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State agency matches 85 scholarships awarded by Berks County Community Foundation

by Berks County Community Foundation

Aug 23, 2019

Many of the students who receive scholarships through Berks County Community Foundation have those awards matched by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Pictured here are students enjoying the Community Foundation’s 2019 Scholarship Luncheon.

READING, PA – The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) recently matched $127,354 in scholarships awarded to 85 students by Berks County Community Foundation for the 2018-2019 school year.

PHEAA made the match through its Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) program. Students are eligible for the match if they have a financial need, received a state grant, are enrolled at an approved institution in Pennsylvania and are nominated by a PATH partner, such as the Community Foundation.

“We are thrilled that our ongoing participation in this program since 2002 has provided more than $1.3 million in additional financial support for students to attend college,” said Leta Doganes, scholarship and grant administrator at the Community Foundation.

Since the Community Foundation was named a PATH partner in 2002, PHEAA has matched $1,325,100 in Community Foundation scholarships awarded to 1,073 students.

Applications for most scholarships offered by the Community Foundation will be accepted January 15 to March 15.

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