Scholarship Opportunities for Travel
Penn State Scranton offers a travel expense reduction grant to all Penn State Scranton students who enroll in courses offered on our trips. This reduction in cost is dependent on overall enrollment, but cost of trip expenses can be reduced by as much as $400.
Student reimbursement arrangements will be made with individual students upon trip completion.
The Education Abroad website contains information on a wide variety of scholarship opportunities for Penn State students. You will find the Guide to Education Abroad Scholarships and University Office of International Programs Scholarships on this website. It contains information and links to several scholarships for which Penn State students may be eligible.
Some of these scholarships are described below, but there may be others for which you are qualified.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Scholarship
This scholarship provides recognition and financial incentive to undergraduate and graduate students from Penn State who are enrolled or planning to enroll in officially recognized short-term, faculty-led international programs. These programs are embedded as an add-on or supplement to a semester-length residential course, for which participating students earn credit.
Programs usually last from a few days up to a number of weeks. All such programs must involve at least one Penn State faculty leader.
Penn State Grant-in-Aid
The International Programs (IP) office offers named scholarships and need-based grant-in-aid to qualified students participating in Education Abroad approved international programs.
Students must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Student Aid. Awards are made during each of the three semesters during the academic year.
Penn State Diversity Grant-in-Aid
The International Programs (IP) office offers diversity grants-in-aid to qualified ethnic minority and/or disabled students participating in Education Abroad (EA) approved programs. Funding for these grants is made available through the University's Equal Opportunity Planning Committee.
IP contributes additional funding and staff resources to this endeavor as part of its commitment to give members of under-represented groups greater access to educational abroad opportunities.
Eligible students are members of an ethnic minority group or have a documented disability (covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990). Students must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Office of Student Aid.
Penn State Whole World Scholarship
Penn State Whole World Scholarship for Penn State undergrads on Penn State programs in non-traditional locations.
Students may apply for these individually and any funding received will be in addition to the campus grant.