High school students offered $3,000 scholarship award for a 3.0 GPA

SHARON, Pa. — This year’s senior high school students will be guaranteed a $3,000 scholarship to attend Penn State Shenango, and the only qualification is that they must have a high school 3.0 grade-point average.

“We are doing everything we can to help our students graduate with as little debt as possible,” said Dan Pinchot, director of enrollment management at Penn State Shenango. “This is a new initiative that the Shenango campus has instituted to financially help students who want to earn a Penn State education.”

Penn State Shenango currently gives out more than $600,000 in scholarships yearly to its incoming freshmen and returning students. And, for the past three consecutive years, the Shenango campus’ tuition has remained the same. Those students who are eligible for this guaranteed $3,000 scholarship will be receiving a 24 percent savings on their tuition.

“Students and parents alike are starting to look carefully at the amount of debt that they are going to incur while attending college,” said Jo Anne Carrick, Penn State Shenango campus director. “We want them to know that the Shenango campus is very affordable. By living at home, for at least the first two years, receiving guaranteed scholarship money, plus any grants or aid available, Penn State Shenango is a competitive choice. When students stay at Shenango to complete their baccalaureate or associate degrees, the cost savings increases even further, and our graduates will always have Penn State’s strong name recognition when they begin interviewing for jobs.”

In a recent ranking by Washington Monthly Magazine, Penn State Shenango was ranked 16 out of 402 colleges and universities in the Northeast region in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category. And, with this latest initiative, Penn State Shenango becomes an even stronger “bang for your buck” choice.

For more information about the guaranteed $3,000 scholarship, visit shenango.psu.edu/gpa or contact the Penn State Shenango admissions office at 724-983-2803.