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Ball Corp. Creates Pair of Scholarships at Penn College


Ball Corp., a leading supplier of metal packaging and aerospace technologies, has established two scholarship funds at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The Diversity in Manufacturing and the Manufacturing Tomorrow’s Leaders scholarship funds each will provide annual $1,500 scholarship awards to students at Penn College.

Eligibility criteria for the Ball Corporation Diversity in Manufacturing Scholarship are:

  • Must be a female and/or veteran and/or ethnic minority student.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a STEM-related academic program.
  • First preference will be given to a student enrolled in the mechatronics engineering technology program who has successfully completed the first year and has a home residence in Bucks, Philadelphia or Montgomery counties.

For the Ball Corporation Manufacturing Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in the mechatronics engineering technology program.
  • Have successfully completed the first year.
  • Have a home residence in Bucks, Philadelphia or Montgomery counties.
  • Have leadership qualities as demonstrated by involvement in a club or organization or in volunteer work.

Ball Corp. supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government.

“The Ball Corporation’s scholarships will allow Penn College to continue fulfilling our mission of providing our students with a comprehensive, hands-on, applied technology education that empowers our graduates for success,” said Kyle A. Smith, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “We are honored that Ball has chosen to invest in scholarships at Penn College, recognizing the excellence of our curriculum and our students.”

 “The future of our company, and the domestic economy, depends on our ability to cultivate the next generation of engineers, scientists and technologists,” said Bob Brashear, plant manager for Ball Corp. “In addition, research has shown that diversity yields the most successful problem-solving teams. A variety of genders, races, age groups, backgrounds and cultures brings different perspectives and ideas, helping to drive innovation and to generate creative solutions. These scholarships support the development of a STEM-ready talent pipeline, which is both diverse and ready to lead.”

Students who wish to apply for either scholarship offered by Ball Corp. may visit www.pct.edu/scholarships. A list of scholarships is available at www.pct.edu/give/scholarships.

Those interested in contributing to a Penn College scholarship – or establishing one – may send a donation to the Penn College Foundation, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701; visit www.pct.edu/give/scholarship; or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

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