Pennsylvania State University Main Campus

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University Park, PA

University Website:  www.psu.edu/
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The Pennsylvania State University (commonly referred to as Penn State or PSU) is a public, state-related research university with campuses and facilities in Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855, the university has a stated threefold mission of teaching, research, and public service. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education offered through resident instruction and online delivery. Its University Park campus, the flagship campus, lies within the Borough of State College and College Township. The Penn State Dickinson School of Law has facilities located in both Carlisle and State College and the College of Medicine is located in Hershey. Penn State has another 19 commonwealth campuses and 5 special-mission campuses located across the state.

Annual enrollment at the University Park campus totals more than 44,000 graduate and undergraduate students, making it one of the largest universities in the United States. It has the world's largest dues-paying alumni association. The university's total enrollment in 2009–10 was approximately 94,300 across its 24 campuses and online through its World Campus.

The university offers more than 160 majors among all its campuses and administers $1.83 billion (as of June 30, 2011) in endowment and similar funds. The university's research expenditures exceeded $753 million for the 2009 fiscal year and was ranked 9th among U.S. universities in research income by the National Science Foundation.

Annually, the university hosts the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), which is the world's largest student-run philanthropy. This event is held in the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. In 2013, Thon raised a record $12.37 million dollars for pediatric cancer. The university's athletics teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Penn State Nittany Lions. They compete in the Big Ten Conference for most sports.

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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus College Scholarships

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Churchill Scholarship

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Up to $65,000 November 01, 2024 See Details
 

Churchill Scholarship

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

award

Up to $65,000

deadline

November 01, 2024
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NRF Foundation University Challenge

National Retail Foundation

Up to $30,000 October 09, 2024 See Details
 

NRF Foundation University Challenge

National Retail Foundation

award

Up to $30,000

deadline

October 09, 2024
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Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

American Chemical Society (ACS)

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

American Chemical Society (ACS)

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship

Pennsylvania Bar Foundation

$3,000 December 01, 2024 See Details
 

James W. Stoudt Memorial Scholarship

Pennsylvania Bar Foundation

award

$3,000

deadline

December 01, 2024
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IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

Up to $2,000 Varies See Details
 

IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

award

Up to $2,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Trustee Scholarship - Penn State

Pennsylvania State University

Up to $3,000 December 01, 2024 See Details
 

Trustee Scholarship - Penn State

Pennsylvania State University

award

Up to $3,000

deadline

December 01, 2024
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Renaissance Scholarship - Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

Up to $1,500 December 01, 2024 See Details
 

Renaissance Scholarship - Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

award

Up to $1,500

deadline

December 01, 2024
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Winifred Imhof Cook Journalism Scholarship

Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

Varies Varies See Details
 

Winifred Imhof Cook Journalism Scholarship

Pennsylvania State University - College of Communications

award

Varies

deadline

Varies
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