Ready to Succeed Scholarship (RTSS) Program Schools

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The Ready to Succeed Scholarship (RTSS) Program is administered by PHEAA in close cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The program, which is funded by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, provides awards to high achieving students whose annual family income does not exceed $110,000.

RTSS provides scholarships to high academic achievers that, in combination with the Pennsylvania State Grant Program, offer a total award up to $2,000 for full-time and $1,000 for part-time students. The minimum award is $500. Awards can be used to cover the annual cost of attendance.

Institutions must be approved for participation in RTSS. Each institution interested in participating in RTSS for the 2016-2017 award year must:

Please note that the RTSS Institutional Application is a one-time application. Schools that have already applied and been approved for RTSS participation in a previous academic year do not need to re-apply in order to retain their participation approval.

Participating schools will nominate students to participate in RTSS. Student eligibility criteria includes the following:

Since it is possible that eligible students will exceed the RTSS funds available, students will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date of FAFSA® and State Grant Form completion.

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P.O. Box 8157
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8157

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