President, provost launch fund for new-student scholarships

A fund established to develop an innovative scholarship program at Pennsylvania College of Technology will empower a group of alumni to aid in the college’s recruitment activities.

The Tomorrow Makers Fund, created with support from Penn College president Davie Jane Gilmour and Michael Reed, vice president for academic affairs/provost, will be promoted by engaged alumni who are participating in the college’s Tomorrow Makers Program, www.pct.edu/tomorrow-makers, as they help recruit the next generation of “Tomorrow Makers.”

The Tomorrow Makers alumni members carry Admissions Office business cards to provide to prospective students in hopes they will explore a Penn College education.

Each card will now promote a $500 scholarship, upon acceptance by the college. The scholarship awards, managed by the Financial Aid Office, will come directly from the fund established by the president and provost.

“Industry needs more of our highly skilled graduates, but the cost of higher education is a barrier for some of our students,” Reed said. “Our goal was to begin and commit long term to supporting a fund that will help offset some of the costs associated with earning a degree.”

More than 275 scholarships are available for all Penn College students.

For a complete list and application, visit www.pct.edu/scholarship-list. Students need only submit the Penn College scholarship application once per academic year. The application matches students with all scholarships for which they are eligible.