Burns: Prestigious PA House scholarship now accepting applications

Urges local students to apply before April 1 deadline

EBENSBURG, Jan. 12 – High school seniors or their families looking for financial assistance with college can now apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship program, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, announced today.

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

“I want to make sure families in our community are aware that this scholarship exists and encourage them to apply,” said Burns. “One of the very first winners of this scholarship was from our region, and I’m hopeful that future winners will be as well. I know we have a lot of hardworking and deserving students, so if you know someone who is eligible, please share this with them.”

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.

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

The application deadline is April 1, 2023.