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Scholarship Opportunities

Application deadline is June 1st

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies provides several merit scholarship opportunities for matriculated, part-time students who have financial need and are working toward completion of their undergraduate degree. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, commitment, and financial need. They are listed below.

Students provisionally admitted to the B.A. program may compete for LPS scholarships only after they have met all criteria for full admission. Only part-time degree candidates are eligible for the following grants. Please download the form here.

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All applicants must also complete an online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as part of their application: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

Scholarship applications must be submitted by June 1st for the upcoming academic year. Please note: Not all scholarships are awarded every year.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

There are additional scholarship resources available to Penn LPS students which are not under the direct administration of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. We encourage you to review the following information and follow up as directed for each scholarship. More>

Program Scholarships

MSAG Scholarship

Earth and Environmental Science Departmental Scholarship for the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences. More>

LPS Scholarships

Dr. Eva Aronfreed Pre-Veterinary Scholarships

Students who intend to enter the field of veterinary medicine are eligible for the Dr. Eva Aronfreed Pre-Veterinary Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Recipients receive a total of two LPS courses.

Bread Upon the Waters Scholarships

Direct tuition grants are available to women over 30 years of age who intend to pursue their undergraduate degree in the liberal arts through the College of Liberal and Professional Studies on a part-time basis. Funds for these scholarships are provided by donations from many private sources, and from former LPS students who want to help others benefit from LPS programs. Bread Scholars are selected on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Recipients are awarded two LPS courses in the Fall and Spring terms and two LPS 12-week courses in the Summer, up to the minimum 32–36 course units required to graduate in the chosen major.

Nieberle Scholarships

The Fred J. and Theresa Nieberle Scholarship Fund was established to enable graduates of Catholic high schools in the Delaware Valley to pursue an undergraduate degree through part-time study at the University of Pennsylvania.

Applicants must show proof of graduation from a Catholic high school in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area; scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. The recipient is awarded two LPS courses in the Fall and Spring terms and two LPS 12-week courses in the Summer, up to the minimum of 32–36 course units required to graduate in the chosen major.

Dean's Scholarships for Graduates of the Community College of Philadelphia

Students who have completed a two-year program of study in the liberal arts and sciences at the Community College of Philadelphia are eligible to apply for scholarships funded by donors with additional support from the Senior Auditors. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Recipients are awarded two LPS courses in the Fall and Spring terms and two LPS 12-week courses in the Summer, up to the minimum 32–36 course units required to graduate in the chosen major.

Kay Scholarships

The Kay Scholarships are provided through the generosity of the Kay family and are awarded to students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Recipients are awarded two LPS courses in the Fall and Spring terms and two LPS courses in the 12-week Summer session, up to the minimum of 32-36 course units required to graduate in the chosen major.

The Michael J. Murray Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the College of Liberal and Professional Studies in memory of Michael J. Murray, LPS ’04, who has left a lasting legacy at the University of Pennsylvania, particularly through his work as founder and president of the LPS Student Advisory Board. The scholarship is awarded to a LPS student pursuing an undergraduate degree on a part-time basis through the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. The student must demonstrate exemplary leadership, participation in community service, and commitment to continuing education. The recipient is awarded two LPS courses in the Fall and Spring terms and two LPS 12-week courses in the Summer, up to the minimum of 32–36 course units required to graduate in the chosen major.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to students who were members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as students in community college prior to their transfer to LPS. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Recipients are awarded two LPS courses in the Fall and Spring terms and two LPS courses in the 12-week Summer session, up to the minimum of 32–36 course units required to graduate in the chosen major. Applicants must submit a copy of their induction letter or PTK membership certificate with their application and FAFSA.

Senior Auditor Scholarships

The Senior Auditors, retired senior citizens who audit Penn Courses through LPS, support scholarships for academically excellent LPS students with financial need. Recipients are awarded a total of two LPS courses.

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