Corvette club continues to benefit scholarship funds at Penn College
The club, formed in 2003, has established two funds at the college over the years: a Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club Scholarship begun in 2014 and the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club Foundation Endowed Scholarship initiated in 2018.
To continue its efforts in support of the scholarships at Penn College, the club is conducting a summerlong raffle to benefit those funds. Net proceeds from the raffle – for which the grand prize is the winner’s choice of a 2019 Chevy Silverado, a 2019 Corvette or $35,000 in cash – will go toward those scholarships.
“The Penn College Foundation is grateful for the support of Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club,” said Kyle A. Smith, the foundation's executive director. “Their generosity makes it possible for our students to pursue their degrees, while inspiring future generations of auto enthusiasts.”
The SVCC has contributed a total of $65,000 since the scholarships were created, and has awarded more than $30,000 to Penn College students since 2015.
Students enrolled full time in automotive technology, automotive service sales and marketing, collision repair technology or automotive restoration technology are eligible for financial assistance from the club.
“Our club was searching for a cause to support that would help perpetuate the love and interest of automobiles,” said Al Clapps, chairman of the SVCC Car Show Committee. “Seeing the automotive program at Penn College, in particular the automotive restoration program, the club embraced it completely. What better way to perpetuate the love of automobiles than by helping young adults interested in obtaining an education in the automotive restoration field?”
The raffle will culminate in a drawing on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the club’s marquee “Corvettes on Main Street” event in Muncy. Members will sell tickets at various car venues throughout the season.
More information on obtaining a raffle ticket, including official rules, is available at the club website or in its flyer: SVCC