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Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College of Agricultural Sciences awards over $2.5 million in scholarships annually at Penn State.

All students in the College are encouraged to apply for scholarships  You must complete the College of Agricultural Sciences Scholarship Application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually to be considered.

Forms to File

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA form is available for the 2018/2019 academic year beginning October 1, 2017.  Students who complete the FAFSA will maximize their consideration for scholarships.  To be considered for any scholarship that has a documented, demonstrated, or proven financial need, this form is required to be completed.

  • Incoming Students - we recommend completing the FAFSA by February 15, 2018
  • Returning Students - we recommend completing the FAFSA by April 15, 2018

To complete the FAFSA or for more information, please visit fafsa.ed.gov/.

College of Agricultural Sciences Scholarship Application

The scholarship application for the 2018/2019 academic year will be available in February 2018.  To be considered for any scholarships within the College, this application is required to be completed and submitted.

  • Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018
  • The scholarship selection and awarding process begins in May and continues through June
  • Notifications are emailed to scholarship recipients in July and will post in LionPATH
  • Please note we will only notify students who have been selected as a scholarship recipient

Be sure to submit each form on or before the recommended or indicated deadline.

Application and Timeline

View Scholarships Available

College-wide scholarships

Scholarships by major

Associate Degree and certificate program scholarships

Emergency Loan Funds

The College of Agricultural Sciences has limited funds available for emergency loans to meet unexpected needs.  More information here.

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