Founded on a tri-fold mission of teaching, research, and service, Penn State strives to instill appreciation of excellence in all who pass through its doors.
In a continuing effort to recognize, encourage, and reward students for excellence in academics, campus and community service, and for professional promise, Penn State DuBois awards more than $500,000 for scholarships annually.
How to apply for Penn State DuBois scholarships
Incoming first-year students who have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file are automatically considered for all Penn State DuBois scholarships, except the Albert L Good Scholarship, which requires a separate application form.
Upper-class students, including students in the spring semester of their first year of study, who wish to apply for sophomore aid, must file a FAFSA.
The Penn State DuBois Scholarship Committee is charged with determining the awards.
Scholarship awards range from $400 to $3000 per academic year. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full-time unless otherwise noted to be considered for scholarship funds.
To be considered for any Penn State scholarship a student must file a FAFSA. Most scholarship recipients must show a financial need based on their FAFSAs. The Penn State DuBois Scholarship Committee may request additional information from those students being considered for the various scholarships.
Applications and inquiries about Penn State DuBois Scholarships should be directed to:
Student Aid Office
Penn State DuBois
DuBois, PA, 15801-3199
(814) 375-4760 or toll-free: 1-800-346-ROAR
A Guide for 2011-2012
The Reitz Family Scholarship
Family members created the Reitz Family Scholarship in remembrance of the value Paul Reitz placed on education. The scholarship supports students from Clearfield, Jefferson, or Elk counties enrolled in associate or baccalaureate degree programs in business at Penn State DuBois and who demonstrate financial need and academic ability.
The Benjamin J. Rossi Scholarship
The Benjamin J. Rossi family established this scholarship to recognize and assist students with superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success. Preference is given to full-time undergraduate students from DuBois and Brockway area school districts.
The Schoch Endowed Scholarship
The directors of the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society honored CEO Emerita Jacqueline Schoch and her dedication to education by creating a scholarship for education majors at the campus that carries her name. Part-time students are eligible for this scholarship, which recognizes academic excellence.
Sensus Metering Systems, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
The Sensus Metering Systems Inc. scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to students in the College of Engineering or Smeal College of Business Administration at DuBois. All full-time students in all majors are eligible to apply, with preference given to engineering and business majors.
Charles E. and Charlotte J. Snapp Memorial Trustee Scholarship
Charles E. Snapp, a former Penn State DuBois student, has created this trustee scholarship, in honor of his parents, to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State DuBois. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in a business major at the campus.
Staffieri Family Scholarship
The Staffieri Family Scholarship is awarded to full- or part-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State DuBois with a score of at least 1,000 or higher on the math and verbal section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test. First preference is given to students in the areas of science, premedical or pre-dental studies or languages directed to foreign language education. Second preference is given to other qualified students in Science or Education programs.
The Barbara W. and Joseph C. Strasser Scholarship
Former campus executive officer, Dr. Joseph Strasser was deeply touched by families willing to make financial sacrifices so their children could earn a Penn State education. To assist these students, Dr. Strasser and wife, Barbara established this scholarship, awarded to outstanding students who have completed at least one academic year at Penn State DuBois, and who have a demonstrated financial need. Recipients must be full-time students, and may be enrolled in any major with first preference given to adult learners.
The Trustee Scholarship Fund for Penn State DuBois
Principal for this scholarship was originally funded by the Penn State Bookstore. Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State DuBois who have a demonstrated financial need.
The Robert and Joyce Umbaugh Endowed Scholarship
Retired businessman and DuBois alumnus Robert Umbaugh believes in giving back to the campus that gave him his start. He and his wife created the Robert and Joyce Umbaugh Endowed Scholarship providing recognition and financial assistance to outstanding full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in education or business at Penn State DuBois.
The Robert E. Umbaugh Scholarship
The second of two endowments at Penn State DuBois made by Robert and Joyce Umbaugh, this scholarship is given to full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and who have a proven financial need. Open to students in all majors. First preference is given to students with a cumulative high school or college grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Robert E. Umbaugh Trustee Scholarship
This is the third endowed scholarship established by Robert and Joyce Umbaugh. Their undying generosity continues to provide opportunities for Penn State DuBois students through this latest scholarship. It is available to students in all majors who demonstrate a financial need.
Blue and White Scholarship
A Blue and White Scholarship can be awarded by the University to any incoming freshman in any major.
The Julian J. Brown Endowed Scholarship
The estate of DuBois businessman Julian J. Brown provides financial aid and recognition for students with superior academic records or who show promise of outstanding achievement at Penn State DuBois. The scholarship is available to full-time and part-time students in all majors and is awarded based on the student’s academic ability and aptitude.
Students with financial need, particularly those from underrepresented populations, may qualify for these special grants.
