Study Away Pittsburgh

Student Application

Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Recipients will be undergraduates in good standing at Penn State University.
  • This program is open to students from any major who will have achieved junior standing by time of placement.
  • Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for the next semester.


First Name:

Last Name:

Mailing Address:


State: Zip:



Student ID#:




Number of Hours Completed (leave empty if you do not major in RPTM):

How did you hear about the program?

I am interested in being considered for a Pepsi Urban Sustainability Fellowship of $2,500.
I am interested in being considered for an Engaged Scholarship Grant of $2,500.

Community Placement Preference: We are actively recruiting community partners and projects. Please tell us about your preferences in order to make the best matches possible between you and community projects.

Check one:
Full Time (36-40 hr/week)Part Time (18-20 h/week)

Check all that apply:
County GovernmentMunicipal or City GovernmentNon-Profit Advocacy OrganizationNon-Profit CDCPrivate BusinessPrivate Consulting Firm

Check all that apply:
EnvironmentHealthEducationUrban Food SystemsEcologyLand UseUrban PlanningCommunity DevelopmentManagementEnergyAdvocacy and PolicySocial EnterpriseStormwater/Green InfrastructureAlt. Transportation - biking/trailsParks and Recreation Mgmt.Urban ForestryWaste/Recycling

Attach Personal Statement (2 pp.) outlining your area(s) of study and your career interests. You should explain (a) which practicum you're interested in working with, (b) which qualifications you possess to match with this practicum, (c) how your academic work would benefit from the Study Away Pittsburgh program, as well as (d) the contribution you feel that you could make to the program.

Attach Resumé (PDF) including prior work experience, previous community experience, skills (research skills, web design, analytical skills, foreign language, etc.).

Attach Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member in your major or minor.