Scholarships and Funding

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Academic Scholarships

Eligible University Park students are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the College of the Liberal Arts. To learn more about eligibility, important dates, and more visit the scholarship information page.  If you have questions about scholarships, please send an email to

Enrichment Funding

Penn State alumni have given generously to support students as they pursue experiences outside of the classroom. This funding can offset travel and living expenses for internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research activities. Every Liberal Arts student at University Park and World Campus is eligible to apply for funding, and generally more than 95 percent of students that apply receive some support. To learn more, visit the enrichment funding page or schedule an appointment with the Career Enrichment Network.

Emergency Funding

The Liberal Arts Emergency Scholarship Fund is available to College of the Liberal Arts undergraduate, graduate, and World Campus students who are experiencing unforeseen financial setbacks demonstrating a need for temporary financial assistance. Scholarships typically do not exceed $2,500 and are granted to help cover tuition balances and ease financial burdens caused by unexpected job loss, family illness, and other circumstances that are beyond control. Emergency funding is not intended to provide ongoing relief for recurring expenses. If you have questions about emergency funding, please send an email to

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Note: emergency funds may be delayed or unavailable during summer and winter breaks.

Information about additional emergency funding and support resources can be found at: 

Schwartz Fellows Program

Seniors, are you interested in pursuing service related to social change, the environment, disaster relief, youth development, or other causes after graduation? Apply to be a Schwartz Fellow and receive a year’s worth of funding—up to $45,000! Learn more and apply here. Applications are no longer being accepted for spring 2022 graduates.

Other Funding

Penn State offers a myriad of scholarship and funding resources for students. To learn more, visit the Office of Student Aid website or the Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring office, or you can schedule an appointment with your academic adviser.

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