Scholarships

College is a significant investment for students and their families. At Penn State York, we offer scholarship opportunities that can help make a Penn State education possible. We offer both academic merit and financial need scholarships. Scholarship awards range between $1,000 and $6,000 per academic year. Students who receive a scholarship can view their award in LionPATH and will also be notified by mail.

To learn more about the scholarship opportunities available at Penn State York, please review the steps listed under your current student category below.

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Scholarships for Incoming First-Year Students at Penn State York

  1. Receive an offer of admission to Penn State York. You may submit your admissions application and view your status online.
  2. Submit a 2022–23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1. The recommended deadline is December 1 or as soon as possible. Students do not need to wait for a decision from their application before submitting a FAFSA. Federal School Code: 003329
  3. Complete Penn State York’s First-Year Scholarship Application once you have an offer of admission to Penn State York. The scholarship application will go live November 1.  

Scholarship awarding will begin in early February.

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Scholarships for Incoming Transfer Students

  1. Receive an offer of admission to Penn State York. You may submit your admissions application and view your status online.
  2. Submit a 2022–23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The recommended deadline is December 1 or as soon as possible. Students do not need to wait for a decision from their application before submitting a FAFSA. Federal School Code: 003329
  3. If requested, submit a transfer scholarship essay to Erin Nelsen, admissions counselor at enelsen@psu.edu.

Scholarship awarding will begin in May.

*Transfer students have 18 or more college credits completed after high school

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Scholarships for Returning Students

  1. Submit a 2022–23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The recommended deadline is May 1 or as soon as possible. The Pennsylvania State Grant Program has a very strict May 1 deadline. Federal School Code: 003329
  2. Submit a Returning Student Scholarship Application by May 1. The application will open during spring break in March.

Scholarship awarding will begin in June.

*Returning students are students who will return to Penn State York for fall 2022.