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Corvette Club Initiates Another Scholarship Fund at Penn College

Students in a variety of automotive and collision repair majors at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be eligible for financial assistance from a second scholarship fund established by the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club.

Annual awards from the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund will be made to first-year students enrolled full time in the college’s automotive technology, automotive service sales and marketing, collision repair technology, or automotive restoration technology major.

Members of the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club deliver a scholarship check and join the four latest Penn College students to receive awards from the fund. From left are Ray Harmon; students Jordan W. Boop, of Williamsport, and Logan K. VanBlargan, of Bloomsburg; Kim Walker; students Alex H. Romas, of Collegeville, and Brady K. Collins, of Catawissa; Al Clapps, chair of the club’s car show committee; Bill Alsted; Paul Butters; Jim Campbell; Dave Cappa; Ed Moore and Jack McDermott.
Members of the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club deliver a scholarship check and join the four latest Penn College students to receive awards from the fund. From left are Ray Harmon; students Jordan W. Boop, of Williamsport, and Logan K. VanBlargan, of Bloomsburg; Kim Walker; students Alex H. Romas, of Collegeville, and Brady K. Collins, of Catawissa; Al Clapps, chair of the club’s car show committee; Bill Alsted; Paul Butters; Jim Campbell; Dave Cappa; Ed Moore and Jack McDermott.

Exhibiting both their commitment and their passion, nine club members recently brought their Corvettes – and a $20,000 check – to campus to personally congratulate the first four $2,500 scholarship recipients from the fund: automotive technology students Jordan W. Boop, of Williamsport, and Brady K. Collins, of Catawissa; and automotive restoration technology majors Alex H. Romas, of Collegeville, and Logan K. VanBlargan, of Bloomsburg.

“I would like to thank everyone who has helped support our scholarship program, all our show sponsors and all our dedicated club members who have helped raise $35,000 for scholarships since the inception of our scholarship program in 2014,” said Al Clapps, who chairs the club’s car show committee. “Join us on Saturday, Sept. 15, in downtown Muncy for our 11th annual ‘Corvettes on Main Street’ show.”

Vehicles owned by nine members of the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club form an impressive lineup on the Penn College campus. The club’s 11th Annual Corvettes on Main Street event is scheduled for Sept. 15 in Muncy.
Vehicles owned by nine members of the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club form an impressive lineup on the Penn College campus. The club’s 11th Annual Corvettes on Main Street event is scheduled for Sept. 15 in Muncy.

The fund, which is building to “endowed” status from a $10,000 initial contribution, is in addition to the ongoing Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club Scholarship begun in 2014.

Potential recipients should rank in the top half of their high school graduating class and be residents of Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga or Union counties.

Awarded $2,500 scholarships from the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club are (from left) Alex H. Romas, of Collegeville; Brady K. Collins, of Catawissa; Jordan W. Boop, of Williamsport; and Logan K. VanBlargan, of Bloomsburg.
Awarded $2,500 scholarships from the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club are (from left) Alex H. Romas, of Collegeville; Brady K. Collins, of Catawissa; Jordan W. Boop, of Williamsport; and Logan K. VanBlargan, of Bloomsburg.

The club was formed 15 years ago from a small group of people who became friends through Corvette ownership.

Its scholarships are partially funded through the popular “Corvettes on Main Street” event – scheduled this year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

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, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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