Academic Merit Scholarships for Incoming First-Year Students

Academic Merit Scholarships for Incoming First-Year Students

New Penn State Abington – Abington Township Scholarship

Abington Township and Penn State Abington have partnered to offer a new scholarship for eligible township residents.  Up to five (5) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded for 2016-17.  The scholarship application deadline is June 1, 2016.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Resident of Abington Township for a minimum of one year prior to application
  • First year, transfer or current undergraduate Penn State Abington student enrolled at least half-time in a bachelor’s degree program (if enrolled half-time, scholarship amount would be half).
  • 2.5 minimum high school GPA and 800 SAT (Reading & Math) for incoming, first year students or 2.5 minimum college GPA for transfer or current students

Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need as indicated on FAFSA

Complete scholarship application form with a 200-250 word essay.

To apply, please complete the scholarship application (including essay) and submit to the Abington Township Manager by June 1.  Awardees will be notified in early August.

  • Scholarships range from $1,000 - $6,000, based upon high school GPA and SAT scores.
  • Scholarship consideration is given to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a combined minimum SAT score of 980.  Students with high GPAs and strong SAT scores have an excellent chance of receiving scholarships.
  • No separate scholarship application is needed.
  • Students must submit an admission application with academic credentials by November 30 for priority scholarship consideration.
  • Students must enroll at Penn State Abington as degree-seeking, full-time students to be eligible.

Abington Fellows Scholarship        
For the highest-achieving students selected to participate in the Abington Honors Program.  Scholarship is renewable for four years at Abington.  Includes an additional Scholarly and Creative Works Grant which may be used to study abroad, to present at a conference, or to develop research or creative works.

Abington Honors Scholarship        
For high-achieving students selected to participate in the Abington Honors Program.  Scholarship is renewable for four years at Abington.

Academic Achievement Scholarship        
For students with high scholastic achievements.  Scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years at Abington.

University Awards and Scholarships
Applicants offered admission are considered for other University awards and scholarships.  Eligibility criteria may include financial need.
Bunton-Waller Scholarship
Chancellor’s Award
Commonwealth Campus Award
Provost Award


Scholarships for Select Majors

Academic Excellence Scholarship        
For students accepted into the Abington 3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program partnership with Thomas Jefferson University.  Renewable for three years at Abington.  Includes participation in the Abington Honors Program.

General Engineering Scholarship        
For students accepted into the General Engineering major with Multidisciplinary Design Engineering option. Awarded for the junior and senior years at Abington.

Abington Art Major Scholarship        
For students enrolled in the Art pre-major.  Scholarship is renewable for 4 years at Abington.  After their first year of study, students submit a portfolio for entrance into the Art major and for additional scholarship consideration.