Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are two types of undergraduate scholarships: Internal, where the money and selection process are controlled by Penn State, and External, where the money/selection is not controlled by Penn State completely. In addition, there are graduate fellowships if you are considering graduate school.

Internal Scholarships

To be considered for internal scholarships, students must fill out the application form located here. A committee selects scholarship recipients based on academic performance and, in some cases, financial need. Students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to be eligible for need-based scholarships.

External Scholarships

There are numerous ways to find out about the numerous external scholarships available to students. The College of Engineering keeps a list of engineering-related scholarships. This list is constantly updated, so check it often. In addition, the University Fellowship Office has a list of some of the more prominent general scholarships.

Graduate Fellowships

Undergraduates who are considering graduate school should start looking for fellowship opportunities during the junior year. As with undergraduate scholarships, the graduate fellowships are divided between internal and external fellowships. Contact the schools to which you are applying for information about internal fellowships and other funding opportunities. The University Fellowship Office has a list of some of the more prominent external graduate fellowships.

Financial Aid

Visit the Penn State Financial Aid office in 314 Shields Building or go to their website for information about the various types of loans and grants available to students.

Visit the Job Announcements page for information about part-time jobs and other funding opportunities.



The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

207 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering