Student Scholarships

Student scholarships are awarded each year at the Student Send-Off in July to local students attending Penn State University, regardless of campus.  Students are chosen based on academics, financial need and a written personal statement.  The University provides the names of students who are eligible based on their standings and invitations to apply are sent in late May / early June via email and USPS.  A panel of alumni review the applicant’s letters, which are voided of names, and score them based on a standardized rubric.

Since 1993 our chapter has awarded nearly $55,000 in scholarship money through our endowed scholarship fund.  Activities throughout the year help to fund the scholarships we give.  In 2019, we were able to award 4 student scholarships thanks to the generosity of our chapter!

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2018-19 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018-19 scholarship recipients:

Courtney Bennett, Towanda, PA: Criminal Justice

Kaylyn Oliver, Morris, NY: Business

Meghan Swartz, Endicott, NY: Science

Aaron Trybula, Towanda, PA: Engineering

2017-18 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2017-18 scholarship recipients: 
Ashlee Fisher, Sayre, PA: Psychology
Andreas Mittman, New Milford, PA: Finance
Olivia Rockwell, Susquehanna, PA: Civil Engineering
Stag Shadduck, Athens, PA: Biobehavioral Health

Please click the recipient’s name to read their thank yous to the chapter.


Stag Shadduck  accepting his 2017 scholarship award from then Vice President, Kate Miller-Corcoran, at the 2017 Student Send Off.


View Scholarship Rubric Here

2019 Scholarship Timeline

June 15 – 29 at 9am  Letters are submitted from students to Scott French, Chapter President.

July 1 – 12  Scholarship review committee will review letters.

July 15th  Names are submitted to chapter President.  Top two NY and top two PA and one alternate from each state

July 15th  Chapter President submits candidates to Gina Catalano  at  the University for approval

July 27th  Scholarships will be awarded at the summer student send-off / ice cream social at Arnold Park, Vestal, NY 1-4pm