Philanthropy continues to be the driving force behind Penn State Harrisburg’s growth and success. Private support has enabled the college to provide scholarships, offer four year degrees, build state of the art research facilities, enhance honors education, immerse students in international study tours, create a vibrant campus environment that reinforces and complements the classroom experience. With your help, we will continue to build upon our academic strengths and provide students with opportunities that previously did not exist.
"The Dr. Madlyn and Michael Hanes Scholarship has lightened the financial burden of my Penn State education. I'm a full-time student, and I don't have the opportunity to work because I have an 18-month-old daughter, so any amount of financial assistance is greatly appreciated. Receiving the Hanes Scholarship has been especially rewarding because it proves that I'm succeeding in my education and hopefully in my career."
Our goal is to directly impact at least fifty additional students through new philanthropic gifts before the end of our anniversary year. Each scholarship recipient is a person with dreams and career aspirations who can continue pursuing an education thanks to a donor's generosity.
There are many ways to impact students directly, and we would be happy to work with you to structure a gift that helps you achieve your philanthropic goals. Whatever the type of gift you make, you will be contributing to our ambitious 50 for 50th campaign goal and, most importantly, to the success and prosperity of the students who receive them.
"One of the main reasons I wanted to attend Penn State Harrisburg was the Honors Program, which presented itself as an opportunity to challenge me academically and professionally. The program appealed to me because I wanted the chance to put more work, research, exploration, and professionalism into my degree. I wanted to put myself, my whole self, into my education. My experience with the Honors Program made me into the academic and professional I am, and am still becoming, today."
"I've been a proud Penn Stater for twenty-five years—as a student, the father of a student, and a volunteer—so I've seen firsthand the real, lasting difference our benefactors make when they give to the University. This is a particularly exciting time for Penn State Harrisburg, as the campus grows to provide more and better opportunities for our students. It's extremely rewarding to know that, through my own philanthropy and service, I can have a hand in furthering that progress and making Penn State Harrisburg the premier institution for higher education in the Capital Region."
Enjoy a round of golf while supporting local athletes at the fifth annual Penn State Harrisburg Golf Tournament, sponsored by Brenner Family of Dealerships, Mazzitti and Sullivan, and Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, Ltd. The tournament will be held Sept. 26 at 8:30 a.m. at the Colonial Golf and Tennis Club. All proceeds support Penn State Harrisburg’s growing NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic program, which includes numerous graduates from high schools in the midstate.
Penn State Harrisburg graduate Oscar Beisert, ’07 master’s in American studies, received the Irwin Richman Scholarship in American Studies during the 2006-07 academic year, but the reward he received went beyond just a monetary supplement – it helped him advance his career in the years to follow. The experience helped the student form a working relationship with Dr. Irwin Richman himself, a professor emeritus of American studies and history and, along with his wife Dr. M. Susan Richman, associate professor emerita of mathematical sciences, a donor to the college.
A gift from TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, will provide Penn State Harrisburg engineering students in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology with expanded experiential learning opportunities. The $500,000 gift will create the TE Connectivity Capstone Design Endowment to fund Penn State Harrisburg senior engineering capstone projects as well as create the TE Connectivity Lecture Series in Connector Design, which will provide opportunities for students to network with industry experts.