Penn College Offers $2,500 to PTK Members

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently revived its transfer scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members, offering an annual award of $2,500 and joining more than 800 senior institutions that have scholarships exclusively for PTK members.

Located in Williamsport, Penn College was founded to help fight joblessness during the Great Depression; today, it’s a national leader in applied technology education. It is ranked eighth in the Top Public Schools in the United States and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as associate and certificate programs. The average class size is 17 students.

Learn more about Penn College and its transfer scholarship in this brief Q&A.

Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members:

We’re excited to announce the revival of the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Student Scholarship at Penn College. To be considered, applicants must:
– Be a member of Phi Theta Kappa and submit proof of membership;
– Have completed an associate degree with a minimum 3.5 graduation GPA prior to enrollment at Penn College;
– Be a Pennsylvania resident;
– Be enrolled full time;
– Be a first-time bachelor’s degree-seeking student;
– Submit the Penn College Scholarship Application — responses and an essay will be used for the selection process.

Why does your college feel it is important to offer a scholarship opportunity for PTK members?

At Penn College, we value diversity, embrace innovation, and welcome new ways of thinking. Here, you’ll find a community of tomorrow-makers, problem-solvers, and go-getters, honing the hands-on skills not just to thrive in their fields, but to lead them. This scholarship is a natural fit and taps into the qualities that define our future-minded community.

Transfer students bring unique backgrounds with diverse life experiences and fresh insight, empowering a richer college experience for all. Likewise, Phi Theta Kappa students are born leaders. Motivated and driven to reach their goals, they harness the tomorrow-maker mindset. Extending this scholarship and welcoming these students to a campus where they can realize their potential is a win-win.

In your opinion, what is one of the most impressive things about your colleges?

Across 100+ diverse majors from nursing to welding, Penn College students are mastering the skills that industry needs most. In hands-on labs, alongside faculty with real-world experience, and in small class sizes, they’re building the experience that will put them first in line for essential careers. Our 97.3 percent 2017-2018 graduate placement rate says it all. Penn College graduates are in demand.

Are there any special events or deadlines on your recruitment calendar that you would like to share?

In an effort to provide as much flexibility as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended our application deadline for the fall 2020 semester to August 14. In addition, accepted students are not required to pay a tuition deposit. More information about changes to enrollment processes and ways to contact our Admissions staff can be found here.

There are also plenty of virtual ways to connect with us during this time. Check out these opportunities here.

Find more transfer schools and scholarships like this one at PTK Connect.

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