2010-01-07 / Local & State

Applications Now Being Accepted For House Scholarship Program

For the sixth year in a row, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is offering four-year scholarships to two Pennsylvania high school seniors planning to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school, says Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon).

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship Program provides an award that consists of the value of one semester of tuition at a state system of higher education school for each of four years. Students may also elect to accept the equivalent cash value of the scholarship to attend any postsecondary eligible educational institution, including nearly all colleges, universities and career schools in Pennsylvania. Half of each annual award will be paid in the fall semester, and half in the spring semester.

“The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is committed to ensuring that students have access to higher education,” Hess said. “A solid education is the foundation to achievement and lifelong learning that will benefit our younger generations well into the future.”

Hess noted that the deadline to apply for the program is March 1, 2010. Applicants are selected based on academic achievement, community service and financial need.

The House of Representatives’ Scholarship Program is administered by the Foundation for Enhancing Communities, which uses the nowU Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program at the State Treasury Department. It is funded entirely by private individual and corporate donors; no tax or other public funds are used.

“Encourage college-bound students to apply for this program,” Hess said.For more information or an application for the House of Representatives’ Scholarship Program, visit PaHouseScholarship. com.

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