Alvernia University offers scholarships to international students based on academic performance. There is no separate application necessary for Alvernia’s merit scholarships. Once your application is complete, students are required to take the SAT or ACT. TOEFL scores are not acceptable for scholarships. You will be notified if you qualify for a merit scholarship. Please note that in order to qualify for merit scholarships international students need to meet the same academic requirements as domestic students. Also, please note that scholarships are different for first year students and transfer students. Below is a list of Alvernia’s scholarships and requirements:
The following scholarships are awarded to qualified first-year applicants:
- Presidential Scholarship
To be awarded this $14,000 scholarship, the recipient must have a minimum of 1130 SAT* (or 25 ACT) and a minimum 3.5 GPA.
- Trustees' Scholarship
To be awarded this $12,000 scholarship, the recipient must have a minimum of 1050 SAT* (or 23 ACT) and a minimum 3.2 GPA.
- Veronica Founder's Scholarship
To be awarded this $10,000 scholarship, the recipient must have a minimum of 980 SAT* (or 21 ACT) and 3.0 GPA.
*SAT scores are calculated using combined critical reading and math scores. Students are eligible for only one merit scholarship.
The following are given to qualified full-time undergraduate transfer students working towards their first bachelor's degree:
(Alvernia and RACC Partnership Agreement) Scholarship*
This $6,000 scholarship is given to students who transfer from Reading Area Community College under the dual-admissions program.
(Alvernia Connects with Transfers) Scholarship**
This $4,000 scholarship is given to transfer students who have 3.0 or higher grade point average.
(Alvernia/RACC Connection) Scholarship
This $2,000 scholarship is given to students who transfer from Reading Area Community College with a 3.0 or higher grade point average.
Theta Kappa Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students holding current membership in Phi Theta Kappa.
*Students receiving the ARPA Scholarship are not eligible to receive the ACT or ARC, but are still eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.
**Students receiving the ACT Scholarship are also eligible to receive the ARC and/or Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships.
International students may also apply for outside scholarships. Below are suggested websites for international student scholarships:
Office of Undergraduate
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
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