2021 Excellence in Student Leadership Scholarship Application
The Friends of the Commonwealth Campuses Alumni Interest Group is a group of former student leaders who have organized for the purpose of bettering the Penn State Campuses.
The Excellence in Student Leadership Scholarship recognizes current Commonwealth Student Leaders for their commitment to the University. The purpose of this scholarship is to reward students who have worked to better one or more of the nineteen Penn State Commonwealth Campuses and its surrounding community through:
Scholarship applications are due by September 15. All applicants will be contacted by October 1. The scholarship amount is a one-time award of $500.
*By completing and submitting your electronic application, you expressly consent that the administrators of the Excellence in Student Leadership Scholarship may verify my current GPA and number of credits earned with The Pennsylvania State University.
Please prepare four answers based upon the following descriptions:
Dedication to Community Service: Please list your involvement with community-based organizations during your time as a Penn State student, including any officer positions held and/or service projects in which you are or have been involved with.
Responsible Citizenship: Please list memberships that you have in any Penn State Commonwealth Campus student organization as well as the number of years you have been involved with the organization (if a leadership position was/is held please list that as well). Also, list any awards or honors (nonacademic) you have received.
Positive Campus Programming: Please list any programs that you have planned or helped to organize for fellow Penn State Commonwealth students and what role you had in each program.
Open-Ended Question: Please explain how you have positively affected the Penn State Community as a whole; citing specific role(s) you have held/programs you have been involved with (1000-word maximum).
* A screen capture or text document of your “Academic Summary” from eLion will satisfy this requirement.