Students are automatically reviewed for an academic scholarship when they apply. Some scholarships are renewable if the student maintains a certain GPA. 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
Transfer students who have questions about or who think they may be eligible for one of the following scholarships are welcome to contact Jackie Payrow, the Transfer Counselor, with their questions.
Many students are automatically reviewed for an academic scholarship when they apply, based on their GPA. Some scholarships are renewable if the student maintains a certain GPA. These scholarships are available for full-time and for part-time students.
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, who have earned an Associate Degree, and who have a minimum 3.5 GPA (as calculated by Penn State and including any other institution a PTK member has attended). In addition, Penn State waives the application fee for applicants who are members of PTK.
PTK Scholarships are renewed for Penn State students maintaining
a 3.3 GPA. Part-time students (with a minimum of one-half time enrollment) are also eligible. 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 and for Spring Semester is October 1. For additional information, contact Jackie Payrow.
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.
Students who meet the GPA requirement and who signed the Letter of Intent prior to earning 30 or more credits at all institutions they have attended are eligible to have their application fee waived by notifying the Penn State Abington Admissions Office prior to submitting their online application. Further information about the Letter of Intent is available:
- Bucks County Community College, Transfer Services
- Montgomery County Community College, Transfer Services
- Mercer (New Jersey) Community College, Business Major