Alvernia University - PA
400 St. Bernardine St. FH - 200
Reading, PA 19607-1799
Ms Michelle Schilling
In addition to freshmen, will make award offers to transfers and/or to students currently enrolled but not on TE (sophomores, juniors and seniors) for 2023-2024
Tuition amount: Full Tuition
Initial offers will be announced by April 15, 2023.
Deadline for the receipt of initial TE certification/applications:
In March 2023
The percentage of the new admitted TE candidates offered a TE scholarship for the current academic year:
Mission: To learn. To love. To Serve.
Vision Statement: To Be A Distinctive Franciscan University, Committed to Personal and Social Transformation, Through Integrated, Community-Based, Inclusive, and Ethical Learning
Integrated Learning combining liberal arts and professional education, and blending rigorous inquiry, practical experience and personal reflection in the classroom, on campus, and in society;
Community Based Learning engaging the local, regional and global communities as partners in education and service;
Inclusive Learning welcoming people of diverse beliefs and backgrounds; responsive to the educational needs of recent high school graduates, working adults and established professionals, and senior citizens; respectful and self-critical in our dialogue about differences in values and perspectives;
Ethical Learning challenging individuals to be values-based leaders by developing habits of the mind, habits of the heart, and habits of the soul.
Core Franciscan Values: The Mission Statements of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters and Alvernia College are the sources of the five core values of the Franciscan tradition service, humility, peacemaking, contemplation, and collegiality. To call these values traditional to the Catholic, Franciscan view of the world does not imply that they are merely old or without relevance to contemporary society. On the contrary, these basic values have continued, throughout the centuries, to inform a way of life, a view of the world, and view of the world and a definition of mens and womens relationship to their Creator that is perhaps more relevant in todays world than ever before.
Location: Alvernia is located three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of eastern PA. The 49-acre campus adjoins Angelica Lake. Our beautiful campus and surrounding mountains offer hiking pathways, biking trails, and leisure relaxation and enjoyment.