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First Time Freshman Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

All first-time freshmen are eligible to receive an academic scholarship from Shepherd University, granted they are not receiving Academic Common Market. The minimum scholarship requirements are a 3.0 cumulative high school G.P.A., an 1,100 SAT Composite and/or a 22 ACT composite. Students must meet both the GPA requirement and one of the standardized test requirements to receive the corresponding award. These scholarships are renewable for three additional years with a 2.75 cumulative Shepherd G.P.A.

 

Metro Scholarship

The Shepherd University Metro Scholarship available for first-time freshmen who are residents of select Maryland and Pennsylvania counties, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. This $4,000 per year scholarship is awarded automatically when all requirements below are fulfilled.

To be Eligible, you Must Be:

Scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions

These scholarships are awarded to students with a strong academic record or students with high financial need. If financial need is required, a FAFSA must be completed. The priority deadline for this scholarship application is March 1. Office of Admissions Scholarship Application

Scholarships awarded by the Office of Financial Aid

These scholarships are available to full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students. Most scholarships require a minimum GPA of 2.5. If financial need is required, a FAFSA must be completed by March 1 to be considered. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.  Office of Financial Aid Scholarship Application

 Multicultural Leadership Team Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must be full-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking Shepherd University students who demonstrate leadership qualities and a commitment to improving race relations, enhancing cultural diversity, and promoting multiculturalism. MultiCultural Leadership Team Scholarship Application

 Academic Common Market Program

The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board. The program is for college students who want to pursue degrees that are not offered by their in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the institution’s in-state tuition rates. The approved ACM majors at Shepherd University include:

Maryland Residents
Art: Photography and Computer Imagery
Engineering Science: Environmental Engineering concentration
Environmental Studies: Aquatic Science concentration
History: Civil War History concentration
History: Historic Preservation and Public History concentration
Recreation and Sport Studies: Athletic Coaching and Officiating concentration
Recreation and Sport Studies: Sports Marketing concentration
Recreation and Sport Studies: Sports Communication concentration

Virginia Residents
Art: Photography and Computer Imagery

Delaware Residents
Communication and New Media: Digital Filmmaking concentration
History: Historic Preservation and Public History concentration
Recreation and Sport Studies: Therapeutic Recreation concentration
Secondary Education: Family and Consumer Science teaching field

South Carolina Residents
Recreation and Sport Studies: Athletic Coaching and Officiating concentration

Please note that the ACM is not automatic and Shepherd University is not involved in the certification process. Students must apply for the program through their individual state ACM office. For more detailed information about the application process, please visit the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) website. 

Private Scholarships

Private scholarships are awarded by other agencies, such as businesses, churches, foundations, etc. The following websites are useful in applying online. Notify the Office of Financial Aid of any scholarship that you receive from a private source.