Niche College Scholarship

Discover Penn State Award

Deadline Varies
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

Are you ready to embark on your academic journey at Penn State? Let's explore the Discover Penn State Award—a fantastic opportunity for students residing in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Here's everything you need to know:

Eligibility Information:

• Students must reside in the specified regions to be eligible. • The award is for NEW undergraduate first-year or transfer students to the University. • Recipients are automatically considered; no separate application is required. • The award cannot be combined with the Provost’s Award.

Award Consideration:

First-Year Students:

• Complete your application by November 30 for the following academic year (summer/fall) semester or the immediately following spring semester. • Select a Commonwealth Campus as one of your choices on the application for admission.

Transfer Students:

• Complete your application by May 1 for the following academic year (summer/fall). • Select a Commonwealth Campus as your first-choice campus on the application for admission. • Choose a Commonwealth Campus major/pre-major on the application for admission.

Renewal Criteria:

• Enroll at any Commonwealth Campus. • Maintain good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0) by the end of each academic year. • Complete a minimum of 24 credits per academic year.

Note: Students with offers of admission to University Park or World Campus are not eligible for this award.

Awarding Timeline:

Eligible students will be notified of the award during aid awarding in early February for the summer/fall semester. Spring admits and transfer students will receive awards on a rolling basis.

Award and Campus Benefits:

• Choose from 19 Commonwealth Campuses across Pennsylvania to find your perfect fit. • Explore a wide range of four-year baccalaureate programs at your selected campus. • Earn a prestigious Penn State degree, regardless of your major or campus choice. • Enjoy significant savings on tuition, with annual savings of $10,000-15,000 at a campus. • The Discover Penn State Award enhances your savings, offering an additional $16,000-22,000 annually on your degree.

Don't miss this chance to make your Penn State education even more accessible and rewarding. Join us on this exciting academic journey—apply for the Discover Penn State Award and chart a path towards a brighter future! Scholarship Search