Give to Outreach

A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence

Philanthropic support from individuals, families, and leaders who believe in our mission is vital to the strength of Outreach and Online Education. A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence giving campaign provides numerous opportunities for you to support Outreach and Online Education’s work.

Choose your passion.

Opening Doors for Penn State World Campus Students

Through scholarship support, you can make a Penn State education possible for hard-working students, regardless of their background, life situation, or financial well-being:

Smart Track to Success Undergraduate Scholarship and Support Program
Provide students with tuition and academic support during their first year of study through Penn State World Campus.

Complete Penn State Undergraduate Scholarships
Help Penn State World Campus students graduate on time by providing them with much-needed tuition support when they are experiencing financial difficulty during the last two semesters of their degree program.

Undergraduate Military Scholarships
Support active service members in the U.S Armed Forces, U.S. veterans, and their spouses so they can pursue their education goals through Penn State World Campus.

Impacting the World through Outreach

Support the distinctive work of our Outreach units and you can help us engage with residents of communities throughout Pennsylvania with a broad range of programs, from educational and arts broadcasting to business development support and adult learning:

WPSU Penn State reaches audiences throughout the region and around the globe with diverse programming, including early childhood education and Pennsylvania history, current events, and culture.

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
The addition of new classrooms on the center’s site will make it possible to expand K–12 environmental programming to children from schools throughout Pennsylvania.

Penn State Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at University Park
A new technology fund will help create contemporary learning programs for a community of learners ages 55 and over.

Penn State Center Pittsburgh
Provide critical support for the Community Innovation Training for Youth (CITY) program that provides STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) training, mentorship, and service learning for youth attending schools in economically distressed areas in Pittsburgh.

Penn State EdTech Network
Support the creation of the EdTech Innovation Hub that will enable students, faculty, and staff to solve real-world problems and promote economic development by using artificial intelligence and other education technologies.

Penn State Small Business Development Center
Promote student and community entrepreneurship with support of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an annual event that brings speakers and educational programming to Penn State students.

Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)
Give student entrepreneurs an opportunity to accelerate their business ideas by supporting Inc. U – The Investment, a shark tank–like entrepreneurship competition, broadcast on WPSU-TV, providing mentorship and funding to student businesses.

Make an Impact.

We are ready to work with you to address your questions and help you through the process of creating a gift for any of these initiatives. Contact Spencer Lewis, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Outreach and Online Education Development, at 814-863-8790 or email

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