The Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity facilitates the awarding of approximately eighty annual scholarships through a central application process.

Educational Equity Scholarships 2024-2025

The Educational Equity Scholarships include support for students with disabilities, students with veteran status or military dependents, and students who further the inclusion, diversity, and equity initiatives of the University. 

All incoming and current Penn State students are encouraged and welcome to apply, including students enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in World Campus. Students must complete the application to be eligible for consideration, including short essay questions. Educational Equity provides one application for all scholarships. Students will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible, and students must submit an application each year for consideration.

Please note: Renewal is possible but not assured. 

The application period for the 2024/2025 academic year has passed. Applications for the 2025/2026 academic year will open February 2025.


The links below may be useful while completing the Scholarship Application: 

  • FAFSA information
    Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) information
    The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 identifies the rights of students and their families with respect to student educational records kept by institutions.


Questions not found on the FAQs section regarding Educational Equity Scholarships should be directed to