Full-Tuition Scholarship

  •  Interested in a full-tuition scholarship?

    Gannon University is hosting an on-campus scholarship contest on Saturday, January 25 with up to the top 10 participants earning full-tuition scholarships! In order to be eligible, students must apply to the University by  December 15, 2013. Highly qualified academic students who apply by this date and are accepted to the University will receive an invitation to participate in this exciting on-campus scholarship opportunity. All students who are invited and choose to participate will automatically have their merit award increased to  $16,000.

    Eligibility Requirements

    1. This is an invitation-only event, students must meet certain academic criteria to be eligible to compete.
    2. Students must be high school seniors at the time of the contest.
    3. Students must enroll as full-time, undergraduates at Gannon University directly upon graduation from high school.
    4. Students must meet the full-time, regular admission requirements of the University.
    5. Students must be accepted to Gannon University by December 31, 2013.
    6. Students must be citizens of the United States.
    7. Deception in the competition will result in automatic disqualification and Gannon University holds the right to re-examine your application for entrance to the University.

    Additional Information

    1. The amount of scholarship money awarded will be based on individual performance.
    2. The awards are renewable annually, provided recipients maintain a 3.25 grade point average at Gannon.
    3. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges and announced by January 31, 2014.

    During the competition you must be prepared to present an original creation that shares what you hope to achieve in your personal/professional life after college graduation. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, a photo, a drawing, poem, collage, etc. In addition, you should be able to briefly explain how your submission demonstrates what you hope to achieve. Submissions will be judged on creativity, originality, relevance, presentation and explanation.

    Following a short interview with our panel of judges, you will have the opportunity to tour campus and get answers to your questions about enrollment and financial aid. Your stay will conclude with our Scholarship Luncheon or Dinner, where you and your parents will get to mix and mingle with Gannon faculty, staff and current students.

    For questions about eligibility or other rules and guidelines, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-GANNON-U; option 1 or locally at 814-871-7240.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What should I wear?  

    Dress nice, but comfortable.  Keep in mind that you will be presenting to and interviewing with a panel comprised of Gannon faculty, staff and administration. 

    Should I bring my parents/guardians?  

    Yes, absolutely.  In addition to the actual competition itself, we have planned activities that will involve various Gannon faculty, students and staff that will share information about our academic and student life programs.  Activities such as campus tours and the Scholarship Luncheon/Dinner for example.

    How many students are participating this year?  

    We expect between 125 – 130 student participants.

    Is there some way that I can prepare for the interview question portion of the competition?  

    Just be you.  Your panel of judges wants to get to know you; therefore the answers to the questions can be found within yourself.

    How many scholarships will be awarded?  

    We will award up to ten full tuition scholarships.  Each additional participate will receive an additional $1,500 financial aid award, just for participating.

    When will I know the results of the competition?  

    We will notify all winners by phone on or before January 31, 2014.