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Scholarship open to children of Penn College employees


Applications are now being accepted for the Steve A. Garban Grant-In-Aid at Penn State, for which Pennsylvania College of Technology students are eligible.

Awarded to one new first-year student, the funding is intended to assist with room-and-board charges for two years, provided the student continues full-time enrollment at Penn State or Penn College, incurs on-campus room-and-board charges, and demonstrates academic success.

To be eligible for the award, incoming students must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a child of a full-time Penn State or Penn College employee
  • Be a first-year, full-time student at any Penn State campus or at Penn College
  • Have demonstrated leadership and humanitarian qualities through extracurricular activities during high school
  • Achieve (or show promise of achieving) academic success

To be considered, students must submit a letter that includes all of the following:

  • Their name
  • Their Penn State ID number or Penn College ID number
  • Their parent’s Penn State ID number or Penn College ID number
  • The Penn State or Penn College employee’s name and position
  • A personal essay of no more than two typewritten pages that gives examples of the student’s leadership, humanitarian and academic merits

Letters of application should be emailed to the Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee University Scholarships Office of Student Aid.

Student letters will be accepted until April 16. The award recipient will be selected by the Office of Student Aid Scholarship Committee and announced in May. All applicants will be notified.

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