Scholarships & Awards

Scholarship & Award Opportunities at Penn State Berks

At Penn State Berks we are happy to offer a number of different scholarships and awards to our current Berks students and to new incoming students.

Scholarships and Awards for First Year Incoming Students

First year students offered admission to Berks are automatically considered for merit based scholarships. For the best chance of receiving a merit based scholarship we strongly recommend that First Year students have their admissions application completed and submitted with all supporting materials by Penn State's Priority Application Deadline of November 30th.

Merit based scholarships are awarded upon review of academic credentials shown in the admission application. Students do not apply for these scholarships. Students are also considered for a variety of University awards that are based on such things as merit, financial need, and more. It is required for most awards that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is submitted by December 1st.

Scholarships and Awards for Transfer Incoming Students

Transfer students offered admission to Berks are automatically considered for merit based scholarships as well as University awards. Merit based scholarships are awarded upon review of academic credentials shown in the admission application.

Transfer students are also considered for a variety of University awards that are based on such things as merit, financial need, and more. It is required for most awards that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is submitted by December 1st.

Transfer Students are encouraged to work with James McCarty at [email protected] or 610-396-6462 and/or Bradley Simko at [email protected] or 610-396-6465 to further discuss Transfer Scholarship and Award opportunities.

All students who qualify for a scholarship or award will receive a letter in the mail separate from the admissions packet and their PSU Financial Aid Package.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements for Returning Penn State Berks Students

Current students who would like to be considered for our various campus scholarships must complete a FAFSA and are strongly encouraged to complete the Penn State Berks Returning Student Scholarship Application by May 1st.

**To receive a Returning Student Scholarship it is not required to submit the application. You may receive a scholarship without it but for the best chance of receiving one at the maximum amount it is in the student's best interest to complete and submit the application.**

Applications will become available on March 1st and must be submitted by May 1st. Awards are based upon demonstrated academic performance and financial need. Most Berks Campus Scholarships are not automatically renewable. Students will be considered each year.