Abington raising funds for emergency assistance, scholarships on GivingTuesday

Penn State Abington Sutherland Plaza with GivingTuesday logo
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ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State will celebrate its ninth GivingTuesday on Nov. 28 — and Penn State Abington invites alumni and friends to participate by showing support for the Penn State Abington General Scholarship and Student Emergency Assistance funds.

Although GivingTuesday takes place on Nov. 28, Penn State’s celebration is kicking off early on Monday, Nov. 27, at 18:55 (6:55 p.m. EST) — a nod to the year in which the University was founded. Those interested in establishing a personal fundraising page as a campaign champion can learn more here.

The two funds are part of a campus-wide network and culture of support for Abington students. 

"Making a gift to the scholarship fund allows donors to contribute to a common fund from which substantial scholarships are awarded to academically strong students with financial need. By allocating donations to the student emergency assistance fund, your gift will give us the resources to respond to urgent matters that arise daily," Andrew August, interim chancellor, said.

"A little financial assistance can have a big impact. Together, our gifts transform students’ lives,” he continued.

Gifts made on GivingTuesday advance the University’s historic land-grant mission to serve and lead. Through philanthropy, alumni and friends are helping students to join the Penn State family and prepare for lifelong success; driving research, outreach and economic development that grow our shared strength and readiness for the future; and increasing the University’s impact for families, patients and communities across the commonwealth and around the world. Learn more by visiting raise.psu.edu.

About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st-century public higher education within a world-class research university. With more than 3,100 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 25 majors, accelerated master's degrees, undergraduate research, the Schreyer Honors College, NCAA Division III athletics and more.