Students Receiving Awards

Costs, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

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Financial aid—whether in the form of loans, grants, work-study, grants, or scholarships—can be an important part of putting a Penn State degree within reach. The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering offers a wide-variety of scholarship opportunities to undergraduate students pursuing degrees within the department. Many of our scholarships are funded by donations from individual alumni and friends while others are the result of corporate gifts.

Apply for EME Scholarships

To be considered for EME scholarships, you must complete the online application form by May 1 of each year. Applications are reviewed, and scholarship decisions are made over the summer for the following fall and spring semesters. Students are evaluated based on the criteria set by the donors of each individual scholarship account (i.e. academic merit, financial need, PA residency, etc.). Incoming first-year students are automatically considered for scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. They should not fill out an application form.

Apply for EME Scholarships

Current Department Scholarships

Owing to the generosity of our alumni, friends, and corporate partners, EME has a large number of corporate and endowed scholarships to award annually to our undergraduate students.

View list of currently available scholarships >>

Other Resources

Please visit the links below to find information on other funding and aid resources.

Here are some resources that will let you know more about the costs of college and ways that Penn State students commonly receive student aid.

  • Undergraduate Admissions Costs and Aid
    Information on scholarships, tuition and other costs, financial aid, and eligibility for being considered a Pennsylvania resident.
  • Penn State Office of the Bursar
    This office maintains student accounts pertaining to tuition billing, acceptance fees, charges, payments, financial aid disbursements, and refunds of excess funds, when available.
  • Penn State Office of Student Aid
    This office handles requests for federal financial aid. On this site, you can learn about important aid-related policies, different types of assistance such as scholarships, grants, and loans that you may be eligible for, and how to apply for financial aid.

Scholarships for the sophomore through senior years are awarded on the basis of academic excellence. The completion of an online application between January 1 and April 15 is required in order to receive consideration. Because some of these awards are “need-based,” it is important that you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in a timely manner each year in order to be eligible for support.

Deadline: April 15 annually (Application opens Janauary 1 each year)

  • Undergraduate Scholarship Application

All students who are offered admission to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences as first-year students are automatically considered for the Dean's Freshman Scholarship on the basis of their academic record and their performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), without regard to financial need. No applications are required. These awards are offered in the spring prior to enrollment on a funds-available basis.

NOTE: Freshman awards are for the freshman year only.

Penn State Scholarships are awarded to exemplary students and are highly competitive due to limited funding. Scholarships are a form of gift aid that does not need to be repaid.