Scholarships and Grants

York College financial aid includes scholarships, grants, student employment and loans. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid to determine how York College can assist with their educational investment. By filing the FAFSA, students are automatically considered for all forms of aid at York College. Students who begin their enrollment in the 2014-2015 academic year may receive one of the following scholarship awards. 

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Presidential Academic Scholarship

$34,000 Scholarship over four years - $8,500 awarded annually as a full-time student living on campus

$18,000 Scholarship over four years - $4,500 awarded annually as a full-time student commuting from home

 

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

  • Accepted applicants with a minimum SAT score of 1250 (Critical Reading and Math) or a minimum composite ACT score of 28 (optional writing test required)
  • You also qualify with a minimum 4.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1150 (Critical Reading and Math) or a minimum composite ACT score of 25 (optional writing test required)
  • 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
  • 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 changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
  • Eligible students may receive only one academic achievement scholarship

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Dean's Academic Scholarship

$28,000 Scholarship over four years - $7,000 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 commuting from home


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

  • Accepted applicants with an SAT score of 1150-1240 (Critical Reading and Math) or a composite ACT score of 25-27 (optional writing test required) and a cumulative GPA less than 4.0
  • You also qualify with a minimum 4.0 cumulative GPA and an SAT score of 1000-1140 (Critical Reading and Math) or a composite ACT score of 21-24 (optional writing test required)
  • 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
  • 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 changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
  • Eligible students may receive only one academic achievement scholarship

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York Heritage Award

$16,000-$24,000 Scholarship over four years - $4,000-$6,000 awarded annually as a full-time student living on campus

$4,000-$8,000 Scholarship over four years - $1,000-$2,000 awarded annually as a full-time student commuting from home


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

  • All accepted first-time, full-time freshmen applicants not receiving the Presidential or Dean’s Scholarship are automatically considered
  • 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 changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy
  • Eligible students may receive only one academic achievement scholarship
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required to renew the scholarship
  • Amount awarded is based on academic qualifications

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American Constitutional Freedom Scholarship

Full-Tuition Scholarship

 

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

• Accepted applicants with a minimum SAT score of 1250 (Critical Reading and Math) or a minimum composite ACT score of 28 (optional writing test required)
• Minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA
• Must be accepted for admission to York College by February 1, 2015
• Submit a brief letter of application by February 14, 2015 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 March 15, 2015. 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.

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York College of Pennsylvania Grant-In-Aid

Grants vary from $100-$7,000 annually

  • Awards based on a variety of criteria, i.e., major, financial need, place of residence, academic average, etc
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Grant amounts may vary by individual scholarship fund
  • Most funds require a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Some may require a higher GPA (i.e. 2.5)
  • All information is subject to changes in the federal/state regulations and York College policy

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Transfer Merit Scholarship

$2,000 scholarship per year - $1,000/semester

 

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

  • Full-time accepted transfer students
  • Earned minimum GPA of 3.3 or membership in Phi Theta Kappa while enrolled full-time at the most recently attended regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.00 is required to renew the scholarship each year for up to three years (six full-time semesters, excluding summers).  One half of the scholarship will be awarded annually to those maintaining a grade point average of 2.75-2.99
  • 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

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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

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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 February 1 with a deadline of April 1
  • 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

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Adam Kohler Scholarship/Loan

Amount Varies

  • Awarded to students with a major or minor in music
  • Audition required
  • After a successful audition, students are considered
  • Eighty percent of award is grant and twenty percent is interest-free loan repayable after graduation
  • 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 Adam Kohler Scholarship/Loan would be in addition to any of the above merit awards