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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.

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. Institutional scholarships may vary by year. For information on a specific graduating class, refer to the relative freshmen catalog.


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 (2021-2022).

Returning students can access the institutional aid scholarship application in the Thiel Hub under 'Campus Resources'.


Thiel College Scholarship

Scholarships are available from Thiel College, based on high school GPA. Transfer student scholarships are based on their previous college's GPA.

  • Thiel College Merit Award
  • Thiel College Assistance
  • Thiel College Grant

David E. Baughman Scholarship | Freshmen | Renewable

The David E. Baughman Scholarship supports students who have graduated from Jamestown, Greenville, Commodore Perry or Reynolds high schools and who have been accepted into a four-year program at Thiel College.

Dietrich Honors Scholarship | Freshmen | Renewable

  • 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

Ella Busch Scholarship | Freshmen | Renewable

The Ella Busch Scholarship supports students who are residents of Mercer County, Pa., have at least a 3.0 GPA and have graduated from Farrell, Grove City, Hickory, Kennedy Catholic, Lakeview, Mercer, Sharon, Sharpsville or West Middlesex high schools.

Haller Enterprise Institute Scholarships | Freshmen | Upperclassmen

  • Awarded annually by the Thiel College Haller Enterprise Institute advisory board
  • Up to 10 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 | Freshmen | Renewable

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.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Academic Honors Scholarship | Transfer | Renewable

Transfer students who are PTK members may qualify for an annual award of $2,000.

Powers Higher Education Trust | Freshmen | Renewable

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

Robert Joseph Hartman Fund for First Generation Students at Thiel College | Freshmen | Renewable

The family funded scholarship established a fund administered by Thiel College to be awarded annually to at least two full-time Thiel College students who fulfill the following requirements:

  • The student is a first generation college student.
  • The student demonstrates verifiable financial need as determined by the College

Thiel College Scholarship | Freshmen | Renewable

  • 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

General Scholarships

Major-Related Scholarships

Military/Veteran Scholarships

Other External Resources

Regional Scholarships

Student-Athlete Scholarships

We are providing this information as a courtesy to you. Please check back often – we will update this page as new scholarship opportunities become available!

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 Michelle Work, 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.

  • Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Roth Memorial Hall

Michelle Work

Director of Financial Aid
📱  724-589-2116

Application Numbers

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