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More Students Eligible for Manufacturing Scholarship

A Bucks County company is reaffirming its long-standing relationship with Pennsylvania College of Technology through a revised scholarship agreement.

Bracalente Manufacturing Co. Inc. will continue to provide an annual award of $1,000 to a Penn College student through the Bracalente Manufacturing Scholarship, which was established in 1996. However, the list of majors eligible to apply for the scholarship award has been expanded to cover students who are enrolled full time in the college’s manufacturing engineering technology bachelor-degree major, the automated manufacturing technology and machine tool technology associate-degree majors, and the machinist general certificate.

The revised scholarship agreement also adds a selection preference for students who are residents of Bucks, Montgomery or Lehigh counties in order to benefit students from communities near the company’s facility in Trumbauersville.

“We feel fortunate to be able to continue to provide scholarship support to the students of Penn College. Education is key to success,” said Brenda Diehl, human resources manager for Bracalente Manufacturing.

“Penn College is grateful to Bracalente Manufacturing for providing scholarship support for our students,” said Debra M. Miller, director of corporate relations at the college. “We’re pleased that the company has chosen to continue its support for our students in a way that more closely represents the majors currently associated with its business.”

Bracalente Manufacturing is a family-owned-and-operated contract manufacturing solutions provider. Since its founding as a small owner-operated job shop in 1950, the company has grown to an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility with more than 175 skilled metalworking employees utilizing the latest precision machining technology, process controls, quality systems, operating systems and global sourcing integration.

Penn College is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, committed to applied technology education. With more than 6,400 students enrolled in bachelor-degree, associate-degree and certificate majors, the college has the second-largest enrollment in the Penn State system.

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