Allegheny College Scholarships

Allegheny College Trustee Scholarship

Allegheny’s Trustee Scholarships are awarded to students who have balanced academic excellence with other distinctive activities while in high school.

Scholarship Amounts: $31,000 – 42,000 per year (up to $168,000 total over 4 years).

Renewal: Trustee Scholarships renew automatically for up to four years of full-time enrollment at Allegheny or in an Allegheny-sponsored off-campus study program. Because Allegheny encourages students to challenge themselves in the classroom and explore our whole curriculum, no minimum GPA is required to renew the scholarship.

Eligibility and Selection: Trustee Scholarships recognize a student’s academic excellence along with their leadership, co-curricular involvement, community engagement, and other experiences and talents. Approximately half of applicants receive a Trustee Scholar, with only a small number receiving the top scholarship each year. First-year and transfer students are eligible to receive a Trustee Scholarship.

To Apply: Consideration for the Trustee Scholarship is automatic when students apply for admission under Early Decision (by November 1), Early Action (by December 1 and February 1) and Regular Decision (by February 15) methods. Trustee Scholarship award recipients will be notified via mail regarding their eligibility and amount of award. Students must be registered as full-time, degree-seeking students to qualify for this scholarship.

Click here to complete Allegheny’s Application for Admission.

Creative & Performing Arts Scholarships

Allegheny College Creative & Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded based upon a student’s intended level of participation and performance ability. Students who plan to major or minor in dance, filmmaking, music, studio art, and theatre are eligible, as well as those who plan to participate in the arts but have majors and minors in other areas.

Scholarship Amount: $1000 per year.

Renewal: The scholarship is renewable based upon continued participation.

Eligibility and Selection: For students matriculating in Fall 2024. Portfolios or resumes are required for this scholarship and the criteria is available on our scholarship form, available in the applicant portal.

To Apply: Submit our scholarship form (available in the applicant portal). The deadline to apply for this scholarship has been extended to March 15, 2024. Further information is available here.

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Pears Family Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created by the Pears Family for Allegheny College students that graduated from Lakeview High School. Interested students must complete a FASFA to qualify and the award amounts vary depending on the number of qualifying students each year. The incoming/prospective student application can be found here.

United Methodist Scholarships

Allegheny College Ministerial Tuition Discount

Under the Ministerial Discount Policy of Allegheny College, students meeting the requirements below (and children of retired or deceased United Methodist ministers with the same credentials) may receive, upon request, a 50% deduction for tuition.


  • Unmarried, legally dependent children under age 24 of United Methodist Ordained Deacons and Elders in full connection, good standing, and under full-time appointment by the Annual Conference
  • Students in their first four years who are seeking their first baccalaureate degree, excluding summer sessions and Experiential Learning seminars
  • Students who are full-time and remain in good academic standing with the College

Students who meet the requirements must complete the Ministerial Tuition Discount application every year. Please return completed applications to the Financial Aid Office.