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Society of Explosives Engineers Sponsors College Scholarship

Explosive growth in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s scholarship portfolio takes on new meaning with the establishment of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter for the Society of Explosives Engineers Scholarship fund.

The chapter is making a $15,000 gift to the Penn College Foundation to establish the endowed scholarship. Foundation Executive Director Dennis L. Correll said the chapter plans to make a $1,000 annual award typically to be split between fall and spring semesters beginning with the 2003-04 academic year.

Correll said the new scholarship grew out of his meeting in November 2001 with the Suburban Contractors’ Association, West Chester.

“Explosives engineering is a small but important and, obviously, exciting field,” Correll said. “We are very happy to be working with this chapter of the International Society of Explosives Engineers to help students at Penn College.”

The recipient or recipients of the award must be enrolled full-time in Penn College’s Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology or Heavy Construction Equipment Technology majors and must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement. Preference will be given to students residing in the eastern region of Pennsylvania.

Students interested in being considered for the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter for the Society of Explosives Engineers Scholarship must submit an application to the Financial Aid Office in accordance with its usual procedures. The director of financial aid will select the award recipient.

The chapter is part of the International Society of Explosives Engineers, a nonprofit professional society dedicated to promoting the safe and controlled use of explosives in mining, quarrying, construction, manufacturing, forestry and other commercial pursuits. The ISEE has more than 4,500 members in more than 90 countries. It is recognized as a world leader in providing explosives technology and education and in promoting public understanding of the benefits of explosives.

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a special-mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University. Bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in more than 100 career fields focus on applied technologies ranging from manufacturing, design, transportation, construction and natural resources to hospitality, health, business and communication. Business and industry connections, national corporate sponsors, small classes, industry-standard equipment, and faculty with work experience contribute to strong graduate-placement rates.

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