Please visit our Office of Student Aid at Penn State for an overview of scholarship information and resources.
Penn State Behrend offers the Chancellor's Scholarship program to recognize our most academically gifted students. This prestigious scholarship program recognizes students with two-year and four-year academic scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 per academic year. Chancellor Scholars are also guaranteed a one-time $1,000 scholarship to study abroad and $1,200 per year in undergraduate research grant funds. Research grants are awarded over the summer to students in Penn State Behrend majors only.
Penn State Behrend offers Chancellor's Scholarships to community college graduates that are members of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two Year College. Students must provide a certificate of membership and a letter of recommendation from their PTK Chapter Adviser to be considered. Contact the Penn State Behrend Financial Aid Office for further details.
Penn State Behrend offers numerous leadership scholarships based on extracurricular activities and leadership potential. The Leadership Scholarship application for incoming freshman for the 2015-16 academic year is now closed. Incoming freshman for the 2016-17 academic year, please check back in November, 2015.
Penn State change of campus students and transfer/advanced standing students should contact our Student Affairs Office for details on applying.
Students enrolled in a major in Penn State Behrend's Sam and Irene Black School of Business who have been accepted into the University-wide Schreyer Honors College will be considered for scholarships up to $10,000 per year. Click here for more information.
First-year students selected to join the Schreyer Scholars Program will receive four-year renewable awards of $4,500 per academic year. Penn State Behrend will provide a matching $4,500 per year Chancellor's Scholarship to first-year students joining the Schreyer Honors College. These scholarships are renewable as long as students remain in good academic standing with the Schreyer Honors College. Students may be considered for admission to the Schreyer Scholars Program after their first year; however, scholarships are not guaranteed.
Students may also be selected to join our local Penn State Behrend Honors Program. Although being a member of the Honors Program does not guarantee scholarship funds, many of the Penn State Behrend scholarships give priority to students who are members of the Schreyer Scholars or Behrend Honors programs.
There are a number of scholarships offered by Penn State Behrend which give preference to students or dependents of parent(s) who work for specific companies. Find a list of scholarship applications here.
The Penn State Behrend Army ROTC program offers generous scholarship benefits, including full tuition and fees coverage, book allotment, and spending allowance.
Penn State Behrend awards several study abroad scholarships to students enrolled or planning to enroll in an international study program who have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. Complete a study abroad application to apply.
LORD Corporation has partnered with Penn State Behrend to offer an exciting opportunity to students in select majors. Learn more here.
Outside scholarships are available through civic foundations, nonprofit organizations, churches, high schools, and employers.
The following endowed scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved a superior academic record or who manifest promise of outstanding writing. Creative writing scholarships may require a separate application. Learn more here.
Corey N. Farrell Memorial Scholarship
Clarence A. Smith and Eugenie Baumann Smith Endowed Scholarship
Kenneth J. Sonnenberg Poetry Award