The Harry L. Burkett Engineering Technology Scholarship
As a sign of his devotion to Penn State DuBois, the late Harry L. Burkett, program leader for Mechanical Engineering Technology, bequeathed a gift to endow a scholarship in his name. This scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in engineering technology programs at Penn State DuBois.
This renewable scholarship is awarded to new students by the Chancellor, upon recommendation of undergraduate admissions.
The Harry J. and Catherine E. Charlesen Trustee Scholarship
Retired professor of business administration, Harry Charlesen, along with his wife, Catherine, have established this Trustee Scholarship for campus students. It is meant to provide financial assistance to an outstanding business administration student at Penn State DuBois. Harry Charlesen started the business administration associate degree at Penn State DuBois and chaired a Penn State committee to enhance the two-year program university-wide.
The Cornell H. and Edna M. Cordie Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established to encourage outstanding high school seniors from Cameron County to attend Penn State DuBois. The scholarship is awarded to full-time students in all majors who possess ability and aptitude; leadership, service and character; and who demonstrate financial need.
This annual scholarship, which provides financial assistance to an outstanding Penn State DuBois engineering technology student, is funded by the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology and matching campus funds.
The Harry E. Cowan Endowed Scholarship
Family and friends of the late Penn State DuBois mathematics professor Harry C. Cowan have established an endowed scholarship in his memory to provide recognition and financial assistance to campus students, enrolled full- or part-time, who have achieved superior academic records or who show promise of outstanding academic success and have financial need. Preference is given to mathematics majors.
The DuBois Educational Foundation Scholarship
The DuBois Educational Foundation, the community advisory board to Penn State DuBois, believes a better-educated workforce brings prosperity to local families and the region. This scholarship is intended to ease the financial burden of a college education for adult learners over the traditional college age of 18-24. Both full- and part-time students are eligible.
Fred D. Falkinburg Trustee Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established in honor of Fred Falkinburg of McKean County, Pennsylvania. It gives preference to Penn State DuBois undergraduate students who are working toward a career in forestry, and have a financial need.
The Albert L. Good Scholarship
Albert L. Good and wife Harriet wanted people in the DuBois area to have access to high quality higher education. Their will established a scholarship to recognize and assist outstanding students living in Clearfield, Jefferson, and Elk counties who attend Penn State DuBois. Students must demonstrate academic ability and financial need. Part-time students may be considered.
The Donald T. Hartman Endowed Scholarship
The legacy of the late Donald T. Hartman, campus executive officer, continues thanks to this scholarship endowed by family, friends, and colleagues. The Donald T. Hartman Endowed Scholarship is given to part-time or full-time undergraduate students who have proven financial need. First consideration is given to students who work either full- or part-time and are involved in community or collegiate activities.
The Melvin Henry Memorial Scholarship
As a lasting memorial to Melvin Henry, an exceptional employee of Gasbarre Inc. who was killed in a plane crash, the company endowed a scholarship in his name to benefit adult learners interested in engineering technology. This scholarship is awarded to full-time and part-time students who demonstrate academic ability and financial need.
Edward L. and Janet I. Hopkins Endowed Scholarship
For the past 40 years, DuBois residents Edward L. and Janet I. Hopkins have supported the mission of Penn State DuBois, contributing to its growth in many ways. In recognition of their efforts, their children have endowed this scholarship to assist academically gifted students. Consideration is given to part- or full-time undergraduate students who have achieved a predicted or cumulative gradepoint average of 3.25 or higher and who have demonstrated financial need.
The Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Endowed Scholarship
Recognizing the importance of higher education to the area, Willard E. Campbell Enterprises, Hoss’s Steak and Sea House parent company, has established a scholarship for outstanding full-time students at Penn State DuBois, with preference given to residents from Clearfield, Jefferson, and Elk counties. The scholarship is awarded based on academic ability and financial need.
The Sam King Trustee Scholarship
Meant to provide financial support for deserving students with demonstrated financial need, this scholarship is named for the late instructor of history and political science, who began teaching in the 1940's at Penn State DuBois. To honor him, one of King's former students, Ray Pethtel, who enrolled at the campus in 1958, initiated efforts and worked closely with the Penn State DuBois Development Office to establish the scholarship.
The Doug and Jackie Kohlhepp Endowed Scholarship
The children of Doug and Jackie Kohlhepp gave their parents a unique gift one Christmas: the Doug and Jackie Kohlhepp Endowed Scholarship. It is intended to provide recognition and assistance to students enrolling at Penn State DuBois who are active in co-curricular activities, possess exemplary citizenship skills, and who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is open to full-time students enrolled in any major, with preference given to residents of Clearfield, Jefferson, and Elk counties.
