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Alternatively, and sometimes in addition to endowed scholarship funds, some chapters have regular savings accounts that accrue donations or proceeds from fundraising activities, and then disburse the amount in scholarship funds. Donating to these may not be tax-deductible.
Find a Penn State Alumni Association Chapter Scholarship Program
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Scholarships: Julius and Phillip Epstein Endowed Scholarship Fund. The LA Chapter maintains one of the largest single chapter, Alumni Endowed Scholarship Funds. We also give an additional six or seven a year.
Scholarships are awarded to students, enrolled full time, living in the Los Angeles area, as defined by Penn State. Students may be attending any campus, including the World Campus.
Donate: PSULA scholarship page
Each academic year, members of the Chapter have contributed to the Sacramento – San Joaquin Award Fund. This fund has enabled a $1000 award for the past three years. Contributions are necessary to continue this program.
Donate Giving/Penn State: PSU Chapter of Sacramento-San Joaquin Award
For over 11 years, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter has awarded a $1,000 stipend to a local high school graduate who has selected Penn State for their college education. Winners are selected based on a short essay highlighting why they chose Penn State. A call for entries goes out to all students committed to Penn State in June and essays must be submitted by the end of July. The stipend is awarded in August prior to the start of the academic year.
We have a freshman book scholarship that is available for students from central Illinois attending Penn State (University Park only). When we are informed of students from central Illinois who will be attending PSU, we contact them. In some cases, they have contacted us.
Donations are welcome but are not tax-deductible. Contact: Dave Thomas
Scholarship: We have an endowed scholarship from which we award annual scholarships supplemented by local annual fundraising. Chapter awarded four scholarships, totaling $9000; $3500, $2500, $1500, and $1500 for Spring Semester 2015. We hope to award $12,000 for Spring 2016.
We find potential candidates through an application process which includes grades and essay submission, which are then reviewed by our scholarship committee. Awards are made based upon review and available funds.
Candidates from the greater Chicago area must be a Sophomore or above, GPA 3.0 or above, and enrolled full time at Penn State, any campus (including all Commonwealth Campuses), including full-time in World Campus.
Donate Giving/Penn State: Penn State Club of Greater Chicago Endowed Scholarship
Started as part of the For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, the Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is attempting to raise $50,000 for the creation of an endowed scholarship by 2016. The Chapter has already raised $30,000 towards that goal. Please help us in our goal of helping future deserving students from Berks County attend Penn State.
The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The registration fee is deductible to the extent it exceeds $75
Donate Giving/Penn State: Bucks County Chapter Trustee Scholarship
Penn State Club of Bucks County, Inc
Lamartine Hood Endowed Scholarship
The Penn State Club of Bucks County sponsors numerous scholarships every year for students entering their senior year. Through club members donations and revenue from events the Club is able to give back to many deserving students. Please continue to donate when you join or renew your membership to this worthwhile cause for students.
Contact: Vince Cordisco and Gail Lowe ( 215)514-1645
Scholarship fund: Endowed fund that is awarding scholarships to incoming freshmen on a yearly basis. Three scholarships were awarded in 2015. Candidates must reside in Dauphin or Cumberland counties, Pennsylvania, and be enrolled full time at any Penn State campus (including all Commonwealth campuses).
Donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible.
Donate Giving/Penn State: Capital Area Chapter Scholarship Endowment
Franklin County Chapter
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PSU.Franklin.County
Scholarship fund: The Franklin County, PA chapter endowed scholarship fund is one of the largest of all Penn State University affiliated groups. We have had this endowed scholarship fund for over 25 years.
We award three or four scholarships a year to Franklin County, PA students who are attending the Mont Alto commonwealth campus.
Our chapter funds the scholarship primarily through our annual golf tournament. Donations are greatly appreciated and tax-deductible.
LVCPSAA is committed to enriching the experience of current Penn State students at the Lehigh Valley campus via academic scholarships. Member contributions and money raised from the chapter’s events goes directly to LVCPSAA’ s scholarship fund.
Scholarship programs: We have several endowments, including the Ann Williams Fund. All current funds are being contributed to Penn State Lehigh Valley commonwealth campus academic scholarships.
To make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact:
Terry DeGroot, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Kemmerer, BillnJoanKemmerer@yahoo.com
Founded in 1995 to serve Penn State Alumni and friends in the Low Country of South Carolina, including the areas of Savannah GA, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper County South Carolina. There are some 300 Penn State Alums living within the Low Country chapter area.
At the present time Low Country Chapter does not have a scholarship program.