Paying for a Penn Education
Outside / Sponsored Scholarships

In searching for outside scholarships, check with foundations, organizations (including religious, community, and professional associations), and your parents’ employers.  You may also visit the websites listed below.

Download list of outside scholarships

When you receive an outside scholarship, i.e. scholarships awarded from non-governmental sources outside the University, you will receive a dollar for dollar reduction in the self-help component of your financial aid package. Self-help includes expected savings from summer earnings and Federal Work-Study. University grant will be reduced only after all self-help has been eliminated.

Promptly report any scholarships or grants you receive from sources outside the University.

Reporting scholarship checks and grants

  • Email scholarship correspondence as an attachment to or, if necessary, mail copies to the Outside Scholarships Office at the address below.

  • Advise your sponsor to make checks payable to Trustees University of Pennsylvania, to include your name and Penn ID number in the documentation, and to mail the checks to the Outside Scholarship Office at the address below.

  • If you receive a scholarship check made payable to you or made co-payable to you, i.e. payable to University of Pennsylvania & [Your Name], endorse (sign) the back of the check before mailing it to the address below. Please make sure your name and Penn ID number are sent with the check. If such checks are not endorsed, they cannot be deposited and credited to your account.

Contacting the Outside Scholarship Office

Mailing Address Outside Scholarship Office
Student Financial Services
University of Pennsylvania
100 Franklin Building,
3451 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6270


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