Students transferring to Carlow who have graduated from high school within the past four years are eligible for scholarships and awards to attend Carlow.


(Fall 2018  |  Spring 2019)

We offer scholarships to outstanding transfer students who wish to complete their degree at Carlow University. Amounts are based on GPA.

GPA        4.0-3.85       3.84-3.5      3.49-3.0      2.99-2.5      2.49-2.0
Award     $12,000       $10,000       $7,000        $5,000        $3,000

All scholarships require satisfactory academic progress [pdf] to be renewed. All scholarships require full-time enrollment for continued eligibility.


Transfer students who enrolled as new students at Carlow in the Fall of 2017 were invited to apply. Generously supported by the Francis Edward McGillick Foundation, this scholarship provides assistance, up to $2,500 per year for a maximum of four years, to financially eligible Catholic students. Entry deadline has passed for Fall 2017. Check back in the spring for additional opportunities. 


Five non-renewable $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for 2018-19 to new transfer students enrolled full-time for Fall 2018. The Transfer Leadership and Service Scholarship Competition deadline is August 15, 2018. Click here for the 2018-19 application.


Available to transfer students with documented membership in Phi Theta Kappa with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and who enroll at Carlow University. May be combined with other scholarships. 

Carlow Awards & Grants for Recent High School Graduates (less than four years) 

Awards include:

  • College in High School Award: $2,000/year for full-time students who successfully complete (grade of C or better) a transcripted Carlow University-College in High School course.
  • Catholic High School Award: $2,000/year for full-time traditional students who are graduates of Catholic high schools.

Students may qualify for the following Grants, as determined by need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and Carlow’s financial aid packaging policy. Amounts vary based on need with a maximum of $2,000 per grant. 

  • Out-of-State Grant: Full-time students residing out of state.
  • Family Member Grant: Two or more members of the same family who are simultaneously enrolled as full-time, students.
  • Legacy Grant: Children of alumni (completed a Carlow degree at Carlow University) who are enrolled as full-time, students.
  • Courtesy Grant: Nieces, grand-nieces, nephews, grand-nephews, sisters, and brothers of a living Sister of Mercy who are enrolled as full-time students. Limited to one family member per academic year. 
  • City of Pittsburgh Grant: Dependent children of City of Pittsburgh employees. 
  • Community College Grant: Full-time transfer students from a Community College with an Associate’s Degree and at least 60 transferable credits.

Note: Because of the nature of federal, state, and institutional guidelines affecting financial aid programs, the information contained in this website is subject to change. 

Carlow Scholarships and Special Awards, awarded to students at the time of admission, and Need-Based Grant, awarded based on the results of the FAFSA, are available to students who qualify for a maximum of four academic years or eight semesters.