Now Accepting PEF Applications for 2023

The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships to first-year students entering school in the fall of 2023.

The applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident attending an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering program in the State of Pennsylvania. A list of ABET-accredited programs can be found on the website.

Return completed applications to Julia Wanner ( no later than June 30, 2023.

Awards will be announced August 1, 2023.

Click Here to Download the Application


Supporting Tomorrow’s Engineers

The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation (PEF) mission is to support tomorrow’s engineers by providing scholarships, supporting and conducting programs for education in engineering, and honoring the learned profession of engineering.

Your charitable gifts provide scholarships to middle school and high school students as well as fosters and preserves the learned profession of engineering as a career.

The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation oversees Pennsylvania MATHCOUNTS and the Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation Scholarships. MATHCOUNTS and the PEF scholarships help support tomorrow’s engineers.

  • Pennsylvania MATHCOUNTS Scholarships | For more than 35 years the Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation has coordinated the state MATHCOUNTS competition.  Students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade advance from regional competitions to the state level, competing for the chance to advance to the National MATHCOUNTS competition.
  • Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation Scholarships | The Foundation has granted thousands of dollars in much needed scholarship funding to high school graduates who are going on to study engineering at a Pennsylvania ABET-accredited engineering program.

With your support, both MATHCOUNTS and PEF scholarships will continue to lay the groundwork for up-and-coming engineers.

We appreciate all who have contributed to the Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation.

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Click here for a printable donation form and send your contributions payable to: Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation

 Mailing Address:  Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation | 908 N. Second Street | Harrisburg, PA  17102



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2023 Scholarship Application

Available here.

PEF Board of Directors


Peter Staffeld, PE, PhD, F.NSPE
Villanova University

Vice President
Alfred Gruenke, PE

Joseph Garlicki, PE
STV Incorporated

Abraham, El, EIT
Pennoni Associates Inc

PEF Trustees

Marleen A. Troy, PE, PhD
Wilkes University

Nicole Wilson, PE

Chrisellen Lindsay, PE
Santangelo & Lindsay Inc

Jennifer Kowalonek, PE
Alfred Benesch & Co

Brian Palmiter, Jr, EIT
Borton-Lawson Engineering Inc

Contact the Board