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Mercedes T. Richards Memorial Scholarship

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Professor Mercedes Richards was an accomplished scientist and educator, and a valued colleague. During her 13 years at Penn State she impacted the life of thousands of students, and was one of the most popular teachers in our department. We wish to honor her contributions by establishing the Mercedes T. Richards Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded to undergraduates majoring in Astronomy in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments.

If you wish to contribute to the scholarship's endowment fund, go to the pre-filled PENN STATE'S GIVE ONLINE FORM.

To search for the fund go to "Special Interest" under the browse option.

  1. Select "University-Wide" in the left hand menu.
  2. Click on "Can't find what you're looking for?"
  3. In the "Tell us what you'd like to give to" box enter “SCSRM – Mercedes T. Richards Memorial Scholarship”.
  4. Proceed to checkout.