Provost Scholarship 2022 is Ongoing! Check Eligibility

The Provost Scholarship is awarded to entering high school graduates by undergraduate admissions to honor exceptional academic performance.

About Provost Scholarship

Awarded to first-year students who have just arrived and have outstanding academic qualifications. This reward was determined after a thorough, all-encompassing evaluation of the SMU admissions application.

The maximum award is $120,000, payable over four years at a rate of up to $30,000 per year, or $15,000 each semester for eight semesters, whichever comes first.

The recipient must continue to enroll full-time and maintain an SMU GPA of at least 3.000 in order to be eligible for renewal.


  1. Consideration is given to Pennsylvania and non-Pennsylvania residents.
  2. Recipients must be NEW undergraduate first-year students to the University.
  3. Every student with an offer of admission to Penn State (other than World Campus) is considered for the award.
  4. Students do not have to apply for the award – they are automatically considered.
  5. Penn State recommends submitting a FAFSA, although it is not a requirement to be eligible for the award.


  1. Be enrolled at a Penn State Campus other than World Campus;
  2. Be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0) at the end of the spring semester of each academic year;
  3. Complete a minimum of 24 credits per academic year.
  4. Students may transition between Penn State’s 20 undergraduate campuses and retain the award.

How to Apply

You must submit an application for admission by December 15 and list Penn State Campus as your top college preference with the National Merit Corporation.

The Provost Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity that help support students achieve their goals. Best of luck!

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