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University-wide Scholarships

Awards to both first-year and upper-division students are made by the Scholarship Committee which typically begins its review in March (prior to fall semester enrollment). All students automatically are considered. Most scholarships are merit and need-based. Awards average $1,000 a year.

The Faculty Senate also provides university-wide scholarships. Funding is limited and reserved for upper-division students. All students automatically are considered for the awards. The scholarships are extremely competitive and only awarded to the very highest achieving students.

Students with Disabilities
The Office for Disability Services offers more than 80 scholarship awards annually to students with disabilities at all Penn State locations. To apply, contact the Office for Disability Services, 105 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802, (814) 863-1807.

Underrepresented Populations
Penn State is committed to creating a diverse student body, enhancing the educational experience for all enrolled students. As a result, each year Penn State reaches out to extend financial assistance to those who could not enroll without some support beyond federal and state student aid programs and to students who show high academic performance. The Bunton-Waller Fellows Program, the Bunton-Waller Scholarship, and the Penn State Undergraduate Opportunity Grant are a result of this commitment.