Scholarships

Kutztown University (KU) and the KU Foundation offers scholarships to make the cost of attending KU more affordable. Last year, KU awarded over $4 million in scholarships to incoming students. More than 80% of students receive financial aid to lower the cost of attending KU. Current and incoming students are encouraged to complete a scholarship profile each year between November 1st and March 1st. The scholarships are then awarded between March 15th and August 1st. The search feature is always available.

Note: The scholarships listed below are for students entering KU either in fall 2022 or spring 2023.

  • Merit Scholarships

    Award (per year)

    Up to full tuition ($7,716 based on 2020-2021 academic year)

    Eligibility

    Incoming freshmen and transfer students. Varies based on academic profile.

    How to Apply

    You are automatically considered when you apply for admission.

  • Need-based Scholarships

    Award (per year)

    Varies

    Eligibility

    Incoming freshmen and transfer students. Varies based on submitted FAFSA (KU’s FAFSA school code is 003322)

    How to Apply

    You are automatically considered when your FAFSA is  submitted and processed for KU.  The priority deadline is February 15 for scholarships that require a completed and processed FAFSA. Later applicants will be considered as funds are made available.

  • Sesquicentennial Academic Honors Scholarship

    Award (per year)

    Full tuition ($7,716 based on 2020-2021 academic year)

    Eligibility

    Incoming freshmen who have a 3.25 cumulative weighted high school GPA and a 1410 total on the SAT or 31 composite on the ACT

    How to Apply

    You are automatically considered when you apply for admission.

    Details

    Student must participate in the Honors Program, live on campus for the first three years, and complete a minimum of 30 credits per year.

  • Board of Governors Scholarship

    Award (per year)

    Full tuition ($7,716 based on 2020-2021 academic year)

    Eligibility

    Incoming freshmen with typically a high GPA

    How to Apply

    You are automatically considered when you apply for admission.

  • KU Pell Promise Scholarship

    Award (per year)

    Varies

    Eligibility

    Incoming Pell-eligible freshmen and transfer students with a 3.0 GPA or higher

    How to Apply

    You are automatically considered when your FAFSA is  submitted and processed for KU. The priority deadline is February 15 for scholarships that require a completed and processed FAFSA. Later applicants will be considered as funds are made available.

    Details

    More details

  • Transfer Housing Award

    Award (per year)

    $1,000

    Eligibility

    Incoming transfer students who have an associate’s degree 

    How to Apply

    You are automatically awarded when you submit a transcript showing the associate’s degree being completed.

    Details

    Student must live on campus. The award is renewable for a second year

  • Transfer Book Award

    Award (per year)

    $500

    Eligibility

    First-time transfer students who have an associate’s degree

    How to Apply

    You are automatically awarded when you submit a transcript showing the associate’s degree being completed.

    Details

    This is a one-time book award of $500 for one academic year (Fall or Spring only) to be utilized in the KU Campus Book Store.

  • Regional Scholarships

    Award (per year)

    Varies

    Eligibility

    Incoming freshmen based on student’s permanent residence

    How to Apply

    You are automatically considered when you apply to KU.

    Details

    Additional eligibility and renewal requirements will be communicated to the student.

  • KU STEM Scholarship

    Award (per year)

    $1,000

    Eligibility

    Incoming freshmen with a 3.0 GPA or higher

    How to Apply

    You are automatically considered with a 3.0 GPA or higher when you apply for admission.

    Details

    A limited number of STEM Scholarships are available each year. Renewal is dependent on the student continuing to major in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs.

  • KU Foundation Scholarships

    Award (per year)

    $250-$8,000

    Eligibility

    Incoming freshmen and transfers. Varies

    How to Apply

    Current and incoming students must complete a scholarship profile each year between November 1st and March 1st to be considered for these scholarships. The search feature is always available.

    Details

    These scholarships are awarded based on the guidelines provided by the donors. Students who receive these scholarships will have to write a thank you letter to the donor of the scholarship.

  • International Tuition Waiver

    Award (per year)

    $3,858 per year (based on the 2020-2021 tuition rate)

    Eligibility

    Incoming International freshmen and transfer students

    How to Apply

    You are automatically considered when you apply to KU and submit a completed CSS Profile

    Details

    More details

Renewable Criteria

Scholarship unless additional renewable criteria are listed require students at the end of each academic year to maintain a 2.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average and earn 24 credits.

Incoming fall 2022 students who complete and submit their FAFSA by January 4, 2022 will be entered in a raffle for the following prizes:

  • Free housing (renovated hall rate) for the fall and spring semesters of your first year

  • Free my time Gold 24/7 meal plan for the fall and spring semesters of your first year

  • Free course materials for your first semester

  • 2-night stay at the Kutztown Hampton Inn with a VIP parking pass for family day 2022,

  • KU swag bag

  • Free Parking Pass for your first year at KU.