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Office of Science Engagement

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Funding sources for science students traveling abroad

Eberly College of Science Grants:

Global Experiences Scholarship – Penn State Science students studying on university-approved for-credit programs are eligible to apply for funding from the college.

Other Penn State Scholarships & Grants:

Schreyer Ambassador Travel Grant – Schreyer students are eligible to apply for funding to assist with travel expenses on any experience in which they participate (credit or non-credit).

Penn State Education Abroad Scholarships & Grants – The Office of Education Abroad at Penn State has five different awards, some of which are aimed at students with high financial need (Grant-in-Aid, PA Commonwealth Scholarship), diverse backgrounds (Diversity Grant-in-Aid), or who are travelling to non-traditional locations (Africa/Latin America Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship).

Penn State Office of Student Aid:

The Office of Student Aid has information specific to study abroad on their website. Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad through Penn State programs. Exceptions are work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

Students enrolled in for-credit Penn State courses abroad (short-term science, embedded courses, etc.) may contact the Office of Student Aid and request that their Cost of Attendance (COA) be temporarily increased to cover travel costs related to the course. This should then allow the student to receive aid up to this new COA.

If you are not studying on a Penn State-approved program, you are not eligible to receive financial aid from Penn State toward your study abroad program as Penn State does not participate in financial consortium agreements.

General Questions


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Dr. Ann Marie Daniel