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."
"I have been fortunate to be part of an institution that delivers the highest-quality teaching, research, and service. In the fields of science, engineering, and engineering technology, such a mission can only be accomplished if appropriate classrooms, laboratories, and equipment are available. Through philanthropy, Penn State Harrisburg has been able to create such an infrastructure. Keeping up with advances in technology will heavily depend on future private support."
"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."
Penn State Harrisburg has received a leadership gift commitment of $1 million from Russell E. Horn Sr., a 1933 Penn State graduate in engineering, to support the construction of a student enrichment center on the Harrisburg campus. The new facility will centralize and enhance a variety of crucial student services.
Educational opportunities have been expanded for students with disabilities at Penn State Harrisburg. An anonymous Penn State Harrisburg graduate has joined with the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation to create the college’s first scholarship for students with disabilities. The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Endowed Trustee Scholarship at Penn State Harrisburg will assist students with financial need and will mean greater access to higher education for undergraduates.
Penn State Harrisburg engineering students will benefit from a recent gift from the ArcelorMittal steel company. The ArcelorMittal Award, in memory of the late John “Jack” A. Davis, a former ArcelorMittal employee and Penn State Harrisburg graduate, recognizes a junior or senior engineering or engineering technology student with a record of outstanding academic achievement. This gift comes as the college pursues the goals of For the Future:The Campaign for Penn State Students.