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Scholarships and Awards at Penn State Schuylkill

Scholarships and Awards at Penn State Schuylkill

Many scholarships and Awards at Penn State Schuylkill are available due to the generosity of friends and alumni that have given the funds to establish and maintain them.

To be eligible for consideration for scholarships that require a demonstrated financial need, the student must have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (www.fafsa.ed.gov) on file with Penn State (1 There is no additional application required to be considered for Penn State Schuylkill scholarships).


Barnes & Noble Award

The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize outstanding achievement by incoming freshman who are enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and consideration will be given to their SAT score. The minimum amount of this award of $1000.00.

James & Edna Beach Renaissance Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to promising full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Dr. Irving M. Bonawitz Award

The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize superlative achievement by an undergraduate student who is intending to enroll in Accounting at Penn State Schuylkill. If no students intending to enroll in Accounting are eligible, consideration may be given to students intending to enroll in Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Astronomy.

Boscov's Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to academically talented students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Fred & Helen Ciletti Scholarship

To recognize and attract outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate academic achievement and leadership qualities.

Community Banks N.A. Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Dr. William R. Davidson Renaissance Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to promising full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

* Josette & Bert Evans Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who are adult learners. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who are adult learners.  First preference shall be given to students from Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

*Josette & Bert Evans Trustee Scholarship

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who have a demonstrated financial need. The Office of Student Aid is responsible for identifying the eligible pool of students. First preference shall be given to students from the eligible pool who are adult learners. If no students meet the first preference in a given year, funds will be awarded to any student in the Penn State Schuylkill eligibility pool, regardless of preference.

Faculty/Student Research Endowment

The purpose of this endowment shall be to enrich Penn State Schuylkill, by providing monies for support of faculty and student research.

Linda Fehr Memorial Award

The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student who is enrolled at Penn State Schuylkill and pursuing a science, nursing, or medical degree in Radiological Sciences, Letters Arts and Sciences with a nursing focus, or the College of Science and who have achieved superior academic records.

* First Federal Bank Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to academically outstanding students who reside in Schuylkill County and are enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, and who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

* First National Bank of Minersville Award

The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student who is enrolled at Penn State Schuylkill and who is from Branch, Cass, Foster or Reiley Townships in Pennsylvania, or from the borough of Minersville, Pennsylvania.

* Frackville Class of '47 Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding students planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who lack the financial resources to meet their basic college expenses and live in the borough of Frackville, Pennsylvania.

R. Michael Fryer Memorial Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding business administration students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill Campus who has a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

* Bill & Katy Heckman Trustee Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. First preference shall be given to students from the eligible pool who are residents of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. If no students meet the first preference in a given year, funds will be awarded to any student in the Penn State Schuylkill eligibility pool, regardless of preference.

* Ralph & Annie Heffner Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full- time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0). First preference shall be given to students enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Roy & Deborah Heim Family Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who demonstrate significant financial need but do not qualify for federal grants. First preference shall be given to students from the eligible pool who intend to pursue a degree in engineering. If no students meet the first preference in a given year, funds will be awarded to any student based on the general eligibility criteria, regardless of preference.

Isabelle Herring Memorial Fund

The purpose of this endowment shall be to enrich Penn State Schuylkill by providing monies to enhance the academic environment for faculty improvement and student scholarship by supporting their ability to respond to academic challenges and opportunities to cultivate knowledge and learning.

Burt & Louise Hetherington Agricultural Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in an agricultural major and attending Penn State Schuylkill who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

John & Patricia Hillkirk Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill and planning to pursue a degree in education. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who are planning to pursue a degree in education.

Jeld-Wen Award

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Wood Products major in the School of Forest Resources, College of Agricultural Sciences, at The Pennsylvania State University who has a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Wood Products major in the School of Forest Resources, College of Agricultural Sciences; have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success; have a demonstrated financial need; and are residents of Pennsylvania.  Preference shall be given to incoming freshman students from Sunbury or Ringtown, Pennsylvania, which are communities in which a JELD-WEN facility is located.

* John E. Morgan Trustee Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. First preference shall be given to all advanced standing/transfer students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who are graduates of a high school in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, or Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The term “advanced standing/transfer students” shall not include students transferring from another campus of the University.

