New Scholarships 2011-12
Penn College and the Penn College Foundation established 18 new scholarship funds in 2011-12.
Grainger Foundation Scholarship was established by the Grainger Foundation to benefit students in the manufacturing engineering technology; welding and fabrication engineering technology; heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology; construction management; and diesel technology majors.
HRI, Inc. Scholarship was established by HRI Inc. to benefit upperclass students enrolled full time in construction management, civil engineering technology, surveying technology, heavy construction equipment technology or diesel technology.
Luke James Haefner Memorial Scholarship was established by Patti Haefner, ’01, in memory of her son. The scholarship benefits full-time students from Lycoming County who are enrolled in the information technology sciences: gaming and simulation major.
Dr. Bill Feddersen Leadership Scholarship was established by William Feddersen, president of Williamsport Area Community College from 1974-1980. The scholarship benefits full-time students enrolled in any major who have demonstrated leadership within the community during high school and/or as a student at Penn College.
Republic Services Scholarship was established by Republic Services of Virginia, LLC, to benefit full-time students enrolled in the technology management bachelor-degree program after completing an associate degree in diesel technology, automotive technology or welding technology.
School of Hospitality Endowed Scholarship was established by an anonymous donor to benefit full-time students in the School of Hospitality.
Discovery Machine Scholarship was established by Penn College Foundation Director Anna Griffith and her husband, Todd, who are the founders and owners of Discovery Machine Inc. The scholarship benefits full-time students in the information technology sciences: gaming and simulation major.
Robert F. and Dorothy J. Dietrich Machining Scholarship was established by Robb and Emily Dietrich and extended family in memory of Bob Dietrich and in honor of Dorothy Dietrich. The scholarship will benefit full-time students from Somerset or Cambria counties who are enrolled in a major related to machining, welding or automotive restoration.
Henry and Donna Stutz Scholarship was established by the partners of the Hartman Group, of which Henry Stutz was president from 1986-2002. The scholarship benefits students from Lycoming or Centre counties enrolled in the business administration bachelor-degree major with a concentration in banking and finance, management, or marketing.
William E. Henry Memorial Scholarship was established by Bill Henry’s fiancée, Kelle Johnson, his son Matthew and his daughter Linda upon his passing in the fall of 2011. The scholarship will benefit students from northcentral Pennsylvania who are enrolled in the paramedic technician certificate program or the emergency medical services associate degree program.
Anita M. Gibbons Scholarship was established by Penn College Foundation Director Patrick Marty and his wife, Trisha, in honor of Trisha’s mother, Anita. Anita operated the Campus View Apartments from 1989-1997 before selling the complex to the college. The scholarship will benefit full-time upperclassmen who have served in the United States military or are the dependent of a veteran disabled or killed while on active duty.
John A. Farrell Memorial Scholarship was established by Marie Farrell in memory of her husband, who was a 1962 graduate of Williamsport Technical Institute. The scholarship benefits full-time students from Pennsylvania who are enrolled in diesel technology or heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis.
Ellis James Edwards/New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. Scholarship was established by the family of Ellis Edwards and his longtime employer, New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. The scholarship benefits full-time students from Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon or Somerset counties who are enrolled in civil engineering technology or surveying technology.
Jane E. Logue Choate Memorial Health Science Scholarship was established by Penn College Foundation Director George "Herman"Logue and his wife, Molly, in memory of Herman’s sister Jane. The scholarship benefits upperclassmen students from Lycoming County who are enrolled in the School of Health Sciences.
Savoy Health Sciences Scholarship was established by Carol Savoy, ’73, to benefit full-time, nontraditional female students enrolled in the School of Health Sciences.
Ralph E. "Sonny"Persun Memorial Scholarship was established by Karen Mensinger, ’93, and the family of Sonny Persun to benefit full-time upperclassmen enrolled in the collision repair or automotive restoration technology majors.
Rolls-Royce Foundation Scholarship was established by the Rolls-Royce Foundation to benefit full-time upperclassmen who are enrolled in the automotive restoration technology major.
Chester D. Schuman Scholarship was established in memory of Chet Schuman by his wife, Pam, and daughters, Lauren, ’05, and Sarah. Schuman served as director of admissions at Penn College from 1974 until his retirement in 2009. The scholarship benefits students from Warrior Run High School who are enrolled in the School of Hospitality, the landscape/horticulture technology major, the plastics and polymer engineering technology bachelor-degree major, or the plastics and polymer technology associate-degree major.