I. Shippensburg University Scholarships
The Scholarships awarded by Shippensburg University were established through contributions from alumni, friends, corporations, and associates of the Shippensburg University Foundation, a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1977 to support the university's programs and services.
All freshman applicants to Shippensburg University ranked in the upper 40 percent of their high school senior class and with combined SAT scores in Critical Reading and Math of over 1000 will automatically be considered for these scholarship awards. There is no separate scholarship application to complete. Students are encouraged to submit an essay with their application for admission. This essay will be considered by the Scholarship Selection Committee in reviewing students for scholarship awarding.
Early application for admission to the university is recommended as freshman scholarships are limited. Students who are accepted to the university by November 1st will be considered in the first round of scholarship awarding. The Scholarship Committee will begin making awards in January to students who are planning to enroll in the Fall semester. Awards will continue to be offered on a rolling basis throughout the winter and early spring. Students who are awarded a scholarship will be notified in writing from the Admissions Office by the end of April.
Note: ALL SCHOLARSHIPS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON FUNDING.
The Shippensburg University scholarships available to sophomore,
junior, senior and graduate level students usually begin with identifying
eligible students who are nominated to the selection committee for each
individual award. The selection
committee for these awards will often consist of faculty, deans and/or
administrators from the department. If
the selection committee making the award requires a separate application the
student will be notified to apply. For
most awards, the nomination/application process occurs in the Spring for the
upcoming Fall term. The nomination
process is used because many of these awards have very specific major, GPA and
credits earned criteria. If you meet the
award criteria and would like to be considered for an award, please contact the
department offering the scholarship.
Note: ALL SCHOLARSHIPS
LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON FUNDING.
II. PASSHE Scholarships
Through various scholarship programs, the PASSHE Foundation supports all 14 PASSHE Universities by providing scholarships to their students. To learn more about these scholarship opportunities which may be available to you as a Shippensburg University student, please visit the PASSHE Foundation Scholarship page at http://www.thepafoundation.org/scholarships/index.asp. You will find detailed information about eligibility requirements and award amounts. Please carefully review the posting for application instructions and deadlines.
III. Athletic Grants-In-Aid
- Recommended by coaches for outstanding student athletes and processed through the Financial Aid Office.
- Amount of funds available varies from sport to sport
- Men's and women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming, and track and field. Women's sports include field hockey, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Men's sports include football, wrestling, and baseball.
IV. Links to Scholarship Search Sites
Scholarships to attend Shippensburg University are available from
a variety of private, government, and outside sources. Students are encouraged to contact their high
school guidance office, local libraries, foundations, civic and business
organizations, and use the internet to collect information about scholarships
available from other private sources.
To receive credit on your bill for scholarship awards made by external
agencies you must report this information to our Student Accounts Office. Please send a copy of your offer letter to the
Student Accounts Office by mail to: Shippensburg
University Student Accounts Office, 1871 Old Main Drive, Old Main Room 100,
Shippensburg, PA 17257; or by fax to (717) 477-4018.
V. Tuition Advantage Program
Highly qualified Out-of-State students and students majoring in a STEM Major, who qualify for our Tuition Advantage Program will be charged at a lower tuition rate. The Tuition Advantage rate will be 175% of the in-state tuition. For example, if the 12-13 tuition for out-of-state students is $14,460, the Tuition Advantage rate would be $11,248. This is a savings of $3,200 over the regular out-of-state rate. Final tuition will not be set by the Board of Governors until early summer. Current figures are ESTIMATES only. For information on the program, go to http://www.ship.edu/admissions/tap/. The Tuition Advantage discount will not appear as a source of financial assistance on your aid award. It will be reflected as a lower tuition charge on your bill.