* Joseph H. Jones Sr. and Grace H. Jones Family Scholarship in memory of Gregory H. Jones

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success. From the identified pool of eligible recipients, and to the extent possible, first preference shall be given to students whose home address of record is in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania and who demonstrate significant financial need but do not qualify for federal grants. If no students meet the first preference in a given year, available funds will be awarded to any student based on the general eligibility criteria, regardless of preference.

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. First preference shall be given to all advanced standing/transfer students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who are graduates of a high school located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, or Carbon County, Pennsylvania.  The term "advanced standing/transfer students" shall not include students transferring from another campus of the University.

* Robert Kevy Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses and whose address-of-record is Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  First preference shall be given equally to students majoring in Information Sciences and Technology or Engineering who have graduated from Pottsville Area High School, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Second preference shall be given equally to students majoring in Information Sciences and Technology or Engineering who have graduated from a high school in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

* Theodore & Mildred Kantner Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to academically qualified students of average ability who are attending Penn State Schuylkill and plan to continue their education at Penn State Harrisburg, The Capital College, and who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. The recipient shall be an academically qualified student of average ability, and have a proven financial need.  It is the intent of the donors that the scholarship continue to the student while attending Penn State Harrisburg, The Capital College, provided that the student continues to meet the other eligibility requirements. If Penn State Schuylkill should cease to exist, consideration shall be given to students from the Penn State Schuylkill service area, who attends any campus of the University with first preference to students attending Penn State Harrisburg, The Capital College.

Baynard D. & Ethel M. Kunkel Scholarship

To recognize and assist outstanding undergraduate students enrolled at the various Commonwealth campuses of The Pennsylvania State University who have a need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. Other criteria for scholarship consideration shall be:
a. Good citizenship and evidence of leadership as demonstrated by membership in and offices held in local civic and community groups. Also, to be taken into consideration is contributions to the University and community and/or recognition by church, civic or community groups and service organizations.
b. Professional promise as demonstrated by academic standing and membership in professional honorary societies or in an academic honors program or other evidence of professional aptitude as applicable.
c. In addition, the selection committee in its personal interview with scholarship candidates shall look for evidence of mature judgment, patriotism, and loyalty.

M & T Bank Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill in Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing or other business related fields who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

* Fred & Elizabeth Miller and Family Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who demonstrate academic promise and/or who are in good academic standing.  First preference shall be given to students who graduated from Nativity B.V.M. High School in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Second preference shall be given to students whose home address of record is in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Anthony V. Miscavige, Jr. Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.  First preference shall be given to students from Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

* Mishpacha Weiss Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to academically capable undergraduate students attending Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in engineering or information sciences and technology majors at Penn State Schuylkill who are academically capable and who have a demonstrated financial need. First preference shall be given to students from Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

David and Vicky Norris Business Internship Award

The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize an undergraduate student majoring in business at Penn State Schuylkill who is fulfilling educational and professional objectives through participation in an internship.

OMNOVA Solutions/Reneer Films Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to academically talented students enrolled or planning to enroll at the Penn State Schuylkill campus, who have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

* Palko-Tellep Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at the Schuylkill Campus of The Pennsylvania State University, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses and who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a demonstrated financial need.  Preference shall be given to students majoring in Secondary Education, Engineering, or Information Sciences and Technology, and who are residents of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Penn State Alumni Association Trustee Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Penn State Schuylkill Campus Advisory Board Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill Campus, who have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

* Penn State Schuylkill Advisory Board Trustee Scholarship

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who have a demonstrated financial need. The Office of Student Aid is responsible for identifying the eligible pool of students. First preference shall be given to students from the eligible pool whose home address of record is in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  If no students meet the first preference in a given year, funds will be awarded to any student in the Penn State Schuylkill eligibility pool, regardless of preference.

Penn State Schuylkill Campus Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in programs at the Penn State Schuylkill Campus of The Pennsylvania State University.

Penn State Schuylkill General Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in programs at the Penn State Schuylkill Campus of The Pennsylvania State University.

Phillips-Van Heusen Award

The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize superlative achievement by an undergraduate student who is enrolled at Penn State Schuylkill. 

John W. Rich Family Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to academically talented students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill Campus, who have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Peter Michael Ritzko Memorial Award

The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student who is enrolled at Penn State Schuylkill and who has overcome a physical, emotional, or financial adversity.

