Discover Penn State Award

This newly established award is available to Penn State students from states bordering Pennsylvania (Ohio, New York, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and West Virginia), as well as the District of Columbia and Virginia.

Students from these states may be considered for an award of $6,000 in their freshman and sophomore years, and $7,000 in their junior and senior years.

The Discover Award will follow a student to another Commonwealth Campus but not to University Park.

For consideration, apply for admission by November 30 and file your FAFSA by December 1.


Scholarship consideration is given to U.S. students with a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a combined minimum SAT score of 1000 (Reading and Math).

For priority scholarship consideration, students must submit an admission application with academic credentials by November 30 with Penn State Abington as their first choice campus.

No separate scholarship application is needed.

Students must enroll at Penn State Abington as degree-seeking, full-time students to be eligible.

Some scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. We recommend you complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov by December 1.