Both transfer students and overseas first-year students may now submit applications for the Alvernia University Global Ambassador Scholarship. The Award may be worth between $10,000 and $22,000 per year as a merit-based reward.
Alvernia University offers scholarships to all eligible international freshman and transfer students who choose to pursue a regular undergraduate degree at our main Reading campus.
Undergraduate students who meet the requirements can apply for a small number of foreign scholarships through the Alvernia University Global Ambassador Scholarship and pursue their degrees abroad. All undergraduate applicants to Alvernia University must submit the online Alvernia admissions form separately from the scholarship application.
International undergraduate students who have been accepted to Alvernia University and want to represent their cultures in the USA are eligible to apply for the Global Ambassador Scholarship.
About Alvernia University
Alvernia University is a private Franciscan Roman Catholic university located in Reading, Pennsylvania. In 2008, the organization, originally known as Alvernia College, changed its name to a university. Alvernia University was established in 1958 by the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis as a four-year liberal arts college and later as a college for the sisters.
Several of the college’s renovated classrooms and offices were used to teach in elementary and secondary schools prior to 1958. The college’s first building, Francis Hall, was built in 1926 and formerly housed an orphanage. Alvernia received a charter from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1960, and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools first recognized the school in 1967.
In 1961, the college accepted its first female lay students. Male students were first admitted as commuting students in 1971 and as resident students in 1973.
Alvernia University received status from the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2008, the year it celebrated its 50th anniversary. Alvernia University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors. Pre-professional courses in dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary science can be taken. Master’s degrees are awarded in occupational therapy, business administration, nursing, community counseling, education, and liberal studies. The Alvernia University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program lasts seven years. A doctoral program in leadership is also available.
Since 1967, Alvernia has been recognized by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The education plan for elementary and secondary teachers has received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The occupational therapy program has received full accreditation from the American Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has received approval from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs has accredited the athletic training program in conjunction with the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training. The Social Work program has received approval from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Behavioral Health courses have received certification from the Pennsylvania Certification Board. The Business Department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Worths of Alvernia University Global Ambassador Scholarship
The Alvernia University Global Ambassador Scholarship is a merit-based award that provides financial aid ranging from $10,000 to $22,000 annually. These scholarships are open to transfer students from non-American colleges and universities as well as first-year international freshmen.
Eligibility for Alvernia University Global Ambassador Scholarship
- All over the world are welcome to submit applications.
- Any subject the university offers will be eligible for the scholarship.
- International freshmen and transfer students from abroad must be accepted.
- The candidates must fulfill all requirements.
How to Apply
Before the deadline, deliver the following records to Alvernia’s international admissions office:
- After being accepted to Alvernia University, send the application to [email protected].
- Description of the proposed study.
- Every grade from every preceding school was present.
- Before the deadline, one letter of recommendation must be included in the Alvernia University Global Ambassador Scholarship application packet.
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