HAZLETON, Pa. — The Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association continued its support of students in the surrounding community with a $4,000 contribution toward scholarships at Penn State Hazleton during its annual business meeting dinner held recently at Sand Springs Country Club in Drums.
“This gift is yet another example of the Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association’s commitment to supporting students in their pursuit of a Penn State degree,” Chancellor Elizabeth J. Wright said. “We are grateful for the chapter’s generosity and its dedication to our campus and our communities.”
Desiree Voitek, director of campus development and alumni relations, added, “We thank the Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association for this gift, which will help ease the financial burden on students and allow them to focus on their education and experiences at Penn State Hazleton.”
The award will be split between two endowments established by the chapter — the Penn State Alumni Association Chapter of Greater Hazleton Academic Award and the Penn State Alumni Association Chapter of Greater Hazleton Scholarship.
Awarded to deserving students from the area who plan to attend Penn State Hazleton, the Penn State Alumni Association Chapter of Greater Hazleton Academic Award was established in 2011 and is one of more than 100 endowments benefiting local students.
The Penn State Alumni Association Chapter of Greater Hazleton Scholarship was established in 1998 to recognize Penn State Hazleton students for outstanding academic achievement.
Students are automatically considered for scholarships and awards when they apply for admission to the campus.
The gift advanced the recently completed fundraising campaign, “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” which sought to elevate Penn State’s position as a leading public university in a world defined by rapid change and global connections. The campaign, which began in 2016, raised more than $2.1 billion.