Penn State is committed to making higher education accessible and affordable, and the University participates in all major federal and state student aid programs. In addition, many generous individuals contribute to Penn State World Campus with the sole purpose of supporting our hard-working students throughout their pursuits of an education. The funds that are generated from this private philanthropy are used to strengthen new and existing scholarships we provide.  

Students can be considered for many Penn State World Campus scholarships by submitting a single application, in addition to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  

Students who apply will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Some scholarships are given based on the requested criteria of a donor such as students’ specific needs, geography, or academic and military statuses.  

To learn more about available scholarships, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the Scholarships page for current students

Penn State World Campus Scholarship Facts  

  • Both Pennsylvania and non-Pennsylvania residents receive equal consideration for scholarships and awards.  
  • International students are eligible for a select few scholarships.
  • Approximately 25% of awards go to first-year students who complete the scholarship application.  
  • Penn State World Campus offers more than 40 scholarships, which are awarded to hundreds of undergraduate students each year. 
  • Reducing barriers and enabling access to education, and generating philanthropic support, are foundational elements of Penn State’s strategic plan.