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The key fundraising priorities of the College of Education

Today, we offer our students an exceptional education taught by world-class educators and supported by innovative teaching methods and technologies. The College of Education is able to continue this course thanks to philanthropic investments.

Below are the priorities of our University-wide campaign, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. We have established goals that will ensure that our students can receive the best possible preparation for teaching in a complex and changing society and that our researchers can create new understanding of human learning across the span of life and the boundaries of nations.


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Ensuring Student Opportunity

Students with the ability and ambition to attend the University will have this opportunity through scholarship support.

Enhancing Honors Education

Students of exceptional ability will experience the best honors education in the nation.

Enriching the Student Experience

Students will thrive in a stimulating atmosphere that fosters global involvement, community service, creative expression, and personal growth.

Building Faculty Strength and Capacity

Students will study with the finest teachers and researchers.

Fostering Discovery and Creativity

Students and faculty will come together within and across disciplines to pioneer new frontiers of knowledge.

Sustaining a Tradition of Quality

Students will continue to work and study with faculty whose scholarship is enhanced by continuing philanthropic support.


The College of Education aims to raise $29 million or more to support these university-wide initiatives, with emphasis on scholarship support, faculty strength, and dedication to interdisciplinary, groundbreaking research. The 2012 College of Education's campaign statement and specific goals are available online.