Penn State plans to resume on-campus work and learning in fall semester

Update (6/14/2020): Back to State’ plans call for flexible, adaptable schedule with classes, activities converting to remote delivery on Nov. 20. Learn more at

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Recognizing Excellence in Graduate Education

The Graduate School recognizes excellence in graduate education through a variety of award programs for students and faculty with funding derived from institutional resources as well as gifts from donors. Some awards are selected centrally from nominations and applications that are submitted to the Graduate School (though most require support from academic programs) and others are offered by way of funding allocations to colleges in order to support recruitment and retention of high-achieving students.

Please note:  Penn State student awards are disbursed via recipients' Bursar accounts in accordance with federal, state, and University requirements. Eligibility for all funding is reviewed by the Office of Student Aid. Adjustments to need-based aid sources are completed as required by appropriate laws, regulations, and policies.