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Empowerment happens in many ways at William Penn University. One way that represents the very cornerstone of our founding mission is helping students overcome financial barriers through scholarships.

We believe anyone who has the ability and motivation to improve their life through higher education deserves access to an exceptional learning experience. Below are the institutional funded scholarships we offer to full time undergraduate students at the traditional campus or in the Distance Learning Educational program.

WPU Featured Scholarships

  • Iowa Pride
  • Theatre Scholarships
  • Iowa Community College Transfer Scholarships
  • Penn Recognition Scholarships
  • Music Scholarships
  • International Scholarships
  • Humanities Scholarships
  • Paraeducator Scholarship


For a full list of institutional and government awarded scholarships, please reference the 2023-2024 Financial Aid Guide.  List of financial aid types & pages below.

Financial Assistance Type Page #
Federal 26
State 30
Institutional 31
Summer Term 38
Outside Non-Need Sources 39
Other 41