Over 75 percent of our students receive financial aid and, on average, graduate with more than $18,400 in college loans. Regrettably, many are forced to leave school before graduating for lack of funds.
Scholarships help ease the financial burden placed on a student. It means a student may devote more time to studying because they don't have to work a second job.
Scholarships help the University by allowing us to attract the best and brightest students who may otherwise be unable to afford a Penn State education.
Scholarship benefactors ensure the future of our students, the University, the Commonwealth, and the nation.
Award: $20,000. An award recognizing academic excellence, can be named for the donor, and in a specific academic discipline, or a general award. For example, an academic excellence award in Information Sciences and Technology can be established that is an excellent incentive for students in that particular major.
Undergraduate scholarship: $50,000. An undergraduate scholarship can be named for the donor and generally recognizes academic potential. It can be designated for general scholarship support, or can be designated for a specific academic area. Here again, a scholarship can be established, for example, in the business degree, or for students enrolled or planning to enroll in Information Sciences and Technology.