The Pennsylvania Society Monday announced a new scholarship program with the Maguire Foundation. The two organizations together are funding a new annual scholarship program to cultivate and retain Pennsylvania's best and brightest students.
The Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Fund with the Maguire Foundation is scheduled to distribute at least $800,000 in scholarships over the next 4 years to Pennsylvania students attending Pennsylvania colleges and universities.
"Attendees at this year's dinner won't just get to enjoy another uplifting celebration of Pennsylvania, and to hear the inspiring remarks of our Gold Medal recipient, former Gov. Ed Rendell," said PA Society President Nicholas DeBenedictis. "They also will know their tickets are helping to fund an important new scholarship program."
Funded jointly with the Maguire Foundation, the new program will award scholarships to Pennsylvania high school students attending a Pennsylvania college or university. The scholarships will go to residents with a GPA of 3.0 or better with demonstrated financial need and records of community service.
The Maguire Foundation – a Pennsylvania nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life through investment in education, arts and humanities and hunger and homelessness – has made a four-year commitment to match PA Society.
"We couldn't be more proud to partner with a philanthropic foundation like the Maguire Foundation, and we thank them for helping to advance The Pennsylvania Society's noble mission and their own by improving the lives of Pennsylvania students through scholarships," said DeBenedictis.
The December 12 black-tie dinner will be held at the Waldorf Astoria New York.For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Society website.