Transfer Student Scholarships at Penn State York

Steps to receive scholarship consideration:

  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

Most Popular Transfer Scholarships at Penn State York

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Discover Penn State Award (Transfer)

This award is available to transfer students who are residents of Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, and who enroll at one of Penn State’s 19 Commonwealth Campuses (a campus other than the University Park campus and the World Campus). Students from these states can receive an award of $6,500 per academic year for a maximum of three consecutive years to help them earn a bachelor’s degree.  To be considered, review all eligibility criteria here. First priority given to student who submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  and apply for admission by May 1

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Chancellor Award

The Chancellor Award ranges between $1,000 and $3,000, with a preference for high-achieving students who are the first in their families to attend college and are from Pennsylvania.

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Commonwealth Campus (CWC) Award

The Commonwealth Campus Award is a $2,000–$3,000 per year award that primarily awarded to students within about a 25-mile radius of Penn State York. Students who follow the articulation agreement with Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) are given additional consideration. This award is renewable for a second year at Penn State York.

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York Endowed Scholarship

Penn State York has many scholarship endowments funded by generous donors. Donors specify whether they want these funds to go to students enrolled in a designated major or from a designated county. Endowed scholarships are educational funds that students do not have to pay back. Eligibility for scholarships is often based on merit, and in many cases, financial need. A majority of York Endowed Scholarships go to York County and Pennsylvania residents. A total of more than $440,000 in scholarships were awarded to 257 students for 2019–20.