Provost establishes ‘Unlock Tomorrow Scholarship’

Published 04.17.2020

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Michael J. Reed, vice president for academic affairs/provost at Pennsylvania College of Technology, is sponsoring an annual scholarship to empower students who are passionate about hands-on, applied technology education.

Through the Unlock Tomorrow Scholarship, Reed’s professional passions and personal philanthropy are helping to break down financial barriers and create access to the unique and innovative educational model that has become a Penn College hallmark.

Michael J. ReedAfter being nominated by an administrator or teacher at their secondary school, or a dean or faculty member from our campus, students are eligible to receive the Unlock Tomorrow Scholarship upon full-time enrollment at Penn College. Reed is specifically interested in empowering career and technology education advocates and students, as they witness firsthand the advantages of an applied technology education.

“I am inspired by educators who go above and beyond, striving to help students achieve their dreams,” he said. “Those who are passionate about applied technology education are changing lives and communities for the better. Scholarship funding is a sustainable investment in the workforce of tomorrow.”

Automotive technology ...... and building construction technology are among the hands-on careers addressed in the new scholarship fund.Reed has a proactive history of investing in tomorrow’s workforce. Previously, he and Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour established the Tomorrow Makers Fund, a scholarship program that enlists select alumni to aid in the college’s recruitment activities.

Reed is hopeful that others will have interest in supporting this fund. As revenue increases within the scholarship, so, too, will the financial support to Penn College students.

Preference for the new Unlock Tomorrow Scholarship will be given to students who are enrolled full time in any program at Penn College and are nominated by an administrator or teacher at their secondary school, or a Penn College dean or faculty member, as someone who is passionate about pursuing a hands-on, applied technology education.

More information about all of the scholarships offered at Penn College may be found at the Scholarships webpage.