Scholarships for New Program Applicants

Scholarships for New Program Applicants

Admission Scholarship

The Admission Scholarship is a merit-based award offered to highly qualified admission applicants who plan to pursue a graduate program on a part-time basis taking 6 credits per semester.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants offered admission for fall 2018 and spring 2019 to a campus-based graduate degree program will be automatically considered for the Admission Scholarship. Awards are competitive, requiring excellent academic performance in undergraduate and/or previous graduate work and future academic promise, as based on information submitted in support of an applicant’s admission application (including undergraduate and graduate transcripts, previous work experience, and standardized test scores, if applicable).

Terms of the Award

Funds are meant to assist students with their cost of attendance, and will be put into student accounts. 

Fall applicants:

  • Scholarships awards in the amount of $2,500 or $5,000
  • Half of the funds will be awarded in the fall and the remaining half will be awarded the following spring

Spring applicants:

  • Scholarships in the amount of $1,250 or $2,500
  • Funds will be awarded once in the spring
  • Must apply by Oct. 1, 2018 for consideration

To Receive Consideration

Spring applicants who wish to be considered for this merit scholarship must submit an online admission application along with all required application documents/credentials no later than October 1, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis to eligible applicants who are offered admission. Prospective students are encourage to apply for admission early, as awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

This award is designed to support first-time, newly enrolling graduate students beginning in the fall or spring semester who enroll in at least 6 credits. The scholarship is offered at the time of admission to Penn State Great Valley. Applicants are not required to submit a Campus Scholarship Application or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, contact a Academic Program Manager at gvskills@psu.edu or call 610-648-3248.

Chancellor's Scholarship for Full-Time Graduate Study

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship offered to qualified individuals, including international students, who are planning to pursue a graduate program full-time at Penn State Great Valley beginning in the fall semester, taking 12 credits per semester.

Scholarship Criteria

Applicants offered admission for fall to a campus-based graduate degree program will be automatically considered for the Chancellor's Scholarship. Awards are competitive, requiring excellent academic performance in undergraduate and/or previous graduate work and future academic promise, as based on information submitted in support of an applicant’s admission application (including undergraduate and graduate transcripts, previous work experience, and standardized test scores, if applicable). Applicants must be planning to enroll in a graduate degree program offered at Penn State Great Valley on a resident instruction basis.

Terms of the Award

The Chancellor's Scholarship will be in the amount of $10,000 or $15,000. Funds are meant to assist students with their cost of attendance, and will be put into student accounts. One half of the funds will be awarded in the fall and the remaining half will be awarded the following spring, as long as academic criteria are met.

Scholarship recipients must enroll in 12 credits in each of their first and second semesters in order to receive and maintain this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded over two semesters; disbursement of the award in the second semester will be conditional on the student maintaining at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.25/4.0 and completing a course load of 12 credits in each semester of the award.

To Receive Consideration

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is offered only at the time of a selected student’s formal offer of admission to a graduate degree program. It is designed to support newly-enrolling, first-time students. It does not require submission of the Campus Scholarship Application or a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadline to apply for admission and receive consideration for this scholarship is April 30. Early application is encouraged.

Applicants will automatically be considered for this award if they indicate on the admissions application that they plan to enroll on a full-time basis. Note that 12 credits must be completed in each of your first and second semesters to receive and maintain this scholarship.