Financial aid and support is available through the University, college, research assistantships, and governmental fellowships.

Nearly $10 million is awarded annually including stipend, tuition, and health, dental and vision insurance. Over 80 percent of our students receive financial assistance in support of their education.

Graduate Student Competitive Grants Program

The College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Competitive Grant Program is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Science’s Office for Research and Graduate Education. This program is a unique opportunity available to graduate students advised by College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) faculty. The program serves as professional development for all CAS graduate students by providing funds to support master or doctoral research. It is anticipated that up to $40,000 will be awarded during this funding cycle.

Graduate Student Achievement Awards

These awards have been established to recognize graduate students, advised by College of Agricultural Sciences faculty, excelling in research, teaching, or extension education.

Penn State Graduate School Student Achievement Awards
Recruitment for 19/20 Academic Year

Guidelines and Nomination form for the College's Fellowships and Awards for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

Travel Awards

The College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Travel Awards are available to any registered full-time Graduate Student advised by our faculty (College or Inter-College major).

Penn State Graduate School Funding Opportunities
Penn State Sloan Scholars
Penn State Summer Tuition Assistance Program
EPA Funding Opportunity for Grad Students
Student Parent Child Care Subsidy Program

Office for Research and Graduate Education


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University Park, PA 16802