Student Financial Services
Merit-Based Scholarships and Awards for Lifelong Learning Students
Transfer Scholarship for Lifelong Learning Students
Cedar Crest College recognizes the academic achievements of transfer students. Students who transfer from a regionally accredited college or university to Cedar Crest College may be eligible to receive a scholarship. Transfer students must meet the following criteria:
- Obtain a final GPA of 3.0 from the most recent college attended (starting Fall 2010)
- Enroll as a degree-seeking matriculated student at Cedar Crest College
- Enroll at Cedar Crest College within one year following attendance at the institution where the qualifying GPA was obtained
- Complete a minimum of 24 transferable credits at the most recent college attended
- This scholarship is available only during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Transfer Scholarship for full-time students
The scholarship award will be equivalent to 25% of the tuition, not to exceed the amount of $2,000 per semester and is renewable for two years. Cedar Crest College offers a full-time scholarship to students who meet the following criteria:
- Enroll for a minimum of 12 credits per semester at Cedar Crest
- Complete a minimum of 24 credits per academic year and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0
Transfer Scholarship for part-time students
The scholarship award will be 10% of the tuition. Cedar Crest College offers a part-time scholarship to students who meet the following criteria:
- Enroll for 6-11credits per semester at Cedar Crest College
- Complete a minimum of 12 credits per academic year and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0
Kappa Beta Delta
Members of Kappa Beta Delta who enroll at Cedar Crest within one year of the completion of an associate’s degree in business or accounting with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible to receive an award of 10% of tuition each semester. Students must matriculate as degree-seeking Lifelong Learning students and must take a minimum of six credits per semester to be eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship is renewable if a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is maintained.
Newcombe Scholarships for Lifelong Learning Students
Provided by the Newcombe Foundation, these scholarships are specifically designed to assist the mature/second career woman. To be eligible, students must apply for financial aid, be matriculated, have junior status (55 credits or more) and be at least 25 years of age. Life circumstances other than those normally reviewed in the financial aid process are considered. Funds are limited. Students who meet the criteria will be invited to submit an application.
AAUW for Lifelong Learning Students
The Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) provide scholarships for women whose education has been interrupted at the bachelor’s level. Awards range in size from $100-1,000 per year. For more information, students may inquire in the financial aid office. Application for these local scholarships must be made before March 1.
Lifelong Learning students who are pursuing business administration, accounting, marketing, RN to BS in Nursing, criminal justice and elementary/secondary education majors are eligible to enroll in day classes at the current evening tuition rate. Students pursuing business certificates or elementary/secondary education post-baccalaureate certification may only apply the one-rate tuition for courses that are needed to fulfill the requirements for the business certificate or post-baccalaureate elementary education certification. Cedar Crest is a women’s college by day; men may not apply for the one-rate tuition.
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 April 15th. Application forms may be downloaded at www.ewilehighvalley.org.