The College Foundation offers over 10 diverse scholarships to students pursuing an education at Penn Highlands Community College.
I was 16 when I decided I wanted to become a future educator for the next generation. The Early Childhood Education program was my calling. With both of my parents being disabled, scholarship funding lent much needed support for books and other supplies.Nevin McIntosh-Higgins, Supporting Success Scholarship Recipient
During the 2020-2021 academic year alone, the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation awarded $22,000 in scholarship funds to qualified students.
Foundation scholarship applications are open between April 5 and May 15, 2021. Because many scholarships are based on a student’s registration status, students are advised to first register for the fall semester prior to completing the scholarship application.See Available Scholarships
Student Emergency Fund
As a way to help our most vulnerable students in need, the Penn Highlands Community College Foundation began “Jeans Day.” One Friday per month, faculty and staff would wear jeans to work for a $5 donation. These funds in turn were deposited into a “Student Emergency Fund” to be used for students at risk of dropping out of college due to unforeseen financial emergencies.
Sometimes a $300 debt or unforeseen bill can stand in the way of a student staying in college and graduating. The Student Emergency Fund assists students in paying for a utility bill, temporary lodging, car repairs, and more. Today, the Student Emergency Fund can be funded by anyone wishing to help students in need.
For additional questions on the student emergency fund, please contact Kathy Morrell at 814.262.6423 or Email Kathy.