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Will you help identify and recruit future Juniata students? One in three incoming Juniata Students is recruited by alumni and parents.

Ready, Set, Recruit!

The Juniata Community Scholarship allows Juniata to continue to reach students around the country and globe who may not have heard about Juniata. Feel free to recommend any student you know who is looking at attending college, even if they have never heard of Juniata. Tell them about Juniata and check in regularly as they search for a college to attend.

The information on this page is for the Juniata Community Scholarship. This Scholarship was previuosly known as the Gold Card Scholarship or the Parent's Pride Scholarship.

Already have a prospective student that you would like to introduce to Juniata?
Click Here for the Recruitment Form


Our alumni and parents of Juniata students use the Juniata Community Scholarship to help the College identify prospective students, who normally would not know Juniata, by actively assisting in their recruitment to the College. You, too, can help grow Juniata’s presence by using the Juniata Community Scholarship.

The Juniata Community Scholarship requires no financial investment from you. 

Where/How to Identify Potential Juniata Students
  • Religious Communities
  • Cultural Events
  • High School Athletic Events
  • Family Connections
  • Children of Your Co-Workers/Colleagues
Talking Points
  • 11:1 Student-faculty ratio
  • 2 Advisors
  • 90% of faculty hold the highest degree in their field
  • 95% of seniors participate in internships and other forms of distinctive hands-on learning
  • Our students come from 35 states and 30 countries
  • 96% of students graduate in 4 or fewer years and, we guarantee it!
  • Nearly 96% of graduates are employed or in graduate school 6 months after graduation
  • One of 44 colleges nationally profiled in Colleges that Change Lives
  • Ranked 89th Best Liberal Arts College by US News & World Report
  • Ranked a Top 50 Return on Investment Private College by
  • Recognized as one of the Top Schools That Do the Most for the American Dream by The New York Times

What can you do now? When your recruit is enrolled at Juniata, he or she will receive a $1,000 a year scholarship for four years in your name at no cost to you, as recognition of your help in the recruiting process. The Juniata Community Scholarship sends an important message to prospective students. It is the first example of the global reach of our alumni, and how deep our commitment to student success is. You can even tell recruits about the Juniata Community Scholarship by saying, “Our community supports you from the moment we introduce you to our College.” 

The Enrollment Cycle 
  • New FAFSA filing begins November 1 
  • Financial Aid Awards begin December 1 

Juniata College Application Deadlines:

  • Early Decision–Nov. 15
  • Early Action I–Dec. 1
  • Early Action II–Jan. 15
  • Regular Decision–March 15

Admission Notification begins Nov. 1 

Juniata Community Scholarship Deadline:

  • Nov. 15th of the student’s high school senior year (Don’t wait until too late—the earlier the better to refer the student!) 

Call or email Cindy Gibboney, Director of Admission Systems & Operations, at 814-641-3116 or to learn more about the Juniata Community Scholarship. 

It’s the little connections.

Logan Eggleston ’27

John Croasdaile ’93 was impressed with Logan Eggleston from the moment he entered his classroom. “He’s a pretty amazing young man in terms of his heart and focus,” Croasdaile said. “Logan is very mature and has a heart for making a difference.” John gladly answered questions about his experiences as a student at Juniata and encouraged Logan to read about the College in Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope. Both were excited when Logan was accepted to Juniata College!

We asked John what he thought about the Community Scholarship.

What inspires you to refer a prospective student to the Juniata Community Scholarship?

I always encourage students to check out Juniata College and talk about Juniata while I’m teaching. Most of my physics students are in 10th grade, so it’s a good time to give them ideas about college as sophomores. I’m promoting the College to them as an opportunity to go somewhere where they’ll meet like-minded, passionate peers who are going to go out into the world and make a difference.

Photo: Logan Eggleston ’27 is already making a difference in the community by volunteering to restore a garden area as part of the Community Engagement and Service Inbound. Photo Courtesy of The Daily News