score of 21 and an average gpa of 3.21
    • Eligible students are first-time, full-time students
    • Students who only hold citizenship from a country other than the U.S. do not currently qualify
    • Students under disciplinary suspension lose future merit scholarship eligibility
    • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
    • Eligible students may receive only one academic achievement scholarship
    • Renewed to students maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • York College Award

    $16,000 Scholarship over four years - $4,000 awarded annually as a full-time student living on campus

    $4,000 Scholarship over four years - $1,000 awarded annually as a full-time student living off-campus


    Scholarship award is for eight full-time semesters, excluding summers and Study Abroad, toward one undergraduate degree

    • Accepted applicants with an average SAT score of 950 (Critical Reading and Math) or an average ACT score of 20 and an average gpa of 2.84
    • Eligible students are first-time, full-time students
    • Students who only hold citizenship from a country other than the U.S. do not currently qualify
    • Students under disciplinary suspension lose future merit scholarship eligibility
    • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
    • Eligible students may receive only one academic achievement scholarship
    • Renewed to students maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • American Constitutional Freedom Scholarship

    Full-Tuition Scholarship

    Up to seven competitive scholarship awards for eight full-time semesters, excluding summers and Study Abroad, toward one undergraduate degree

    • Currently enrolled as a high school senior
    • Applicants with a minimum SAT score of 1250 (Critical Reading and Math) or a minimum composite ACT score of 28 
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA 
    • Must be accepted for admission to York College by April 1, 2016
    • Submit a brief letter of application by April 1, 2016 detailing your interest in supporting the U.S. Constitution as it relates to the responsibilities and freedoms of American citizens, including any pertinent activities and background information to:

    American Constitutional Freedom Scholarship Committee
    Admissions Office
    York College of Pennsylvania
    441 Country Club Road
    York, PA 17403-3651 

    • Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00 is required to renew the scholarship each year. One-half of the scholarship will be awarded annually to those maintaining a grade point average of 2.75 to 2.99
    • Eligible students are first-time, full-time students who will reside in campus housing
    • Students must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents to qualify
    • Students under disciplinary suspension lose future merit scholarship eligibility
    • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
    • Eligible students may receive only one academic achievement scholarship

    Please note: Finalists accepted for inclusion in the selection process will be invited to the York College campus on April 17, 2016. At that time, candidates will meet with the members of the American Constitutional Freedom Scholarship Committee and write a 500-750 word essay referencing the Bill of Rights and the United States Constitution, on the following topic: American Freedom/Free Enterprise. Candidates will additionally participate in group discussions with other finalists and the Selection Committee. The Committee will review the essays and participation in the discussions and selected award recipients will be notified accordingly within two weeks of the competition.

  • York College of Pennsylvania Grant

    Grants vary based on each students financial need.

    • Eligible students are first-time, full-time students
    • Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered
    • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
  • Transfer Merit Scholarship

    Ranges from $1,000 to $4,500 per year

    Scholarship award is for up to three years, (six full-time, continuous semesters, excluding summers and Study Abroad), toward one undergraduate degree

    • Full-time accepted transfer students
    • A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required to renew the scholarship each year for up to three years (six full-time, continuous semesters, excluding summers)
    • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to qualify
    • Students under disciplinary suspension lose future merit scholarship eligibility
    • All information is subject to change in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
  • Tuition Exchange Program

    Full Tuition and general fees for up to 8 full-time fall/spring semesters

    • Student must have a parent employed and deemed eligible by a member institution of either the Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE, Inc.) or the Council of Independent Colleges – Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP)
    • The employer’s Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer can provide specific eligibility requirements
    • Admission to York College of PA is the only requirement for consideration
    • Three CIC-TEP Scholarships are awarded each fall to incoming freshman on a first-come/first-served basis
    • Transfer students can be considered for a CIC-TEP Scholarship if a scholarship from their freshman year has gone unclaimed
    • Five or more TE, Inc. Scholarships are awarded each year to incoming freshman and transfer students
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required to renew the scholarship each year
    • Replaces any other merit based award
    • Exchange scholarships may not be used for part-time study (< 12 credits), summer courses, study abroad, or graduate studies
    • Exchange scholarships do not cover semesters in which a major requires study at another institution and tuition is paid to that institution (directly or through YCP)
    • Additional information is obtainable from the YCP Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer, Prof. Rick Osborn rosborn@ycp.edu
  • Alumni Scholarship

