Penn State Harrisburg to graduate Schreyer Scholars beginning in 2014

Students admitted into Penn State’s Schreyer Honors College may now complete all four years of their undergraduate studies and graduate with honors at Penn State Harrisburg.

Until now, Schreyer Honors College students could enroll at Penn State Harrisburg only for their first two years before transitioning to University Park or other campus locations to complete degree requirements to graduate with honors as a Schreyer Scholar.

With this new agreement, students enrolled at Penn State Harrisburg will be eligible for admission into the Schreyer Honors College through the Gateway, an application process for students currently enrolled at Penn State. Students in the Penn State Harrisburg Capital College Honors Program during their first two years of study may apply for entry into the Schreyer Honors College after successfully completing the honors program’s requirements.

“It is exciting to see the unique opportunities of honors education being extended to Schreyer Honors College Scholars who elect to pursue their degrees at Penn State Harrisburg,” said Dr. Christian M. M. Brady, dean of the Schreyer Honors College. “I am confident these Schreyer Scholars will pursue a rich and rewarding honors experience that will take full advantage of Penn State Harrisburg’s academic strengths and the unique opportunities found throughout the state capital’s region.”

“We are pleased to offer Penn State Harrisburg students an important additional option in their pursuit of honors education," said Dr. Mukund Kulkarni, Penn State Harrisburg chancellor. “This agreement with Schreyer Honors College extends the breadth of opportunities available to our students who seek a rigorous and challenging educational experience.”

These changes take effect for fall 2012 for both incoming first-year students admitted into the Schreyer Honors College wishing to enroll at Penn State Harrisburg and for current Penn State Harrisburg students seeking Gateway admission in the Honors College.

Penn State Harrisburg is now the seventh campus within the University’s statewide system at which students may graduate as Schreyer Scholars and with honors from Penn State. The other campuses conferring degrees to Schreyer Scholars are Abington; Altoona; Brandywine; Berks; Penn State Erie, the Behrend College; and University Park.

For information about Penn State Harrisburg, visit the Honors Program website or contact or 717-948-6062. For more information about the Schreyer Honors College, visit or contact Chris Arbutina, college relations coordinator, at 814-863-4560.