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Select Outside Scholarships

The organizations below offer assistance to students who meet the criteria for any of the following scholarships. If you are the recipient of an outside scholarship, notify Penn State.

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Mass Mutual Scholars Program

Eligibility

  • Show proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (if selected)
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Plan to attend a degree-seeking program, full time at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam
  • Be entering sophomore, junior, senior or 5th year senior in pursuit of an undergraduate degree during the 2016-17 academic year
  • Students of all majors will be considered
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry, leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Apply

Visit Mass Mutual for additional information and application materials.

Application Deadline

March 31, 2016 by 5:30pm EST

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Life Lessons Scholarship Program

Eligibility

  • United States resident
  • Between 17-24 years of age
  • Have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian
  • Have been accepted to or attending an accredited institution

Apply

For additional information, including application materials, please visit Life Lessons.

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2016 program will be available beginning February 1, 2016. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016 by 4:00pm EST.

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American Association of University Women State College Branch

Eligibility

  • Woman who is a resident of Centre County, Pennsylvania with the intent to maintain residency for the duration of the scholarship
  • Be seeking a first associate or baccalaureate degree on a part- or full-time basis
  • Have completed at least 15 credits towards an Associate’s degree or 30 credits towards a Baccalaureate degree
  • Have interrupted or delayed her studies for at least two years after graduation high school
  • Can demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, and service to the community

Apply

Application information is available at AAUW State College.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2016

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Verbal Ink Transcription Services Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Graduating high school senior or completing first year of college in spring 2016 semester
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be enrolled for the fall 2016 semester

Apply

All interested applicants must submit a 500–1,000 word essay as a single PDF document to inquiries@verbalink.com on the following topic: Share a story about how language has helped you express your voice.

Visit Verbal Link for more application information.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the 2016 Verbal Ink Transcription Services Scholarship will be posted once available. It typically occurs each April.

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iModules Scholarships

Eligibility

  • Be enrolled full-time for the fall 2016 semester
  • Have a minimum GPA of a "C"

Apply

For application information, visit iModules Scholarships.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2016 by 12:00am CST

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarship Program

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund manages multiple scholarship opportunities from several corporations, including Gates Millennium Scholars.

Eligibility

  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by the FAFSA)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for high school students; or a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for college and graduate students
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Be enrolled full-time for the fall 2016 semester

Apply

For additional information and online application materials, please visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Application Deadline

HSF General College Scholarships deadline is March 30, 2016.

The Gates Millennium Scholarship deadline is January 14, 2016.

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Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O)

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization celebrates the advancement of women and their education through scholarships, grants, awards, and loans. Several grant and loan opportunities are available through P.E.O., including Educational Loan Fund, International Peace Scholarship, Continuing Education, and Scholar Awards.

Apply

For more information visit the P.E.O. or contact Esther Benitez, P.E.O. Sisterhood, 407 Canterbury Drive, State College, PA 16803 or by e-mail at Esther.Benitez@gmail.com.

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American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania

The program includes scholarships awarded by the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Member Organization.

Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be a full-time sophomore or junior student as of the 2016-17 school year
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor degree in engineering or environmental sciences
  • Must either attend a college or university located in Pennsylvania or serve/have served as an intern with a Pennsylvania office of an ACEC/PA member firm

Apply

For application, guidelines, and eligibility details, visit the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania

Application Deadline

The deadline for the 2016 scholarship program will be posted once announced.

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