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May 3, 2018 Central Penn announces new Regional Scholarship

A college education just became more affordable for high school seniors from six central Pennsylvania counties. Central Penn College announced a new $3,000 scholarship for seniors graduating from high schools located in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.

“This new regional scholarship gives local students a better opportunity to receive an affordable college education, either while living on campus or commuting from home,” says Stacey Obi, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing at the college.

In addition to this new scholarship, qualifying students are eligible to receive multiple, “stackable” scholarships from the college that can reduce the cost of tuition by up to $6,000. These scholarships also can be combined with any outside awards that qualifying students are eligible to receive as well.

“At Central Penn, we are keenly aware of the economic challenges faced by parents and students, and that’s why Central Penn College is committed to providing great educational value at an affordable price,” says Kelly Fox, Senior Financial Planning Coordinator.

Regional scholarship recipients will be awarded $3,000 to be divided over their first three terms of tuition. Requirements include completing a 500-word essay; being a full-time student starting in the summer or fall; and having a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher. To see the full list of requirements, go to: www.centralpenn.edu/scholarships

Information for Undecided Students        

“We recognize that senior year can be an extremely challenging time for high school students,” says Obi. “For those graduates who haven’t made a decision about college, I just want to emphasize there’s still time. Central Penn has rolling enrollment and a no-fee application.”

In addition, graduating seniors who apply in the late spring and summer are still eligible to receive scholarships offered by the college, if they qualify.

For example, if you are from Perry County and apply in August to enter Central Penn as a full-time student in the fall term, you would still be eligible to be considered for the new regional scholarship. “As long as you meet all the qualifications,” says Fox.

Central Penn College offers a wide variety of in-house scholarship opportunities for new students, including:

  • New Regional Scholarship – $3,000
  • Early Start Scholarship – $2,000
  • Residential Merit-Based Housing Scholarship – $4,356
  • Academic Scholarship – $1,000
  • Excellence Scholarship – $1,000

For the complete list of scholarships, go to: www.centralpenn.edu/scholarships.