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Volkswagen Owners Club Funds New Penn College Scholarship


The Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club has established a scholarship at Pennsylvania College of Technology for students enrolled in a unique major that features the restoration of classic and antique automobiles.

The new scholarship will benefit students enrolled in the automotive restoration technology Associate of Applied Science major offered by the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies at Penn College.

James Yemzow, of the Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club, accompanied by another HAVOC member, Patricia Shaffer (left) presents a check for the club’s scholarship to Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour.
James Yemzow, of the Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club, accompanied by another HAVOC member, Patricia Shaffer (left) presents a check for the club’s scholarship to Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour.

“Scholarship funding from the Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club provides welcomed tuition support for our automotive restoration technology students while helping to perpetuate interest in the restoration of antique and classic cars with a new generation of automobile enthusiasts,” said Debra M. Miller, of College Relations. “We sincerely appreciate HAVOC’s interest and support for this unique major, which is responsible for some remarkable restoration projects in its relatively brief history.”

“The members of Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club are proud to help further the education of those who have chosen the preservation of antique and classic automobiles as their career,” said HAVOC representative James Yemzow. “The vehicles of the past represent an era of innovation and imagination when entrepreneurs not only mobilized the population, but brought rolling works of art to the roads of America. We feel the spirit of those automotive innovators of the past is still alive in these students today.”

Students who wish to apply for the Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club Scholarship – or any of the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation – should complete an online application.

Those interested in contributing to a Penn College scholarship, or establishing one, may 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).

For more about the automotive restoration technology major at Penn College, visit the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies.

For more about the college, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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