Endowments & Scholarships

Endowments & Scholarships

Endowing a gift at Penn State New Kensington

Endowed gifts are vital to the long-term performance of the New Kensington campus. We continue to build our endowment, and thanks to donors like you we have made significant strides. Today, over 250 of our students are receiving much needed financial aid in the form of endowed awards.   

Endowed scholarships give donors the opportunity to establish guidelines for how funds from their endowment will be used, thus ensuring that their area interests benefit from their contributions. Endowed scholarships and awards continue to generate funds for deserving students in perpetuity, as well as increase in value over time. They also allow the donor or other interested parties to continue to donate to the endowment, thereby ensuring that awards keep pace with inflation and tuition increases over time.

Award: $20,000

An academic award recognizes academic excellence, and can be named for the donor, designated in a specific academic discipline, or made a general award. For example, an academic excellence award in Information Sciences and Technology can be established as an excellent incentive for students in that particular major.

Undergraduate scholarship: $50,000

An undergraduate scholarship can be named for the donor and generally recognizes academic potential. It can be designated for general scholarship support or for a specific academic area.  For example, a  scholarship can be established for students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Business degree program.

Trustee Scholarships: $100,000

A Trustee Scholarship provides the unique benefit of generating immediate scholarship funds for qualified students and, because it is an endowed scholarship, it will provide funding to Penn State New Kensington students in perpetuity. Additionally, through the matching of University funds with your endowment, the Trustee Scholarship will generate larger scholarship awards from the very beginning. The Trustee Scholarship program is the perfect option for donors who want to see the maximum financial benefit for students, both now and in perpetuity. This will be a key focus moving forward.  

University Professorship: $1,000,000

An endowed professorship provides resources to reward a renowned professor to pursue new lines of research or innovative teaching methods. A named professorship may enable a scholar to spend more time in direct contact with particularly gifted undergraduates. Income from the fund supplements a distinguished faculty member's salary, and provides funds for graduate assistant stipends, staff support and related expenses.


Scholarships at Penn State New Kensington 

Trustee Matching Scholarships

  • Charles H. Booth Jr. Trustee Scholarship
  • Laura Lee “Lolly” Benner-Booth Trustee Matching Scholarship
  • William and Claudia Harbaugh Trustee Matching Scholarship
  • Dr. N.A. Kopelman and Freda D. Kopelman Kopelman Trustee Scholarship 
  • Patrick and Mardelle Socco Kopnicky Trustee Matching Scholarship
  • Gregory and Xenia Kotyk Memorial Trustee Family Scholarship 
  • Penn State Alumni Association Trustee Matching Scholarship
  • Gertrude “Trudi” Miller-Clements-Booth Trustee Matching Scholarship
  • Penn State New Kensington Advisory Board Trustee Matching Scholarship
  • Dr. James Ramage and Lynn Ramage Trustee Scholarship
  • R.P. Simmons Family Trustee Matching Scholarship
  • Shaffer Family Trustee Scholarship
  • Doc and Linda Mueller Trustee Scholarship
  • Rotarian Trustee Scholarship
  • Trustee Scholarship for Penn State New Kensington (Penn State Bookstore)
  • Dr. Karl and Jennifer Salatka Trustee Scholarship
  • Raymond Mastre Professional Advancement Trustee Scholarship
  • Dr. David Clements Jr and Trudi Clements-Booth Family Trustee Scholarship
  • PSAA Trustee Scholarship


  • Elisabeth S. Blissell Scholarship
  • Charles H. Booth Family Scholarship
  • Charles H. Booth Jr. Renaissance Scholarship
  • Bozzone Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Thelma M. Clausner Scholarship
  • Roger and Barbara Claypoole Endowed Scholarship
  • Dr. Saul and Emma Fleegler Family Scholarship
  • Francis C. Frary Scholarship
  • Ganassi Family Scholarship
  • Bernard and Geraldine Guss Endowed Scholarship
  • Elbert S. Howarth Endowed Scholarship
  • Hazel L. Hug Scholarship
  • Hyman Family Scholarship Fund
  • Jerome-Little Endowed Scholarship
  • Erik Sean Link Memorial Scholarship
  • G.E. Marquette Medical Systems Inc. Scholarship 
  • Moore Family Scholarship
  • National City Bank Scholarship
  • New Kensington Campus Endowment
  • New Kensington Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fund
  • Penn State New Kensington Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship
  • Penn State New Kensington Alumni Society Endowed Scholarship
  • PNC Financial Corporation Endowed New Kensington Scholarship
  • Honorable L. Alexander Sculco Scholarship
  • Capt. N.F."Red" Stein Renaissance Fund Scholarship
  • Ruth and Harry Stein Scholarship
  • John H. Yeamans Family Endowed Scholarship

Annually Funded Scholarships

  • Joseph C. Culp Scholarship
  • Mittie B. Hightower Memorial Scholarship
  • Evelyn Barker Krepley Scholarship

Special Endowment Funds

  • Barbara A. Arnold Global Initiatives Program Support Fund
  • Elisabeth S. Blissell Penn State New Kensington Libraries Endowment
  • Catherine C. Gannon Technology Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Joseph A. and Mary M. Quarato Nursing Program Award
  • Lora Lee Phillips Memorial Award
  • New Kensington Honors Program Fund
  • New Kensington Student Leadership Development Fund
  • New Kensington Technology Innovation Fund
  • Faculty Speaker Series
  • Technical Employees of Alcoa Metallurgical Award Fund