Technology Scholarship

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How Can I Maintain Eligibility?

To maintain eligibility, you must still meet the obligations that you agreed to when you received your Technology Scholarship. Upon accepting NETS funds, you agreed to:

  • Maintain Pennsylvania residency
  • Maintain enrollment in at least three semester credits per semester in an approved science, technology, or allied health program (PDF) at an approved NETS school in Pennsylvania
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) throughout school (to be verified annually by your Financial Aid Office at the end of every spring term)
  • Complete an approved NETS program of study
  • After you complete the program of study, begin work within 1 year that is:
    • In a field related to an approved NETS program of study (PDF)
    • For an employer where your base of operations is located in Pennsylvania
    • Full time (as defined by the employer, whether with or without benefits) for:
      • 12 Months—For each full-time academic year (2 semesters or 3 quarters) award
      • 6 Months—For each full-time semester award (prorated for a part-time award)
      • 4 Months—For each full-time quarter award (prorated for a part-time award)
  • Submit a NETS Employment Verification Form (PDF) every 6 months to verify employment

NOTE: If you begin full-time continued study within 1 year of completing an approved NETS program of study, you may request a deferment of the NETS work obligation (PDF). You can extend this deferment—which requires verification every 6 months—up to 6 years as long as you remain enrolled in school full time.

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How Much Can I Continue to Receive?

The Technology Scholarship awards up to $1,000 per year.

  • For full-time students—Your award amount is based on total educational costs (tuition and mandatory fees, room and board, books).
  • For part-time students (at least three credits per semester or quarter term)—Your award amount is based on tuition and mandatory fees as reported by the school, less any Federal Pell and State Grant aid, up to a maximum of $1,000 or 20% of the tuition and mandatory fees, whichever is less.

You can receive this scholarship for a maximum of 2 years, unless you are in a program approved for additional terms.

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How Do I Renew?

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Important Information

You must repay (with interest) the scholarship funds if you fail to meet one of the following obligations:

  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA (to be verified annually by your Financial Aid Office at the end of every spring term)
  • Maintain consecutive enrollment
  • Complete an approved NETS program of study
  • Work full time in Pennsylvania in a NETS-related field for the required amount of time

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