Provost's Award

Learn the details about the Provost's Award available at Penn State’s 20 undergraduate campuses

General Award Information

The following is an outline of the Provost’s Award available at our 20 undergraduate campuses (campuses other than Penn State World Campus):

Provost's Award available at available at our 20 undergraduate campuses.
Student Type Semesters 1–4 Semesters 5–8 Total Value of Award
First-Year Baccalaureate (four-year degree) $10,000 ($2,500 per semester) $14,000 ($3,500 per semester) $24,000 four-year value

Eligibility Information

  • Consideration is given to Pennsylvania and non-Pennsylvania residents.
  • Recipients must be NEW undergraduate first-year students to the University.
  • Every student with an offer of admission to Penn State (other than Penn State World Campus) is considered for the award.
  • Students do not have to apply for the award – they are automatically considered.
  • Penn State recommends submitting a FAFSA, although it is not a requirement to be eligible for the award.
  • The award cannot be combined with the Discover Penn State Award.

Renewal Criteria

Students must:

  • Be enrolled at a Penn State Campus other than Penn State World Campus.
  • Be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 and complete a minimum of 24 credits per academic year) at the end of the spring semester of each academic year.

Note: Students with offers of admission to Penn State World Campus are not eligible for this award. Additionally, students who plan to transition to Penn State World Campus are not eligible to retain the award.

Awarding Timeline

Students are notified of receipt of the Provost’s Award on a rolling basis, with the first round of awarding typically occurring in December.


If you have more questions regarding the Provost's Award, please contact the campus to which you have been admitted or your campus of interest. View the full campus list.