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Penn State scholarships are awarded to exemplary students and are highly competitive due to limited funding. Scholarships are a form of gift aid that does not need to be re-paid.

Student Aid and Scholarships Policy

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.

Outside Scholarship Form Policy

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.

Office of Student Aid Scholarships

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.

Scholarship Thank You Letters

Tips to help you write a professional scholarship thank you letter

2019-20 Scholarships (Requires Application)

Eligibility requirements, application information, and deadlines for select scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.

Administrative Unit Scholarships

Scholarships are offered by some Penn State administrative areas.

Academic College Scholarships

Academic college scholarships are based primarily on scholastic performance.

Campus Scholarships

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.

Outside Scholarships

You may be eligible for outside scholarships from businesses or organizations in your local community with which you have affiliations.

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