The Dillsburg Area Foundation (DAF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), is pleased to announce the 2018 scholarship winner.

In the spring of 2018, Hannah Jackson was awarded the Melvin J. and Alice Gayle Reeder Scholarship for $1,000. The Melvin J. and Alice Gayle Reeder Scholarship provides a scholarship award to one graduating senior of Northern High School who demonstrates a strong work ethic, service to the community, and financial need. DAF scholarships can be established by individual donors or corporations, and are often in honor or memory of a loved one.

Hannah thanked her scholarship donor and selection committee saying, “I am so excited to start my college career at Millersville in just a few short weeks! I have my room assignment, roommate, dorm decorations, notebooks, and now my bill. Your $500 donation for each semester is a monumental help to me as I attempt to minimize my student loan debt.” Hannah is attending Millersville University to study English secondary education.

TFEC is a partner with American Education Services (AES)/PHEAA’s Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Program. Scholarship recipients are eligible to have their awards matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $2,500 by AES/PHEAA’s PATH Program. PHEAA may grant matching funds for TFEC scholarship recipients who are enrolled in an approved Pennsylvania college or career school, as an undergraduate student on at least a half-time basis, who are a state grant recipient and who demonstrate financial need. Students must also be a resident of Pennsylvania, not in default on any educational loans, maintain academic progress, and not be considered an incarcerated student. The match provides last dollar support for tuition and fees. Scholarship recipient information is submitted by TFEC staff; no additional paperwork is required by students in order to be eligible for a PATH Program match. For additional information on this program, please visit http://www.pheaa.org.