Due to the generosity of alumni and friends of Penn State Wilkes-Barre, we award over 160 scholarships to our students. Approximately 70% of these young men and women are the first generation to attend college, and 75% of whom receive some sort of financial aid.

Unrestricted scholarship funds are secured every year via our Annual Fund for Academic Excellence; this pool of scholarship funds provides support to the largest number of students needing assistance.

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Generous contributors to our scholarship fund: you are making an investment in each and every one of us… We wouldn't have the chance to study and become scholars, we wouldn't have the chance to become well-rounded individuals… We are grateful to you for taking the risk, and investing in our futures.

Vern Gernhart, alumnus

A unique opportunity: consider purchasing a brick on the Hayfield Pathway to support the Hayfield Pathway Endowed Scholarship. Help pave the way for deserving students to attend Penn State Wilkes-Barre! You can have a brick engraved with your own name, or leave a lasting tribute to a Penn State graduate, a friend, or relative.

For additional information on creating an endowed scholarship or award, please contact the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at (570) 675-9107.

We are extremely grateful to the following individuals, families, and organizations who have funded scholarships and awards at Penn State Wilkes-Barre:

  • Bernard and Claudette Banks Open Doors Scholarship
  • Barnes & Noble Presidential CES Scholarship
  • Rick and Sue Barry Trustee Scholarship
  • Bevevino Family Open Doors Scholarship
  • James and Jacqueline Brozena Open Doors Scholarship
  • Campus Advisory Board Scholarship
  • Marie C. Carkhuff Trustee Scholarship
  • Marvin and Marie C. Carkhuff Endowed Scholarship
  • Anna Cervenak and Max Bartikowsky Renaissance Scholarship Fund
  • Chancellor Awards
  • The Citizens’ Voice Endowed Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarship
  • Jack & Lou Conyngham Endowed Scholarship
  • Brinley & Helen C. Crahall Endowed Scholarship
  • Davidowitz Family Trustee Scholarship
  • William Dickson, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
  • Florence C. Dougherty Pride of the Lion Award
  • Martin U. Dougherty Emerging Leader Award
  • Faculty Honors Award
  • Lyle R. and Betty M. Fairchild Open Doors Scholarship
  • Reverend Louis Falcone Open Doors Scholarship
  • Harold P. Fortinsky Endowed Scholarship
  • Jacob & Dora P. Fortinsky Endowed Scholarship
  • Shirley and Robert Fortinsky Endowed Scholarship
  • Robert Fortinsky Memorial Open Doors Scholarship
  • Robert and Shirley Fortinsky Trustee Scholarship
  • Pauline ‘Pauly’ Friedman Memorial Scholarship
  • Manny Gordon Endowed Scholarship
  • Stan Hamilton Endowed Scholarship
  • Hayfield Pathway Endowed Scholarship
  • William and Irene Hinko Open Doors Scholarship
  • Tammy and Michael Hudacek, Jr. Open Doors Scholarship
  • Information Sciences and Technology Academic Award
  • InterMetro Industries Corporation Scholarship
  • H. Edward Kaminski Memorial Award
  • Jay and Jane Karnofsky Endowed Scholarship
  • Dr. David W. Kistler Scholarship
  • Jack Kolesar Endowed Scholarship
  • Kronick Kalada Berdy & Company Business Award
  • Bayard D. & Ethel M. Kunkle Scholarship
  • Maslow Family Open Doors Scholarship
  • Maslow Family Trustee Scholarship
  • John R. Murphy Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service
  • John J. Passan Open Doors Scholarship
  • Payne Family Open Doors Scholarship
  • Penn State Alumni Association Trustee Scholarship
  • Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society Endowed Scholarship
  • Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus Scholarship
  • Penn State Wilkes-Barre Faculty and Staff Trustee Scholarship
  • Penn State Wilkes-Barre Internal Scholarship
  • Penn State Wilkes-Barre Renaissance Scholarship
  • Kenneth R. Pollock Endowed Scholarship
  • Robert E. & Ruth W. Post Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Provost Awards
  • Stephen Rahl Scholarship
  • David and Deborah Reese Endowed Scholarship for Information Sciences and Technology
  • David and Deborah Reese Trustee Scholarship
  • Margaret Reino Endowed Scholarship
  • Nelson and Rose Rodda Memorial Scholarship
  • Keith S. Russin Open Doors Scholarship
  • Simon S. and Anna N. Russin Memorial Scholarship
  • Mary Sesson Memorial Endowed Scholarship*
  • William E. Sesson Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Electrical Engineering
  • John C. and Barbara E. Sobeck Endowed Scholarship
  • Stanley E. and Irene M. Stawicki Endowed Scholarship
  • Struthers Family Open Doors Scholarship
  • Struthers Family Trustee Scholarship
  • Tambur Family Foundation Open Doors Scholarship
  • Lee A. Sweinberg Memorial Engineering Award
  • Trustee Scholarship Fund
  • Samuel Valick Administration of Justice Award
  • Samuel J. and Ruth Valick Family Scholarship
  • David and Julianne Vaughan Trustee Scholarship
  • Wells Fargo Bank Endowed Scholarship
  • Dorothy Teresinski Withey-Carroll Endowed Scholarship
  • Gilbert A. Wetzel Engineering Endowed Scholarship
  • Wilkes-Barre Rotary Charities, Inc. Award
  • Michael Wimbush Memorial Award
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Many in this area couldn’t afford to attend college without the help given to them in the form of a scholar­ship. A scholar­ship doesn’t go to waste. The recipients of scholar­ships that I saw in class were the ones working hard, applying themselves, getting the good grades.

Peter Kennedy, alumnus