The Bayard D. and Ethel M. Kunkle Scholarship
This scholarship was created to aid and recognize outstanding undergraduate students at Penn State locations. The scholarship is open to full-time students in all majors and is awarded to students who possess leadership qualities, and who demonstrate academic ability and financial need.
The Lee-Simpson Associates, Inc./Edward & Della Nasuti Trustee Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by alumnus Ed Nasuti, his wife Della, and the engineering firm, Lee-Simpson Associates, Inc., where Ed Nasuti serves as president. It is meant to provide financial assistance to students pursuing studies in engineering at Penn State DuBois.
The Brown W. and Ineeda D. Leonard Trustee Scholarship
Campus Chancellor Anita McDonald and her husband, Bob, have established this scholarship to honor Anita McDonald's parents, and as a symbol of the commitment to diversity and education they instilled in their daughter. The endowment will provide financial support to undergraduate students at Penn State DuBois with demonstrated financial need, whose ethnic, cultural, and/or national background contribute to the diversity of the student body.
The Ethel Tucker Lowe Scholarship
The Lowe scholarship was created to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding adult learners enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State DuBois. Recipients must have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses. A preference is given for adult learners who are single parents with dependent children.
Matthew 25 Cavalline Trustee Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Penn State DuBois Alumnus Robert Cavalline with his wife, Pamela, and the R.T. Dooley Construction Company of North Carolina. It provides assistance to undergraduate students with a financial need, with preference given to those planning to enroll in engineering.
The Colonel Leonard A. and Mary D. McQuown Memorial Scholarship
The late Leonard and Mary McQuown designated part of their sizable estate to provide financial aid to graduates of Punxsutawney High School. Today, the McQuown Memorial Scholarship provides both recognition and more than $30,000 annually to outstanding Punxsutawney High School graduates who are enrolled, full-time, in any major at the Penn State DuBois.
The Glenn and Ruth Mengle Foundation Scholarship
The Mengle Foundation Scholarship was established by a joint agreement between the DuBois Educational Foundation and the Trustees of the Glenn and Ruth Mengle Foundation to recognize outstanding students. This scholarship is open to all majors, and is awarded based on participation in co-curricular activities, academic ability, and financial need. Recipients must reside in the DuBois, Brockway, Brookville, or Ridgway school districts. Part-time students may be considered.
The Menzie Family Endowed Scholarship
Penn State DuBois alumnus Robert J. Menzie Sr., retired vice president of the Getty Oil Co., is thankful for the educational opportunities afforded his family by the campus. In support of the campus and its students, Robert Sr. created the Menzie Family Endowed Scholarship to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding full-time students enrolled here. First preference is given to students enrolled in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences; second preference to those in engineering or engineering technology degree programs.
The John A. and Marion W. Meyer Endowed Scholarship
The late Penn State DuBois alumnus John Meyer valued a college education highly; so does his widow Marion. Together they created the John A. and Marion W. Meyer Endowed Scholarship to encourage students from St. Marys to attend Penn State DuBois. This scholarship is open to all majors and is awarded based on academic ability, leadership qualities, and service to the campus and community. Part-time students may be considered.
The Antonio J. Palumbo Endowed Scholarship
Antonio Palumbo has demonstrated his continued commitment to youth and education through the establishment of the Antonio J. Palumbo Endowed Scholarship at Penn State DuBois. Students who demonstrate financial need and who are enrolled full- or part-time in any major are eligible for this scholarship, which recognizes academic success.
Penn State DuBois General Scholarship
The Penn State Campus Scholarship is intended to encourage first-year students with outstanding academic credentials and promise to attend Penn State DuBois. This scholarship is open to all full-time students in any major and is awarded to those with demonstrated financial need.
Penn State DuBois Alumni Society Trustee Scholarship
Members of the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society know the value of a Penn State education, so they worked to establish this endowed scholarship, making education more accessible to students in need. Any Penn State DuBois undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need may qualify for this scholarship.
Penn State Alumni Association Trustee Scholarship
This endowed scholarship established by the Penn State Alumni Association is meant to assist any Penn State student who demonstrates a financial need.
Penn State Tuition Assistance Grants
Full-time students pursuing degrees in any major may qualify for these grants, which are funded through annual awards by the University to Penn State DuBois and other campuses.
The Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited Scholarship
The PWHU scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to full-time students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Wildlife Technology associate degree program. Recipients must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75 and demonstrate involvement in wildlife or conservation issues or projects.
The Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship recognizes high scorers on college admissions tests and encourages participation in University honors programming. These awards may be made to students in all majors, including part-time students.
The Charles B. Reiter Scholarship
The Charles B. Reiter Scholarship was created to provide recognition and assistance to full-time students in the Penn State DuBois Bachelor of Science in Business program. Preference is given to students entering their senior year. Recipients are chosen based on financial need and academic excellence.
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