The University has seen a few cases this week among students who have already been fully vaccinated.
The scholarship, which is open to any undergraduate student receiving financial aid or with outstanding student loans, is accepting applications through March 31.
Undergraduate students who completed their graduation requirements in August or December 2020 will now be able to participate in the May 17 in-person ceremony.
Director of Campus Health Ashlee Halbritter said the 49 total undergraduate cases can largely be attributed to student travel during the two "Spring Stay" days.
The Penn Epistle published its first journal article in December 2020 and has since posted weekly columns about community, truth, worldview, and praise on its website.
Members are currently planning for Amnesty International's National Week of Student Action, which will take place from April 3 to April 11.
Philadelphia's decision to allow walk-ins at its federally run vaccination site has shown signs of early success in improving the racial equity of vaccine distribution. It has also, however, led to a large number of local, ineligible college students attempting to get vaccinated.
To commemorate the 52 weeks since the University was evacuated, The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to 52 members of the Penn community, who shared how the pandemic has impacted their lives.
The students described how their outlooks on life and the pandemic were upended in just a year, and expressed hope that their stories would compel their peers to follow COVID-19 safety protocols.
After experiencing an alarming uptick in cases in early February, Penn's undergraduate positivity rate and case count has decreased every week since.
Spring Stay included a number of free University-sponsored events such as an all-campus treasure hunt, photoshoots at the LOVE statue, and class ice skating nights.
The page, started by four Penn students, has spotlighted students who found joy in cooking, starting a podcast, skydiving, and releasing music on Spotify.
In an email sent an email to faculty on Monday morning, top University administrators cited the increasing availability of vaccines and Biden's recent promise to make every adult in the United States eligible for vaccination by May 1 as reason to be hopeful about a nearing end to the pandemic.
After one year of the pandemic, first-generation, low-income students are still facing a variety of challenges — some of which they say stem from Penn's high-pressure culture and a lack of institutional support from the University.
PLTV, a nonpartisan group, is gearing up to get Penn students to run for three of the five positions that are responsible for running local polling places: two inspectors and one judge of election.
Despite challenges, such as more heterosexual women than men signing up, 2,759 Penn undergraduates participated and were matched with one other person with whom they are compatible romantically or as friends.
Chief Wellness Officer Benoit Dubé said he is apprehensive about the effect that potential student travel in spite of COVID-19 safety protocols over the break may have on the campus positivity rate in the coming weeks.
Despite the shortened two-day spring break taking place this week, some students reported that they have assignments due on days where no classes will be held.
The app was first launched by a group of students at Dartmouth College and has since spread to 40 colleges and universities.
The Social Planning and Events Committee announced it would hold the concert virtually on April 9, 10, 16, and 17. The event will be free and feature multiple performers that have yet to be announced.