Freshman scholarship recipients are selected by a committee of university faculty and administrators. All applicants to the university ranked in the upper 40 percent of their high school senior class and with combined SAT scores in Critical Reading and Math of over 1000 will automatically be considered for these awards.
There is no separate scholarship application to complete. However, we recommend that you submit an essay with your application for Admission. You may contact the Admissions Office for more information regarding your application or essay. If selected for a scholarship, you will receive notification from the Admissions Office.
All scholarships offered by outside agencies should be reported to the Student Accounts Office. Please send a copy of your offer letter to the Student Accounts Office as soon as possible to avoid changes in your Financial Aid award.
ALL SCHOLARSHIPS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON FUNDING.
Early application to the university is strongly encouraged as scholarships are limited. Applicants are highly encouraged to prepare an essay for consideration by the Scholarship Committee. The essay should be submitted with the admissions application. The Scholarship Committee will begin making awards in January to students who are planning to enroll in the Fall semester. Awards will continue to be offered on a rolling basis throughout the winter and early spring. All scholarship recipients will be notified in writing from the Admissions Office of their scholarship awards by the end of April.
Many of the scholarships listed above were established through contributions from alumni, friends, corporations, and associates of the Shippensburg University Foundation, a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1977 to support the university's programs and services.
External Scholarships to attend Shippensburg University are available from a variety of private, government, and outside sources. Students are encouraged to contact local libraries, foundations, civic and business organizations, and use the Internet to collect information about scholarships available from other private sources.
PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Foundation Scholarships
Through various scholarship programs, the PASSHE Foundation supports all 14 PASSHE Universities by providing scholarships to their students. To learn more about these scholarship opportunities which may be available to you as a Shippensburg University student, please visit the PASSHE Foundation Scholarship page at http://www.thepafoundation.org/scholarships/index.asp. You will find detailed information about eligibility requirements and award amounts. Please carefully review the posting for application instructions and deadlines.
- Recommended by coaches for outstanding student athletes and processed through the Financial Aid Office.
- Amount of funds available varies from sport to sport
- Men's and women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming, and track and field. Women's sports include field hockey, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Men's sports include football, wrestling, and baseball.
Tuition Advantage Program
Highly qualified Out-of-State students and students majoring in a STEM Major, who qualify for our Tuition Advantage Program will be charged at a lower tuition rate. The Tuition Advantage rate will be 175% of the in-state tuition. For example, if the 12-13 tuition for out-of-state students is $14,460, the Tuition Advantage rate would be $11,248. This is a savings of $3,200 over the regular out-of-state rate. Final tuition will not be set by the Board of Governors until early summer. Current figures are ESTIMATES only. For information on the program, go to http://www.ship.edu/admissions/tap/. The Tuition Advantage discount will not appear as a source of financial assistance on your aid award. It will be reflected as a lower tuition charge on your bill.