The Pennsylvania Society is excited to launch The Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Program in partnership with the Maguire Foundation. In its first year, the scholarship program will offer $200,000 in scholarship awards to 25 Pennsylvania high school students to attend college in Pennsylvania.
Applications are due February 2.
"Education raises you up and makes you believe that you can be a leader," said James J. Maguire, President and Founder of the Maguire Foundation. "Providing this opportunity to students who are financially in need creates a great potential leader in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."
The program is now accepting applications for renewable college scholarships worth up to $8,000 a year. To apply, a student must:
-- Be a current high school senior at any Pennsylvania high school (including home schooled);
-- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent;
-- Be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited, nonproprietary, four-year college or university in Pennsylvania for the entire 2016-2017 academic year;
-- Demonstrate financial need; and
-- Have been and continue to be an active participant in community service.
Once earned, awards are renewable for up to three additional years or until completion of a Bachelor's degree (whichever occurs first), provided students continue to meet eligibility criteria. Scholarship recipients must take a minimum of nine credits in government/politics, civics, and/or U.S. history.
"Our goal is to make Pennsylvania stronger," said Nicholas DeBenedictis, President of The Pennsylvania Society.Those who intend to stay in Pennsylvania, take pride in its history, and make an impact, can learn more and apply by visiting the The Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Program website.