Scholarships for Returning Students at Penn State York

  1. Submit a 2022–23 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.

*Returning students are students who will return to Penn State York for fall 2022.

Most Popular Transfer Scholarships at Penn State York

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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 choose to graduate from Penn State York and are in the Honors Program or the Graham Fellows Program for Entrepreneurial Leadership will be invited to submit an essay for special consideration.

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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.)