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Scholarships are awarded on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or the founder of the award. Some scholarships are one-time awards while others may be renewable. Read our Scholarship Tips and Scholarship Essay Tips .
Freshmen who meet the minimum academic requirements for merit-based scholarship consideration, and are admitted to the University by January 15th, will be provided information on how to apply along with their acceptance letter. Candidates must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1200 or better on the old SAT (critical reading and math) or a 1270 or better on the new SAT (erw and math) and rank in the top 20% of their class. Students with a combined SAT score of 1180 on the old SAT (critical reading and math) or a 1250 or better on the new SAT (erw and math) may be considered if they rank in the top 15% of their class. Applicants who meet the academic criteria for scholarship consideration are encouraged to apply early in the fall of their senior year.
The University Scholarship Committee reviews all applications submitted by the assigned due date to determine the allocation of awards. Consideration will be based on the strength of students' academic achievements in high school, as well as their involvement in co-curricular activities and accomplishments within the community.
Through various scholarship programs, the PA State System (formerly PASSHE) Foundation supports all 14 PA State System Universities by providing scholarships to their students. To learn more scholarship opportunities that may be available to West Chester University students, please visit the PA State System Foundation Scholarship page.
The Financial Aid office receives scholarship information and applications from external sources. A list of outside scholarship opportunities organized by deadline can be found below.
In addition to the scholarships listed in the Scholarship Binder, there are PHEAA and Special Programs unique to Pennsylvania. Completion of the FAFSA is required.