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 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.

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.