If you are a high school student or if you have been out of high school for less than four years, the top section is for you! 

If you graduated high school more than four years ago, you'll want to skip down to this section.

 


The following scholarship matrix applies to the 2017-18 academic year. 

 

2017-18 

SAT/ACT Scores*  

1450 / 
32+

1360 /
29-31

1270 /
27-28

1170 /
24-26

1080 /
22-23
 

980 /
19-21
 

880 /
17-18
 


GPA**

3.90  

$20,000

$20,000 

$17,000 

$14,000

$12,000 

$11,000

$7,000 

 3.75  

$15,000

$14,000 

$14,000 

$12,000 

$12,000 

$10,000

$7,000 

3.50  

$14,000

$13,000 

$12,000 

$12,000 

$11,000 

$9,000

$7,000 

3.25  

$12,000

$12,000 

$12,000 

$11,000 

$11,000 

$8,000

$7,000 

3.00  

$11,000

$11,000 

$11,000 

$11,000 

$10,000 

$8,000

 

2.75  

$9,000  

$9,000 

$9,000 

$9,000 

$9,000 

$7,000

 

2.50  

$5,000

$5,000 

$5,000 

$5,000 

$5,000 

$5,000

 

 Trustee $17-$20K, green; Presidential: $12-$15K, purple; Provost: $9-$11K, gold; Dean $5-$8, blue

*SAT scores are based on the current SAT. Any scores from tests taken prior to March 2016 will be converted to the new scoring system by your admissions counselor; conversions done by anyone else will not be considered official.
**cumulative GPA at time of admission

Note: Students with test scores and/or GPAs that fall outside this matrix will be considered for a Carlow Recognition Award of $2,000 on a case-by-case basis. Also, increasing your standardized test scores and/or cumulative high school GPA could possibly qualify you for a higher scholarship amount. Please submit any improvements to your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, by our preferred financial aid deadline of March 15.

Carlow Awards & Grants 

Awards include:

  • College in High School Award: $2000/year for full-time traditional students who successfully complete (grade of C or better) a transcripted Carlow University-College in High School course.
  • Diocese of Pittsburgh, Catholic High School Award: * $2500/year for traditional full-time, first-year students who attended and graduated from a Catholic high school within the Diocese of Pittsburgh. 
  • Diocese of Pittsburgh, Catholic School Award: * $5000/year for traditional full-time, first-year students who attended Catholic schools from 1st through 12th grade within the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
    * Eligible students receive either the $2500 or $5000 Catholic award.
  • Catholic High School Award: $2000/year for traditional, full-time students who are graduates of Catholic high schools outside of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Students may qualify for the following Grants, as determined by need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and Carlow’s financial aid packaging policy. Amounts vary based on need with a maximum of $2,000 per grant. 

  • Out-of-State Grant: Full-time, traditional students residing out of state.
  • Family Member Grant: Two or more members of the same family who are simultaneously enrolled as full-time, traditional students.
  • Legacy Grant: Children of alumni (completed a Carlow degree at Carlow University) who are enrolled as full-time, traditional students.
  • Courtesy Grant: Nieces, grand-nieces, nephews, grand-nephews, sisters, and brothers of a living Sister of Mercy who are enrolled as full-time, traditional students. Limited to one family member per academic year.
  • City of Pittsburgh Grant: Dependent children of City of Pittsburgh employees. 

Note: Because of the nature of federal, state, and institutional guidelines affecting financial aid programs, the information contained in this website is subject to change.

 


If you graduated high school more than four years ago, things are a little different for you. Adult students pay a discounted tuition rate and are eligible for the items listed below. 

Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship | $2,000 

Available to transfer students with documented membership in Phi Theta Kappa with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and who enroll at Carlow University. May be combined with other scholarships. 

City of Pittsburgh Discount | 20% of tuition

Carlow offers City of Pittsburgh employees and their spouses or partners a 20 percent tuition discount. Annual verification of employment must be provided by the City of Pittsburgh Human Resources Department. Download Verification Form

Endowed Scholarships

Adult undergraduate students (those students who have graduated from high school four or more years ago) may be eligible to apply for scholarships to attend Carlow. A limited number of endowed scholarships listed below are available for adult students who demonstrate financial need and who enroll at Carlow University as new undergraduate students for Fall 2017. Click here for the application.

Beverly Childs Endowed Scholarship 
Endowed in memory of Beverly Childs, graduate and administrator at Carlow, for adult student with need

Clark Memorial Scholarship 
Established by Eleanor Clark Quigley '75 in loving memory of her parents for a female adult with financial need

Marva Harris Woman of Spirit® Endowed Scholarship 
Established by PNC Bank in honor of Marva Harris, a Carlow University Woman of Spirit, for an adult with need

Hearst Endowment 
Endowed by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation for adult students with financial need

Mary A. and Frank J. Hren Memorial Endowed Scholarship 
Established by Ray and Carol Hoare Hren, PhD, Class of 1962 and former Carlow University trustee, in loving memory of Carol's parents for adult students with financial need

Anna Mihalik Pupo Scholarship 
Established by her granddaughter and Woman of Spirit ®, Lisa Pupo Lenihan, with the assistance of family members, for a female adult student with financial need

Martha Welsch Crane Endowment 
Established by Martha Crane, this scholarship is for a female adult student with financial need who has overcome challenges to pursue her degree, with preference to graduates of St. Joseph's High School in Natrona Heights.

Regina and Dennis Stover Scholarship 
Preference for this scholarship will be given to students who demonstrate financial need and who are struggling to make a change for the better in their lives through education.

Jacob A. and Frieda M. Hunkele Charitable Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation 
Intended for Adult students with demonstrated financial need. Preference to students who are Pell eligible.

Lt. Col. Charles R. Luke ’50 Scholarship 
Charles R. Luke was a veteran who enrolled at Carlow (then Mount Mercy College) after World War II. This scholarship is for a Pell eligible adult student with less than 70 college credits, enrolled at least half-time, without the benefit of tuition assistance from employer.

Mary Ellen Quinn Endowed Nursing Scholarship 
This need-based scholarship is for a full or part-time adult majoring in Nursing. 

Nancy Dunn Student Book Assistance Fund
This need-based scholarship is for an adult student, to be used for books. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in the field of education who demonstrate academic excellence.

Note: Because of the nature of federal, state, and institutional guidelines affecting financial aid programs, the information contained in this website is subject to change.