Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III Memorial Scholarship
Remembering Beau (1969-2015)

Beau Biden touched many lives through his years of service as well as his genuine kindness, goodness and sense of fun. At the University of Pennsylvania, he was a loyal Castle brother and remained close with many friends from the Penn community. The University of Pennsylvania and The Tau Chapter of Psi Upsilon announce the creation of the Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III Memorial Scholarship to provide financial support to an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences who would otherwise be unable to meet the cost of a Penn education, with first preference for a qualified student who demonstrates a similar passion and commitment as Beau had to serving others through civic engagement and leadership in public service.
Why scholarships matter?
Penn's generous all-grant financial aid policy provides a world-class education to talented students, and allows them to graduate without a prohibitive debt burden. This year, more than 47 percent of students in the incoming freshman class at Penn received financial aid, with grant packages averaging close to $44,000.

Scholarships like the Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III Endowed Scholarship help make an Ivy League education accessible for bright students regardless of their financial backgrounds.
How to make a gift to the scholarship?
To support this scholarship through an online gift, follow the Donate Now link on this page.

If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, with "Biden Memorial Scholarship" in the memo line, and mail it to: Maryann O'Leary Salas, Director of Development for Undergraduate Financial Aid, University of Pennsylvania, Franklin Building, Room 609, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6285.

If you would like to make a multiple-year commitment, or have any other questions, please contact Maryann O'Leary Salas at 215-898-4551 or

You may also make a gift of appreciated securities. To do so either you or your broker should contact Penn's Office of the Treasurer at 215-898-7254, or email

If you are affiliated with a company that has a matching gift program, you may obtain a matching gift form to include with your gift. A database listing companies that match gifts, as well as an explanation on how to make a matching gift, is available at

100% of all contributions will be recognized by the University of Pennsylvania and will be applied to the scholarship, sponsoring talented students who will impact Penn, their communities, and the world.
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From his family, friends, brothers and the future Penn students who will receive an invaluable Penn education because of it -- thank you very much for your gift.
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      Beau graduated from the College in 1991, and was a loyal Castle member and friend  

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