UGI Utilities Inc. recently made a gift of $300,000 to Penn State Harrisburg to fund two initiatives. A $250,000 donation created the UGI Educational Equity Scholarship and an additional $50,000 funded the UGI Diversity and STEM Advancement Program.
Robert L. Smith astonished the Penn State University Libraries’ Penn State Harrisburg Library with a $1 million estate gift. Although he had no known connection to Penn State except as a community borrower of library materials, his posthumous generosity will support future generations of Penn State Harrisburg students’ academic needs.
Penn State Harrisburg alumnus Steven Overly and his wife, Donna, have made a $7.3 million estate commitment to Penn State that will establish the Overly Scholars Program at Penn State Harrisburg and in the Schreyer Honors College, creating full-tuition scholarships and enhanced educational experiences for high-achieving students.
To honor the memory of Mindy Sue Nese, who died in 2015, a foundation tied to her longtime employer has created a scholarship in her name at Penn State Harrisburg. The Mindy Sue Nese Memorial Scholarship benefits students from Dauphin County enrolled at the campus.
The Penn State Bookstore, which is operated by Barnes & Noble College, has awarded its fifth round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives throughout the University. Launched in the 2015-16 academic year, the grant program began through a $1.25 million commitment to Penn State to help advance the University’s most pressing priorities.