In the life of Penn State Scranton, there are special individuals who have enriched the academic fabric of our campus by establishing awards to recognize accomplishment in select disciplines and/or student leadership and service. The contributions of these very special people are highlighted at the Annual Honors Convocation held each May. These awards include:
Richard F. Dempsey Award in Information Sciences and Technology
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding academic achievement by an undergraduate student enrolled in the Information Sciences and Technology (IST) degree program at Penn State Scranton. It was established by Edmund Lucy, Jr. who graduated from Penn State Scranton with a degree in IST.
The Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter Pride of Lions Award
The purpose of this award is to honor and recognize the achievements of an undergraduate student who shows exceptional character, perseverance, enthusiasm, and distinguished performance and, through outstanding example or involvement, has enhanced student life at Penn State Scranton. It was established by the Greater Scranton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association.
The Tabatabaie Family Math and Science Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize full time undergraduate students at Penn State Scranton majoring in a math or science degree program who are at least 2nd semester freshman and have a minimun grade point average of 3.2.
The Richard and Lois Ostroski Family Award for Adult Learners
The purpose of this award is to provide recognition and financial assistance to adult students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Scranton. It was created by Richard and Lois Ostroski, a former campus student who achieved her degree as an adult student.
The Patrick J. Rose Award for Excellence in Student Leadership and Service
The purpose of this award is to honor and recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student who has completed at least two semesters at Penn State Scranton.
It was established by alumni Atty. Dante Cancelli, Dr. Darlene Dunay, David and Ann Hawk, Patrick Shevlin, and Dr. Peter Bordi in honor of retired campus Director of Student Services, Patrick J. Rose.
The Patrick J. and Mary Jane Sheridan Award for Excellence in Financial Services
The purpose of this award is to honor and recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student who is enrolled at Penn State Scranton, and who has achieved the highest grade point average in the Financial Services Option of the Bachelor of Science degree in Business.
The Walter Weber Memorial Award in Theatre and Speech Communication
The purpose of this award is to honor and recognize an outstanding student with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher who has excelled in theatre or speech communications courses at Penn State Scranton. It was established by friends and colleagues in memory of Walt Weber who taught these disciplines at the campus.
Penn State Scranton (PSSN) Excellence in Diversity Award
The Penn State Scranton Excellence in Diversity Award is newly created in 2015 by the Penn State Scranton Diversity Advisory Council to recognize and honor demonstrated commitment and outstanding efforts toward creating a diverse and inclusive community.