All successful applicants are awarded the Penn State MASS Fellowship which reduces the tuition to the in-state level.

All successful applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents are awarded the NSF MASS Fellowship, which covers room and board, and travel to and from Penn State, and provides an additional stipend.

Participants who significantly exceed expectations during MASS program will be awarded MASS Merit Fellowship at the end of the semester.

The MASS program will work with each student and his or her home university to establish any transferable scholarships or student aid consortiums. Students must have a financial aid officer complete the Financial Disclosure form.


Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for funding. Applications from international students are accepted, but if admitted, they will have to cover their own expenses.

Each eligible REU 2011 participant will receive a stipend of $2,500, reimbursement for room and board, and travel reimbursement up to $500.