At Alvernia, most 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 and to receive a transfer credit review.


Students seeking to transfer into a traditional day undergraduate program, should connect with Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions for Transfer Students Arielle Phillips at or 610-796-8207.


Those wishing to transfer credits to complete a degree at an accelerated pace or want online classes should contact Assistant Director of Adult Education Admissions Brandy Leininger or 610-796-5187.


Traditional/Residential Programs (in Reading, PA)

The following scholarships are given to qualified full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate day-time transfer students working toward their first bachelor's degree. Cumulative GPA includes all colleges/universities previously attended:


Reading Collegiate Scholars Program Scholarship 

Reading Area Community College (RACC) graduates who transfer to Alvernia each Fall 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 are a member of Phi Theta Kappa or non-PTK members who have earned a cumulative 3.5 grade point average or higher from all previous institutions.


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. Future high school applicants can earn up to $17,000 per year and transfer students up to $22,000 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 date provided by Undergraduate Admissions.


Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree Programs

All adult/non-traditional learners receive discounted tuition however qualified students will also receive the following for any of our Regional Campuses:

  • Dual Admissions Scholarship: $1000/year
    Awarded to dual admissions students (who complete the Adult Education application before completing 45 credits at a regionally-accredited community college) who enroll at half-time or full-time enrollment, as a one-time award for their first year (or first two consecutive semesters).
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $1000/year
    Awarded to students holding current membership in PTK for continuous full-time enrollment for up to 4 semesters and requires maintaining a 2.0 GPA.
  • PA Community College Transfer Award: up to $2000 total for 4 semesters ($500 each semester)

Awarded to transfer students who have completed an associate degree or at least 70 transferable credits with a final minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and who enroll in at least half-time continuous enrollment.

***IF a student is enrolled FULL-TIME at Alvernia, they would qualify for both the PA Community College Transfer Award and the PTK Scholarship. A student will ALSO qualify for the Dual Admissions Scholarship IF the student declares Dual Admission with Alvernia before completing no more than 45 college-level credits from all colleges/universities attended.


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:

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.


Transfer Students