Alberts Family Scholarship Established at Penn College

Published 06.13.2016

Corporate Relations
Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology
Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies News

A local couple has recognized the excellence of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s plastics program with a new scholarship.

Established by Ed and Linda Alberts, the Alberts Family Scholarship will benefit students enrolled in the plastics and polymer engineering technology bachelor-degree major and the plastics and polymer technology associate-degree program.

The Alberts own Montoursville-based Ralph S. Alberts Company Inc., known as one of the country’s most resourceful full-service, multifaceted, custom molder of plastics and foams.

“We have been challenged by the world’s continuing demands for creativity and technology,” according to Ed and Linda Alberts. “This has enabled our business to grow and provide jobs for the past 53 years. We thank Penn College for providing the education needed in our industry.”

Linda and Ed AlbertsLinda Alberts serves on the Penn College Foundation Board of Directors.

The building-to-endowed scholarship will be merit-based for plastics majors with preference given to full-time students who have successfully completed two semesters and have demonstrated an ability to creatively apply their knowledge of plastics and polymers. The scholarship will be renewable for a maximum of three years.

“Linda and Ed have been friends and supporters of Penn College for many years,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “We’re excited that there will now be a permanent scholarship in their name, and we thank them for their generosity.”

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

Students who wish to apply for any of the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation should complete the online application.

Penn College is one of just six schools in the nation offering plastics degree programs accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. For information on the plastics degrees and other majors offered by the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520.

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