Special Programs

Penn State New Kensington is committed to the pursuit of lifelong learning.  We offer special programs for students of all ages. 

Programs for Students in high school and younger:


Programs for Current Students:

  • PaSSS - Pathway to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS) is a six-week scholarship program that offers select first-year New Kensington students tools and resources that increase the likelihood that they not only will earn a Penn State degree, but also will do so in four years or fewer, potentially saving their families money.
  • Global Programs - provides international experiences so that all students may be better global citizens
  • G.R.E.A.T Program - connects promising students with local opportunities in engineering and technology
  • Honors Program - talented students from all majors are encouraged to apply to this challenging program
  • Undergraduate Research - students conduct research under the direction of a faculty member


Programs for Adults: