Graduate Scholarships

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Funded Scholarships

Graduate students enrolled in a graduate degree program may be eligible to apply for scholarships to attend Carlow. A limited number of funded scholarships listed below are available for graduate students who demonstrate financial need and who enroll at Carlow University as new graduate students in the fall of 2019. Remember! All students who receive a named/endowed scholarship must fill out a gratitude profile.

Click here for information about scholarships available for the 2019-20 academic year, including an application. The application deadline is August 5, 2019.

Hannah T. Clawson Endowed Scholarship 

Endowed by former faculty member and administrator, Shirley Clawson Arnold, in loving memory of her mother, the Hannah T. Clawson Endowed Scholarship is intended for an academically deserving student with financial need in a graduate program.

Eva Tansky Blum Women of Spirit® Scholarship 
The Blum Scholarship is intended for a female graduate student who has overcome challenges and adversity in her life.

Marie C. Jennings Memorial Women of Spirit® in Graduate Nursing
Established by Marie C. Lowry, 1994 Woman of Spirit®, this scholarship is designated for a graduate student in the School of Nursing in need of financial support.

Crescent Eddy Fuhrer Memorial Scholarship in Graduate Nursing 
Endowed by Frank Fuhrer in memory of his mother, Crescent Eddy Fuhrer, this need-based scholarship is intended for a student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nursing.

Graduate endowed Scholarship 
Made possible through a grant from an anonymous donor, this scholarship is intended for students with financial need who are pursuing a graduate degree. 

PNC Charitable Trusts Graduate Scholarship 
Made possible through a grant from PNC, this scholarship is intended for students with financial need who are pursuing a graduate degree.

Outside Scholarships

As a graduate student, it is also worth your time to apply for outside scholarships. Scholarships defray your costs significantly, because they don't require repayment. Both new and returning students are encouraged to apply for outside scholarships. Start your search by checking with professional organizations in your field and the listings below. The list is not exhaustive but is intended to help you begin your search. Once you begin your studies at Carlow, check MyPortal [login required] periodically. Scholarship opportunities may be listed there under the Announcements or Financial Aid pages.

Abbreviation Finder $7,500 Scholarship
Open to Undergraduate & Graduate students demonstrating ambition & self-drive evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, participation & leadership in school activities & work experience

Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship
$1,500 Scholarship for student who demonstrates outstanding volunteer involvement in their community

Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship & Building the Future Scholarship
$20,000 in scholarships for education related majors

Help your Loved One Scholarship
$1,000 Scholarship - Open to Undergraduate or Graduate students who have helped an elderly loved one

Hired Scholarship $5,000 Scholarship
Open to undergraduates and graduate students

Rosen & Ohr Scholarship Program $1,000 Scholarship
Student whose life has been affected by an accident - Undergrad & Grad

Scholarship Program for Visual Art Excellence - USA - Canada
$1,000 Scholarship for Undergraduate or Graduate
Students majoring in fine arts, graphic design arts, visual arts, graphic communications, or any other Visual art design program

Veterans & Military Scholarship $1,000 Scholarship - Open to Undergraduate & Graduate
Active duty service member, a veteran, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired service member

Worthy Women's Scholarship
$1,000-$2,500 Scholarship for women age 30 or over that have made the decision to attend university

Scholarship Available through PAC-TE (Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators)
The PAC-TE Executive Directors’ Scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to a deserving Undergraduate or Graduate Student pursuing teacher certification at a college or university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who has a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The monetary amount of the scholarship is anticipated to be $1,000. For further application information and deadlines, please visit

Bright Futures Scholarship for Early Childhood Teachers
$1,000 Scholarship for Undergraduate or Gradudate Early Childhood Teachers

The Pennsylvania T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship
The Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) offers a variety of T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships to meet the needs of the early care and education workforce.

Rising STARS Tuition Assistance Program
The Rising STARS Tuition Assistance Program, administered by PA Keys, pays 95% of tuition costs for eligible college coursework taken by early learning professionals, with a maximum benefit of $6,000 per individual each fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). The program covers tuition costs only and does not include books, materials, or fees.


Career InfoNet, US Dept Labor


Psychology and Counseling
Fraud & Forensics


Amy Lowell  poets planning travel abroad

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Ritchie JenningsMemorial Scholarship  students pursuing accounting, finance, or similar degree

Boomer Esiason Foundation  Students battling cystic fibrosis

CODA  children of deaf parent(s)  complete a service "campaign"

ECLA  Lutheran women

ENA Foundation  nurses and nursing students

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association

Go On Girl!  unpublished writers, any level

Golden Key  various requirements 

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship nursing students

Hebrew Free Loan Association  interest-free loans, no religious affiliation required

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Jewish students from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties   

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund  women from developing countries currently enrolled at accredited universities in the US or Canada

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation  descendants of marines

MarshallScholarships   students intending to pursue graduate studies in the U.K.

Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship   early childhood education graduate students

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners nursing students, graduate

National Federation of Republican Women

National Federation of the Blind  blind students

Nurses Educational Funds nursing students, graduate 

Oncology Nursing Society  nursing students

Patient Advocate Foundation  students under the age of 25, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer and/or a chronic/life threatening disease within the past five years

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation  low-income, female student

Pittsburgh Foundation  various 

Public Health Online student in health or healthcare related field

Veterans United Foundation  veterans, children and spouses of veterans

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.