At Alvernia, nearly 99% of transfer students receive some form of financial aid. Review the following awards to determine if there are any that you may be eligible for, and do not hesitate to contact the Undergraduate Admissions office with any questions. Feel free to email our office inbox or send questions to our Assistant Director for Transfer Students Arielle Phillips. You can also reach our office by phone at 610-796-8269.


Transfer Student (Non-International) Scholarships

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


Reading Collegiate Scholars Program Scholarship
Reading Area Community College (RACC) graduates who transfer to Alvernia in Fall 2022 will be considered for a full-tuition scholarship.

Requirements for this award: Each student must obtain an Associate's Degree before the academic term of acceptance; must live in the city of Reading, Pennsylvania; must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher while a RACC student; and must be enrolled full-time in the day academic division. Applicants must also submit their Reading Collegiate Scholars Program application by May 1 for Fall enrollment in that academic year. 

Provost Scholarship
A $21,000 scholarship given to students who have earned a cumulative 3.5 grade point average or higher from all previous institutions and/or is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Bernardine Scholarship
This $19,000 scholarship is given to students who have earned a cumulative grade point average between 3.25 and 3.49 from all previous institutions.

Dean Scholarship
This $17,000 scholarship is given to students who have earned a cumulative grade point average between 3.0 and 3.24 from all previous institutions.

Transfer Scholarship
This $15,000 scholarship is given to students who have earned a cumulative grade point average between 2.5 and 2.99 from all previous institutions.

Micro Scholarships
Alvernia has partnered with RaiseMe to offer micro-scholarships that recognize your everyday achievements and allow you to start earning scholarships to Alvernia before you even apply. Transfer students can earn up to $12,000 per year, which will be part of your Alvernia University scholarship or financial aid award. You may receive even more in your scholarship or financial aid once we review your application, but the money you earn from Alvernia University on RaiseMe is the guaranteed minimum amount you will receive from Alvernia University. Start earning today at

Alvernia Connects With Transfers Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students who have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average or higher from all previous institutions AND apply to Alvernia for admission and submit their FAFSA prior to April 1, 2021 to begin classes in the Fall 2021 semester.

Students wishing to begin attending Alvernia classes in the Spring of 2022 must meet the same GPA requirement, apply for admission and submit their FAFSA by November 1, 2021.


International Transfer Student Scholarships

Alvernia offers scholarships to International Students entering Alvernia University as transfer students in the undergraduate day program. This award is up to $22,000 and renewable for up to four years (eight semesters). You should review the types of scholarships and all the details on how to apply for them on our International Students Scholarships webpage.

Interested students must apply online. The deadline for submitting your scholarship application is May 1 each year. Eligible students must meet all requirements listed below. The scholarship selection process will begin after the scholarship application deadline

Scholarship requirements:

  • Be a full time, degree-seeking undergraduate student attending mostly daytime classes.
  • Have earned a minimum 3.0 overall cumulative GPA by the May 1 scholarship application deadline.
  • Meet English proficiency and financial specifications.

If you have questions, please contact Alvernia's International Admissions Office by emailing You may also contact Sibel Ahi, Director of International Student Recruitment, directly by phone at 610-568-1473.


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