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Competitive scholarships for part-time students

The annual scholarship deadline is June 13th

Several merit scholarship opportunities are available 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. Be sure to speak with a member of the Bachelor of Arts Program Team for specific eligibility requirements and other important scholarship details.

Bachelor of Arts students may compete for scholarships only after they have met all criteria for full admission. All applicants must complete the scholarship application form (PDF) and an online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as part of their application. Please note that not all scholarships are awarded every year.

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 support for a total of two College of Liberal and Professional Studies 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 College of Liberal and Professional Studies students who want to help others benefit from the programs. Bread Scholars are selected on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Recipients are awarded two College of Liberal and Professional Studies 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 College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses in the fall and spring terms and two College of Liberal and Professional Studies 11-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 College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses in the fall and spring terms and two College of Liberal and Professional Studies 11-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 College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses in the fall and spring terms and two College of Liberal and Professional Studies 11-week courses in the summer, up to the minimum 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 ’04, who has left a lasting legacy at the University of Pennsylvania, particularly through his work as founder and president of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies Student Advisory Board. The scholarship is awarded to a 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. Recipients are awarded two College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses in the fall and spring terms and two College of Liberal and Professional Studies 11-week courses in the summer, up to the minimum 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 Penn. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Recipients are awarded two College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses in the fall and spring terms and two College of Liberal and Professional Studies 11-week courses in the summer, up to the minimum 32–36 course units required to graduate in the chosen major. Applicants must submit a copy of their induction letter or Phi Theta Kappa membership certificate with their application and FAFSA.

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