Scholarships are available to both incoming freshman and returning Shippensburg students but the process of awarding them differs.
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.
- 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 and 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 awarding. Click here for a complete and current list of Freshman Scholarships.
- Upper-Level/Department Scholarships: If you are a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student seeking an upper-level scholarship, you should apply in the spring semester to your department for an academic award given out for the upcoming fall term. A selection committee of faculty, deans, and/or administrators from your department determines the awards, which are based on very specific major, GPA, and credits earned criteria. Click here for a complete and current list of Upper-Level/Department Scholarships.
- Legacy Scholarship: Supporting today's legacies who are tomorrow's alumni. Recipients of the SU Alumni Legacy Scholarship should be entering full-time freshman with a legacy relationship. A legacy student is defined as an individual whose parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle, or cousin received a degree from Ship. To be considered, applicant must identify the name of their legacy(ies), relationship to legacy, and legacy's graduation year, if known on their admissions application. For additional information please click here.
NOTE: All scholarships are subject to change based on funding.
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.
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
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 Program will charge you at a lower tuition rate. The rate will be 175% of the in-state tuition.
For more 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. Instead, it will be reflected as a lower tuition charge on your bill.