The Partnerships for Access to Higher Education  Grant (PATH)

PHEAA partners with non-profit, community-based Pennsylvania organizations and foundations to provide Pennsylvania students attending eligible Pennsylvania postsecondary institutions with matching funds through the PATH Grant Program.

  • PATH Partners allocations are only available for academic year awards, not summer.
  • PATH can only match partner scholarship funds.
  • Institutions should only certify PATH awards after the institution has received the applicable Partner funds.

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To receive a PATH Grant, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be nominated by and receive an academic year scholarship from a participating PATH Partner
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student
  • At least a half-time basis
  • In a degree-seeking program of study
  • Maintain academic progress
  • Not be in default or owe a PA State Grant refund
  • Not be considered an incarcerated student

There is no summer PATH Program.

Minimum/Maximums Awards

The PATH Grants are initially determined by PHEAA, who establishes total academic year awards using the lesser of the following:

  • Total academic year PATH Partner Award
  • Total academic year PA State Grant Award
  • Maximum amount of $2,500 for the academic year

The minimum amount a recipient can receive for the year is $200.

These maximum and minimum amounts are subject to change at the discretion of PHEAA based on available funding.