Scholarships & Financial Aid


The Albright Philosophy

Albright believes that students should make their enrollment decisions based on the quality of our academic and extracurricular opportunities, not on cost. To make that possible, we offer numerous merit scholarships and awards, in addition to generous need-based financial aid awards. We are pledged to help make Albright affordable.

Merit Scholarships & Awards

Because students who have excelled academically add to the quality of life at the College, Albright offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

All scholarships are for full-time study at Albright, and all are renewable if the recipient maintains the required grade point average.

The process of applying for scholarships and awards is easy: Simply apply for Admission! Upon review of your application, you are automatically considered for scholarships and awards by the Scholarship Committee.

You do not need to apply for financial aid in order to receive a scholarship and award.

* Not applicable for the Eugene L. Shirk Scholarship and for Talent Awards. Only applicants for the fall semester are eligible, and each has a deadline.

  Amount Per Year Applicant's G.P.A.
Founders Scholarship $25,000 3.8 or higher
Presidential Scholarship $20,000 3.6 - 3.79
Provost's Scholarship $17,500 3.4 - 3.59
Alumni Scholarship $10,000 3.2 - 3.39
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
(Given to applicants who are members of Phi Theta Kappa
at their community college.)
$5,000 - $15,000 3.2 or higher
Eugene Shirk Scholarship
(Available only to fall semester applicants from Reading Area Community College, this scholarship is given in recognition of leadership, community service and academic performance. A scholarship application is required in addition to the admission application, and both are due by Dec.15th.)
$5,000 - $25,000 3.2 or higher

The following awards are independent of the scholarships above.
Talent Awards for talent in art, music, theatre or journalistic
(Please review the talent award link for further information about deadlines, review processes, and requirements for submission)
$3,000 - $5,000  
Legacy Awards for children of Albright graduates $1,000  
Sibling Awards for students whose brother/sister is concurrently enrolled at Albright $500  

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Need-Based Financial Aid

Financial aid is awarded to students based on their family's demonstrated financial need. Students who receive scholarships are also eligible for financial aid through our commitment to meet 100% of you need. To apply for financial aid Albright, you must complete the form -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage you to submit your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  

When you complete the FAFSA, be sure to indicate that the form be sent to Albright College, code number 003229.

Financial aid awards are made after an offer of admission and a valid receipt of your FAFSA. To read more about what’s included in our financial aid package, please read more on our Financial Aid website or contact the office at 1-800-252-1856.

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