Our organization is dedicated to strengthening the connection between students - past, present and future. Our activities focus on fostering a sense of community and instilling a lifelong commitment between students and our alma mater.
Each year the Friends of the Commonwealth plan a series of football tailgates near Penn State campuses around the state. The 2016 dates and locations are included in the fall newsletter. A suggested donation of $10 is recommended to all members with all proceeds funding our regional community service projects.
The Excellence in Student Leadership Scholarship recognizes current Commonwealth Student Leaders for their commitment to the university. The purpose of this scholarship is to reward students who have worked to better one or more of the nineteen Penn State Commonwealth Campuses and its surrounding community through:
Students that are eligible for the scholarship must be: a full-time equivalent undergraduate student at one of the nineteen Penn State Commonwealth Campuses; have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of nomination; and can only have earned 90 or fewer credits at the time of application.