Nominations open for Outstanding Adult Student Award

February 17, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Applications are now open for the 2021 Outstanding Adult Student Award and will be accepted until March 5.

This award recognizes outstanding adult learners at Penn State. These are students who juggle multiple roles, overcome obstacles, and have academically succeeded all while pursuing their undergraduate degree.  

To be eligible, students must be starting or resuming an undergraduate degree and be over the age of 24 or have experienced a gap in their education for four or more years. Nominees must be enrolled at the University Park campus either full- or part-time; have completed a minimum of 45 credits with at least 30 of the credits earned at Penn State prior to nomination; earn a minimum 3.0 GPA; and demonstrate campus participation, co-curricular and/or with community organizations.

The award recipient will be announced at the annual award reception on April 8. The award nomination packet can be found on the Adult Learner Programs and Services webpage. Examples of bios of past recipients can also be viewed online.

The Adult Learner Programs and Services of Penn State Student Affairs, provides advocacy, mentorship, programming and resources that are helpful to nontraditional-aged undergraduates, first generation, change of campus, student parents and veterans continuing their education at Penn State University Park.

Last Updated April 15, 2021