Burns urges seniors to apply for PA House scholarship

Program open to seniors who plan to study in PA

EBENSBURG, Jan. 21 – State Rep. Frank Burns is urging local high school seniors looking for financial assistance with college to apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship program.

Each year the program, which is privately funded, awards a four-year scholarship to two students preparing for post-secondary education.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for worthy students to earn a four-year scholarship which will cover up to half of tuition costs, so they shouldn’t be shy about applying,” Burns said. “One of the very first winners of this scholarship was from our area, and I’m hopeful that future winners will be, as well.”

Burns said 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. Other factors taken into consideration are a student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need.

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 for Enhancing Communities.

Details on how to apply and submit required documents are available online at www.tfec.org or by clicking here.