Riverview Bank Undergraduate Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who have a demonstrated financial need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

William E. Schneider Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students attending Penn State Schuylkill.

* SEDCO Scholarship for Workplace and Adult Education

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill whose home address of record is Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and who has achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of academic success. First preference shall be given to eligible recipients who are adult learners.

Hadley & Jefferson Zuber Slocum Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who demonstrate significant financial need but do not qualify for federal or state grants. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.

Jim & Peg Stine Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled or planning to enroll in The Pennsylvania State University at the University Park Campus or the Schuylkill Campus of the Capital College (and continue their studies as juniors or seniors at a four year Penn State Campus) who have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Peter J. Swank Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill Campus who have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Robert P. Swank Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to academically outstanding students enrolled at Penn State Schuylkill Campus and who have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Schuylkill Physician's Award

The purpose of this award shall be to honor and recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student who is enrolled at Penn State Schuylkill, who intends to pursue a career in a medical field and who is enrolled in a Science major, the Radiological Technology Sciences major, or the Nursing major. 

Sovereign Bank Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Susquehanna Bank Trustee Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. First preference shall be given to students from the eligible pool who are adult learners. If no students meet the first preference in a given year, funds will be awarded to any student in the Penn State Schuylkill eligibility pool, regardless of preference.

* Philip and Anthony Tarone Undergraduate Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, Penn State Hazleton, or Penn State University Park who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.  First preference shall be given to students from the eligible pool who has graduated from either Shenandoah Valley Junior/Senior High School in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania; Mahanoy Area High School in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania; or North Schuylkill Junior/Senior High School in Ashland, Pennsylvania.  If no students meet the first preference in a given year, funds will be awarded to any student in the Penn State Schuylkill, Penn State Hazleton, or Penn State University Park eligibility pool, regardless of preference.

Tobias Family Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Roger & Betty Tobias Trustee Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Trustee Scholarship Fund for Penn State Schuylkill

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

* Wachovia Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. First preference shall be given to students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Business Administration Program at Penn State Schuylkill.  Second preference shall be given to students who reside in Schuylkill County.

* Robert F. Weiss Scholarship

Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to full-time undergraduate students majoring in or planning to major in engineering at Penn State Schuylkill and whose home address of record is in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Each scholarship shall be awarded for one academic year and may be renewed for subsequent years providing the recipient continues to meet the conditions of eligibility and funds are available.

Fred J. Wiest STEM Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be tp provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, at Penn State Schuylkill who are majoring in, or planning to major in, a degree program focuses in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (also known as STEM).

Elizabeth S. & Fred J. Wiest Trustee Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Schuylkill, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

* 1 Wylonis Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide recognition and financial assistance to incoming freshman undergraduate students at Penn State Schuylkill who are planning to major in a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degree and who have demonstrated financial need. The student must have a high school GPA of at least 3.2 (on a scale of 4.0). First preference will be given to students who graduated from North Schuylkill High School in Ashland, Pennsylvania, and who have demonstrated leadership or entrepreneurship. If no students meet the first preference, second preference would be given to a student who graduated from a high school in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania who has demonstrated leadership or entrepreneurship. This scholarship award is equivalent to approximately one-half of the cost of in-state tuition. This scholarship will be awarded for one academic year and shall be renewed for subsequent years, providing the recipient continues to meet the conditions of eligibility and funds are available. This scholarship is intended to be awarded to a student for up to four academic years and the recipient may continue to receive this scholarship if the recipient transfers to Penn State University Park to complete their four-year degree. While at University Park, the student would also receive an award to cover one-half of the cost of standard double occupancy housing expense in addition to the one-half of the cost of in-state tuition. Upon acceptance to Penn State Schuylkill, an application will be available for students to complete, followed by an interview in the spring.

Wylonis STEM Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding freshman undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, at Penn State Schuylkill who are majoring in, or planning to major in, a degree program that focuses on science, technology, engineering or mathematics (also known as STEM).

Zuber Family STEM Scholarship

The purpose of this endowment shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, at Penn State Schuylkill who are majoring in, or planning to major in, a degree program that focuses on science, technology, engineering or mathematics (also known as STEM).

* Denotes - first preference to a resident of Schuylkill County.

1 This scholarship does have a separate application process with additional materials required.