    Amount Varies

    • Awarded to students who have an Alumnus/a relative (parent, grandparent, sibling, or other blood relative or non-blood relationships that are valid for eligibility are spouses and stepparents)
    • Scholarship consideration is based on financial need and other extenuating financial circumstances
    • All applicants must have a minimum 2.75 overall GPA, excluding incoming freshman
    • All applicants must complete the necessary forms for financial aid through the Financial Aid Office of York College to determine your financial need
    • All applicants must submit a letter of reference from their alumni sponsor, if one is not already on file in the Alumni Relations Office
    • Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis and recipients must reapply each year
    • Applications are available each Spring semester beginning January 20 with a deadline of March 30
    • Contract the Alumni Office for questions and the application
    • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to qualify
    • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
    • Please note: the Alumni Scholarship would be in addition to any of the above merit awards
    • To apply visit www.ycpalumni.com
    • Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2016
  • Eisenhart Community Scholars

    Up to 5 awards at $5,000 each per year

     

    The Eisenhart Community Engagement Scholars Program educates, prepares, and inspires students to become agents of change in their communities and society. Students will be given mentored opportunities to study and develop genuine partnerships with local community agencies over the course of their time in the program. This supports the College’s mission element of community engagement and outreach by fostering connections among the College, its students and faculty, and our community. The program encourages students to pursue their interests and to meet their educational goals while making a difference in the greater York community. In addition, the program will nurture students’ skills in management, community organizing, leadership, networking, fundraising, and other skills that can apply to whatever profession they choose.

    Eisenhart Community Scholars Application and Information

    The program seeks motivated, energetic students who have demonstrated:

    • A commitment to the common good and to their community
    • The ability to work in teams as well as independently toward those aims
    • A desire to engage in co-curricular, community service/learning activities
    • The leadership experience to manage students in service projects and initiatives
    • Empathy toward diverse people and diverse situations
    • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills

    Award Details

    • Scholarships will be awarded for not more than four years
    • Specific experiential learn courses and/or two community service related internships are required
    • Students will complete a First-Year seminar that is dedicated to learning the principles of community service
    • Students will engage in at least 30 hours of community service projects per semester
    • The student will maintain a minimum 2.5 gpa and show satisfactory academic progress to retain award
    • Student will develop a service portfolio that collects and reflects upon the impact of community-based work, and meet regularly with other Eisenhart Scholars
    • Students will be expected to represent the College and the community with distinction and respect
  • Vincent Risley Scholarship

    Amount Varies

    • Awarded to students with a major or minor in music
    • Audition required
    • After a successful audition, students are considered
    • Satisfactory progress in the music program is required to renew the award
    • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to qualify
    • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
    • Please note: the Vincent Risley Scholarship would be in addition to any of the above merit awards
  • York College Raise.Me Micro-scholarship Program

    We partnered with raise.me to offer micro-scholarships that recognize your everyday achievements and allow you to start earning money for college beginning in the 9th grade. You can accumulate up to $6,500 in micro-scholarships per year. York College will guarantee a minimum scholarship amount equal to the amount of the Raise.Me micro-scholarships. If the student is awarded total York College funds in excess of the Raise.Me total, funds will not be added to the York College total. If the York College total is less than the Raise.Me total, funds will be added to the York College total to equal the Raise.Me total.

  • James Mohatt Excellence in Music Scholarship

    Amount Varies

    • Awarded to students with talent in vocal and instrumental music and musical theatre regardless of major
    • Mohatt Scholarship Application
    • Student must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to qualify
    • Student must be full-time 
    • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
    • Scholarships may be renewed for students maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • The Sanjay Parekh International Merit Scholarship

    The scholarship ranges between $8,000 and $16,000 (over 4 years) and is awarded based on the student’s secondary school academic achievement

    • Open to first time full time resident students seeking F-1 student visa status applying for an undergraduate degree
    • Applicants must be accepted by June 1st to be considered
    • Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified by mid June
    • Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA or equivalent to be considered
    • Applicants must qualify for an I-20 certificate of eligibility for F-1 status
    • Scholarship award is for eight full-time semesters, excluding summers and study abroad, toward one undergraduate degree
    • Recipients must maintain a 2.75 grade point average and live on campus housing in order to continue
    • receiving the scholarship
    • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
    • Students under disciplinary suspension lose future merit scholarship eligibility