Garban Grant-In-Aid available for children of Penn State employees

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Steve A. Garban Grant-In-Aid. Children of full-time Penn State technical service or staff employees from any campus, including Penn College, are eligible to apply.

This grant-in-aid -- awarded to one new, first-year student -- is intended to assist with room-and-board charges for two years, provided the student continues full-time enrollment at Penn State, incurs on-campus room and board charges, and demonstrates academic success.

Eligible students must be offered admission as first-year, full-time students at any Penn State campus; must have demonstrated leadership and humanitarian qualities through extracurricular activities; and must have achieved or show promise of achieving academic success. 

Award amount varies based on on-campus, room-and-board charges with two awards given annually.

To apply, eligible students must submit a letter of application that includes the student's name and Penn State ID number; the Penn State employee's name, ID number and position; and a personal essay of no more than two typed pages that illustrates the student's leadership, humanitarian and academic merits. Letters of application will be accepted until April 20.

Send letter of application to: Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee University Scholarships Office of Student Aid, 314 Shields Building, University Park, PA 16802

The award recipient will be selected by the Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee and announced in May. All applicants will be notified.

Last Updated March 21, 2018