SHARON — The high school class of 2021 will benefit from more opportunities to leverage their grade-point average through Penn State Shenango’s “$3,000 for a 3.0 GPA” scholarship program.

Shenango’s scholarship program is entering its fifth year of guaranteeing admitted students $3,000 in scholarships with the only qualification of having a 3.0 GPA. No extra applications, no required SAT or ACT score and no additional hassle.

“We have high achieving students join us every year and we wanted to find more ways to reward them for their academic accomplishments,” said Shawn O’Neil, student aid coordinator. “We’re keeping ‘$3,000 for a 3.0,’ but adding more tiers to help more students.”

The new GPA-driven scholarship tiers:

• “Inspire” tier awards $2,000 to students with a 2.8 GPA

• “Discover” tier awards $3,000 to students with a 3.0 GPA

• “Innovation” tier awards $4,000 to students with a 3.25 GPA

• “Nittany” tier awards $5,000 to students with a 3.5 GPA

In addition to the upfront savings the first year, the scholarship program is renewable from year to year for students who maintain a 2.5 collegiate GPA at the Shenango campus for a total award totaling in up to $20,000. Adult and transfer students are also eligible for the scholarship program.

Penn State Shenango offers 14 undergraduate majors and the first two years of more than 275 majors through Penn State’s 2+2 plan. Future students should apply to Penn State by Nov. 1 and complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid by Dec. 1 for maximum student aid consideration.

For more information about the “$3,000 for a 3.0 GPA” scholarship program, visit or contact the Admissions Office at 724-983-2803.