International Students

Scholarships

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:

International Scholarships

Beginning in the fall of 2015, an annual $10,000 award will be offered to all full-time International Students entering Alvernia University as a transfer student in the Undergraduate Day program. The award is renewable up to four semesters for new transfer students enrolling in the fall of 2015.

Eligible students need to hold an F-1 Student Visa. Students must have met all admissions criteria and must confirm enrollment by May 1 for fall enrollment and by October 1 for spring enrollment. Confirmations of enrollment completed and received after these deadlines may be considered on a funds-available basis.

  • must have an Associate's degree
  • must hold an F-1 Student Visa
  • TOEFL is waived if:
    • Proper documentation is submitted
    • Student is from an English-speaking country
    • Student has at least two consecutive years of education in an American high school or institution of higher education. A transcript from the American school or institution should suffice as proof unless otherwise determined by the Admissions Office.
  • Award is guaranteed for up for four (4) semesters for Associate's degreed transfer students
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate, degree-granting program on Alvernia's main campus. Students enrolled at other campuses are not eligible.
  • Preference for awards will be given to students who transfer to Alvernia University from an affiliated community college (transferable in SEVIS without status violation)

 

Merit Scholarships

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.


Transfer Scholarships

The following are given to qualified full-time undergraduate transfer students working towards their first bachelor's degree:

  • ARPA (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.
  • ACT (Alvernia Connects with Transfers) Scholarship**
    This $4,000 scholarship is given to transfer students who have 3.0 or higher grade point average.
  • ARC (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.
  • Phi 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.


Outside Scholarships

International students may also apply for outside scholarships.  Below are suggested websites for international student scholarships:




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