Adult Learner 24+ Program & Scholarship Program

Adult Learner 24+ Program & Scholarship Program

A scholarship exclusively for adult students to support your efforts to earn a Penn State degree.

The Adult Learner 24+ Program will provide eligible adults who are enrolling as first-time students at Penn State with a $2,000 lifetime award toward the cost of their education.


Students must be at least 24 years old and must be working toward an undergraduate degree. They must be continuously enrolled to maintain the scholarship. In addition, a completed Penn State admissions application and a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application must be on file with the college.


There are some restrictions. The $2,000 lifetime award is only for new Penn State students. Awards are not available to Penn State employees or their dependents. The maximum lifetime award is limited to $500 for students receiving 100 percent tuition reimbursement from their employer or military benefits.

Students will receive the award in increments by semester credits:

  • 3-5 credits = $125
  • 6-8 credits = $250
  • 9-11 credits = $375
  • 12 credits or more = $500

Need more information?

View more information on the Adult Learner 24+ Program.

To apply for the scholarship, complete the application form. Directions for submitting the application are included on the application form.

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Contact Solange Israel-Mintz, Adult Student Enrollment Coordinator, at 610-396-6222 or  if you have any questions.