Highlights

There is no separate scholarship application to complete

You may contact the Admissions Office for more information regarding your application or essay. If selected for a scholarship, you will receive notification from the Admissions Office.

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Contact Us

Shippensburg University
Office of Admissions
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
P: 717.477.1231
F: 717.477.4016 
E:admiss@ship.edu 

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Summer Hours

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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.

Freshman Scholarships

All freshman applicants to Shippensburg University ranked in the upper 40% 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. The Scholarship Selection Committee will consider this essay in reviewing students for scholarship awards.

Early application for admission to the university is recommended as freshman scholarships are limited. Students who are accepted to the university by November 1 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 are subject to change based on funding:

Freshman Scholarship List

Upper-level/Departmental Scholarships

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  often consists 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 students meet the award criteria and would like to be considered for an award, they should contact the department offering the scholarship.

NOTE: All scholarships are subject to change based on funding:

Upper-Level/Departmental Scholarship List  


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 that may be available to Shippensburg University students, please visit the PASSHE Foundation Scholarship page. Detailed information about eligibility requirements and award amounts can be found here. 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.

NOTE: 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:

Student Accounts Office
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive, Old Main Room 100
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Fax: (717) 477-4018


V. Tuition Advantage Program

Highly qualified out-of-state students and students with 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 2012-2013 tuition for out-of-state students were $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 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.