Scholarships for Enrolled Students

Scholarships for Enrolled Students

Merit Scholarships 

All students who have completed 12 or more credits in their major program are considered for merit scholarships based on their academic performance as a graduate student in a Penn State Great Valley residential master’s degree program. No application is necessary.

Need-Based Scholarships 

Students must apply for need-based scholarships.


Applicants must: 

  • Be formally admitted to a Penn State Great Valley master’s degree program.
  • Be designated as a residential student (not in an online World Campus program).
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Enroll in and complete 12 credits over the academic year, typically two courses in each the fall and spring semesters.
  • Submit a Campus Scholarship Application.  
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Application Deadline 

Both the campus application and FAFSA must be received at Penn State Great Valley by September 15th. 

Scholarship applications and awards are for one academic year only.  Students who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships must submit a new campus application and new FAFSA each year.   


Need-based scholarships are announced in the fall semester and posted to spring semester accounts after enrollment criteria is met. Award communications will be sent to the student's Penn State email and/or home address.

World Campus students may inquire about scholarships at