Scholarships

College is a significant investment for student 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.

  1. Receive an offer of admission to Penn State York. You may submit your admissions application and view your status online.
  2. Submit a 2020–21 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. Complete Penn State York’s First-Year Scholarship Application once you have an offer of admission to Penn State York.

Scholarship awarding will begin in early February 2020.

  1. Receive an offer of admission to Penn State York. You may submit your admissions application and view your status online.
  2. Submit a 2020–21 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 2020.

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

  1. Submit a 2020–21 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 2020.

*Returning students are students who will return to Penn State York for fall 2020.