The Dillsburg Area Foundation (DAF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), is pleased to announce the 2016 scholarship winners. The Dillsburg Area Foundation currently administers funds that specifically provide scholarships to students in the Dillsburg area. DAF scholarships can be established by individual donors, corporations, and are often in honor or memory of a loved one.
Spring of 2016, Emily Fanton was awarded the Melvin J. and Alice Gayle Reeder Scholarship for $1,000. More than $1.28 million was awarded in scholarship funds to 447 local students for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Over 800 students applied for scholarship assistance.
The Foundation 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 by AES/PHEAA’s PATH Program. PHEAA may match grant funds for TFEC scholarship recipients who are enrolled in an approved PA college or career school, who are state grant recipients, and who demonstrate financial need. The match provides last dollar support for tuition, books, 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.