Institutional Scholarships and Grants
Elizabethtown College offers more than $20M in awards each year. Below is a list of scholarships and grants offered directly from the institution.
Elizabethtown College Merit-Based Scholarships
These scholarships are automatically awarded to students based on their high school academic achievements and test scores. Students awarded Elizabethtown College Scholarships must remain full-time students in good academic and social standing in order to be eligible for renewal of the scholarships. These scholarships are not transferable to the summer sessions and are available for eight semesters (10 semesters for 4+1 Master's of Occupational Therapy degree students, 12 semesters for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate, 8 semesters for the accelerated 5-year Physician Assistant Program). This money is an outright scholarship to the student and does not have to be repaid. This aid is listed as a credit on the College bill. Amounts retain their original values provided the student remains in good academic standing and has a favorable disciplinary record as defined by the Student Handbook.
These are reserved for students that demonstrate the highest academic marks. Candidates for this award rank in the top of their high school class with a 3.9 GPA , have taken the most challenging of curriculums and have made positive contributions within their school and communities. Decisions for merit scholarships will be reviewed with or without
standardized test scores.
These are offered to academically superior entering first-year students. Strong candidates for this award rank in the top percentages of their high school class, have taken a very challenging curriculum and display leadership citizenship and extracurricular achievement. Decisions for merit scholarships will be reviewed with or without standardized tests scores.
Founders Scholarships (Formerly Provost)
These are offered to academically superior students. Strong candidates for this award rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class, have taken a very challenging curriculum, display leadership, citizenship and extracurricular achievement. Decisions for merit scholarships will be reviewed with or without standardized tests scores.
These are offered to a select group of incoming student whose high school curriculum is challenging, whose academic record is excellent, who have demonstrated leadership and service backgrounds, and who are likely to contribute to the Elizabethtown College community in significant ways. Decisions for merit scholarships will be reviewed with or without standardized tests scores.
Elizabethtown College Achievement Award
Previously awarded to incoming students in recognition of academic achievement as well as accomplishments and contributions made outside of the classroom.
Elizabethtown Legacy Scholarship
At Elizabethtown College, relationships are important. Relationships that develop between students, faculty, staff, and alumni are a large part of what makes the College distinct. Elizabethtown recognizes the relationship legacy students have with our community by awarding a Legacy Scholarships to incoming accepted students who are children or grandchildren of Elizabethtown alumni. This scholarship is renewable for up to a total of four years (8 regular consecutive semesters).
Elizabethtown High School Graduate Scholarship
Awarded to first year incoming graduates of Elizabethtown High School. The award is renewable for four years (8 regular consecutive semesters).
Bonner Leader Program
The Bonner Leader program at Elizabethtown College provides student participants with dynamic and meaningful opportunities to develop and expand their commitment to service, leadership qualities, civic engagement, and social justice. View more information about the Bonner Leader Program.
Out of State Resident Scholarship
Awarded to incoming students whom reside outside of the state of Pennsylvania. The award is renewable for four years (8 regular consecutive semesters).
Special Majors Scholarship
Awarded to incoming students in certain majors deemed by the College. The award is renewable for four years (8 regular consecutive semesters).
Transfer Scholarship (Formerly Transfer Book Award)
Awarded to incoming transfer students. The award is renewable for four years (8 regular consecutive semesters).
Hatch a Blue Jay Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming student referred by a Blue Jay. One time scholarship.
Elizabethtown College offers dozens of endowed scholarships. Students applying for financial aid are automatically considered for these funds. Selection is based on a student’s match with a donor’s criteria. A named endowed scholarship does not change the total amount of financial aid awarded. Endowed scholarships are College resources provided by donors to support institutional grant funding awarded to students.
These grants are available to students who demonstrate financial need. A student must apply annually to be considered for this grant. This money is an outright grant to the student and does not have to be repaid. This aid is listed as a credit on the College bill. The receipt of additional institutional awards/aid, outside scholarships/aid or a change in residential status may impact this amount. The Trustee grant may be exchanged dollar for dollar for a named endowed scholarship.
