Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College of Agricultural Sciences offers scholarships that support many award areas including: academic merit, financial need, specific major, minor, major option, or department enrolled in, participation in teams, clubs, or programs, demonstrated leadership, geographic location, and study abroad, among others.

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.

If you have been offered admission to the College of Agricultural Sciences for the summer or fall of 2024, please refer to the information in this section for forms to complete and when to apply for scholarships in the College.

Continuing and Returning Students - Information and Application

All current students or students who will be returning next academic year, please refer to information in this section for forms to complete and when to apply for scholarships in the College.

Scholarship FAQs

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Emergency Loan Funds

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

Other Opportunities

Complete Penn State Program
Complete Penn State helps students who are in their final two semester of student and experience a situation which negatively impacts their ability to complete their degree.

Student Transitional Experiences Program (STEP)
Students who are making the junior year transition to University Park after starting at another Penn State campus can take advantage of the STEP program.

Summer Success Scholarship
The purpose of the scholarship is to help students who need to take at least one summer course in order to be on track to graduate on time but have financial challenges of doing so.

Pathway to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS)
The PaSSS program at select Penn State campuses will provide you with tools and resources to increase the likelihood that you will graduate and earn your Penn State degree on time, potentially saving thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.

Earn micro-scholarships from college for your achievements as early as 9th grade.

Work Study
Federal Work-Study allows you to earn money to help cover non-billable educational expenses by working within your college or campus, University office, or at an off-campus, non-profit organization.

Employment Opportunities
There are many employment opportunities other than Federal Work-Study. Start here if you are interested in finding part-time positions in and around the University.


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