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Stabler Scholarship Fund Established at Penn College

A scholarship fund has been established at Pennsylvania College of Technology with a $530,000 grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg.

Preference for awards from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship Fund at Penn College will be given to first-year students enrolled full time in an Associate of Applied Science degree major ­that is nontraditional for their gender.

Applicants should also demonstrate a need for financial assistance, high academic performance, leadership and community involvement.

To fulfill the wishes of Donald and Dorothy Stabler, who died in 1997 and 2005 respectively, recipients must sign a letter of intent recognizing a “debt of conscience” or moral obligation to contribute to the college themselves after completing their education and/or military service.

The fund will provide up to five scholarship awards – of $5,000 each – annually to Penn College students.

“We are very grateful to The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation for the generous grant to establish this endowed scholarship, which will provide tuition support for students interested in career paths that are nontraditional for their gender,” said Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour. “There are considerable workforce needs and opportunities for students with degrees from Penn College, and this scholarship will provide financial assistance to help students achieve their ambitions.”

The Stabler Foundation was established in 1966 exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes.

Students interested in applying for the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship or any of the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation should complete the scholarship application.

Those interested in contributing to a Penn College scholarship or establishing one can send a donation to the Penn College Foundation, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701; give online; or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

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