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

2022 Scholarship Recipients:


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Carly Brodsky

Carly Brodsky is a fourth-year student majoring in Management, with a focus in Human Resources. She hopes to pursue a career in recruiting after graduation. Carly is the Executive Vice President of her sorority and a member of the Professional Management Association. She is also a member of the Smeal Alumni Mentoring Program and a TA for BA 304. This past summer, she interned with Northwest Federal Credit Union in Herndon, VA as a Recruiting Intern. In her free time, she enjoys listening to country music, playing soccer with friends, and spending time at the beach.


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Ryan Kelleher

Ryan Kelleher is a senior Management Major. Throughout his time at Penn State, he has been involved with many organizations and groups such as Eclipse (both as the 2021-22 President, and as a member), the Professional Management Association, and the Management Major Ambassadors. Ryan has had an incredible time in these organizations while raising money for children battling cancer, participating in networking opportunities, and spreading knowledge of the Management Major at the Smeal College of Business. After graduation, Ryan will be moving to Boston to begin his career with Addison Group as a Recruiter on their Non-Clinical Healthcare Team.


Jada Khalil

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Aubrey Miller

Aubrey Miller is a fourth-year student majoring in Management with a focus on Human Capital. She is also minoring in Information Systems Management and taking classes to receive a certificate in Diversity Studies. Aubrey is actively involved in the Smeal Ethical Leadership Challenge, in which she has earned the following badges: personal and professional development, communication, collaboration, and strategic planning. Aubrey is also in Smeal Integrity Advocates. As an Integrity Advocate, she has had various leadership roles, the most recent being student project for the PSU 6 Business Ethics Case Competition last semester. Aubrey also had the opportunity to work as an HR intern at American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) over the summer, then as a Management TA during the fall semester. Aubrey is grateful for the support she has received from everyone in the Penn State community and is excited to begin her career in HR upon graduation.


Ashley Risser

Ashley Risser is a fourth-year student majoring in Management, with a minor in Information Systems Management and a Real Estate Analysis and Development (READ) Certificate. She is in the honors program through Schreyer Honors College and currently doing research. After graduation, she has obtained a job at RSM as a D365 Enterprise Delivery Consulting Associate and will be starting over the summer. Currently, she is the treasurer of Management Information Systems Association (MISA), Student Leader of Revive and Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). Ashley enjoys anything outside like hiking, fishing, as well as thrifting, gardening, and being a plant mom.


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Audrey Shomper

Audrey Shomper graduated in December 2022 with a major in Management and a minor in Legal Environment of Business (LEBUS). During her time at Penn State, Audrey held leadership positions in the Management Student Ambassador Program (Student Ambassador), Smeal Student Mentors (Professional Development and Alumni Relations Director), and started an organization on campus called The Women's Network-PSU. She has also held membership in Women in Business and PSU CrossFit Club. Audrey is so grateful for a wonderful experience at Penn State getting to network with many professors and students. Audrey will begin working at Ernst & Young as a People Advisory Services Staff in early 2023.