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A description of scholarships in need of additional funding follows:

  • African American Alumni Organization Scholarship - These scholarships are awarded to students with the greatest financial need, the first preference is for African American students. Allocation Code: SXQAA

  • Class of 1958 Scholarship - Four scholarships are awarded each year to students who have financial need and whose ethnic, cultural, or national background diversify the student body at Penn State. Allocation Code: SXC58

  • CORED - The Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity is an advisory board to Penn State’s president and is dedicated to enhancing the University’s climate for diversity at all locations in the Commonwealth. Allocation code: XXQRE

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship - Established in Dr. King’s memory, these scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need. Allocation Code: SXQKM

  • Dr. W. Terrell Jones Memorial Fund

    Dr. W. Terrell Jones joined Penn State in 1980 and dedicated over 30 years of his professional career to ensure that first-generation and low-income students received a high quality education and the support services needed to be successful. He was named the second Vice Provost for Educational Equity at Penn State in 1998. This fund was created in memory of Dr. W. Terrell Jones to honor his work on behalf of students.

  • Educational Equity Future Fund provide flexibility to be applied to the scholarships and programs that have the highest priority and need. Contributions to this fund may also be used for unexpected budgetary needs and will be administered by the Vice Provost for Educational Equity. Allocation code: XXQEE

  • Edward Thompson and Patricia Jackson Thompson Scholarship - Created in memory of Education Equity’s first director of development, Ed Thompson, by his family, friends, and colleagues. When fully endowed, this scholarship will support students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have demonstrated financial need, and whose ethnicity, cultural, or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body.  First preference is for members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Allocation Code: SXQTE

  • New Faces of an Ancient People Traditional Powwow Trustee Scholarship ─ American Indian students with demonstrated financial need are considered favorably for this scholarship. It is named in honor of the event that showcased the American Indian culture during its eleven-year run in the central Pennsylvania area. Allocation code: SXQNF

  • Office for Disability Services Programs - This office provides a welcoming, encouraging, and empowering environment for students with disabilities to ensure equal access, full participation and reasonable accommodations for their academic pursuits. It coordinates support services, reasonable academic accommodations, and promotes disability awareness in the university community. Allocation Code: XXQDS

  • Office of Veterans Programs - Located at the University Park campus, this office provides services in three major areas: outreach, certification, and general counseling for veterans and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) benefits recipients. Allocation code: XXQVP

  • Upward Bound Migrant Program - This pre-college program assists 9th -12th grade student with migrant farmworker backgrounds gain academic skills and motivation to prepare for pre-college and post-secondary success. Allocation code: XXQUB


For descriptions of Educational Equity Units and Programs, please follow this link.


For additional information, please contact the director of development and alumni relations, Wil Del Pilar, at WZD107@psu.edu or 814-865-7698.

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