August 21, 2019

Key Award Awarded by Elmira College

The Key Award is a scholarship sponsored by Elmira College.

Information About the Scholarship:

Award Amount: Average – $7000
Application Deadline: 1-March
Scholarship Requirements: Candidate must rank in top tenth of secondary or prep school junior class, demonstrate school and community leadership, and be accepted for full-time enrollment.
Eligible for: Contact sponsor

Awarded by:

Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901
Phone: 607 735 1724
Fax: 607 735 1718

Contact Details:

Dean of Admissions

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Elmira College

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