Faculty members in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Department within the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies at Pennsylvania College of Technology have established a building-to-endowed scholarship.
The Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Scholarship will benefit full- or part-time students who are enrolled in the electronics and computer engineering technology bachelor-degree major or the electronics and computer engineering technology associate-degree major (with an emphasis in either electronics and computer engineering technology or robotics and automation).
Applicants must have successfully completed two semesters of study and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
The scholarship will make annual awards of $1,000 while building toward endowment. Once endowed, the fund will continue to make awards in perpetuity.
While the primary purpose of establishing the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student pursuing a degree in electronics and computer engineering technology, the scholarship fund also provides an opportunity for alumni and industry partners to support the program.
The availability of scholarships can have a direct impact on the recruitment of students into the program and the retention of students as they progress toward their degrees.
"As faculty members, we know better than anyone the opportunities available to graduates of our program," said Richard J. Calvert Jr., department head. "But we also recognize that paying for that education can be a challenge for some students. It's our hope that, through this scholarship, we can eliminate that obstacle and enable our students to obtain a degree that will lead to a successful career."