Applications for 2018 Pennsylvania House Scholarship now available online

HARRISBURG, Dec. 18 -- High school seniors interested in receiving financial assistance to help pay for college can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship.  Each year the program awards four-year scholarships to two students preparing for post-secondary education. The scholarship is privately funded by individual and corporate donors; no tax or other public funds are used.

The program is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to attend a Pennsylvania college, university, or career school as a full-time student.  Students must have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in high school in order to be eligible for a scholarship. Other factors taken into consideration for the awards are a student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, and financial need.

The scholarship program is administered through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.  The application is available through the foundation’s website at www.tfec.org.  Once on the site, click on the “Scholarship” tab at the top of the page. Then click on any of the counties listed underneath or the link titled “any other county in the state of Pennsylvania” to access the scholarship information. The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

The Office of the Chief Clerk of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives assists in facilitating the scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded through an independent panel of judges chosen by the foundation.

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