Smart Track to Success
The World Campus Smart Track to Success program provides scholarships and support to Penn State World Campus students who are first-year students or have fewer than 18 credits. The program provides students with a $1,500 scholarship over two consecutive semesters, enrollment in a two-semester academic and life skills course, and mentoring from faculty and staff. The program aims to give new students the tools and resources needed to successfully navigate their online academic journey.
In the five years since the Smart Track to Success program was created, 585 students have benefitted from the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the group dynamic of the Smart Track to Success program?
The program helps build a community of online peer learners who can encourage and support each other.
What additional resources does Smart Track to Success offer?
In addition to participating in an academic and life skills course, students receive mentorship and support from an academic coach.
How is the scholarship in the Smart Track to Success program dispersed?
The $3,000 scholarship is spread out over the two semesters of the program.
Who can participate in the Smart Track to Success program?
Students are invited to participate in the Smart Track to Success program. Participation is open to first-year Penn State World Campus students with fewer than 18 credits.