A Community of Support Alumni & Friends

Schreyer Honors College alumni shape their communities, the world, and the College itself by creating lives of lasting significance and by leading in multiple contexts.

Keep your connection to the Honors College strong by supporting us and our students. Your investment of time and talent will ensure that the extraordinary gift of a Schreyer education is kept alive for generations to come.

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Scholar Alumni talking with current Scholars during CONNECT

How You Can Help Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers have a huge impact on the lives of Scholars — whether that's from having a conversation during an admissions interview to providing career advice or networking opportunities as part of one of our mentoring programs. Whether you live nearby or on the other side of the globe, you can make a meaningful difference.

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August - December Alumni Admissions Interview Program (AAIP)

Meet with, interview and evaluate first-year Schreyer Honors College applicants.

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August - May Mentoring with Honors

Mentor a current Schreyer Scholar by sharing what you learned at Penn State and how you've applied that knowledge since graduation.

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Year-Round LionLink

Add your contact information to Penn State's LionLink to provide micro-mentoring (quick advice, networking assistance, etc.) to current Scholars.

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Make A Difference Give to Schreyer

With your gift you can change lives and make an Honors College education possible for a student who otherwise may not be able to attend. You can finance a trip abroad that will transform a student's worldview forever. You can contribute to the longevity and vitality of the College, ensuring that the unique and distinctive opportunities currently available for Scholars will be available for generations to come. The need is great — give to the Schreyer Honors College today.

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An endowed fund providing support for wellness programs in the Schreyer Honors College and to promote a positive educational environment. Established by the Schreyer Parents Council.

A resource for Scholars who need additional financial assistance to complete academic research, including but not limited to publication access, lab fees, equipment, and travel expenses.

An endowed fund providing scholarship support for Schreyer Scholars who entered the College in their second or third year at Penn State.

A resource for the Dean and Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion to provide emergency financial support for Schreyer Scholars experiencing a crisis that impacts their financial ability to remain at Penn State.

A fund for the Dean to meet the current and future needs of the College as a leading force in honors education.

Financial support for Scholars participating in unpaid or paid internships or practical experiences, including but not limited to living and travel expenses for these crucial opportunities.

A resource for the Dean and Assistant Dean for Equity and Inclusion to provide emergency financial support for Schreyer Scholars experiencing a crisis that impacts their financial ability to remain at Penn State.

An endowed fund providing support for Scholars seeking to study, intern, serve, or conduct and present research abroad as they build their global perspective, a core tenet of the College's mission.

Reach Out Stay Connected

Whether you graduated as a University Scholar in 1987 or earned your Scholars Medal last year during the Schreyer Honors College Medals Ceremony, you know the Scholar experience — you learned it and you lived it. Though the Honors College will evolve and change, the integrity of being a Scholar, the pursuit of a passion, the determination to succeed, and pride in Penn State will always remain constant. This is your community — and staying connected with the Schreyer Honors College is what keeps it alive.

Upcoming Events

Currently, there are not any upcoming alumni events. Please check back for more information as events are confirmed, such as the Scholar Alumni & Friends Tailgate and the Homecoming Parade Tailgate Party held each fall.

Excellence in Action Alumni Awards

Scholar Alumni gain recognition in the wider world for being leaders, trailblazers, and innovators who shape the future. Each year, the Schreyer Honors College community recognizes a number of Scholar Alumni for their professional achievements and contributions to society.

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Schreyer Scholar Matt Tracey

My family has always loved Penn State and to be able to take this love along with the fact that Penn State is a top research university is amazing. This combined with fact that Schreyer has a culture of independent thinking and an emphasis on a global perspective allows me to see my education as being much bigger than me.

Matt Tracey '19 Biochemistry and Microbiology

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