Each year, Elmira College offers academic scholarships to students interested in attending our college. Each student can only be awarded one academic scholarship. If a student was to qualify for more than one academic scholarship or award, the scholarship of highest value will be awarded.
FIRST-TIME, FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
**New for Fall 2020 Entry** 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 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.
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.
SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS AVAILABLE TO BOTH FIRST-TIME AND TRANSFER STUDENTS
All full-time students who visit Elmira College will receive a Visit Award. These awards are not applicable with Tuition Exchange or Tuition Waiver.
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)
FAFSA Filers Award
All incoming full-time undergraduate students who file the FAFSA automatically receive a FAFSA Filers Award from Elmira College (renewable for four years). These awards are not applicable with Tuition Exchange or Tuition Waiver.