At Shippensburg University, our mission is to make college accessible for all students, and one way we do that is through our scholarships.  Our Shippensburg University Foundation scholarships give students the opportunity to pursue their dreams, and our institutional scholarships provide additional support. Please click below to search and apply for our Foundation Scholarships, PASSHE Scholarships, or explore some recommended scholarship search sites.

Shippensburg University Foundation Scholarships

These academic awards 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.

To search and apply for University Foundation Scholarships for 2020-2021 please click on the following link:

Raider Success Scholarship: Beginning Fall 2018 all applicants to Shippensburg University with a combined SAT score of 1200 or higher OR a combined ACT score of 25 or higher AND a GPA of 3.5 or higher will receive our Raider Success Scholarship worth $8,000 over your four years at Ship. This $2,000 annual scholarship is renewable for your four years of full-time undergraduate study as long as you maintain the required minimum grade point average of 2.5 GPA if you have fewer than 30 credits and 2.8 if you have more than 30 credits.

Other Raider Awards:  While tuition is higher for out-of-state residents, you may be eligible for a significant tuition "discount" if you qualify for any of these Raider Awards.  These will not be included in your financial aid package but the discount will be reflected in your bill from the  Student Accounts office. 

All Raider Award discount questions should be directed to Admissions.



Through various programs, the PASSHE Foundation supports 14 universities by providing scholarships to students. To learn more about these opportunities, visit the PASSHE Foundation Scholarship page for eligibility requirements, award amounts, application instructions, and deadlines.

If you are an outstanding student-athlete, your coach may recommend you for an athletic grant-in-aid, which is processed through the Financial Aid Office. The amount of funds varies from sport to sport.

  • Men and women's sports include basketball, cross-country, soccer, swimming, and track and field.
  • Women-only sports include field hockey, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and volleyball.
  • Men-only sports include football, wrestling, and baseball.  

You can find scholarships to attend Shippensburg University from a variety of private, government, and outside sources found on the Internet. Here are just a few:

Contact your high school guidance office, civic and business organizations, and foundations about available scholarships.

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 fax a copy of your offer letter to 717-477-4018 or mail it via USPS to:

Student Accounts Office
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Old Main Room 100
Shippensburg, PA 17257

If you are a highly qualified out-of-state student or a student in a STEM major, our Tuition Advantage Programs will charge you at a lower tuition rate. For more information on the programs, go to

The Tuition Advantage discount will not appear as a source of financial assistance on your aid award. Instead, it will be reflected as a lower tuition charge on your bill.

If you have any questions about your eligibility to receive your VA educational benefits or scholarships, contact the VA Coordinator at 717-477-1164.

Scholarship Opportunities for Veterans