Aviation Faculty Members Establish Penn College Scholarship

Published 11.15.2006


Aviation faculty members at Pennsylvania College of Technology have established a scholarship fund to assist students in the aviation maintenance technology bachelor-degree major.

Brett A. Reasner, associate professor of aviation, recently signed an agreement on behalf of the faculty to create the Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship. Reasner said the faculty members hope to receive at least $20,000 in donations to permanently endow the scholarship fund.

"Our aviation program exceeds the instructional requirements set by the Federal Aviation Administration, and this requires our students to take a high credit load per semester," Reasner said. "These additional scholarship dollars will help offset the financial need of our students."

"This will be another great asset to our aviation students," he added, noting that aviation maintenance technology students can also apply for awards from several annual (nonendowed) scholarship funds established by corporate sponsors.

The selection criteria for awards from the Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship will give preference to students who are enrolled full time in the second year of the aviation maintenance technology major with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. Applicants will be required to submit a two-page essay on career goals.

Reasner said the size of awards from the Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship will be determined after the fund becomes endowed.

Supporters can make gifts to the Aviation Maintenance Technology Scholarship by mail: Penn College Institutional Advancement Office, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701-5799; or online.

For information about establishing scholarships or other ways of supporting Penn College students, call the Institutional Advancement Office at (570) 320-8000, or toll free (866) GIVE-2-PC; send e-mail or visit online.