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Handling the Cost of College

Thinking of applying, but not sure how you'll pay for your education? We have good news: Ag Sciences awards nearly $1.8 million in scholarships to more than 700 students annually.

The college and the University also offer loans and work-study opportunities, and all forms of aid are available regardless of which Penn State location you attend.

For more information about scholarships in the College of Agricultural Sciences or financial aid available at Penn State:

The department also coordinates funding opportunities for undergraduates, including:

  • The A.L. Bortree Award
    Consideration shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students who are graduating from the College, have achieved superior academic records, and are applying to an accredited school of veterinary medicine. Endowed in honor of Dr. A.L. Bortree.
  • Howard W. Dunne Memorial Award
    This award shall be made to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences and have been admitted to or who now attend an accredited school of veterinary medicine. Selection will be made on the basis of financial need, moral integrity, scholastic excellence and professional promise. Endowed by the family of Howard W. Dunne.
  • Dr. Marvin A. Jaffe Memorial Award
    Consideration for this award shall be given to all full-time and part-time senior students graduating from the College, have achieved superior academic records, and have been accepted to an accredited school of veterinary medicine. Endowed in memory of Dr. Marvin A. Jaffe.
  • Shigley Memorial Pre-Veterinary Scholarship
    Eligibility for this scholarship is open to all undergraduates in the College with a major in Animal Bioscience who intend to pursue careers in Veterinary Medicine and who have exhibited excellent scholarship records, manifest desirable traits of character, and have a documented financial need. Endowed in memory of Dr. James F. and Jennie Shigley and in memory of Dr. Robert F. Shigley