General Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

  • Nadav and Nancy Baum Family Scholarship

    This scholarship, created by two IUP alumni, provides assistance to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. No application is required.

    Russell A. and Leah L. Berry Wilkinsburg High School Scholars Memorial Scholarship

    Established in honor of Russell A. and Leah L. Berry to provide scholarship support to a graduate of Wilkinsburg High School (Pittsburgh, Pa.) who will attend IUP full-time and can demonstrate the self-reliance, maturity, and flexibility required to deal with the challenges and opportunities associated with IUP’s academic programs. Preference will be given to the candidate who has maintained the highest academic standards while in high school. In the case where two or more candidates are equally qualified academically, financial need will be the determining factor. Applications are distributed to qualifying candidates.

    Gloria J. Croft Bolinger Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded annually to a graduate of Tussey Mountain High School. The Tussey Mountain administration and faculty select recipients.

    Ruth Bowman Memorial Scholarship

    A discretionary scholarship awarded to a talented and deserving freshman student. No application is required.

    Colonial Motor Mart Scholarship

    Established by the Spadafora family in honor of their employees, this scholarship is awarded to academically talented students enrolled at IUP who have graduated from an Indiana County high school. Preference will be given to children and dependents of employees of Colonial Motor Mart, Colonial dealerships, and Colonial Land Company.

    Edith Davis Eve Foundation Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year students of high academic merit who have financial need and reside in Blair County, Pennsylvania. No application is required.

    Goldstrohm/Citizens’ Ambulance Scholarship

    Awarded to an employee or dependent of an employee of Citizens' Ambulance Service, Inc., who is actively enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. Applications are available at Citizens’ Ambulance Service. 

    W.R. Hevner Family Scholarship

    Larry J. Hevner, a 1970 graduate of IUP, started this scholarship to assist graduates of Harmony High School in Westover, Pa., who enroll at IUP. Representatives from Harmony High School select recipients.

    Charles and Margaret Kupchella Scholarship

    Established by the children of Mr. and Mrs. Kupchella, this scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Blacklick Valley High School who has enrolled at IUP. Representatives from Blacklick Valley High School select recipients.

    Joseph and Judy Kovalchick Family Scholarship

    Awarded each year to a graduate of St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, High School who attends IUP. Applications are available in the Guidance Office of St. Mary’s High School. Recipient must be in good standing and a Pennsylvania resident. Representatives from St. Mary's High School select recipients.

    Wells Fargo Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education)

    The Wells Fargo Endowed scholarship for academic excellence provides financial assistance to incoming freshmen at State System universities who have achieved academic excellence in high school. Applicants must reside in one of the following counties: Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike and York.  Eligible applicants must have been in the top 25% of their graduating class in high school with a GPA of 3.2 or better. Students must also demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA. Eligible applicants must complete an application by  May 12, 2017 . For additional information, please visit

    M&T Bank Scholarship (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education)

    M&T Bank has established a $1,000 scholarship for incoming freshman who reside in Cumberland, Dauphin or Franklin counties, will attend a PASSHE university, and are in strong need of financial assistance. Incoming freshmen applicants must be in the top 25% of their high school graduating class, and upperclassmen must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligible candidates are required to complete an application by  June 9, 2017 . For more information, please visit  

    Thomas and Flora McGrainor Memorial Scholarship

    Offered to a student from West Shamokin High School who lives in the surrounding Dayton, Pa., area (where students previously attended Dayton High School) and who will be enrolled as a full-time student at IUP. Recipient must demonstrate financial need, a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average, and involvement in extracurricular activities and/or community services. Selection is made by the scholarship committee at West Shamokin High School.

    John W. McNaul Scholarship

    Awarded to a graduating senior from Somerset (Pennsylvania) High School who will be attending IUP as a full-time student and who demonstrates financial need. Representatives from Somerset High School select recipients.

    Frank E. Moore Family Scholarship

    Awarded to a nontraditional incoming freshman who has graduated from an Indiana County high school or who has been a resident of Indiana County for one year and who does not meet or is not eligible for other private support. Maintenance of 2.25 grade-point average overall is required. Preference will be given to those with children. Applications are distributed to qualifying students.

    Morino Scholars Award

    Awarded to academically promising and financially deserving undergraduate students. Preference given to students from historically mining communities whose parents or grandparents are employees or retirees or expired while working in the mines, who are in the upper 10 percent of their high school class, who score 1100 on the SAT, and who demonstrate a financial need. Eligibility restricted to graduates of high schools located within Indiana County. No application required.

    G. William and Julia Musser Scholarship

    Scholarship is awarded to the most qualified incoming freshmen pursuing a pre-law major. Renewable if student maintains a 3.0 GPA. No application required.

    Margaret M. Patton Foundation Scholarship

    Established to assist students attending the university who are worthy and in need of such assistance. Preference will be given to students attending the IUP at Northpointe campus. No application required.

    Joseph W. Serene Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a graduating senior from Indiana Area Senior High School who has enrolled at IUP, has achieved a good academic standing (3.0 GPA), is active in school and/or community groups, and demonstrates good citizenship. Representatives from Indiana Area high School select recipients.

    Robert R. Sheetz Memorial Scholarship

    Created to honor the memory of a 1971 graduate of IUP, this award is presented to an incoming freshman student pursuing a degree that will lead to a career that will serve the public good. Preference is given to graduates of Greensburg High School and residents of Westmoreland County. No application is required.

    The Stephen and Sandy Sheller Scholarship for Women of Tomorrow (WOT) in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education)

    The Stephen and Sandy Sheller Scholarship for Women of Tomorrow (WOT) is funded to provide tuition funding for high school graduates of the WOT in Philadelphia program. Applicants must be a graduate of the WOT in Philadelphia program and be pursuing an undergraduate degree with a 3.0 GPA. Eligible candidates must complete an application by  April 14, 2017 . For more information, please visit

    Sons of Italy Recreative Club, Inc., Scholarships

    Scholarships are awarded to graduates of Indiana County schools, with the exception of Homer-Center, who enroll as full-time students at IUP. Applications are distributed to qualifying students.

    Michael J. Supinka Jr. Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a full-time entering freshman who is a graduate of Homer-Center High School and who demonstrates academic excellence and leadership qualities. No application required.

    Tomb Family Scholarship Fund

    A discretionary scholarship awarded to a talented and deserving freshman student enrolled full-time at IUP in a program leading to a baccalaureate degree. No application is required.

    West Branch Area High School Scholarship

    Awarded to graduates of West Branch Area High School, Clearfield County (or any named successor created by a consolidation of high schools), who demonstrate financial need and positive academic achievement. Representatives of West Branch High School select recipients.

    Luhelen Grace Whisner Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a student from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, who demonstrates academic promise, good citizenship, and financial need, and who receives no other private scholarship support from IUP for academic or athletic performance. No application is required.

    Coraopolis Wolves Club Den IX Scholarship

    Provides a scholarship to full-time undergraduate students who graduated from Moon, Cornell, or Montour school districts and who are in the upper quarter of their graduating class. Awards may be renewable based upon maintenance of good academic standing and availability of funds. Recipients are selected by the Coraopolis Wolves Club Scholarship Committee based on a listing of eligible students who meet the criteria. No application is required.