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School of Health Sciences Establishes Scholarship Fund

With nearly 1,400 students enrolled in the 2008-09 academic year, Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Health Sciences is the largest of eight academic schools at the college.

Now, the School of Health Sciences has established a scholarship fund to provide financial support for more of its students.

The School of Health Sciences Endowed Scholarship Fund has been seeded with $7,000 received over the past few years through gifts from alumni and other supporters directed to the school. Penn College’s Institutional Advancement Office is seeking donations toward building the fund to an endowment of at least $25,000, after which will it become a permanent source of scholarship awards.

Recipients of awards from the School of Health Sciences Endowed Scholarship Fund will be selected from eligible applicants who are enrolled full time in at least their second semester of any major in the School of Health Sciences, with a grade-point average of at least 3.0. An applicant’s community service and/or college extracurricular activities will be taken into account. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received awards from that scholarship in the past.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to come together as an academic school to provide the legacy of an endowed scholarship to support deserving students who are preparing to enter the rewarding field of health careers,” said Sharon K. Waters, dean of health sciences.

Alumni and supporters can make donations to the School of Health Sciences Endowed Scholarship Fund online or by mail to: Penn College Institutional Advancement Office, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA, 17701-5799.

The School of Health Sciences offers bachelor’s degrees in applied health studies, dental hygiene, nursing and physician assistant, as well as associate degrees in dental hygiene, emergency medical services, health arts, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, physical fitness specialist, radiography and surgical technology.

Penn College 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-largest enrollment in the Penn State system.

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

For more information about supporting Penn College and its students, visit on the Web , call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC or e-mail .

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