All successful applicants will be awarded the Penn State MASS Fellowship which reduces the tuition to the in-state level. For students currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, best efforts will be made not to increase their out of pocket expenses.

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