EME Department Scholarships

Following is a list of many of the scholarships currently awarded in the department. Endowed scholarships exist because generous alumni and friends have donated funds to support our students. Those funds are invested, and the principal remains invested and intact. Scholarships are awarded each year from the interest generated from those investments. In this way the scholarship exists in perpetuity for us to award every year. We also receive some annual gift funds from companies in the industry. These funds are not invested but spent entirely as scholarships each year. The number and amount of these awards varies year to year based on what companies are able to provide.

In all cases, the scholarship sponsors define specific guidelines for the use of their funding. We award each scholarship according to the donors’ wishes. Following you can see some of these specified criteria. We have our students complete one application indicating that they would like to be considered for scholarships the following year. We then evaluate all applicants by the criteria of the available awards and best match students to scholarships. Unfortunately, we have more applicants than we have available funds, which means that students are competing with their peers for funding. Not all applicants receive awards.

Endowed Scholarships

William C.B. Alexander Family Endowed Scholarship in Mining Engineering
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students majoring or planning to major in mining engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.

Frank F. and Clare M. Aplan Centennial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the mineral processing and mining engineering programs who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a proven financial need.

James T. and JoAnne Ternyik Arnone Award
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who exhibit exemplary achievement.

Victor and Anna Mae Beghini Scholarship for Petroleum Engineers
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year majoring or planning to major in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.7, who have demonstrated need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses, and who, to the extent permitted by law, are United States citizens.

Luther T. Bissey Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who exhibit academic excellence.

H. Beecher and Mildred Charmbury Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in environmental systems engineering with a defined interest in environmental sciences who have achieved superior academic records or manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have proven financial need.

Rev. Fr. Fabian Cloutier Scholarship
Who is eligible: First-generation undergraduate students (i.e. parents did not attend college) enrolled or planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have proven financial need.

Jesse F. Core Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success. Preference will be given to freshmen and sophomore students. First consideration will be given to mining engineering students. Second consideration will be given to industrial health and safety students.

Richard P. and John N. Davis Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or are planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have proven financial need.

The Edwin L. Drake Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have a proven financial need.

Robert and Nancy Frantz Centennial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a proven financial need.

General Scholarship in Energy and Mineral Engineering
Who is eligible: All graduate and undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.

Hartman Honor Scholarship
Who is eligible: All undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering who have achieved superior academic records and who manifest promise of future success as mining engineers.

Robert D. Hawk, Jr. Scholastic Achievement Award
Who is eligible: All full-time junior students enrolled in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have achieved superior academic records.

Joseph W. and Margaret Nesbit Hunt Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate and graduate female students enrolled or planning to enroll in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.

EME Ambassadors / Boris J. and Maria Kochanowsky Scholars
Who is eligible: EME Ambassadors promote the department and its programs among prospective, current, and past students and friends of Penn State. They meet with departmental visitors and participate in career fairs (on and off campus), tours for potential students, EMEX - the EME undergraduate event, and other recruitment efforts. All EME students with at least sophomore standing and three semesters of classes remaining at University Park.

Charles T. Koval and Family Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have achieve superior academic records and who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

Thomas A. Koza Scholarship
Who is eligible: All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in mining engineering who exhibit outstanding academic achievement.

Fred W. Kumpf Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a proven financial need.

John A. Leone Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students in their junior or senior years enrolled in petroleum and natural gas engineering who pursue business courses and who have achieved superior academic records.

Richard E. and Dorothy Lesher Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time freshmen who are currently enrolled or who are planning to enroll in petroleum and natural gas engineering who show particular promise in the discipline as evidenced by a predicted grade point average of 3.0 or above, who have high SAT and achievement records or academic recommendations, and who are residents of Pennsylvania.

Charles B. Manula Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time students, graduate and undergraduate, enrolled in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who have demonstrated their academic ability and who exhibit a demonstrated potential for an active role in the application of computers to problems in mining.

Jack McMinn Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a proven financial need.

Raja V. and Geetha V. Ramani Honors Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students of Junior or Senior status enrolled in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who are also enrolled in the Schreyer Honors College and have achieved superior academic records.

D.J.D. Singh Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success and who have a demonstrated financial need.

C. Drew Stahl Award
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled and have achieved outstanding success in the study of petroleum and natural gas engineering.

Robert Stefanko Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering who have demonstrated their academic ability and potential for achievement in their chosen field.

James G. Topper Centennial Award
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering. The recipients will have demonstrated financial need or achieved superior academic records and have exhibited a keen interest in a mining-related career.

George E. Trimble Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students who are currently enrolled or are planning to enroll in the petroleum and natural gas engineering curriculum who have achieved academic success or who manifest the potential for academic success, or have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expenses.

Edmond A. Watters, Jr. Scholarship
Who is eligible: All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the mining engineering program who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success, and who have a proven financial need.

Company-Sponsored Scholarships

The list of available company-sponsored scholarships changes from year to year. Following is a listing of recent awards.

Alpha Natural Resources / AMFIRE Mining Company Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering, with an emphasis on the recruiting of new students to the program.

Chevron Corporation ENVSE Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in environmental systems engineering.

Chevron Corporation IHS Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in industrial health and safety.

Chevron Corporation PNGE Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in petroleum and natural gas engineering.

ConocoPhillips Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in petroleum and natural gas engineering.

CONSOL Energy Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering.

Core Lab Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in petroleum and natural gas engineering, with an emphasis on the recruiting of new students to the program.

Joy Mining Machinery Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering.

Peabody Energy Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering, with an emphasis on the recruiting of new students to the program.

P&H Mining Equipment Scholarship
Who is eligible: Outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled in mining engineering.