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Commonwealth Employee Scholarships - (Not Shippensburg or PASSHE Employees)

New PASSHE Scholarship ad In an effort to support the educational aspirations of and provide financial support to active Commonwealth employees and their dependents, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Foundation announced that the Wolf Administration is providing $5 million in grant funds for a new scholarship program for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employees (eligibility list below) who work in the Office of Administration, and their dependents to attend Shippensburg University or any State System of Higher Education university. This includes undergraduate, graduate and non-credit workforce development programs. Check out the details below and apply!

Scholarship Details

  • Open to Commonwealth employees (eligibility list below) and their dependents regardless of state residency
  • PASSHE Foundation works with Governor’s Office of Administration on verification based on their established criteria
  • May be a FT or PT individual enrolled in credit OR non-credit classes at any PASSHE institution
  • Applicant must be in good academic standing to receive scholarship – agreed to be set at:
    • Undergraduate 2.0 GPA
    • Graduate 3.0 GPA
    • Transfer students must already be accepted at a PASSHE Institution in good academic standing
    • Incoming Freshman must be accepted at a PASSHE Institution and committed with a paid deposit
    • Individuals enrolled in non-credit bearing courses must have a high school diploma or GED

Scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis with only one award permitted per academic year, but individuals may apply for consecutive years.
Amount: Up to $2,000 per academic year for full-time students and $1,000 for part- time or non-credit bearing classes.

  • PASSHE Foundation will only pay scholarship funds/awards directly to a PASSHE institution on behalf of the approved applicant for tuition, room, and board only.
  • Scholarship may be coupled with other scholarships or other aid up to the Cost of Attendance.
  • Scholarships funds may be used towards credit of undergrad or graduate degrees OR non-credit bearing course, certificates and credentials
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Next step

Already a Ship student?

Apply for the scholarship now!

Want to become a Ship student?

Apply now for graduate or undergraduate admission

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Contact the Financial Aid Office Old Main 101 1871 Old Main Drive Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1131 Fax: (717) 477-4028
Fall & Spring Terms: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM / Summer & Winter Terms: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM