Ensuring Access and Opportunity through Student Scholarships.
Ensuring access to qualified students is the number one priority at Penn State Greater Allegheny. Last year, 87% of our students received some form of student aid, most of it in the form of federal student and parent loans. Keeping a college education accessible to all students is a campus priority. There are many ways for you to support students from making a contribution to the campus' restricted scholarship fund to establishing your own scholarship fund.
Enhancing Academic Programs and Student Life
Our faculty and staff are continuously working to enhance our academic programs and course offerings to meet the needs of our students and communities. Partnerships and philanthropic support can help strengthen academic courses, the Honors program, cultural programs, international studies , athletics and fitness, and career services to name just a few areas.
Making Life Better in our Communities
The campus has a long history of working with foundations, organizations and individuals interested in helping make life better through outreach programs. The campus’ strengths include workforce development, economic development and community building programs. We also have strong partnerships with area K-12 schools to help prepare students for the rigors of college.
Where the Need is Greatest
Gifts to the Campus Fund are used where the need is greatest. In the past year, donor contributions supported the engineering program and allowed a team of faculty and students to compete in WorldQuest, a high profile event coordinated by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. It included about 300 members of the Pittsburgh business and growing international communities.
Student Community Center
The campus' new 25,000-square-foot Student Community Center is located in the heart of the campus. Student life is a significant part of the college experience and this facility is the central meeting place on the campus. Students have a place to have a meal with friends, interact with faculty, study in small groups, relax, or to listen to music. The Student Community Center houses both student and campus programs, including music and theatre productions, guest speakers, multicultural events, job and career fairs, and public forums. Information on naming opportunities is available.
Paving the Way Campaign
If you would like to add an inscribed brick to the walkway in front of the Student Community Center. We will order a new set of bricks for the next semester installation. The cost of an 8"x 8" brick is $250; the cost of a 4" x 8" brick is $125. Contact Arlene Fath at 412-675-9048 for information.
For more information about how you can make a difference at the campus, call Arlene Fath 412-675-9048.