Chancellor M. Scott McBride, Danyell Bundy and William Marsh
The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton has made a $30,000 contribution to Penn State DuBois in support of The Open Doors Scholarship Program. This endowment will provide financial assistance to students who are attending the DuBois campus and involved in Open Doors programs designed to keep them on track toward graduation.
"Not only do the scholarships and programs this gift supports help students financially to reach their goals, but it demonstrates to them that they are supported in these efforts,” said Chancellor M. Scott McBride. “It shows the students that we as a campus, as well as the donors who make these programs possible, believe that these students are worthy of our investment. We are incredibly grateful to Farmers National Bank, and to all the donors who invest in the education of our students."
Accepting the gift on behalf of Penn State DuBois was Chancellor M. Scott McBride. Representing The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton was Vice President and Director of Retail Banking Danyell Bundy, and President and CEO William C. Marsh.
“Farmers National Bank takes great pride in supporting the scholarship efforts that Penn State DuBois has created for its students. We believe that education is the foundation for success and having the opportunity to eliminate a piece of the financial burden provides students with more time to focus on their degree and future goals,” said Marsh. “The knowledge these students will acquire through their college education is vital towards building a better community, which is one of the missions of our organization.”
The Open Doors Scholarship Matching Program triples the impact of endowed scholarships benefitting students enrolled in one of the five programs designed to help students earn their degrees, reduce debt, and excel at Penn State by matching the donor’s gift with a 2:1 permanent match. Minimum gift: $30,000, which becomes an endowment of $90,000 with Penn State’s match.
Open Doors Scholarships can be established through June 30, 2018. For more information, contact Jean Wolf, Director of Development, at 814-372-3038 or [email protected].