A scholarship was organized in 2001 to honor Dr. Robert Lesniak for his 31 years of dedication to the students and educational programs. Currently, an additional $1,500 is needed to complete and award the scholarship. Once the fund is complete, the scholarship will be awarded annually to a needy graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in education programs in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education.
Dr. Madlyn L. Hanes, Penn State Harrisburg's Chancellor from 2000-2010, and her husband, Dr. Michael Hanes, have established a Trustee Matching Scholarship at the college, following other donors who have made financial commitments toward creating these unique scholarships which aid needy students.
Students in the college's doctoral program in Adult Education who go beyond academic excellence to help fellow students are now being rewarded with a scholarship.
The Blue Sky Women's Learned Society Award for Female Graduate Students in Adult Education has been created by a group of the program's graduates who wish to remain anonymous. The honor is designed to award students who go above and beyond academic excellence and help others in their educational pursuits.
Lititz residents Thomas and Suzan Hollinger have established a scholarship at the college which reinforces the need for ethical conduct in the business and corporate worlds.
The Ethics in Business Annual Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll at Penn State Harrisburg who have a demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses and who are majoring in a School of Business Administration program.
Throughout his distinguished academic career, music and service to students were passions of Dr. William J. Mahar. His 35 years at Penn State Harrisburg included tenures as director of the School of Humanities from 1984 to 2002 and then as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs until his retirement this year.