Each year, Elmira College offers academic scholarships to students interested in joining our Soaring Eagle Family. Students accepted for admission are automatically reviewed for a scholarship or award. Amounts range from $8,000 to $22,000 with five competitive, full-tuition scholarships available. Each student is awarded one academic scholarship or award. If a student qualifies for more than one academic scholarship or award, the scholarship of highest value will be awarded.
FIRST-TIME, FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
First-time, Full-time Scholarships are ordered on the page by highest awarded amount first.
Elmira Scholars Program – Full-tuition per year
This competitive program will award five full-tuition scholarships per year to first-year, full-time undergraduate students. Eligible students will be required to complete an Elmira Scholars application, which will be reviewed by an EC committee of faculty and administrators. A select number of finalists will be invited to campus in February for an Elmira Scholars Program Day, which will include interviews and presentations to committee members. Five winners will be chosen and named Elmira Scholars.
The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to first-time, full-time students and takes into account a high school student's high school grade point average, academic curriculum, ACT or SAT (if submitted), academic letters of recommendation, and co-curricular involvement.
The Founder Scholarship is awarded to first-time, full-time students and takes into account a high school student's high school grade point average, academic curriculum, ACT or SAT (if submitted), academic letters of recommendation, and co-curricular involvement.
Elmira College Key Award
The Elmira College Key Award, sponsored by the Elmira College Alumni Association, has been awarded to students since 1935. An award of merit, the Key Award is presented to outstanding students in their junior year of high school or preparatory school. Two students from each high school will be offered the Key Award.
The Langdon Award is awarded to first-time, full-time students and is based on academic and co-curricular accomplishments, character, and leadership.
The 1855 Award is awarded to first-time, full-time students who exemplify outstanding leadership through involvement in clubs, organizations, performing arts, and more. While academic criteria are used in the awarding of the 1855 Award, precedence is given to a student's co-curricular resume.
Soaring Eagle Award
The Soaring Eagle Award is designed for first-time, full-time students who exemplify the Elmira College Mission statement and values showcased in our students since 1855. They are active in community service, and show a deep school pride.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
As a Phi Theta Kappa Scholar, you will receive a one-term, full-tuition scholarship to determine if you would like to earn your four-year degree at a nationally-ranked, private college.
Details of the scholarship are outlined below:
- You must live on campus.If you choose to commute your scholarship will be 75% of full tuition.
- You must register as a full-time student.
- You must remain in good academic standing.
- You can transfer 60 credits from your current college to Elmira College.
- You must submit proof of your PTK membership.
- You must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to enrollment.
For all subsequent terms at Elmira College, you will be awarded an academic scholarship and any need-based grants based on your academic performance.
Transfer Honor Scholarship
The most prestigious scholarship awarded to a transfer student, the Transfer Honor Scholarship looks at cumulative grade point average of all colleges attended as well as co-curricular involvement throughout college.
Transfer Achievement Award
The Transfer Achievement is awarded to a transfer student based on academic and co-curricular achievements.
The Transfer Award is designed for full-time transfer students who exemplify the Elmira College Mission statement and values showcased in our students since 1855. They are active in community service, and show a deep school pride.
SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS AVAILABLE TO BOTH FIRST-TIME AND TRANSFER STUDENTS
Incoming full-time undergraduate students who are Elmira College Legacies, are eligible for the Legacy Award per academic year, renewable each year for up to four years. Notify the Office of Admissions by January 31, if you are:
- Dependents of Elmira College graduates (undergraduate or graduate degree)
- Grandchildren of Elmira College graduates (undergraduate or graduate degree)
- Siblings of Elmira College graduates (undergraduate or graduate degree)