Shippensburg University is pleased to announce an increase in merit-based scholarships as part of its continued commitment to college affordability. The scholarships are available for incoming first-year students beginning in the fall of 2024 and are renewable up to four years.

The university plan will increase the number of scholarships awarded and the amount awarded, with the highest award totaling $5,000 per year.

“Shippensburg University remains committed to providing a quality and affordable education. With this increase in merit-based scholarship funds, we are able to bring the dream of attending college to more students. By reducing post-college debt, we set our graduates on a path to career success and put more students to work within our region,” said Dr. Charles E. Patterson, president of Shippensburg University.

Students earning a 2.75 GPA and higher in high school will receive a scholarship offer based on the four-tier merit-based system at the time of their admission. Students who have already been admitted to Ship for the fall 2024 semester and meet the merit requirements, will receive an updated acceptance letter with the new scholarship information.

“With the introduction of the FAFSA Simplification Act this year and the hope that more students will become Federal Pell Grant eligible, the time is right for us to make a greater contribution toward college affordability as well. Students will be hearing from our Admissions and Financial Aid Office via e-mail about this exciting new opportunity and we can’t wait to welcome future Raiders to Ship,” said Dr. Megan Luft, interim associate vice president for Enrollment Management.

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