Thiel College

Scholarships


Scholarships are educational funds that do not require repayment; they are given for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more.

Students are considered for academic merit awards based upon their cumulative GPA and official SAT (Critical Reading and Math composite) / ACT (composite) scores.

Please note: Thiel College offers Division III athletics, and therefore we do not award athletic scholarships.


Any student receiving a full-tuition award is not eligible for other institutional gift aid.

Endowed

Thiel has numerous awards supported by endowed funds established by the gift of a principal sum to the College. The Financial Aid office coordinates the awarding of these various awards, grants and scholarships to currently enrolled students based on the criteria specified by the donor. For complete descriptions, view the Academic Catalog (2013-14).

Merit-Based

Dietrich Honors Scholarship

  • Awarded to all students accepting the invitation to enter the Dietrich Honors Institute
  • $1,000 scholarship (included on the student’s financial aid award)
  • Renewable for four years; provided student remains in DHI, demonstrates academic progress and maintains a term and cumulative 3.0 GPA

Haller Enterprise Institute Scholarships

  • Awarded annually by the Thiel College Haller Enterprise Institute advisory board
  • Up to 10 $2,000 scholarships are provided to students who are currently involved in entrepreneurial activity and are committed to future involvement
  • Application information

Marion G. Resch Science Scholarship at Thiel College

This scholarship provides partial tuition funds, which are exclusively intended to alleviate out-of-pocket (cash and loans) tuition needs of newly enrolling undergraduate students who have completed their high school education at an academically-oriented high school in Mahoning, Columbiana or Trumbull County, Ohio within the last six months, prior to their first freshman semester. Basic qualifications are included in the link below.

Performing Arts Scholarship

Students desiring to pursue their passion for Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Color Guard or Majorettes are eligible to audition for a Thiel Band Scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded based on student ability as determined by audition. Scholarships are renewed annually contingent upon successful participation in designated ensemble(s) and maintenance of a 2.5 GPA or higher. Audition requirements, deadlines and additional information are available by contacting Andrew Erb at aerb@thiel.edu.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Academic Honors Scholarship

Transfer students who are PTK members are eligible.

Powers Higher Education Trust

Awarded to an Ohio resident from Mahoning and Trumbull Counties who is in the upper half of their high school graduating class.

Thiel Academic Scholarship Competition

Any student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and 900 SAT (CR+M) or 19 ACT composite has the opportunity to compete at yearly on-campus events held in January and February. Students must apply and be accepted to Thiel by Jan. 10 for January dates and Feb. 17 for February dates. Eligible students will receive a personalized invitation.

Awards range from $500 to full tuition. Awards are renewable for four years provided the minimum GPA is met (2.5 for general awards and 3.4 for full-tuition recipients).

Scholarships awarded are:

  • Thiel Presidential Scholarship – a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, renewable with the maintenance of a 3.4 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress
  • Dean’s Scholarship – a four-year scholarship, of up to $8,000 per year, renewable with the maintenance of a 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress
  • Academic Departmental Scholarship – a four-year scholarship, of up to $7,000 per year, renewable with the maintenance of a 2.5 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress
  • Thiel Faculty Recognition Award – a four-year $500 scholarship per year, renewable with the maintenance of a 2.5 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress

Thiel Merit Award

  • Available to new students yearly based on academic performance and standardized test scores
  • Renewable for four years with required academic progress
  • Signed financial aid award letter must be returned to the Financial Aid office in order for funds to be applied to a student account

Pennsylvania Guard Scholar Award

  • One renewable full-tuition scholarship awarded per year for active guard members enrolling as full-time students
  • Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of Thiel College, PA Army National Guard and Air Guard personnel
  • Scholarship proceeds will be paid after available Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) and Educational Assistance Program (EAP) benefits
  • Application and more information available in the Admission section

Pennsylvania Guard Service Scholarship

There is up to $5,000 available to active members of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and Air Guard who enroll as full-time students and have applied for Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) and Educational Assistance Program (EAP).

Guard personnel wishing to enroll as part-time students carrying a credit load of 6 to 11 credits or Guard personnel that are not yet FTA and EAP eligible may apply for a fractional Service Scholarship of up to $2,500. 

Thiel College Military Scholarship Eligibility Disclosure

Applicants must meet the following requirements.

  • Be an active Pennsylvania Army National Guard or Air Guard member in good standing
  • Be a Pennsylvania resident
  • File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Accept all available grant or gift aid
  • Meet Thiel admission standards and be in good standing with their respective Guard unit

Yellow Ribbon (Chapter 33) Benefits

  • Available to military veterans
  • Fractional benefits possible as determined by Veteran’s Administration guidelines
  • Students should consult with Liz Stuyvesant, the Thiel Financial Aid Office and their local Veteran’s Administration representative

Note: Renewal of these awards will be reviewed annually by the Financial Aid office.

  • Offices

Financial Aid Office

Roth Memorial Hall

Cindy Farrell

Director of Financial Aid

cfarrell@thiel.edu
📱  724-589-2178


Application Numbers

FAFSA: 003376
PA State: 010183
CEEB/CSS: 2910
(College Board/SAT)
ACT: 3730