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."
On Friday, September 25, 2015, golfers took to the links at Colonial Golf and Tennis Club for the 6th annual Penn State Harrisburg Golf Tournament, presented by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster. The event featured exciting contests and prizes, with all proceeds directed to support the strategic growth of Penn State Harrisburg’s 16 NCAA athletic teams.
Students in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology showcased their best innovative technologies representing the future of their field at the formal showcase.
The senior projects for Penn State Harrisburg engineering students are a long standing tradition, where they get to combine classroom learning with real-life applications, as well as collaborate with industry sponsors.