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The Botstiber Foundation Announces

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The Botstiber Scholars Program at Penn State

The Botstiber Foundation is pleased to announce the start of the Botstiber Scholars Program at The Pennsylvania State University beginning in the fall of 2016. Penn State is a world-class university and among the best for science, technology and commerce.

Since 2003, the Botstiber Scholars Program has awarded full scholarships to about 30 exceptional students from countries including Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Greece, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe and others.

At Penn State, the Botstiber Scholars Program will continue to provide full scholarships to highly qualified students who wish to study in the fields of science, technology and commerce, but with a new focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

The Botstiber Scholars Program at Penn State will include leadership programs, mentoring and internship opportunities in Africa. Scholars will attend a retreat each September with Foundation representatives in New York, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. Scholars will enjoy a rigorous academic environment as well as an inviting social atmosphere at University Park. With supplemental programs designed to build leadership capacity, Botstiber scholars will be well prepared to succeed in their careers and become leaders in their communities.

Botstiber scholars are selected on academic performance, need and leadership potential. They must study science, technology or commerce and agree to return to their home continent to apply their education for the betterment of their community. Applicants apply directly to Penn State.  For questions and more information please contact


The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation • 200 E. State Street • Suite 306-A • Media, Pennsylvania 19063 •