There are currently 33 scholarship funds administered by the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT), and in 2019, more than $77,000 in scholarships was awarded to 38 students.
Scholarships are available to high school seniors with plans to continue their post-secondary education by attending a four-year college or university, community college, or two-year trade or technical school.
Applicants for all scholarships demonstrate individual excellence in areas such as community service, leadership, sports, music, academics and other unique characteristics.
Each year, educational scholarships impact the community by providing financial support to students to pursue careers.
“College tuition rates are on the rise and the cost to attend college is becoming increasingly difficult to meet; higher education isn’t just critical for our children, but it’s also the key to North Central Pennsylvania’s future,” said Michael Bridgham, whose Troy Lions Club is a scholarship donor.
He added, “This generation of students deserves the same opportunity so many of us have already had – the chance to learn, to explore, and understand what inspires and stimulates them. In the end, the passions and skills they develop through higher education will only serve all of us for years to come.”
For scholarship information and applications, visit www.twintierscf.org.
Founded in 2003, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves five counties – Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Pa., and Tioga County, N.Y.
For more information, call (570) 888-4759 or visit www.twintierscf.org.