Scholarships and grants may be based on academic merit, financial need, or both. These awards are considered "gift aid" and do not need to be repaid by the student.
Scholarships and Grants
Harcum College offers scholarships to eligible students who apply. Students must be registered as full-time (12 or more credits per semester) and maintain satisfactory academic success each year to continue to be eligible.
The following scholarships are available to the students attending the Bryn Mawr Campus:(downloadable list for the 2016-17 academic year)
- Sibling Scholarship - up to $5,000 – Available to students who have a brother or sister currently attending Harcum College. The new Harcum student must inform the admissions office, in writing, of eligibility. When informing the admissions office, include sibling’s name, degree program and year he/she started classes at Harcum.
- Legacy Scholarship - $5,000 – Available to students who are the son, daughter, or grandchild of a Harcum graduate. The new student must inform the admissions office, in writing, of eligibility. When informing the admissions office, include parent or grandparent’s full name while at Harcum, degree program, and year of graduation. If a parent or grandparent completed a certificate program at Harcum College, the student may be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship. When informing the admissions office, include parent or grandparent's full name while at Harcum, certificate program and year completed.
- Kevin D. Marlo Scholarship - $5,000 (essay required) - Available to full-time, first year traditional and non-traditional students enrolled in any Harcum degree program. Special consideration will be given to applicants pursuing degrees in the health sciences. Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be actively involved in community service, a charitable service, or a professional extra-curricular activity. Applicants must submit an essay describing how they will take action in their personal lives to help those in need and to make the world a better place through service to their communities. These scholarships are given in memory of Kevin Marlo, who died in the September 11th attacks. Kevin is the brother of Christine Marlo, class of 2000.
*Student Athletes and members of Harcum's Student Leadership Program are not eligible.
Federal and State Funded Programs
- Federal Grants:
- Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – These two need-based federal grants are awarded to students who meet the required financial need criteria based on the information from the FAFSA. They are disbursed in two or three payments during the academic year. They are grants and do not have to be paid back.
- Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) - As of the 2011-2012 academic year, ACG will no longer be funded by the Federal Government.
- SSS Grant - A limited number of SSS grants are available to Pell eligible students who demonstrate need and fulfill other program requirements. More information is available from Student Support Services at 610-526-6052.
- PHEAA State Grant – Pennsylvania resident students may be eligible for grants through PA Higher Education. Eligibility and application is through the FAFSA. More information is available from AES/PHEAA at 800-692-7392 or at www.pheaa.org