The following non-need awards are awarded on a competitive basis to new students. The awards are renewable annually.
Susquehanna's university assistantships include professional work experience with a member of the faculty or an administrator.
Valedictorian and salutatorian scholarships are awarded to students who rank first or second in their high school class in a highly demanding academic program.
Other Scholarship Awards
Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic credentials as measured by high school performance and either standardized test scores or an evaluation of "excellent" on Write Option submissions. Grade point averages are recalculated on a 4.0 scale and include grades from English, math, science, social studies and foreign language courses. Weight is given for advanced placement, honors and international baccalaureate courses. Susquehanna also considers significant nonacademic achievement, including demonstrated leadership and service to a student's school or community.
Janet Weis Writer's Institute Scholarship
The Janet Weis Writers Institute Scholarship provides as many as 10 scholarships annually to outstanding creative writing majors. Portfolios must be submitted by Feb. 15, and will be evaluated by Susquehanna's creative writing faculty. The scholarships, up to $20,000 per year ($80,000 over four years), are partially funded through the generosity of the Degenstein Foundation.
The Lawrence M. and Louise Kresge Isaacs Endowment for Music
The Lawrence M. and Louise Kresge Isaacs Endowment for Music provides a $12,000 award ($48,000 over four years) to an outstanding music major and academician on the basis of an audition with the music faculty.
Music scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 ($4,000 to $20,000 over four years) and are awarded to music majors on the basis of an audition with the music faculty.
Lutheran Summer Music Alumni Scholarship
Music scholarships in the amount of $1,000 ($4,000 over four years) are awarded to Lutheran Summer Music alumni who meet the requirements for university admission and successfully complete a music audition. Scholarships are available to students in all areas of study and may be offered in combination with other music and academic awards. Recipients are expected to participate in a university ensemble and enroll in private lessons. The scholarship is renewable annually provided the student is continuously enrolled in pursuit of a Bachelors degree and maintains the requirements of a music scholarship.
Alumni scholarships are limited in number, available in the amount of $2,500 ($10,000 over four years) and awarded to academically talented legacy students who are children, step-children or grandchildren of Susquehanna alumni. Recipients are selected by the Alumni Association Executive Board in mid-February. Legacy students must complete their admission application by Feb. 1 for consideration.
Ministerial grants are available in the amount of $2,500 ($10,000 over four years) and are awarded to dependent children of ordained Lutheran clergy regardless of financial need. Those who demonstrate financial need will also be considered for other types of financial aid.
Transfer scholarships provide up to $10,000 (up to $40,000 over four years) and are awarded to transfer students with outstanding academic achievement in their previous college work.
International Student Scholarships
International student scholarships are partial-tuition scholarships awarded to international students on the basis of academic ability and the potential for contributing to Susquehanna's community.