Scholarships and awards are a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Penn State offers several sources for possible scholarships funding.
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. Regardless of whether a student thinks he or she will be awarded aid, Penn State recommends that every student submit a FAFSA to be eligible for all aid consideration.
The Office of Student Aid is just one unit that offers scholarships and awards at Penn State. Additionally, scholarships and awards can be offered from academic colleges, campuses, and other administrative units, some of which will require separate applications.
How Scholarships are Awarded
New First-year Students
Academic scholarships are available for Penn State Scranton students with potential or demonstrated academic success. All incoming freshmen and transfer students are automatically considered for Penn State Scranton scholarships when they apply for admission.
Returning Penn State Scranton students are asked to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit a continuing student scholarship application from the Financial Aid office by April 30 for maximum consideration. Students will be reviewed based on need, merit, and scholarship criteria.