Jersey Shore State Bank supports Penn College Dual Enrollment
A generous gift from Jersey Shore State Bank will benefit a program that enables high school students to take courses for college credit through Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The bank made a $5,000 gift through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to Penn College Dual Enrollment, which enables academically qualified high school and career technology center students to take Penn College courses tuition-free during their regular school day.
In 2021-22, Penn College Dual Enrollment worked with nearly 50 high schools and career and technology centers across Pennsylvania, with EITC funds allowing for more than 1,500 students to earn over 5,800 Penn College credits.
“Jersey Shore State Bank continues to be generous to Penn College students,” said Elizabeth A. Biddle, Penn College’s senior corporate relations director. “This EITC gift will help high school students explore opportunities in hands-on technology education, while earning credits toward a Penn College degree – saving time and money for them. We thank Jersey Shore State Bank for the commitment to Penn College and our students.”
“We are happy to provide EITC funds to support a top program, Penn College Dual Enrollment,” said Garrett Sanner, regional president of Jersey Shore State Bank. “Few dual enrollment programs offer technical courses that engage students in education and skills so widely needed in industry today.”
The Penn College Foundation is approved as an Educational Improvement Organization under the EITC program administered by the state Department of Community & Economic Development.
Those wishing to explore giving opportunities at Penn College may call 570-320-8020.