University-Wide Scholarships

University-Wide Scholarships

Barry H. Marshal Undergraduate Scholarship (Available University Wide)

Applications are now being accepted, from all campus locations, for the Barry H Marshal Scholarship. Please see the website for the application and information about the scholarship.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at The Penn State University who have 1) demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses 2) and who advocate for or contribute to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community. Preference shall be given to students from New York State.

The scholarship will be given out on an annual basis.

TERM OF AWARD: Each scholarship shall be awarded for one academic year. The amount of the award will vary annually contingent on the annual interest from the original endowment. The Office of Student Aid will be notified of the scholarship recipient(s).

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Recipients of this scholarship shall be selected by a committee comprised of members of the LGBTA Student Resource Center Advisory Board and the Commission on LGBT Equity.

Recipients of the award will be recognized at the end of each academic year at the Commission on LGBT Equity Award night and the Lavender Graduation Celebration.

If you are interested in this Scholarship, please fill out an application form that is available online at the University's LGBTQA Student Resource Center site or in the LGBTA Student Resource Center, 101 Boucke Building, University Park

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The Scholarship is given out during fall semester of each academic year. Please call 814-863-1248 or stop by 101 Boucke Building, University Park, for the current deadline.

Bruce Miller and Dean LaVigne Trustee Scholarship

Purpose:The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at The Pennsylvania State University, who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. The scholarship is open to students from ALL Penn State University campuses.

Eligibility: Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at The Pennsylvania State University 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 have demonstrated an interest in advocating for or contributing to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community at Penn State. If no students meet the first preference in a given year, funds will be awarded to any student in the Division of Student Affairs eligibility pool, regardless of preference.

Application Process:One or two letters of recommendation from a faculty or staff member at The Pennsylvania State University are required.

Also required is a letter of interest covering as many of the consideration points you feel apply to your application:

  • Any particular information you would like to share about your financial needs, i.e., extenuating circumstances, etc.
  • Interest in and concern for the LGBTAQ community at Penn State.
  • Demonstrated efforts toward improving the climate and well-being of LGBTAQ individuals at Penn State.
  • Please include any involvement you have had with the LGBTAQ community at Penn State. List any groups or clubs you have been involved with and any leadership positions you have held.

Application Deadline Applications are given out once each academic year. Please call 814-863-1248 or stop by 101 Boucke for the current deadline.

Students from Commonwealth Locations may fax applications to 814-865-0790.

Complete the application online

Additional University-wide Scholarship information

For more University-wide scholarship opportunities, visit the University Park Office of Student Aid Web site.

Interest & Affiliation Scholarships

  • Awarding units or administrative areas outside the Office of Student Aid select scholarship recipients based on academic skills, special talents, or particular affiliations.
  • Awarding units may have a separate application process. Decisions regarding eligibility are made directly by the administrative area making the award.
  • Recipients are notified of an award directly by the awarding unit.

ROTC Scholarships