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Scholarship Opportunities

The Foundation contributes to the success of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, and its 14 universities and students.

Through its various scholarship programs, the PASSHE Foundation supports all 14 PASSHE universities by providing scholarships to their students. Over the past three years, the Foundation awarded scholarships totaling almost $1 million.


Scholarship Name/Amount: Basic Student Eligibility:
Dr. Lou Bohl-Fabian Memorial Fund
  • Graduate students at PASSHE universities that are involved in studies focused on research, the environment/outdoors, political science or the arts
  • Must have GPA of 3.5 or better
Fitz Dixon Memorial Scholarship
Amount dependant on available funds
  • Undergraduate students that have passed 45 credits at a PASSHE university with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Graduate students that have passed at least 9 credits at a PASSHE university with at least a 3.5 GPA
William D. Greenlee Scholarship
$2,500 ($1,250 per semester)
  • Undergraduate students that have passed 60 credits at a PASSHE university with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Must major in political science, journalism or communications
  • Must have financial need
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Hospitality Scholarship
  • Be a full-time student at one of the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Universities
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Have a major in a hospitality, marketing, human resources, information technology or criminal justice
  • Earned and passed 60 college credits
  • Show academic promise by upholding a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Complete the application by the deadline date
James A. Hughes Memorial Scholarship
  • Must have attended a high school within the Philadelphia School District
  • Must have financial need
Momentum, Inc. Healthcare Scholarship
  • Must reside in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry or York counties
  • Must be a full-time junior or senior at a PASSHE university
  • Must have a major in a health-care related field including biology and healthcare informatics
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better 
PASSHE Board Chair
  • Must be full-time students in good standing at one of the 14 PASSHE universities with a GPA of at least 3.2.
  • Demonstrate financial need based on standard need analysis from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. .
  • Demonstrated leadership aspirations at the university or in the community.
PSECU (International Study)
  • Full-time undergraduate students at PASSHE universities
  • Must be a Pell Grant of PHEAA recipient
  • Resident of PA
  • Must be participating in a institutionally approved overseas program
  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing
PSECU (Transfer Students
  • Student must be a PA resident
  • Must be a PA community college transfer student who has earned an associate's degree
  • Must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student earning his/her first baccalaureate degree from a PASSHE university
  • Must demonstrate financial need based on standard need analysis as determined by the FAFSA application
Quido and Anna Pichini
  • Full-time student or incoming freshman at a PASSHE university
  • Must be a PA resident.  Berks county residents given preference
  • Must have GPA of 3.5 or better (high school or university)
  • Must participate in voluntary service at his/her university, high school or community
Arthur Williams Phillips Scholarship
  • Must be a resident of Butler, Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, or Venango Counties in Pennsylvania
  • Must have positive academic success
  • Must have financial need
Stephen and Sandy Sheller Scholarship
  • Must be a full-time student at a PASSHE university pursuing an undergraduate degree leading to a career in law, art therapy or social services.
  • Must have passed 60 credits with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • Must have financial need.
Wells Fargo
  • Must be an incoming freshman at a PASSHE university
  • Must reside in Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike or York county in PA
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA
  • Must be in the top 25% of high school graduating class with a GPA of 3.2 or higher