Funding Your Education
Helping you find ways to afford your Penn State Liberal Arts education is one of Dean Lang’s highest priorities. Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, the college offers a variety of scholarships and funding sources to help you afford tuition and out-of-classroom experiences like internships, education abroad, and research.
Eligible students can reduce the cost of tuition by applying for one or more need-based academic scholarships. One application through the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies is all it takes to get started.
In addition to general scholarships offered through the college, several departments offer academic scholarships. Visit your department’s website to learn about additional scholarship opportunities.
Out-of-classroom experiences such as internships, education abroad, and research can be cost-prohibitive for many students. Luckily, the college offers several funding sources to help you take advantage of the full Penn State experience.
When you encounter an unexpected financial hardship—loss of a job or family illness, for example—you can find temporary but immediate help through the college’s Emergency Scholarship Fund.
Schwartz Fellows Program
Graduating students interested in pursuing service related to social change, the environment, disaster relief, youth development, or other causes after graduation have an amazing opportunity to earn a full year’s funding thanks to the Schwartz Fellows Program, made possible through the generosity of alumna Rhea Schwartz and her husband, Paul Wolff.