By Rep. Steve Mentzer (R-Lititz)
High school seniors interested in receiving financial assistance to help pay for college can now apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship.
Each year the program awards a four-year scholarship to two students preparing for post-secondary education. It 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.
The award is to be used towards the cost of tuition and fees for a four-year program at a college, university, or career school in Pennsylvania. Half of each annual award will be paid in the fall semester, and half in the spring semester.
Scholarship awards must be used for tuition & fees and books only. Each award disbursement will be paid jointly to the student and to the educational institution in order to ensure proper use of funds.
To qualify, students must have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in high school. Other factors taken into consideration for the awards are a student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need. Students must maintain eligibility criteria in all four years in order to receive ongoing awards.
The scholarship program is administered through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.
The application is available through the foundation’s web site, tfec.org
. The application deadline is March 1.