The Pennsylvania State University offers a scholarship to help undergraduate students who are coping with the impact of gun violence through the Karli Short Better Tomorrow Foundation. The Foundation was established in 2022 by Penn State alumnus, Board of Trustees member, and McKeesport native Brandon Short, his wife, Mahreen Short and family in memory of their daughter Karli Short, whose life was taken by gun violence.
The Karli Short Better Tomorrow Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to students who have documented financial need, and who have been impacted by gun violence. The scholarship will be awarded for one academic year and may be renewed for subsequent years providing the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria and funds are available.
First-preference will be given to students enrolled at Penn State Greater Allegheny, followed by students who started at Greater Allegheny and who will finish their degree programs at University Park or another Commonwealth Campus.
Students interested in applying for the scholarship can access the application and submit it by the deadline, May 15, 2023.