Scholarship Acceptance and Thank You Submission Form

For new and current students who were awarded scholarships from Penn State Scranton.

Before you continue with this Scholarship Acceptance form,  make sure that you fully understand the terms of the scholarship that you have been awarded.

New students, you must first accept your offer of Admission to Penn State Scranton.  

Failure to complete and submit this scholarship acceptance form could result in forfeiture of your scholarship offer.

  • New Student Deadline: May 1
  • Current Student Deadline: August 1

Write a thank you letter to the scholarship donor identified in your award letter. Create your thank you letter in a Word document and upload it using the form below:

Include the following in your letter:

  • Formal salutation: Dear Mr. and Mrs., Dear Ms., etc. 
  • Date: Month day, year (ie, January 1, 2023)
  • Thank the donor for their support through the scholarship you were awarded (please name the scholarship)
  • Explain why this support is so important to you
  • Share what inspired you to choose your major
  • Share any co-curricular activities or community service projects in which you participate
  • Talk about opportunities you hope to pursue at Penn State Scranton and beyond
  • Express how you hope to contribute to the field or degree you are majoring in
  • Use a formal closing: Warm regards, With appreciation, Sincerely, etc.
  • Be sure to include your signature in the letter before uploading it for submission
Contact Information
Your student ID number is included in all letters you receive from Penn State's Undergraduate Admissions Office. Please visit your MyPennState account to find your ID number. Your nine-digit Penn State ID number begins with a nine (9).
The name of your scholarship should be listed in the award notification letter that you received.
Create your Thank You Letter in a word document:
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We would like to share your photo with the donor and use it in university promotions.
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FERPA Authorization:
Please complete the release of scholarship information authorization below by selecting the box: I authorize The Pennsylvania State University to periodically release personally identifiable information to the scholarship donor for the purpose of updating the donor on my progress at the University. I understand that (1) I have the right not to consent to the release of my education records under FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974); (2) I have the right to receive a copy of such records upon request; (3) and that this consent shall remain in effect until revoked by me, in writing, and delivered to Penn State Scranton. The only information the college shares with donors is a scholarship recipient’s name, major, hometown, and semester standing. We do not share GPA or financial need information. I give permission to The Pennsylvania State University to publicly announce my selection as a scholarship recipient. This announcement may include, but is not limited to, public information such as my name, area of study and student activities, and the scholarship(s) I am receiving.
Accuracy and Permission. Check all that apply:
By checking the box, I hereby acknowledge that the information provided on this form is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I accept responsibility for complying with the scholarship guidelines including the written thank you notes. I give my permission for the information I have provided on this form to be shared with the donors and to be used in university promotions. I give permission for my photo to be used to promote and encourage scholarship gifts.
The information provided on this form is accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Penn State Scranton may use text from my thank you letter to promote and encourage scholarship gifts.
Penn State Scranton may use the photo I provided to promote and encourage scholarship gifts.