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Heffer Family Scholarship

Heffer Family Scholarship

Are you motivated to do more? Do you wonder about our world? Can you picture yourself as a leader in business, health or government? If you said "yes" to one or more of these questions, studying at Chatham University is a good fit for you!

$10,000 of financial help per year, renewable for four years

The Heffer Family Scholarship for Undergraduate Education is a $10,000 award per year given to two deserving women who have been accepted at Chatham for their undergraduate studies. This scholarship is renewable for four years (up to 120 credits) and requires full time enrollment as a Chatham student. This can add up to $40,000 over four years, significantly reducing the cost of a Chatham education. Winners of the scholarship will be chosen on points such as academic achievement, and involvement in co-curricular and community activities that show leadership capacity. Candidates will also be measured on the quality of their essay and their interview with the committee.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for a Heffer Family Scholarship, applicants will:

  • Be female
  • Have a minimum 3.5 high school or college cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Score 1100 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) / 24 composite ACT (not applicable to transfer students)
  • Be accepted to Chatham University
  • Complete a Heffer Family Scholarship Application coversheet including extracurricular achievements
  • Complete a 350-500 word essay responding to a provided prompt
    (View prompts on the application form)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have resided in the United States for the four years preceding your application for the Heffer Scholarship

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Combining it with other financial aid

The Heffer Family Scholarship was established by the donors, Barbara Stern Heffer '68 and John Heffer, to provide significant scholarship funding for the ongoing recruitment of high quality candidates to Chatham College for Women at Chatham University. Criteria such as academic achievement, leadership capacity (i.e. as demonstrated by involvement in community and co-curricular activities), and the quality of an essay and interview will be deciding factors in making the awards.

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