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.

  • 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.

Pittsburgh Promise Housing Scholarship

Awarded to students who meet the Pittsburgh Promise eligibility requirements.  Students must have a 3.0 minimum high school GPA..

Amount: Up to full housing (a $5528 value)

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

Priority Deadline: March 1

Legacy Award

Awarded to children, grandchildren, and siblings of Chatham Alumni.

Amount: Up to $5,000

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

Priority Deadline: March 1

Minna Kaufmann Ruud Music Scholarship

For qualified vocalists who 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: Up to $3,500

Renewable annualy based on a re-audition.

Priority Deadline: March 1

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Scholarship Interview Days

For students who display outstanding leadership qualities. Students should attend Chatham University’s Scholarship Interview Days 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.

Eagle Scout Award

Offered to Eagle Scout receipients.  Candidates must provide copy of badge and/or medal and completed Eagle Scout award application.

Amount: Up to $3,000

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

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Girl Scout Gold Scholarship

Offered to Girl Scout Gold Award recipients.  Students must provide proof of membership and completed Girl Scout scholarship application.

Amount: Up to $3000

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

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AFS/YFU/Rotary International Scholarship

For students who 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: Up to $2,500

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

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

For transfer students with a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher and membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Students must be Phi Theta Kappa members prior to the start of the term in which they are applying.

Amount: Up to $2,000

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

Visual Arts Scholarship

For students who 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: Up to $2,000

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

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Interior Architecture Scholarship

For students who 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: Up to $2,000

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

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Boy Scout Award

Offered to students who partcipated in Boy Scouts for a minimum of two years..  Students must provide proof of membership and completed Boy Scout award application.

Amount: Up to $1,000

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

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Girl Scout Award

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

Amount: Up to $1,000

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

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Family Tuition Grant

Awarded to students who have a sibling currently attending Chatham.

Amount: $2,000

Renewable annually based on 2.0 cumulative GPA and full-time enrollment.
Priority Deadline: March 1