Scholarships and awards are available to incoming traditional first-year undergraduate students. 

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Available scholarships & awards:

Merit scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded to traditional first-year undergraduate students (full time) based on high school academic performance. This scholarship is presented at the time of admission and is generally renewable for four years or eight semesters. 

The scholarships listed below are for students entering Carlow in 2022-23.

  • Trustee Scholarship: $20,000
    (GPA: 3.850 and above)
  • Presidential Scholarship: $17,000
    (GPA: 3.600-3.849)
  • Provost Scholarship: $15,000
    (GPA: 3.300-3.599)
  • Dean Scholarship: $13,000
    (GPA: 3.000-3.299)
  • University Scholarship: $10,000
    (GPA: Below 3.000)

GPAs represent the weighted, cumulative high school GPA at the end of junior year, on a traditional 4.0 scale. Carlow will recalculate GPA for those on a 100-point or other nontraditional GPA scale.

Full-tuition scholarship

Mercy Values Scholarship

Admitted full-time traditional first-year students can submit a video essay talking about their interest in attending a values-based institution, the ways in which they embody our values, and how they see themselves fitting into Carlow’s story.

Class of 2026 application deadline has passed.


Major-specific scholarships

C-STEM Scholars Program

Up to $10,000/year

Full-time traditional first-year or transfer undergraduate students majoring in biology (except perfusion), chemistry or data analytics

Priority application deadline: Feb. 1, 2022
(applications will continue to be accepted after Feb. 1 until cohort is filled)

Healthcare Scholarship

$5,000/year

Admitted full-time traditional first-year students majoring in nursing, respiratory therapy, cardiovascular perfusion, IONM, health sciences, public health, healthcare management or healthcare data analytics

Class of 2026 application deadline has passed.

Helping Hands Scholarship

$5,000/year

Admitted full-time traditional first-year students majoring in art education, art therapy, early childhood education, early development and learning, psychology, or social work

Class of 2026 application deadline has passed.

Creative Arts Scholarship

$5,000/year

Admitted full-time traditional first-year students majoring in art, communication, creative writing or English

Class of 2026 application deadline has passed.

Athletic scholarships

Athletic scholarships are based on evaluations by the Carlow coaching staff, and amounts vary. If you are interested, fill out the Recruit Me form.

Carlow awards

Carlow awards may be combined with Merit or athletic scholarships and institutional grants as long as they do not exceed the cost of tuition. The following awards are available for those entering Carlow in the 2022-23 academic year:

  • Catholic High School Award: Graduates of a Catholic high school will qualify for a $5,000 per year award
  • Legacy Award: Children or grandchildren of alumni (who completed a degree at Carlow University) will qualify for a $2,000 per year award
  • College in High School Award: Students who successfully complete a transcripted Carlow University College in High School course (with a grade of C or better) will qualify for a $1,000 per year award
  • 15213 Award: Students whose permanent and primary residence is located in the 15213 zip code will qualify for a $2,000 per year award
  • Rural High School Award: Graduates of a public high school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania identified as rural by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania will qualify for a $2,000 per year award
  • Ohio Award: Students whose permanent and primary residence is in the State of Ohio will qualify for a $3,000 per year award
  • New York Award: Students whose permanent and primary residence is in the State of New York will qualify for a $3,000 per year award

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