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Schneider Electric Establishes Endowed Scholarship at Penn College

Schneider Electric has established an endowed scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology as part of the Penn College Scholarship Campaign.

Hunter S. Forney, of Shippensburg, is the first recipient of an award from the Schneider Electric Scholarship.
Hunter S. Forney, of Shippensburg, is the first recipient of an award from the Schneider Electric Scholarship.

Selection preference for the Schneider Electric Scholarship will be given to full-time students who have been employed as interns of Schneider Electric and who are enrolled in one of the following academic majors with the following priority: building automation technology; heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology; electronics and computer engineering technology; information technology: information assurance and security concentration; information technology: network specialist concentration; software development and information management; manufacturing engineering technology; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technology, mechanical systems; electrical technology; robotics and automation; and automated manufacturing technology.

Schneider Electric regularly attends Career Fairs at Penn College, conducts information sessions and participates in recruiting activities for a number of academic majors.

Hunter S. Forney, an electronics and computer engineering technology major from Shippensburg, is the initial recipient of an award from the Schneider Electric scholarship.

“The Penn College community is extremely appreciative of Schneider Electric’s generosity in establishing this scholarship,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “It is gratifying when industry partners think highly enough of the education we provide to commit financial resources toward helping students attend here.”

“Schneider Electric is excited about our relationship with Pennsylvania College of Technology,” said Justin Lavoie, vice president of systems integration for Schneider Electric Buildings Business. “We recruit many students each semester for full-time positions, as well as internships. Penn College students hit the ground running and ramp up quickly because of the excellent hands-on education they receive.

“As a testament to our satisfaction, Schneider Electric is committed to maintaining our relationship with Penn College so that, when the students are exploring their employment options, we remain in the forefront of their minds. Schneider is happy to be able to help with this scholarship and look forward to being part of the Penn College family in the future.”

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in utilities and infrastructures, industries and machine manufacturers, nonresidential buildings, data centers and networks, and residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the group’s 140,000-plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011 through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

Students interested in applying for this and the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation should complete the online scholarship application.

For more information about making a gift to the campaign or establishing a scholarship fund to support Penn College and its students, email or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

For more about Penn College, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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