Welcome to the CPC Education Foundation’s Blog


Greetings Friends!

The Central Penn College Education Foundation is always looking for new ways to share updates about the positive impact the organization is making every day on Central Penn College’s campus.  This new blog – to be published regularly through the Education Foundation office – will help expose you to the many ways our students are being assisted through scholarships. In addition, you’ll learn about how Central Penn alumni, community partners and local organizations are making a lasting difference in the lives of Central Penn students.  We are excited to share news with you in this fresh format and we look forward to your feedback! 

As Executive Director of the Education Foundation since 2007, I have seen first-hand how transformational a scholarship can be for a student who needs it.  At the heart of the Education Foundation’s mission is a desire and drive to help students overcome financial barriers to complete their studies and earn a degree.  Did you know that nearly 85% of our approximately 1400 scholarship recipients have successfully graduated, are still enrolled, or are continuing their education beyond Central Penn College?  This is a statistic we are especially proud of.

While tuition-based scholarships make up the majority of the assistance the Education Foundation provides to Central Penn students, there are several other innovative funds that have been established to benefit those enrolled at the college.  From financially helping students to study abroad through the college’s International Immersion program to providing them with the latest technological resources to complement their studies, the Education Foundation continually looks for ways to impact the success of Central Penn students.  In fact, there are 71 separate and unique donor funds within the Education Foundation’s endowment that have been designed to help students in a variety of ways.  

As you learn more about the Education Foundation through our periodic blog posts, you may want to get more involved as a volunteer or a financial contributor.    Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mattlane@centralpenn.edu or 717-728-2263. 

Thank you for your interest in the Central Penn College Education Foundation!

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