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Scholarships Support Students Seeking Gas Industry Jobs

Scholarships funded by AGA
Scholarships funded by AGA

Students at Pennsylvania College of Technology enrolled in majors related to energy and natural gas career fields can apply for scholarship assistance provided by the American Gas Association.

The AGA awarded Penn College $65,000 as part of a program providing a total of $1 million in funding to 26 institutions nationwide for students pursuing careers in the natural gas industry.

Of the $65,000, $50,000 will be reserved for students enrolled in eligible bachelor-degree programs – construction management; engineering design technology; civil engineering technology; electronics and computer engineering technology; heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology; manufacturing engineering technology; and welding and fabrication engineering technology.

A total of $15,000 will be awarded to students in eligible associate-degree programs – engineering CAD technology; civil engineering technology; diesel technology; electronics and computer engineering technology (emphases in electronics and computer engineering or robotics and automation); heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis;  heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology, mechanical systems; machine tool technology; and welding technology.

A $10,000 scholarship (distributed over four semesters) will be awarded to a full-time bachelor-degree student each year between Fall 2013 and Fall 2017. The student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, exhibit excellent leadership and communication skills, and show a strong interest in pursuing a career in the natural gas industry.

A $3,000 scholarship (distributed over three semesters) will be awarded to a full-time associate-degree student between Spring 2014 and Spring 2018. The student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

“Penn College has a number of academic majors – and many noncredit courses – related to the natural gas industry,” said Debra M. Miller, director of corporate relations. “It’s quite an honor for us to be recognized by the American Gas Association, and we hope to continue our good work with the natural gas industry.”

Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association represents more than 200 local energy companies delivering natural gas throughout the United States. Of the more than 71 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers nationwide, 65 million receive their gas from AGA members.

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

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