Scholarship Opportunities

  • Over 50 scholarships totaling in excess of $52,000 are awarded annually to eligible students who demonstrate success in the areas of academic achievement, leadership, and service through the generous support of the Punxsutawney community, university alumni, and members of the faculty and staff.

    After you check out the Punxsutawney scholarships below, see our scholarships page in Financial Aid for more information on IUP scholarships.

    Scholarship
    Award
    Eligibility
    Criteria
    Punxsutawney Area College Trust Scholarship

    $1,000

    (divided between Spring and Fall semesters)

    Punxsutawney Area School District graduates

    Graduates of school districts contiguous to the Punxsutawney Area School District

    Academic, leadership and service
    Col. Leonard and Mary McQuown Memorial Scholarship

    $500–$800

    (divided between Spring and Fall semesters)

    Graduates of school Punxsutawney Area School District, Punxsutawney Christian School, or Jefferson County Vocational Technical School
    Highest Cumulative Grade Point Average
    Punxsutawney Rotary Book Scholarship

    $250

    (Spring semester)

    Punxsutawney Area School District graduates
    Highest Cumulative Grade Point Average
    Punxsutawney Endowed Scholarship

    $500

    (Spring semester)

    All students
    Academic, leadership and service
    Punxsutawney Person of Purpose Scholarship

    $100

    (monthly)

    All students
    Classroom and campus engagement