Chatham University

Transfer and Gateway Undergraduate Scholarships

Chatham University, in an effort to recognize academic excellence, awards scholarships to deserving incoming full-time students. Many of these scholarships are funded by our various endowed scholarships. To qualify for a Chatham Scholarship, students must complete an admissions application, and in some cases interview or audition.

In addition, Chatham offers generous need-based financial aid. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine need-based aid. No other forms are required.

 

Merit Scholarship

Based on academic excellence, students may qualify for a Chatham Transfer Merit Scholarship. The scholarship amount will be determined once the student is admitted to the University. You do not need to submit a separate application for this scholarship.

Effective November 19th, Chatham University Transfer Merit Scholarships have been increased for new, incoming transfer students to the amounts listed below.

  • Trustee: $14,000/year
    Renewable annually for a total of four years or 120 credits. Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Dean: $13,000/year
    Renewable annually for a total of four years or 120 credits. Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Founder: $12,000/year
    Renewable annually for a total of four years or 120 credits. Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Chatham: $11,000/year
    Renewable annually for a total of four years or 120 credits. Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
 

World Ready Women Scholarships

For students that display outstanding leadership qualities. Students should attend Chatham University’s World Ready Women Scholarship Day to qualify for the scholarship. Only accepted students are eligible to attend in this event. Participation must occur prior to the student's first term at Chatham University. Dates are posted on the Events page.

Amount: Up to $3,000

Renewable Annually based on cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and a full-time enrollment.

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

For transfer students with a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher and membership in Phi Theta Kappa.

Amount: $2,000

Renewable Annually based on minimum 2.0 GPA and full-time enrollment.

 

Visual Arts Scholarship

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For students that plan to major in visual arts at Chatham University. Based on completed visual arts scholarship application. Students must submit portfolio or work on CD (JPEG format), DVD, mini DV, via URL or as a printed image.

A limited number of scholarships will be awarded before the March 1 priority deadline. Scholarship applications received after March 1 will be considered only if funds are available.

Amount: $2,000

Renewable Annually based on cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and full time enrollment.
Priority Deadline: March 1st

 

Interior Architecture Scholarship

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For students that plan to major in interior architecture at Chatham University. Based on completed interior architecture scholarship application. Students must submit portfolio (art or interiors work) or essay on why you want to study interior architecture at Chatham University.

A limited number of scholarships will be awarded before the March 1 priority deadline. Scholarship applications received after March 1 will be considered only if funds are available.

Amount: $2,000

Renewable Annually based on cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and full time enrollment.
Priority Deadline: March 1st

 

AFS/YFU/Rotary International Scholarship

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For students that have participated in American Field Service (AFS), Youth for Understanding (YFU), or Rotary abroad programs. To apply for this scholarship, please submit the completed application form, a letter of interest and an essay describing your intercultural experience. There are a limited number of scholarships available.

Amount: $2,500

Renewable Annually based on cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and a full-time enrollment.
Priority Deadline: March 1

 

Minna Kaufmann Ruud Music Scholarship**

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For qualified vocalists that plan to major in music or incorporate music into an interdepartmental major while a student at Chatham; Participation in Chatham Choir is required. To apply for this scholarship, please submit the completed application form. Once we receive your application, you will be contacted to audition.
**Audition Required

Amount: $3,500 + weekly voice lessons with accompaniment

Renewable Annual re-audition

 

Girl Scout Gold Scholarship

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Offered to Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients; must provide proof of membership and completed girl scout scholarship application.

Amount: $6,000 Renewable annually based on a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, full-time enrollment and participation in Chatham’s community service activities.
Priority Deadline: March 1

 

Girl Scout Leadership Award

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Offered to women who were members of Girl Scouts for a minimum of two years but not Gold Award recipients; must provide proof of membership and completed Girls Scout scholarship application.

Amount: $2,000

Renewable Annually based on a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, full-time enrollment and participation in Chatham’s community service activities.
Priority Deadline: March 1

 

Legacy Award

Awarded to daughters, grandaughters and sisters of Chatham Alumnae.

Amount: $2,000

Renewable Annually based on 2.0 cumulative GPA and full-time enrollment.

 

Family Heritage Award

Awarded to students who have a sister currently attending Chatham.

Amount: $2,000

Renewable annually based on 2.0 cumulative GPA and full-time enrollment.

 

Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women Scholarship

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This Scholarship is awarded to a Pennsylvania resident that displays strong academic performance, focused career goals, and dedication to community service and volunteerism. The student must also demonstrate financial need. To apply for this scholarship, please submit a letter of interest and a resume outlining your community service. An interview is also recommended.

Selection for the Pennsylvania Governor's Scholarship is highly competitive, only one scholarship is awarded each year.

Amount: $2,500

This scholarship is not renewable.
Deadline: March 1