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Endowed Scholarship Created for Students in Health Science Majors


A new scholarship fund that will benefit students enrolled in majors within the School of Health Sciences at Pennsylvania College of Technology will begin generating scholarship awards in the coming academic year.

The Savoy Health Sciences Scholarship is an endowed scholarship fund established by Carol Savoy. Previously, Savoy and her late husband, John, established an endowed scholarship benefiting students in the college’s automated manufacturing and manufacturing engineering technology majors.

Carol Savoy, left, and Pennsylvania College of Technology President Davie Jane Gilmour

The Savoy Health Sciences Scholarship will benefit female students who are 23 years of age or older who are enrolled full time in any major offered by the School of Health Sciences.

The initial award of $1,250 will be made during the 2012-13 academic year.

“It’s a privilege to be able to endow this scholarship for nontraditional students, who may face more financial challenges than other students,” Savoy said. “I hope this will provide educational opportunities that may not otherwise be available and provide economic stability to the beneficiaries and their families.”

“We are very appreciative of the Savoy family’s continued generosity to Penn College,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “In 1985, Carol and John established an endowed scholarship that currently benefits students in our automated manufacturing program. This new scholarship further cements the legacy of John and Carol’s support of our students.”

Savoy, a 1973 alumna of Penn College’s immediate predecessor, Williamsport Area Community College, added, “I also hope that this scholarship will encourage the recipients to someday give back and support future students.”

Penn College is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, committed to applied technology education. For more information, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

The Penn College Foundation, part of the college’s Institutional Advancement Office, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that operates for the purpose of securing financial and other support for Penn College.

The foundation’s activities include providing student scholarships and other assistance, soliciting and acquiring restricted and unrestricted funds, soliciting additional funds for the Endowment Fund, and assisting in the general promotion of Penn College.

For more information about making a gift to support Penn College and its students, visit the Institutional Advancement Office, call toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC or email.

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