The Founders’ Scholarship Fund

The Founders’ Scholarship Fund in the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in or planning to enroll at least part-time in an online academic program offered by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences through Penn State World Campus.

Scholarships are awarded two times each year, once for the Fall semester and once for the Spring and Summer semesters. Award amounts range between $500-$2,500 depending on number of awardees and available funds and may be renewed provided the recipient continues to meet the conditions of eligibility and funds are available. Awarded candidate(s) are selected by the Founders’ Scholarship Fund committee.
 
Applicants must be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in an online certificate or degree program offered by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences through Penn State World Campus as a part- or full-time undergraduate or graduate student. First preference is given to individuals within this pool who are employees of Esri, but all students are encouraged to apply.

Awards Calendar

Fall Award Cycle

  • April 1: Application opens - eligible students are notified by email
  • May 1: Application closes
  • June 1: Awardees notified

Spring/Summer Award Cycle

  • September 1: Application opens - eligible students are notified by email
  • October 1: Application closes
  • November 1: Awardees notified

Questions?

If you have any questions about this scholarship opportunity, please contact Dr. Ann Taylor, Assistant Dean for Distance Learning and Director of the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute.