Financial Aid

Penn State awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate students each year. There also are grants, loans, and the College Work-Study program for those who qualify. Scholarships are available to Nursing students through the College of Nursing and the College of Health and Human Development.

Scholarship Opportunity

CertifiedBackground.com introduced the AACN Student Scholarship Program in 2011. Through 2015, CertifiedBackground.com will award eight students scholarships in a year, worth $5,000 each totaling $200,000 over five years.

To be eligible students must attend a school affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com, which the Penn State College of Nursing is.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Students must be admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution
  • Maintain at least a 3.2 GPA in current program

To get started - visit: www.aacn.nche.edu/CertifiedBackground.htm

HRSA Nursing Student Scholarships

Detailed information available at the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Rockville, Md., Nursing Scholarship Program for RN students in accredited schools of nursing.

Penn State Office of Student Aid

For more information on undergraduate financial aid, contact:

Office of Student Aid
The Pennsylvania State University
314 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16802-1220
814-865-6301