Local Auto Dealership Establishes Scholarship at Penn College

Published 01.29.2016

Corporate Relations
School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies News

A scholarship fund has been established for automotive students at Pennsylvania College of Technology by the Murray Motor Group.

The idea for the scholarship fund was initiated by Brian Peace, managing partner of the Murray Motor Group and a 1984 graduate of Penn College’s predecessor, Williamsport Area Community College.

The fund will provide annual merit-based awards to full-time students who have successfully completed two semesters at the college. Preference will be given to graduates of high schools in Lycoming and Snyder counties who are enrolled in automotive technology management, automotive service sales and marketing, automotive technology, automotive technology: Ford ASSET, and collision repair technology.

From left, Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation, with Bill Brown and Brian Peace, scholarship benefactors from the Murray Motor Group.“The Murray Motor Group has long been supportive of the communities in which they do business,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “I’m grateful to the owners, Bill Brown and Brian Peace, for extending that support to Penn College students preparing for careers in the automotive industry.”

“Having our own children attending colleges, we realize how important it is as parents and business owners to support students who are trying to achieve their future goals,” Peace said. “With a great school like Pennsylvania College of Technology in our area, it was easy for us to establish a scholarship to be awarded to a student entering the automotive industry.”

Those interested in contributing to the Murray Motor Scholarship or establishing a scholarship fund may send a donation to the Penn College Foundation, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701; give online or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

Students interested in applying for any of the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation should complete the application.

For information about the college’s automotive majors – and other offerings in the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies – call 570-327-4516.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.