Scholarship Opportunities at Penn State Berks
At Penn State Berks, we are happy to offer a number of different scholarships to our current students and to incoming students.
Scholarships for first-year students
First-year students offered admission to Penn State Berks are automatically considered for merit-based awards. 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 November 30, Penn State's priority application deadline, and also have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted by the priority filing date of December 1.
Merit-based scholarships are awarded upon review of academic credentials shown in the admission application. Students do not apply for these scholarships.
If a student is awarded a Berks merit scholarship, the student will receive a letter in the mail separate from the admissions offer packet.
Scholarships for transfer students
Transfer students offered admission to our college are automatically considered for merit-based awards.
Merit-based scholarships are awarded upon review of academic credentials shown in the admission application and sometimes the information provided in the FAFSA form. Transfer students do not apply for these scholarships, but are encouraged to work with Bradley Simko at [email protected] or 610-396-6465 to further discuss transfer scholarship opportunities.
If a student is awarded a Penn State Berks merit scholarship, the student will receive a letter in the mail separate from the admissions offer packet.
Scholarship eligibility requirements for returning Penn State Berks students
Current students who would like to be considered for campus-specific scholarships must complete a FAFSA and are strongly encouraged to complete the Penn State Berks Returning Student Scholarship Application by May 1.
**It is not required to submit the application to receive a returning student scholarship. 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 are available after spring break in the Financial Aid Office, located in 14 Perkins Student Center.
Annual awards are made from a variety of funds, typically ranging in amount from $1250 to $1500. Awards are based upon demonstrated academic performance and financial need. Most campus-specific scholarships are not automatically renewable. Students will be considered each year.
To be considered for a Penn State Berks scholarship, current students must:
- Have an up-to-date FAFSA on file
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher at the end of the spring semester
- Be returning to Penn State Berks for at least the fall semester
Additional Penn State Berks scholarship opportunities
Penn State Berks also has additional scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in the following academic programs:
- Early Elementary and Childhood Education
- Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
We are also proud to offer adult student scholarships to students who are 24 years old or older who meet the qualifications.