Scholarships

Lebanon Valley College is pleased to announce exciting changes to our merit scholarship program for all students entering in 2016. 

The merit-based scholarship awards will be based on strength and rigor of course work, grade-point average (GPA), class rank (if applicable), and SAT or ACT test scores (optional). Students applying for admission will be automatically evaluated for scholarships. Scholarships are awarded for up to a maximum of eight semesters as long as satisfactory academic progress is made.

The new scholarship program continues LVC’s tradition of rewarding strong academic performance and will enable the College to continue to attract highly qualified students.

Transfer and international students are also considered for the above merit scholarships. Strength of courses and grades earned in transferable courses are factors in determining scholarships for transfer students with more than 16 credits. High school credentials will also be factored for those with fewer than 16 credits.

For more financial aid information, please click here.

 


For students who wish to be considered exclusively for an institutional merit scholarship and for no other aid, the FAFSA is not required.  These families are encouraged to notify the financial aid office that they do not plan to apply for need-based aid.

Students receiving a full tuition award, i.e. Tuition Exchange Scholarship, Tuition Remission, or the Allwein Scholarship may not receive other LVC aid in addition to the full tuition award. 

No Application Required
The following scholarships require only an admission application.

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS
This award is for children of alumni pursuing his/her first bachelor's degree

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Talent awards based on musical merit; an audition is required for consideration

 

Application Required
The following scholarships require students to complete an application, as specified below, in addition to an admission application. 

JOHN BOWMAN ALLWEIN SCHOLARSHIP (by invitation only)
Full-tuition scholarships awarded to high-achieving, first-time freshmen. Students eligible for this scholarship will be invited to apply.

THE MARY E. McCURDY GRAHAM '30 BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded on a competitive basis to accepted students majoring in Biology

THE DR. AGNES O'DONNELL SCHOLARSHIP IN LITERATURE
Awarded on a competitive basis to accepted students majoring in English

THE J. ROBERT O'DONNELL SCHOLARSHIP IN PHYSICS
Awarded on a competitive basis to accepted students majoring in Physics

UNITED METHODIST SCHOLARSHIPS
Applicants must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year, and must demonstrate commitment to the church

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP & LOAN LIST
Comprehensive list of links to sources of information about student financial aid and scholarships


FAFSA Required
The following scholarships require the student to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

INTERCULTURAL FELLOWSHIP
First time freshmen and transfer students identifying most closely with one of the following racial and ethnic groups are eligible: African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Native American.

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Academic grants awarded to prospective students based on LVC faculty recommendation and financial need.

LUTZ SCHOLARSHIP
Need-based scholarships for graduates of Cocalico High School who have been accepted to Lebanon Valley College.

FAFSA INCENTIVE
The $1,000/year award is available to new and transfer undergraduate students planning to begin enrollment full-time for the 2016 fall semester. To be eligible, new applicants must complete their admission application and 2016-17 FAFSA by March 6, 2016. Transfer students must complete their admission application and 2016-17 FAFSA by May 1, 2016. It is renewable in subsequent years provided the FAFSA is submitted each year by LVC’s published deadline.

Early Decision applicants must file the 2015-16 FAFSA by December 7, 2015 AND the 2016-17 FAFSA by February 15, 2016, to be eligible for the Incentive.