Franco Harris Memorial FastStart Program Endowment

The Penn State Alumni Association’s FastStart program is seeking faculty, staff, and alumni to mentor underrepresented first-year students to ensure their Penn State careers begin with a “fast start.”

Chappie Hill Memorial Scholarship

Chappie Hill

Our endowed scholarship is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Irvin “Chappie” Hill, a pioneer at Penn State and a friend to all. Chappie was born September 22, 1935 in Pittsburgh and graduated from Schenley High School in 1952. Chappie was one of the first African-American football players at Penn State and lettered for the team as a running back. He received a B.A. in Liberal Arts-Labor & Management Relations in 1956.