Academic Merit Scholarships for Incoming First-Year Students

Academic Merit Scholarships for Incoming First-Year Students

General Information

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 and Grant

The most prestigious scholarship offered to first-year students applying to Penn State Abington.

As an Abington Fellow, you're invited to join the Abington Honors Program and will be paired with faculty mentor who will invest in your success; engage you in undergraduate research or creative works; and help you explore course options as well as study abroad, internship, and career opportunities.

Abington Honors Scholarship

As an Honors Scholarship recipient, you are invited to join the prestigious Abington Honors Program. Honors students enroll in a distinctive curriculum of courses taught by our best faculty in small groups of 15 to 20 students.

Honors students also receive priority course registration, and many choose to participate in our ACURA program to perform hands-on undergraduate research in close collaboration with a faculty mentor.

Academic Achievement Scholarship

For students with high scholastic achievements. Scholarship is renewable for up to four 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 four years at Abington. After their first year of study, students submit a portfolio for entrance into the Art major and for additional scholarship consideration.