Kutztown University Offering $2 Million in New Student Scholarships for Fall 2020

Student picture at Accepted Students Day

Accepted Students Day with President Hawkinson and Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson. Be in this year's photo by taking advantage of KU's new merit scholarships.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – In an effort to assist new students in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree, Kutztown University has announced that it is investing $2 million in new scholarships for the Fall 2020 semester.

The new KU Merit Scholarships, in addition to the university’s current scholarship offerings, will range from $1,000 to $7,000, and will be awarded based on the prospective student’s admission profile. Students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will also be considered for need-based aid. First-time students and transfers are eligible for the scholarships immediately for the 2020-21 academic year.

“There are many students interested in a quality education who could pursue a bachelor’s degree with additional financial help,” said Dr. Warren Hilton, KU’s vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. “We believe the investment in Merit Scholarships will allow us to help many qualified students realize their dream in an environment that is second to none.”

Additional merit and need-based scholarships funded by donors through the KU Foundation are also available. These scholarships are awarded based on criteria specific to the particular scholarship. Grade-point average, major, leadership and community service are some of the criteria set by donors when determining the recipients of these scholarships. Students must complete the KU Scholarship Profile by March 1 in order to be considered for a Kutztown University Foundation Scholarship.

“Students should apply now to take advantage of these great scholarship opportunities,” said Krista Evans, KU director of Admissions. “Kutztown University is also now a member of the Common Application. I encourage everyone to visit our website (www.kutztown.edu/admissions/apply) to learn more.”

Prospective Kutztown University students can learn more about all of KU’s scholarship opportunities at www.kutztown.edu/scholarships.

Kutztown University offers more than 100 undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Business and Education. There are also 31 graduate areas of study, including two doctoral programs. An honors program, study abroad, internships, student/faculty research and experiential learning communities round out the academic experience. The university currently enrolls 8,199 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students who have access to on-campus living and a vibrant campus life.

For questions, contact Financial Aid at 610-683-4077.