Faculty Couple Creates Scholarship at Penn College

Published 09.03.2013

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As part of the Penn College Scholarship Campaign, Kenneth C. Kuhns, assistant professor of electrical technologies/occupations, and Diana L. Kuhns, assistant professor of mathematics, have established a scholarship fund at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The Ken and Diana Kuhns Scholarship will make annual awards of $1,000 until it is fully endowed, at which time it will provide annual awards of $1,000 or more in perpetuity.

Diana L. and Kenneth C. KuhnsThe scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in any major as a full-time student, have graduated from Littlestown Area School District or Delone Catholic High School in Adams County, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have successfully completed two or more semesters of study. Secondary preference will be given to students who are graduates of Hughesville High School.

“Ken and Diana have positively impacted the lives of countless students during their distinguished careers at Penn College,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “This scholarship ensures that their legacy of assisting others pursuing an education will live on forever. We’re extremely grateful for their service and their generosity.”

"As a student at WACC in the late ’70s, thanks to the GI Bill and grants, I found an opportunity to better myself by earning a degree that opened many doors for me over the course of my career both here and elsewhere,” Ken Kuhns said. “It gives me great pleasure to set up a scholarship so that others may benefit from such an education.”

“Penn College has afforded us countless opportunities that promoted both our personal and professional development during our tenure here,” said Diana Kuhns. “Additionally, neither Ken nor I would have been able to attend college if it weren’t for grants and scholarships. By establishing this scholarship, we believe that we are ‘giving back,’ as well as providing students with an opportunity to experience the benefits of a Penn College education.”

The Penn College Scholarship Campaign is an initiative to raise at least $3.75 million for scholarships in conjunction with the college’s Centennial Celebration in 2014.

For more information about making a gift to the campaign or establishing a scholarship fund to support Penn College and its students, email or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

For more about Penn College, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.