Scholarships

Competitive scholarships for part-time students

Scholarship opportunities are available for part-time, non-traditional Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) students. Gateway students can apply for scholarships once fully admitted to the BAAS degree. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need, and other criteria as specified by the individual scholarship fund requirements. Please be aware that Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences students are not eligible for Penn’s all-grant program. Contact the undergraduate program director if you have additional scholarship questions.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences students are encouraged to submit their scholarship application as part of their application for admission. Only students who have met all criteria for full admission to the degree program, have a completed FAFSA form on file with Student Financiail Services, and have submitted the supplemental questions will be considered for a scholarship. All applicants should submit the supplemental questions in the scholarship section of their BAAS application.

If you did not apply for a scholarship(s) at the time of your BAAS application submission and would like to be considered in the Fall or Spring terms, please submit your completed supplemental questions in .pdf form to lpsonline@sas.upenn.edu.

Please note: New scholarships are awarded as they become available, therefore new scholarships may not be awarded every term.

For priority consideration apply by:

  • March 1 for fall term start
  • October 1 for spring term start

Submit the supplemental questions with your BAAS personal statement as part of your application (answer all questions):

  • What has led you to return to school at this time?
  • Are you applying for financial aid through Penn’s Student Financial Services?
  • Does your employer provide any form of tuition support? If so, please briefly describe that support.

Those applying for the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship should submit a copy of their PTK certificate with their unofficial transcript as part of their BAAS application.

Bread Upon the Waters Scholarship

Direct tuition grants are available to women over 30 years of age who intend to pursue their undergraduate degree in the liberal arts through the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, including Penn LPS Online, on a part-time basis. Funds for these scholarships are provided by donations from many private sources, and from former College of Liberal and Professional Studies students who want to help others benefit from the programs.

Bread Scholars are selected on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Recipients are awarded up to 6 c.u.s of Penn LPS tuition credits annually while they maintain part-time attendance. They will continue to receive the scholarship if they maintain a 3.0 GPA and are in good standing. All credits must be applicable to degree requirements and apply toward their first bachelor’s degree.

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Nieberle Scholarships

The Fred J. and Theresa Nieberle Scholarship Fund was established to enable those who have attended a Catholic high school to pursue an undergraduate degree in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. Preference will be given to graduates of Delaware Valley Catholic high schools who are pursuing their degree through part-time attendance; however, those who have attended or graduated from Catholic high schools outside of the Delaware Valley and/or are pursuing their degree through full-time attendance are eligible for consideration. Applicants must show proof of Catholic High School attendance/graduation. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need with preference for those who are Catholic High School Graduates from the Delaware Valley. Recipients are awarded up to 6 c.u.s of Penn LPS tuition credits annually while they maintain part-time attendance. They will continue to receive the scholarship if they maintain a 3.0 GPA and are in good standing. All credits must be applicable to degree requirements and apply toward their first bachelor’s degree.

Dean’s Scholarships for Graduates of the Community College of Philadelphia

Students who have completed a two-year program of study in the liberal arts and sciences at the Community College of Philadelphia are eligible to apply for scholarships funded by donors with additional support from the Senior Auditors. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Recipients are awarded up to 6 c.u.s of Penn LPS tuition credits annually while they maintain part-time attendance. They will continue to receive the scholarship if they maintain a 3.0 GPA and are in good standing. All credits must be applicable to degree requirements and apply toward their first bachelor’s degree.

Kay Scholarships

The Kay Scholarships are provided through the generosity of the Kay family and are awarded to students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Recipients are awarded up to 6 c.u.s of Penn LPS tuition credits annually while they maintain part-time attendance. They will continue to receive the scholarship if they maintain a 3.0 GPA and are in good standing. All credits must be applicable to degree requirements and apply toward their first bachelor’s degree.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to students who were members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as students in community college prior to their transfer to Penn. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Recipients are awarded up to 6 c.u.s of Penn LPS tuition credits annually while they maintain part-time attendance. They will continue to receive the scholarship if they maintain a 3.0 GPA and are in good standing. All credits must be applicable to degree requirements and apply toward their first bachelor’s degree.

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