Welding Faculty Scholarship Established at Penn College

Published 09.07.2007

Welding & Metal Fabrication

Faculty members in the welding technology department at Pennsylvania College of Technology have established a scholarship fund to support their students.

Donald O. Praster, interim dean of industrial and engineering technologies, said the Penn College Welding Faculty Scholarship will generate an annual award of $500.

"Our welding faculty members are very committed to seeing our students succeed, and this scholarship is just one of the many examples of their commitment to their students and the welding program," Praster said. "This is a great opportunity for our welding students − to assist them in succeeding in a career field that is in very much demand."

The recipient of the annual Penn College Welding Faculty Scholarship award will be chosen from applicants who are enrolled full time in the college's welding certificate, welding technology associate-degree, or welding and fabrication engineering technology bachelor-degree majors. Applicants must have completed at least one year of their welding major and must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0.

Eligible students may file applications for the Penn College Welding Faculty Scholarship between Dec. 1 and Feb. 1. Applications may be filed online .

A printable application is also available at the Web site.

Anyone interested in making a gift to the Penn College Welding Faculty Scholarship fund may do so by mail to the Penn College Institutional Advancement Office, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701-5799; or online .

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University, committed to applied technology education. With more than 6,500 students enrolled in bachelor-degree, associate-degree and certificate majors, Penn College has the second-highest enrollment in the Penn State system.

For general information about Penn College, visit on the Web, call toll-free (800) 367-9222 or e-mail .