New Scholarships

In 2016-17, 18 scholarships were established through Penn College and the Penn College Foundation.

William G. and Marie E. Knecht Scholarship was established by the couple to benefit full-time students from Lycoming County who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in nursing or associate degree nursing, RN preparation majors.

Diane L. Dorner Scholarship was established by Dorner, a Williamsport Area Community College alumna, to benefit full-time students enrolled in their first or second year at Penn College in culinary arts and systems, culinary arts technology, hospitality management, or business administration: sport and event management.

The Stockade Group Scholarship was established by the company to benefit first-year students in any major at Penn College.

John E. Morgan Scholarship was established by the John E. Morgan Foundation to benefit students who are graduates of Tamaqua Area High School, are enrolled full time and are seeking a bachelor’s degree that is not readily available from other institutions, at a comparable price, within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Wolstenholme Scholarship was established by Ralph E. Wolstenholme to benefit a full-time student in plastics and polymer engineering technology or plastics and polymer technology who is a graduate of Galeton High School, Williamson High School, Cowanesque Valley High School or Northern Potter High School.  

John C. Lundy Scholarship was established by Lundy to benefit students entering their junior or senior year in the building science and sustainable design major who reside in Lycoming County, and in the opinion of the dean of the School of Construction & Design Technologies, best exemplify the attributes needed for using technology for efficient, “smart” home construction.

South Jersey Region AACA Scholarship was established by the South Jersey Region Antique Automobile Club of America to benefit a full-time student in the automotive restoration technology major who is a resident of Salem, Cumberland or Gloucester counties in New Jersey. 

Marlin and Brenda Cromley Veteran Scholarship was established by the couple. Marlin is a WACC alumnus, an Air Force veteran and Penn College employee. The scholarship will benefit students who have completed at least one year in any major with a minimum 3.0 GPA and are honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. armed forces.

R. David and Joann Kay Veterans Scholarship was established by the couple, both retirees of the college, to benefit full-time students serving in the reserves of any branch of the armed forces who have completed at least two semesters at Penn College with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

SEKISUI SPI Workforce Development Scholarship was established by SEKISUI Polymer Innovations LLC to benefit first-year, full-time students in the plastics and polymer engineering technology major who rank in the top third of their graduating class and reside in Pennsylvania or Michigan.

451 scholarships awarded by the Penn College Foundation in 2016-17

Dream Machines Motor Club Scholarship was established by the club to benefit family members of the Dream Machines Motor Club who are enrolled in the automotive restoration technology major.

PCCA Scholarship was established by the Penn College Construction Association to benefit full-time students who are active National Association of Home Builders student chapter members of the Penn College Construction Association for a minimum of one year and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a 3.0 major GPA.

Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club Scholarship was established by the club to benefit a full-time student who has successfully completed two semesters of study in the automotive restoration technology major with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Start to Finish Minority Student Scholarship was established by the Penn College student organization Minorities Lending Knowledge and The Office for Diversity & Community Engagement to benefit full-time students who have completed at least 24 credits or one year at Penn College with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, have at least one semester remaining before graduation, are a racial or ethnic minority (as defined by the Equal Employment Office of the U.S. government), are permanent residents of the United States and have a clear judicial/conduct record.

Cummins Inc. Annual Scholarship was established by the company to benefit full-time students in the diesel technology or on-site power generation majors who have successfully completed two semesters of study with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have exhibited outstanding personal and educational performance and leadership.

Herman O. West Foundation Scholarship was established by the foundation’s Matching Gifts to Education Program to benefit full- or part-time students who are employees or interns of Herman O. West Foundation or family members of a West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. employee, have successfully completed two semesters of study with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and are enrolled in electronics and computer engineering technology: electronics and computer engineering or robotics and automation emphasis; electrical technology; electromechanical maintenance technology; manufacturing engineering technology; automated manufacturing technology; plastics and polymer technology; plastics and polymer engineering technology; building automation technology; or applied management. 

Studebaker Drivers Club Inc. Keystone Region Chapter Inc. Scholarship was established by the chapter to benefit full-time, second-semester students enrolled in the automotive restoration technology major with a demonstrated financial need as well as academic scholarship.

Coventry Foundation Scholarship was established by the foundation to benefit full-time students in the automotive restoration major who have completed two semesters of study with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and have expressed an interest in a career in automotive restoration with particular interest in British cars.