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Application Information

Eligibility

Eligble undergraduate students can apply for the following HDFS scholarships and awards. Those eligible for multiple awards can apply for all of them at once using this form.

Additional Materials

Please note the additional application materials for each award and be prepared to submit essays, resumes, or letters of recommendation, where applicable, with this form.

To be considered for these scholarships, candidates should also have a completed FAFSA on file with the University by the 2021 deadline.

Deadline

The deadline for all submissions for these awards, including this form and any application materials sent directly to the HDFS Advising Office, is April 16, 2021.  Only completed applications will be reviewed.  If you have questions about these awards or submitting additional application materials, contact the HDFS Advising Office.

Quell Foundation Bridge the Gap Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for students who plan to pursue a career in or related to mental health services.
 
Candidates must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 or higher and must be returning to Penn State as a full-time student for at least one semester (fall and/or spring) for the 2021-22 academic year.  Candidates must have a FAFSA on file by the deadline.

Application Requirements
  • Essay (no more than two pages, double-spaced), documenting the candidate's personal and professional goals and outlining the reasons they have an interest in working in the mental health field.
  • At least one reference letter from a faculty member or professional adviser, which can be submitted with this form or emailed directly to Sarah Krupp, HDFS academic adviser.

Suzann Andrews Tedesco Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievement by undergraduate students whose interests and actions promote service to individuals, families, and communities.
 
Students enrolled in HDFS are eligible to apply.  Selection is based on evidence of success in areas that include academics, but also social maturity and commitment to bettering the lives of young children.  Candidates must be returning to Penn State as a full-time student for at least one semester (fall and/or spring) during the 2021-22 academic year and must have a FAFSA on file.

Application Requirements
  • Essay (no more than two pages, double-spaced), documenting the candidate's personal and professional goals and outlining the reasons they have an interest in working with young children
  • At least two letters of recommendations from faculty members or professional supervisors, which can be submitted with this form or emailed directly to Sarah Krupp, HDFS academic adviser.

Anthony R. D'Augelli Undergraduate Scholarship in LGBTQ Research and Service

This scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement by undergraduate students whose interests and actions promote research and/or service related to LGBTQ individuals, families and communities.
 
Students enrolled in HDFS as a major or minor, and are actively engaged in faculty-approved research about LGBTQ topics or are interning at an agency or non-profit organization serving the LGBTQ community are eligible to apply. Selection is based on evidence of working in an LGBTQ research lab and/or human service area.

Candidates must be returning to Penn State as a full-time student for at least one semester (fall and/or spring) during the 2021-22 academic year and must have a FAFSA on file.

Application Requirements
  • Essay (no more than two pages, double-spaced), documenting the candidate's experienced with LGBTQ research and/or service and outlining the reasons that they have an interest in working in LGBTQ research or service fields
  • At least one letter of recommendation and confirmation from faculty or supervisor of research, internship, or service, which can be submitted with this form or emailed directly to Sarah Krupp, HDFS academic adviser.