Student Aid and Scholarships
Penn State participates in all the major federal and state student aid programs. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and/or financial need as defined by the specific scholarship program.
Scholarships Awarded by the Office of Student Aid
All students who are offered admission and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Penn State are considered for scholarships awarded by the Office of Student Aid.
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Outside Scholarship Forms
When you apply for scholarships through an outside agency, they often require you to provide information about your costs, aid award, and FAFSA. You can print this information directly from LionPATH.
Outside Scholarship Checks
Forward your scholarship check to the Office of the Bursar so your scholarship is reflected on your tuition bill.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Institutional Scholarships Managed by the Office of Student Aid
Eligibility requirements, application information, and deadlines for select scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year.
Academic College Scholarships
Academic college scholarships are based upon need, merit, or a combination of the two.
Administrative Unit Scholarships
Scholarships are offered by some Penn State administrative areas.
All Penn State campuses award scholarships to eligible first-year students based on academic performance, SAT/ACT scores, financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), leadership, and community service.
You may be eligible for outside scholarships from businesses or organizations in your local community with which you have affiliations.