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212 Blaney Hall
100 College Drive
Allentown PA 18104-6196
Phone: (610) 606-4602
Fax: (610) 606-4653
For Financial Aid and Student Account Inquiries: financialservices@cedarcrest.edu

Merit-Based Scholarships and Awards for Adult Students

Students in the Cedar Crest College School of Adult and Graduate Education (SAGE) are eligible for a number of scholarships and awards. (Note: An adult student is a student who has been out of high school for more than four years.) Here are the current options for which SAGE students may apply.

Transfer Scholarship for Adult Students – Effective Spring 2020 for New Students Accepted

Cedar Crest College recognizes the academic achievements of SAGE transfer students. Students who transfer from a regionally accredited college or university to Cedar Crest College may be eligible to receive a scholarship to pursue a baccalaureate degree.  An unlimited number of scholarships are available. This scholarship may not be combined with any other CCC scholarship.  Transfer students must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship:

  • Obtain a final GPA of 3.0 or higher in the most recent 12 college credits completed
  • Enroll as a bachelor degree-seeking matriculated student
  • Enroll at Cedar Crest College within three year’s following attendance at the most recent institution
  • Must transfer in a minimum of 12 credits
  • This scholarship is available only during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Not eligible for NUR courses
  • Official transcripts required for final review
  • Renewal is reviewed at the end of each Spring semester

Transfer Scholarships for Full-Time Students

The scholarship award will be $2,000 per semester.  Cedar Crest College offers a full-time scholarship to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits per semester at Cedar Crest College
  • Maintained an overall GPA of 2.5

Transfer Scholarships for Part-Time Students

The scholarship award will be $750 per semester.  Cedar Crest College offers a part-time scholarship to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled for 6 – 11.5 credits per semester at Cedar Crest College
  • Have maintained an overall GPA of 2.5

School of Adult and Graduate Education - Full Time Student - Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$4,000 per year, issued to members of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges. To be eligible, the student must have attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 and completed at least 12 transferable credit hours and plan to enroll as a full-time student at Cedar Crest College.  Proof of induction (certificate of induction) must be submitted prior to matriculation at Cedar Crest College to receive the scholarship.

School of Adult and Graduate Education - Part Time Student - Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$1,500 per year, issued to members of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges. To be eligible, the student must have attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 and completed at least 12 transferable credit hours and plan to enroll as a part-time student (6- 11.5 credits per semester) at Cedar Crest College. Proof of induction (certificate of induction) must be submitted prior to matriculation at Cedar Crest College to receive the scholarship.

BSN ADVANTAGE Scholarship – Effective Spring 2020 New Students Accepted

Cedar Crest College recognizes the academic achievements of SAGE Nursing undergraduate students.  This scholarship provides you a $375 merit award for each NUR course credit – taken at the SAGE nursing tuition rate.  Estimated value of $21,750 for the NUR courses.  This scholarship may not be combined with any other CCC scholarship.  SAGE students must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship:

  • Accepted into the Nursing Program
  • RN-BSN and ABSN students are not eligible
  • Maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Renewal is reviewed at the end of each Spring semester

ABSN ADVANTAGE Scholarship – Effective Summer 2020 New Students Accepted

Cedar Crest College recognizes the academic achievements of ABSN Nursing students.  This scholarship provides eligible students with a $2,500 per semester full-time merit award for semesters taken at the ASBN nursing tuition rate.  The estimated value of the scholarship is $10,000 for the ABSN NUR program.  This scholarship may not be combined with any other CCC scholarship or discount and does not apply to students who enter a different NUR rotation after commencing the ABSN.  SAGE students must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for the scholarship:

  • Accepted into the ABSN Nursing Program
  • Must be full-time in ABSN Nursing Program
  • RN-BSN and BSN students are not eligible
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Renewal is reviewed at the end of each Spring semester
  • Course NUR-328 is not eligible for scholarship

Pathways to Professional Excellence Program

The School of Adult and Graduate Education has partnered with local institutions to help their employees and members reach their educational goals by offering tuition discounts on courses taken at Cedar Crest College.  To see if your employer or organization is a partner in this program, please click on “Pathways to Professional Excellence.”

Newcombe Scholarships for Adult Students

These scholarships are provided by the Newcombe Foundation and are specifically designed to assist the mature/second-career woman. Normally these scholarships are awarded as a part of the student’s financial aid package to complement other sources of assistance. Qualified students are invited via email to apply in August for the next academic year.  To be eligible, students must:

  • Apply for financial aid
  • Be matriculated
  • Have junior status (55 credits or more)
  • Be at least 25 years of age

Life circumstances other than those normally reviewed in the financial aid process will be considered. Funds are limited. The Newcombe Foundation website is at www.newcombefoundation.org.

Pathways to Professional Excellence Program

The School of Adult and Graduate Education has partnered with local institutions to help their employees and members reach their educational goals by offering tuition discounts on courses taken at Cedar Crest College.  To see if your employer or organization is a partner in this program, please click on “Pathways to Professional Excellence.”

Bethlehem Branch AAUW Scholarship for Adult Students

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the largest and oldest national organization of women who are college graduates.  AAUW promotes education and equity for women and girls.
Non-Traditional Female Students’ Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Women applying must be a resident of the Bethlehem Branch AAUW area. (This area includes the City of Bethlehem, Hanover Township, Bethlehem Township, Fountain Hill, Hellertown and Saucon Valley.)
  • Applicant Must:
    • Have had her studies interrupted at some point for at least six months.
    • Have completed the equivalent of two years of college work.
    • Be attending or have been accepted for the Fall term at an accredited four-year college or university for undergraduate work.

Awards range in size from $1,000 to $2,000 per recipient. For more information, inquire at the Student Financial Services office or at https://bethlehem-pa.aauw.net/scholarship-committee/ . Application for Bethlehem Branch AAUW scholarship must be made before March 11th.

EWI for Adult Students

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) offers Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarships which benefit non-traditional students. Selection criteria includes, but is not limited to: financial need; socially/physically/economically challenged adults; responsible for small children.

Application for these scholarships must be made before March 27th. Application forms may be downloaded at www.ewiconnect.com.

Women's Business Council Life Long Learner Scholarship Opportunity

Deadline: March 29

The WBC scholarship recognizes adult learners who wish to attend a higher education institution and who have graduated from high school at least one year ago. These women have demonstrated academic ability and a commitment to learning, achievement, and community service. The scholarship assists women in their pursuit of higher education and their desire to assist other young women in reaching their full leadership potential after post-secondary graduation.

Learn more and apply here.