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.
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.
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.
Eligibility requirements, application information, and deadlines for select scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.
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Scholarships are offered by some Penn State administrative areas.
Academic college scholarships are based primarily on scholastic performance.
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.