Arnold Scholarship Recipients

Smeal College of Business Management & Organization Department offers the Arnold Scholarship to those in the Management Major.

Overview of Scholarship and Application Process

Each year the Department of Management and Organization offers several scholarships to outstanding students majoring in Management, recognizing their academic achievement and involvement in the Smeal College of Business. The scholarships are funded by the Department of Management and Organization Excellence Fund, an endowment started by John M. Arnold. Mr. Arnold is the CEO of PPC Lubricants, and is a member of the Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors. The scholarship is valued at $1000. 

Scholarships are awarded each Spring semester, based upon the following criteria:

  • Semester 7 or 8 (senior)*
  • Major in management*
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25*
  • Involvement in Management & Organization Student Organizations+
  • Involvement in Smeal Student Organizations*
  • Leadership position(s) in M&O or Smeal Student Organizations+
  • Evidence of academic achievement through faculty-directed research or independent study groups+
  • Community service/volunteering+

* Required

+ Preferred

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Kayla Anthony.jpgKayla Anthony 

Kayla Anthony is a fourth-year student majoring in Management with minors in History and Philosophy. Throughout her time at Penn State, Kayla has been involved with and held leadership positions in various organizations such as the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program, the Nittany Lion Consulting Group (2023 President), Women in Business (2022-23 University Relations Director), Smeal Student Mentors, and the Smeal Ethical Leadership Challenge. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with friends. Kayla has had two successful summer internships with PricewaterhouseCoopers during her time at Penn State and after graduation, she will be attending American University Washington College of Law to pursue her Juris Doctorate. She is grateful for all of the amazing experiences and lessons Penn State has offered her.


Headshot - Adam Douglas.jpgAdam Douglas

Adam Douglas is a fourth-year Management major. Throughout his academic journey at Penn State, he has gotten involved with several organizations including the Google Developer Student Club, Smeal Diversity Enhancement Programs, the Nittany Lion Consulting Group, and even gave a Ted Talk titled "The Space Where Opportunity Lies" with TedxPSU. Adam is also an author and advocate for his community, set to begin his career in consulting with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) post-graduation. When he is not hard at work, he enjoys driving, playing the violin, working out, or simply having powerful and uplifting conversations with his friends and family.


thumbnail_IMG_6532.jpgRylee Monoski

Rylee Monoski is a senior business management major. She holds the position of Treasurer in the Professional Management Association and serves as a Management Major Ambassador. Rylee is also a member of the Bodybuilding and Fitness Club. Post-graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to obtain an MBA, with an ultimate goal of becoming an educator at the college level. In her free time, Rylee enjoys weightlifting, golf, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.


IMG_1531.jpgElizabeth Armstrong

Elizabeth Armstrong is a senior Smeal student majoring in Management. She is planning to go to law school in Colorado beginning in the fall of 2024 and hopes to pursue a career in business law. Elizabeth has been a member of Empowering Women in Law since her freshman year at Penn State and has worked at a local law firm for over a year. She was also involved with the Professional Management Association in her freshman and sophomore years. When not working or in class, Elizabeth enjoys hiking, reading, and baking with friends.


image.pngDana McCoy

Dana McCoy is a fourth-year Management Major with a focus on Organizational Leadership and minoring in International Business. During her time at Penn State, she has been involved with organizations such as Women in Business and the Management Major Ambassadors. Dana has loved being involved with these organizations because of her ability to network with fellow students and companies, raise money for THON, and spread knowledge of the Management Major as an Ambassador. Outside of school, Dana works as a Bartender at Jax Bar & Kitchen. She also worked at Starbucks as a Crew Leader for 3 and a half years. After graduation, Dana will move to Nashville to begin her career with Marriott as a Food & Beverage Voyager at the W Nashville Hotel.


You can see Past Arnold Scholarship Recipients here