Renaissance Fund Scholarships

The Renaissance Fund

The Renaissance Fund, created in 1969, provides scholarship support to academically talented students with the greatest financial need, regardless of academic major or other criteria. Scholarship recipients receive an annual award of $1,500 for up to four years if they maintain a 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. In academic year 2014–2015, 475 undergraduates received more than $687,000 in support from Renaissance Fund scholarships.

Make a Difference—Support the Renaissance Fund

Gifts of any amount are pooled into the general Renaissance Fund endowment to provide scholarships. A contribution of $1,500 can support a Renaissance Fund Scholar for one year, while $30,000 can endow a named scholarship, providing support in perpetuity. Donors may establish Renaissance Fund Scholarships as University-wide or for a particular campus. Every gift, regardless of amount, aids these talented Renaissance Fund Scholars who will become tomorrow's leaders in the sciences, business and industry, government, and the humanities.

The Joel N. Myers Renaissance Scholarship

As Penn State’s Renaissance Fund celebrates its 41st year of honoring outstanding community members and helping students in need, its board of directors has selected as its 2017 honoree Dr. Joel N. Myers, a three-time Penn State alumnus, State College resident, and the Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, Inc.

Joel N. Myers Renaissance Fund

View the list of Renaissance Fund Honorees.

View the list of current Renaissance Fund Board Members.