Areas to Support

Higher education today presents more opportunities for learning, innovation, and experience than ever before. In an age of declining public support and rising costs, private philanthropy is essential for sustaining the quality of a Penn State education and for making its benefits available to all. This site will give you a comprehensive view of the opportunities for philanthropic support that now exist at Penn State.

Opportunities to Give


Students with the ability and ambition to attend the University will have this opportunity through scholarship support.

Student Life

Students will thrive in a stimulating atmosphere that fosters global involvement, community service, creative expression, and personal growth.


Students will study with the finest teachers and researchers.


Students and faculty members will come together within and across disciplines to pioneer new frontiers of knowledge.

Colleges, Campuses, & Programs

Students will continue to work and study with faculty whose scholarship is enhanced by continuing philanthropic support.