Scholarships for Transfer Students
Transfer students are eligible for all merit-based scholarships, with the exception of the Stamps Scholarship. Members of Phi Theta Kappa are awarded our renewable Excelsior Scholarship ($18,000 per academic year) or Presidential Scholarship ($17,500 per academic year), while all other transfer applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships ranging from $12,500 to $18,000 per academic year. Members of PTK are also eligible to receive an additional Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship of $1,000 per academic year. Contact the Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment to learn more.
Mosaic Award winners have a demonstrated commitment to valuing and fostering the diversity reflected in their community and in the bigger world beyond. They have sought opportunities to both seek and provide perspective in conversations and activity related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, age, and national origin. Elizabethtown expects Mosaic Award winners to continue to contribute in similar ways during their time on campus. All incoming accepted students are considered for the Mosaic Award. The award is renewable for four years (8 regular consecutive semesters). Find more information about the Mosaic Award on the Admissions office website.
Myer Writers Award
The Myer Writers Award will provide a rising junior with the opportunity to be matched with a mentor from an industry or profession associated with their intended career pathway, offering a real-world experience to learn the importance of writing for career and professional advancement. The student-mentor writing experience will span one semester during the awardees’ senior year, after which they will write about the impact of this experience. A financial award will be designated to support student costs incurred while participating in the program as well as an honorarium for the professional mentor. The student awardee may receive $250 to begin work on this project and an additional award of $500 upon successful completion of the project. Must have a GPA of at least 3.2 or higher. English majors are not eligible for this award. To apply, email a 200-300 word proposal detailing the industry or a profession associated with their intended career pathway to Jesse Waters, Director of Community Impact and Bowers Writers House. Please include your name, year, major and GPA.
Music Performance Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to first-year and transfer students who are outstanding performing musicians who meet the challenges of Elizabethtown’s academic environment. Scholarships are open to music and non-music majors. Awards are renewable for four years. Scholarship winners must participate in a College music ensemble identified by the College and take private music lessons for credit in their primary performing areas to maintain their scholarships. Students must receive “pass” grades in the ensembles and no less than “B-” in the lessons to remain eligible for the scholarship. Visit the music department website for more information regarding auditions.
Church of the Brethren Scholarship
These awards are available to students who are active members of the Church of the Brethren when they are admitted to the College. Students will need to submit a letter from their pastor confirming the student is active member. This money is an outright award to the student and does not have to be repaid. This aid is listed as a credit on the College bill and is renewable for four years (8 regular consecutive semesters).
Goals & Assist Scholarship
Awarded in partnership with the Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Give Something Back Foundations to an incoming Snider Hockey student who meets all academic and postsecondary requirements. The scholarship is renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters. Contact Admissions for full scholarship details.
J. Wood Platt Scholarship
Available to students who have caddied for at least one season at one or more Member Clubs of the Golf Association of Philadelphia. The selection of caddies to receive scholarship funds is made on an annual basis by the Trustees. The scholarship award continues as long as the student continues caddying.
Listo Program Scholarship
Awarded in partnership with the Latino Hispanic American Community Center to incoming students who participated in the Listo Program. The scholarship is for one year. Contact Admissions for full scholarship details.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
The PTK scholarship is a scholarship to transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at their community colleges and have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher for all of the institutions they previously attended.
Rigg Chester County Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming student that graduated from a high school located in Chester County or Berks County, Pennsylvania with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Preference given to a student who has completed the Chester County Futures "Passport to College" program. The scholarship is renewable for four years (eight semesters). Contact Admissions for full scholarship details.
The Sibling scholarship is available for incoming Elizabethtown College students who have a sibling enrolled at Elizabethtown during the same academic year.
The Stamps Scholars Program recognizes and rewards exceptional students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, overcoming obstacles and innovation. Stamps Scholars receive an award meeting 100% of the total cost of tuition plus access to a $6,000 enrichment fund which can be used for study abroad, internship support, community/civic engagement opportunities and other qualified educational activities. This prestigious scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters. Students must apply to Elizabethtown College by January 15 to be eligible for this scholarship; interviews are encouraged. Find more information about the Stamps Scholarship on the Admissions office website.
Elizabethtown College, in conjunction with the Veterans/Military Education State Approving Agency, manages veterans education benefits for students attending Elizabethtown College. Visit the Records and Registration website to find more information about the certifying officials and frequently asked questions.