For immediate release: Feb. 25, 2008
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students who have completed two years of study at Lehigh Carbon Community College or who are residents of Schuylkill County are invited to apply for scholarships available thanks to the John E. Morgan Charitable Trust.
Five years ago, the Morgan Trust established the community college’s Tamaqua campus and, each year, the fund provides scholarships for Tamaqua Area Senior High School graduates who attend the community college.
The scholarships for Bloomsburg University students with ties to Lehigh Carbon Community College and Schuylkill County are an extension of this support of education, said BU provost James Mackin.
The Morgan Trust donated $100,000 for Bloomsburg University to award as scholarships, based on financial need, said Jim Hollister, BU’s assistant vice president for university relations.
For fall 2008, first preference will be given to students who have completed two years of study at Lehigh Carbon and now are enrolled in BU’s elementary education completion program at the community college’s Tamaqua campus. The completion program allows students who receive an associate’s degree in education at the community college to complete requirements for a BU’s bachelor’s degree at the Morgan Center campus, where BU faculty teach all courses needed to complete the junior and senior years in elementary education, said Mackin.
If funds remain, scholarships will be available for students with any major who are transferring to Bloomsburg University after completing their first two years of study at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Third preference will be given to students who hail from Schuylkill County, Hollister said.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business,