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Shippensburg University Scholarship Search and Application

At Shippensburg University, our mission is to make college accessible for all students, and one way we do that is through scholarships. Our Shippensburg University Foundation scholarships give deserving students the opportunity to pursue their dreams, and our institutional scholarships provide additional support to high-achieving students. 
While you must be accepted to the university to apply for scholarships or a current student, all are welcome to view our scholarship opportunities using the “Explore Scholarships” button below.
Please visit our FAQ page for answers to the most commonly asked questions about scholarships.  

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The scholarship application for the 2024-2025 academic year is now open. The scholarship committee will be meeting in January 2024 to review scholarship applications. Please apply as soon as possible for best consideration.

New Ship Students: To apply for scholarships, select the "Apply Now" button below and log in using your Ship e-mail address and password. (If you do not know what your email is and/or if you have not activated it, you can find it in in your Ship Admissions Portal.) The application is for all available scholarships, and there is no need to apply for individual scholarships. All communication regarding scholarships will be sent via email. When you are admitted, but not confirmed, the email will be delivered to the address indicated on your admissions application. Once you are confirmed, the communication will be sent to your Shippensburg University email address.
Current Ship Students:   To apply for scholarships, select the "Apply Now" button below . All upper division scholarships are selected through the respective academic departments. See the scholarship information for more information.

Many Shippensburg University Foundation scholarships require recipients to have completed the FAFSA. For the latest information about the new FAFSA please refer to

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Student Emergency Fund - The application for spring 2024 is closed. The application for fall 2024 will open in late August. 

The Student Emergency Fund was established with donor contributions to the Shippensburg University Foundation to assist undergraduate students who have immediate financial needs that directly affect their ability to continue their education at Shippensburg University. This fund is intended to be a supplemental financial resource when students are unable to meet immediate and essential expenses due to times of crisis such as illness or death of a family member, medical emergency, or job loss.  This is NOT a scholarship. Students may apply for funds when they have exhausted all other financial resources. This fund is not meant to replace financial aid, and does not need to be repaid. Funding is awarded on a case by case basis, and factors that are considered include the student's financial need, the nature of the funding request, and the availability of funding at the time the request is made. The fund is open to all students with priority given to students with the highest financial need. A maximum amount of $500 may be requested each academic semester, and students must re-apply each semester for which they are requesting funding.

Financial needs may include assistance paying for tuition, campus meal plan, or student housing. Grants from the Student Emergency Fund may not be used to pay for student fees (i.e. student activity fee, technology fee, wellness fee, student union fee, parking fines, etc.). Students will be notified by email if they are selected to receive a grant from the Student Emergency Fund. 

Requests for textbook/course material assistance should be directed to the Student Retention Office. Please apply through the course material and lending library application

To apply for a grant from the Student Emergency Fund, select the "Apply Now" button below and complete the Student Emergency Fund grant application for the appropriate academic semester.
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