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Corvette Club Adds $10,000 to Its Scholarship Fund at Penn College

Financial aid opportunities for students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s automotive restoration technology and related majors got a substantial boost through a recent scholarship donation from the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club.

Club members delivered a $10,000 check to the college, representing proceeds from its popular “Corvettes on Main Street” car show held each fall in Muncy.

Awards from the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club Scholarship Fund are made each fall to a first-year student from the organization’s 10-county membership area who is enrolled full time in automotive technology, automotive service sales and marketing, collision repair technology or automotive restoration technology.

A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport, an award-winning restoration project completed by Penn College students, is showcased at the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club’s "Corvettes on Main Street" event in Muncy in 2016.
A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport, an award-winning restoration project completed by Penn College students, is showcased at the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club’s “Corvettes on Main Street” event in Muncy in 2016.

“In 2014, our club started the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club Annual Scholarship Fund benefiting the automotive programs at Pennsylvania College of Technology, because we felt there was no better way to keep the passion and one’s love for cars alive than to support the young adults of today that have a genuine interest in the automotive field,” said Al Clapps, chairman of the club’s car show committee. “In three years, our club has awarded $15,000 in scholarships to students in Penn College automotive programs.”

The club, which holds a number of events throughout the year to raise money for the scholarship fund, was formed in 2003 from a small group of people who became friends through Corvette ownership.

Corvettes as far as the eye can see epitomize the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club’s annual "Corvettes on Main Street" event. Club members recently delivered a $10,000 check to Penn College for the annual scholarship fund established in 2014.
Corvettes as far as the eye can see epitomize the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club’s annual “Corvettes on Main Street” event. Club members recently delivered a $10,000 check to Penn College for the annual scholarship fund established in 2014.

“Join us on Saturday, Sept. 16, for our 10th annual ‘Corvettes on Main Street’ in downtown Muncy,” Clapps said. “Thank you to all the car enthusiasts who have donated to our dream of keeping the passion alive!”

Students who wish to apply for the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club Scholarship (or any of the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation) should complete an application.

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

For more about the college, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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