Adult Learner Scholarships

Scholarships are available for undergraduate students enrolled in a Penn State degree program and taking classes full-time or part-time (at least 6 credits per semester). 

Criteria for Adult Learner Scholarships

You must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Age 24 or older

  • Active-duty military or veteran
  • Have a spouse and/or dependents

Additional considerations:

The adult learner scholarships are available to first-time and returning adult learners. In addition to this scholarship application, you must submit the 2023–24 FAFSA if you are a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.

  • Penn State World Campus students are not eligible for these scholarships.
  • Employees receiving the educational benefit are not eligible to receive these scholarships.

Complete the 2024-25 Adult Learner Scholarship Application

The deadline to apply for the Adult Learner Scholarship is March 31, 2024.  Awardees will be notified in July 2024.