Scholarships for Transfer Students

Scholarships for Transfer Students

These scholarships are available for full-time and part-time students. Students eligible for both the PTK and the Letter of Intent scholarships will receive the PTK scholarship (the higher amount).  Some scholarships are renewable if the student maintains a certain GPA.  Part-time students (with a minimum of six credits) are eligible for one half the scholarship amount.

Transfer students who have questions about or who think they may be eligible for one of the following scholarships are welcome to contact a Transfer Counselor with their questions.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

PTK Scholarships are available to students who have been members of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College.  To be eligible, students should earn an Associate Degree and have a minimum 3.5 GPA (as calculated by Penn State and including any other institutions a PTK member has attended).  In addition, Penn State waives the application fee for applicants who are members of PTK and who notify the Penn State Abington Admissions Office prior to submitting their online application.

PTK Scholarships are renewed for Penn State students maintaining a 3.3 GPA.  Part-time students (with a minimum of six credits) are eligible for one half the scholarship amount.  Students who have previously earned a Bachelor's degree are not eligible.

To be considered for the application fee waiver and/or the PTK Scholarship, a student should provide a photocopy of his or her PTK membership certificate to the Penn State Abington Admissions Office prior to submitting the application. To receive consideration, the suggested application deadline for Fall Semester is June 1; for Spring Semester is October 1; or for Summer Semester is February 1.

Letter of Intent Scholarship

Letter of Intent Scholarships are available to students who have completed an Associate Degree from a Bucks or Montgomery Community College (or Mercer Community College in the Business degree) with a 3.2 GPA (as calculated by Penn State, based on all colleges the student has attended), and who have signed the Letter of Intent prior to their earning 30 or more credits at all institutions they have attended. Letter of Intent Scholarships are renewed for Penn State Abington students maintaining a 3.3 GPA.

Letter of Intent students are eligible to be considered for an application fee waiver.  To request the fee waiver, a students should contact the Penn State Abington Admissions Office prior to submitting the online application. Further information about the Letter of Intent is available: