SCHOLARSHIPS

Eunice Murray Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Eunice Murray Memorial Scholarship Fund is designed to encourage students as they complete their undergraduate education to pursue lives that will benefit themselves and their fellow men and women.  The Fund is a restricted cash grant that will be awarded to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, and a high capacity for self-direction and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.

1837 Scholarship Book Fund

The mission of the 1837 Scholarship Book Fund is to provide students from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region with the funds necessary to assist them in the purchasing of textbooks.  Our scholarships are given to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at Cheyney University and whose address of record is from the Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland, and Washington, D.C. jurisdictions.

Both scholarships are sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Cheyney University Alumni Association. For more information or to apply, click application.

The following scholarships are sponsored by other Cheyney University Alumni Chapters:


The W. McKinley Menchan & Katherine Russell Wilson Scholarship – $1,250

Applicant must be an incoming freshman and has been accepted to Cheyney University for the current academic year.  Consideration will be given to those students who:  rank in the top 20% of their high school graduating class, have a minimum combine SAT score of 800 ( or Act equivalent of 17), and have made significant contributions to their community and / or school.  Recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. to retain the scholarship for the second semester.  The scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen only.  Recipients are not eligible to reapply once they have completed their freshman year.  For more information or to apply, click application.

The Class of 1947 Marcus Foster Memorial Scholarship – $500

The Marcus Foster Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors with preference given to those who have graduated from Simon Gratz High School and will attend Cheyney University.  Students must show evidence of financial need. Applicants are therefore requested to include an explanation of financial requirements.  For more information or to apply, click application.

The Elvira Wilson Scholarship – $500

The Elvira Wilson Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who are accepted to Cheyney with a high school G.P.A. of 3.0 or better and an 800 or more combined SAT score.  Applicant should site in their essay his/her community involvement as well as the reason(s) for choosing Cheyney University to further his/her education.  For more information or to apply, click application.

The Booker Reeves/Sylvester Pace Scholarship – $1000

This scholarship will be granted to full time students with a G. P. A. of 2.5 or better; sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Applicants must include their reasons for attending Cheyney and cite their contributions in the community and /or school activities. For more information or to apply, click application.

The Ashley H. Cooke, Sr. Scholarship – $1,000

This scholarship will be granted to full time students with a G.P.A. of 2.5 or better; sophomores, juniors, and seniors only.  Applicants must complete an essay that must include their reasons for attending Cheyney University and cite their contributions in the community and/or school activities.  For more information or to apply, click application.

NEED/Cheyney University of Pennsylvania National Alumni Association Matching Scholarship – $1,000

The student must: Be enrolled as a full time student at Cheyney University of PA; have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or better; and show evidence of financial need.  To receive the matching scholarship, up to $1,000, the student must receive a PHEAA State Grant and have applied for a student loan.  See Director of Financial Aid.