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2014-15 Scholarship Applications

Eligibility requirements, application information, and deadlines for several scholarships.

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Steve A. Garban Grant-in-Aid

For children of Penn State Technical Service or staff employees

This grant-in-aid, awarded to one first-year student, is intended to assist with room and board charges for two years, provided the student continues full-time enrollment at Penn State or Penn College, incurs room and board charges, and demonstrates academic success.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a child of a full-time Penn State or Penn College Technical Service or staff employee
  • Must be a first-year, full-time student at any Penn State campus or at the Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Must have demonstrated leadership and humanitarian qualities through extracurricular activities during high school
  • Must have achieved or show promise of achieving academic success

Award amount varies based on room and board charges with two awards given annually.

Application and Contact Information

To be considered, students must submit a letter that includes all of the following:

  • Student's name
  • Student's Penn State ID number or Penn College ID number
  • Parent’s Penn State ID Number or Penn College ID Number
  • Penn State or Penn College staff employee's name and position
  • A personal essay of no more than two typewritten pages that gives examples of the student's leadership, humanitarian, and academic merits

Send letter of application to:

Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee
University Scholarships
Office of Student Aid
314 Shields Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

Application Deadline

Student letters will be accepted until April 25, 2014. The award recipient will be selected by the Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee and announced in May. All applicants will be notified.

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Dolores Bush Scuderi and Richard J. Scuderi Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a first-generation college student of Polish descent (first recipient preference)
  • Must be a college student of Polish descent (second recipient preference)
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a half-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student at any Penn State campus
  • Must have achieved a superior academic record
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must be in good standing, as determined by the Office of Judicial Affairs

Award amounts vary with one or two awards given annually.

Application and Contact Information

To be considered, students must submit a letter that includes all of the following:

  • Student's Name
  • Student's Penn State ID Number
  • A one-page essay that traces and verifies student Polish descent, signed by student and by one other family member
  • Copies of official documents that verifies student Polish descent, such as naturalization papers, etc., if possible

Send letter of application to:

Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee
314 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802

Application Deadline

Application material will be accepted until May 9, 2014. The award recipient will be selected by the Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee and announced in May. All applicants will be notified.

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Frank A. Sinon Scholarship at Penn State

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolling at Penn State, University Park who has graduated from Austin Area High School in Austin, PA
  • Must demonstrate academic success
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA

Award amount varies with one award given annually and up to 8 semesters

Application and Contact Information

To be considered, eligible students should e-mail Cindy Myers, Coordinator, University Scholarships, through our Contact Form.

Application Deadline

Application material will be accepted until August 22, 2014. The award recipient will be selected by the Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee and announced in August. All applicants will be notified.

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Henrietta M. Fisher Memorial Honor Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a first-year, University Park baccalaureate student
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be a Dauphin County resident (Steelton-Highspire High School graduates preferred)
  • May be pursuing any college major (Engineering, Earth & Mineral Science, Science, Communications, and Liberal Arts majors preferred)
  • Must demonstrate leadership and patriotism (ROTC students preferred)

Award amounts vary between $2,000 and $4,000 and are awarded for one year unless enrolled in a Penn State ROTC program

Application and Contact Information

To be considered, please submit a letter that includes all of the following:

  • Student Name
  • Student Penn State ID Number
  • A personal essay of no more than two-typewritten pages that illustrates leadership skills, patriotism, career aspirations, and academic merit.

Send letter of application to:

Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee
314 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802

Application Deadline

Application material will be accepted until May 9, 2014. The award recipient will be selected by the Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee and announced in May. All applicants will be notified.

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Laurel Haven Endowment Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management in the College of Agricultural Sciences (first recipient preference)
  • Must be enrolled in the College of Education with a major in elementary or secondary education and an interest in environmental education or enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences with an option in Environmental Sciences (second recipient preference)
  • Must be full-time undergraduate or graduate student for Fall/Spring 2014-15
  • Must be engaged in or previously engaged in, and still interested in, conservation education

Award amount varies with one award given annually.

Application and Contact Information

Download the Laurel Haven Endowment Scholarship application.

Send letter of application to:

Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee
314 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802

Application Deadline

Application material will be accepted until May 9, 2014. The award recipient will be selected by the Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee and announced in May. All applicants will be notified.

