Areas of Support

Areas of Support

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Students with the ability and ambition to attend Penn State Behrend will have this opportunity through scholarship support. A scholarship may be named in memory or honor of an individual. The benefactor may also provide preferences—such as academic merit, financial need, geographic area, or group of recipients.

Program endowments support activities as diverse as healthy youth development outreach, undergraduate research, and study abroad.

Contributions may be made in support of a specific school or degree at Penn State Behrend. For instance, you may choose to give to the School of Science or more specifically to biology.

Naming Opportunities
This naming opportunity is one of the most visible and important legacies that can be established at Penn State Behrend. Each gift reflects the donor’s highest ideals and ensures that those ideals remain an enduring yet dynamic part of Penn State Behrend for generations to come. Through naming endowments, our most generous benefactors can:

  • Recognize a program’s achievements and provide the resources necessary to build upon them.
  • Give a program the stability and support it needs to become a force in the academic world.
  • Challenge faculty and staff to unite across disciplines and fields to provide the best possible education for Penn State Behrend students.

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Future Fund
The Chancellor directs these gifts to the most urgent needs, such as scholarships, equipment acquisition, and travel funds.


For more information on any of these areas of support, contact a Penn State Behrend Development representative at 814-898-6159.