Scholarships are funds awarded to students based on academic performance or other criteria. The best part? Scholarships do not need to be repaid! Edinboro University offers a number of academic, athletic and other internal scholarships, and students can also seek external scholarships from other organizations.

Edinboro University Scholarships 

EU offers its students a wide variety of permanently endowed scholarships. Each scholarship has its own selection criteria and award amounts, and availability can vary from year to year. Application/nomination requirements also vary, but all students are encouraged to first apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA

Additionally, Edinboro automatically considers students for the following scholarships within about two weeks of their admission (no additional application is required):

President’s Excellence Scholarship Award

Entering freshman scholarship from $1,500 to $5,000 with or without test score (test score is optional for 2021) and renewable for up to four years, a value of $6,000 to $20,000 over four years.

Highlander Housing Scholarship

 First consideration for non-PA residents (freshmen, international, and transfer students), $3,000 per year, renewable for up to four consecutive years so long as the student remains full-time, is in good academic standing and lives in a University-owned residence hall. First consideration will be given to students who apply early, before the March 1 scholarship priority consideration deadline.

Edinboro Tuition Promise: 

Edinboro University may award up to a full in-state tuition scholarship for entering freshmen who are PA residents* and are Pell eligible.  Students are required to file a FAFSA and be admitted by April 5 to be considered for this funding, which will cover up to full tuition, after all other gift aid has been applied.  The gift aid that will be included is Pell, PA State Grant, SEOG and other University scholarships.

Students must be enrolled and attending classes full-time each semester in order to receive the award.  The award is renewable for 8 consecutive semesters (fall and spring), if the student maintains the following criteria:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • 24 new credits, earned at the conclusion of the Spring semester
  • Continued Pell eligible based on each academic year FAFSA results
*PA resident refers to a student with a permanent residence in Pennsylvania and other factors that will determine eligibility of in-state tuition status.

Honors College Award Scholarship

This is a one-time $1,000 scholarship that will be offered to Fall 2022 incoming freshmen who are admitted to the Honors College.  In addition, the student has to accept their seat and enroll in the Honors College as a freshman in order to receive this scholarship.  Students will receive the award split by $500 each semester - Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.  New entering freshmen admitted to the Honors College also may apply for additional Honors College renewable merit and one-time housing scholarships at These awards would be on top of the $1,000 one-time offers.

Board of Governor’s Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen beginning Fall 2022 to enhance diversity on Edinboro’s campus. There are a limited number of scholarships available from half, up to full tuition, and are renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters for new freshmen enrolled full-time and who maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.   The Office of Admissions identifies eligible admitted full-time freshmen who are also Pennsylvania residents and have a minimum 3.5 high school cumulative GPA. In most cases this award will replace all other previously awarded Edinboro merit scholarships and grants.

Alumni Legacy Award Scholarship

This is a one-time $500 scholarship that will be offered to Fall 2022 admitted freshmen and transfer students who indicated on their admissions application that one or both of their parents are Edinboro alumni.  Students will receive one $500 award split by $250 each semester - Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

International Student Scholarship

This scholarship is a 25% waiver of international tuition ($3,279.50 per year based on the 2021-2022 tuition rate which equals $1,639.75 per semester). To be eligible for this award, students must be admitted to an undergraduate degree program at Edinboro University and demonstrate need by submitting an Affidavit of Financial Support as instructed in the “Next Steps” email upon admission to the University.

A limited number of tuition waivers are available to new incoming undergraduate international students. Tuition waivers will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If awarded, students will receive an email from the Global Education Office. Tuition waivers are guaranteed for up to eight semesters, as long as students maintain a minimum renewal criteria of a 2.50 cumulative Grade Point Average.

Transfer Scholarships

External Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office is periodically notified of external scholarship opportunities. Students are notified through Edinboro’s S.C.O.T.S. email system, outlining the criteria and method of application. Opportunities are also listed on our website by clicking the link above.

Online Scholarship Sources

Students can find additional outside scholarships through several reputable online sources.

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
Hamilton Hall
210 Glasgow Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-3500
Fax: 814-732-2129

Hours of Operation:

Fall/Spring: Monday – Friday,
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer: Monday – Friday,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.