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Richard J. and Dolores Bush Scuderi Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be of Italian descent (preference given to first-generation)
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a half-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate student at any Penn State campus
  • Must have achieved a superior academic record
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must be in good standing, as determined by the Office of Judicial Affairs

Award amount varies with two awards given annually.

Application and Contact Information

To be considered, students must submit a letter that includes all of the following:

  • Student's Name
  • Student's Penn State ID Number
  • A one-page essay that traces and verifies Italian descent, signed by student and by one other family member
  • Copies of official documents that verifies student Italian descent, such as naturalization papers, etc., if possible

Send letter of application to:

Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee
314 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802

Application Deadline

Application material will be accepted until May 9, 2014. The award recipient will be selected by the Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee and announced in May. All applicants will be notified.

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The David Schwebel Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a child of an active, full-time employee of the Schwebel Baking Company or its subsidiaries and divisions who has been employed for at least two years
  • Must be an undergraduate enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State
  • Must have achieved or demonstrated academic merit
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • First preference is given to eligible first-year students

Award amounts vary with one or two awards given annually.

Application and Contact Information

Applications are available by contacting:

Kelly Ylonen
VP, Human Resources
Schwebel Baking Company
965 Midlothian Blvd.
Youngstown, OH 44501-6018.

Application Deadline

Applications should be returned to Gary Holby at the Schwebel Baking Company before or by May 9, 2014. All applicants will be notified.

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Employees of Consolidated Freightways Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a child or grandchild of a former Consolidated Freightways employee
  • Must be enrolled at Penn State Harrisburg or Penn State York
  • Must be an outstanding undergraduate
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Award amounts vary with two awards given each year.

Application and Contact Information

To be considered, send verification of student's relationship to the former Consolidated Freightways employee, with a letter of application that identifies the Penn State student by name, Penn State ID, and campus of enrollment. The former employee's pension plan administrators should be able to provide verification of employment. If pension plan verification is not available, an applicant must submit a notarized statement explaining the student's relationship to the former Consolidated Freightways employee.

Send letter of application to:

Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee
314 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802

Application Deadline

Application material will be accepted until May 9, 2014. The award recipient will be selected by the Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee and announced in May. All applicants will be notified.

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Andrew James Bartels Memorial Scholarship

The Andrew James Bartels Memorial Scholarship was established by William M. Bartels to honor and recognize outstanding achievements by undergraduate students who have achieved Star, Life or Eagle rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student who is enrolled or planning to enroll at any Penn State campus
  • Must have achieved or demonstrated academic merit
  • Must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must have achieved Star, Life or Eagle rank in the Boy Scouts of America

Award amounts vary with two awards given each year.

Application and Contact Information

To be considered, please submit the following:

  • Student's Name
  • Student's Penn State ID Number
  • A one-page essay that describes student's Star, Life or Eagle rank achievement and reasons why student should be selected for the Andrew James Bartels Memorial Scholarship
  • Letter of recommendation and verification of Star, Life or Eagle rank achievement from student’s Scout Master or Boy Scouts of America official

Send letter of application to:

Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee
314 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802

Application Deadline

Application material will be accepted until May 9, 2014. The award recipient will be selected by the Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee and announced in May. All applicants will be notified.

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Irene Cheng Memorial Award

The Irene Cheng Memorial Award was established by the friends and family of Irene Cheng, a former employee of Audio-Visual Services, to honor and recognize outstanding achievement by undergraduate students.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student who is enrolled at any Penn State campus, including Penn College
  • Must be a child of a MediaTech employee or a full-time undergraduate student who has been employed by MediaTech for at least one year and currently works a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Must show distinguished achievement, a combination of academic merit and the quality of community and/or University involvement
  • Must be a child of a MediaTech employee (applicants who have not previously received the scholarship will be given first preference)
  • Prior applicants and award recipients will be considered again

Award amount is $1,200 for the 2014-15 academic year.

Application and Contact Information

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Student's Name
  • Student's Penn State ID Number or Penn College ID Number
  • Parent/employee's name or MediaTech supervisor's name
  • A two-page essay that gives examples of student's outstanding achievements and reasons why student should be selected for the Irene Cheng Memorial Award.

Send letter of application to:

Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee
314 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802

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