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We have a variety of funding opportunities for incoming students.

 

Understanding costs and financial aid

We encourage every student interested in the college to familiarize themselves with the costs of attendance and the full breadth of financial aid opportunities available.  We recommend you begin with the following central resources:

If you are eligible, we encourage every student to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, as many scholarships require us to restrict the eligible pool of students to those who have a FAFSA on file.

 

How to apply

To be considered for scholarships awarded by the Eberly College of Science, including the Bunton-Waller, Braddock, and McKinstry, high school seniors should complete the Science Scholarship application. Priority deadline to submit the application is January 18, 2021. You must submit your application to Penn State before you are eligible to apply for scholarships within Eberly.

 

Bunton-Waller Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Named in honor of Mildred S. Bunton and Calvin H. Waller, the first-recorded African American alumna and alumnus of Penn State, the Bunton-Waller Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a merit-based award given to students who bring diverse perspectives, identities, and interests to Penn State. The Bunton-Waller program attracts students from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds who demonstrate strong academic and professional potential. In addition to the merit-based awards, Bunton-Waller recipients are part of the Penn State Educational Equity Scholars Program community, and participate in a living and learning community in their first year.

For additional information about the Bunton-Waller scholarships please contact Samia Cooperider by email or by phone at 814/863-0285.

 

The Braddock Scholarship

Awards of up to $8,000 annually are available to high school seniors who are interested in the study of astronomy and astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, forensic science, microbiology, molecular biology, physics, or premedicine at Penn State’s University Park campus. Several Braddock Scholarships are offered each year to incoming students with an overall outstanding application consisting of strong essay responses, high school performance, extra-curricular achievements, and letters of recommendation. Your high school transcript information in your Penn State application should either indicate an emphasis on science course work or be consistent with the intent to major in one of the indicated disciplines.

 

The McKinstry Scholarship

Awards up to the full cost of tuition and half of room and board costs for on-campus housing are available to high school seniors who are interested in the study of biology or premedicine at Penn State’s University Park campus and who have identified significant financial need determined by their FAFSA. Typically, only two or three McKinstry Scholarships are offered each year to incoming students with an overall outstanding application consisting of strong essay responses, high school performance, extra-curricular achievements, and letters of recommendation. Your high school transcript information in your Penn State application should either indicate an emphasis on life sciences course work or be consistent with the intent to major in one of the indicated disciplines.

For additional information about the Braddock or McKinstry scholarships please contact Megan Holmes by email or by phone at 814/865-2609.

Learn more about the Braddock and McKinstry awards

 

The Millennium Scholars Program

The program is open to all high-achieving high school seniors who are interested in becoming leaders in STEM-related fields. You must apply to one of the five participating academic colleges at Penn State, which includes the Eberly College of Science, and you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. There is no additional fee to apply for the Millennium Scholars Program. Because this is a larger program that includes multiple colleges, the Millennium Scholars application is a separate application that must be completed for consideration for that program.

More about applying to the Millennium Scholars Program

 

Scholarships available to continuing students

We have additional scholarship programs open to continuing students in the College of Science.