Benninghoff Announces House Scholarship Applications Now Available
1/12/2015
BELLEFONTE – State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today announced applications for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Program are now available.

“This program could help local students achieve their dream of a higher education,” said Benninghoff.

The program provides four-year scholarships to two high school seniors each year.

The scholarships are equal to the cost of one semester of tuition at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) for each of the four years.  

The scholarships are only available to students who plan to attend a college, university or career school in Pennsylvania.

Applicants also must be legal residents of the Commonwealth and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.  The student’s commitment to the community, demonstrated leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need also will be considered as part of the eligibility criteria.

Interested applicants can obtain additional information and access the online application process by visiting Benninghoff’s website at www.KerryBenninghoff.com and clicking on the “PA House Scholarship” link on the left-hand side.

“I encourage all local interested and qualified students to apply for these scholarships,” Benninghoff said.

The House Scholarship Program was established in 2003 by the state House of Representatives and is independently administered by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. It is not affiliated with any political party.
 
The scholarships are funded by donations from organizations and individuals, including former and current House members, as well as proceeds from various special events.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 1.

Representative Kerry Benninghoff
171st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact:  Dan Massing
dmassing@pahousegop.com
KerryBenninghoff.com / Facebook.com/RepBenninghoff
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