Scholarships transform lives! These critical funds are often the difference-maker for undergraduate students pursuing their education at Penn State Abington. They give students who may not otherwise be able to afford access to a world-class Penn State education an opportunity to pursue a college degree.
A scholarship can be created to recognize academic achievement and/or demonstrated financial need. Creating a new scholarship fund is also a great option for donors who wish to honor their family name, a loved one, or honor a professor who was influential in their lives.
Creating an award is a great way to celebrate student success at Penn State Abington. An award is meant to recognize a singular exemplary achievement and should be awardable to any student (i.e. acceptance into a major, academic achievement).
Endowment Support for Penn State Abington
Permanent, endowed scholarships, awards, program funds, and faculty support allow alumni, donors, and friends to create a lasting, permanent legacy at Penn State Abington. An endowed gift at Penn State Abington is invested in perpetuity, and a portion of the average annual investment return is spent for the purpose designated.
Endowed gifts can be combined with tribute or naming opportunities to enhance your legacy. To learn more about endowed gifts visit pennstate.planmygift.org/endowed-gifts.
Endowments are an excellent way to permanently honor your family, a mentor or a loved one. Once you have created an endowment, your gift becomes part of Penn State's heritage and tradition. In fact, loved ones may also choose to add support to your fund because they know how special it is to you.
Q: What are endowed program funds?
Program endowments can be designated to a college, campus, department or program of a donor's choice. The required minimum to endow a program fund is $25,000. Income from program support funds do not flow through a student’s bursar account.
Through program endowments, donors can support activities for:
Academic experiences, such as a fund for a particular academic program; undergraduate research, study abroad, and internships
Student Affairs programming that occurs outside the classroom, such as Career and Professional Development, First Gen students and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, student leadership programming, support for student government and organizations.
Programming for Abington’s Library in the Woodland building.
Examples of established program funds at Penn State Abington include funds created to support undergraduate research, internship experiences, career services programming, and the Hennessey Family Fund for first-gen programming, and more.
Many of Abington's scholarships, awards, and program funds are listed at raise.psu.edu (Choose Make A Gift, Area to Support, Abington).
The Penn State Fund for Penn State Abington
Gifts to the Penn State Fund for Penn State Abington are unrestricted support that ensure Abington College’s chancellor can respond to new opportunities and strategic initiatives during the year.
Gifts to the Penn State Fund for Penn State Abington help elevate the student experience and allow us to imbue excellence into all academic and non-academic departments at Abington.
To make a gift to the Penn State Fund for Penn State Abington by credit card, use the Penn State Abington giving page by clicking the “Give Now” button at the top of our home page and select “Penn State Fund for Penn State Abington”.