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John Deere Foundation Renews Scholarship Support at Penn College


Four welding and fabrication engineering technology students at Pennsylvania College of Technology, awarded scholarships from the John Deere Foundation, gather with the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies administration outside the college%E2%80%99s Madigan Library. From left are William E. Mack, assistant dean of industrial and engineering technologies%3B students Christopher J. McKelvey, Ryan P. McCollum , Nathan F. Lott and  William J. Ebert%3B and Donald O. Praster, dean of industrial and engineering technologies.The John Deere Foundation has provided Pennsylvania College of Technology with another grant of $12,000 to support scholarships for students in the college’s welding and fabrication engineering technology bachelor-degree major and welding technology associate-degree major in 2010-11.

For the second consecutive year, the John Deere Foundation is funding four scholarship awards of $3,000 each at Penn College.

Successful applicants for the John Deere Foundation Scholarship must be accepted into one of the two welding majors as a full-time student with at least two remaining semesters of study, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0, and must be eligible for permanent employment in the United States at the time of graduation.

All four students receiving the awards are enrolled in the welding and fabrication engineering technology bachelor-degree major: Nathan F. Lott, Timonium, Md.; William J. Ebert, New Alexandria; Ryan P. McCollum, Warrington; and Christopher J. McKelvey, Marmora, N.J.

Deere & Co., better known as John Deere, employs more than 50,000 people and does business around the world. It supplies equipment for the agricultural, commercial and consumer, and construction and forestry markets. John Deere is one of the oldest industrial companies in the United States, and frequently appears on lists of “Best Corporate Citizens,” including a place on Ethisphere Institute’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list released in late March.

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, committed to applied technology education. With more than 6,500 students enrolled in bachelor-degree, associate-degree, and certificate majors, Penn College has the second highest enrollment in the Penn State system.

For more information about the college’s welding majors or any of its more than 100 fields of study, visit online , e-mail or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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