Our Fundraising Priorities
We are committed to increasing scholarship resources for our students, more than half of whom are the first in their families to attend college.
Increasing Scholarship Resources for Students
We are committed to providing generous financial aid to our students, more than half of whom are the first in their families to attend college. More than 80 percent of PA College students rely on some sort of assistance to pay for their education, with large numbers taking on federal or private loans. Two-thirds of our students attend college part-time, working full-time to support themselves and their families while paying their way through school.
Historically we have had very limited resources with which to provide scholarships. In order to ensure that a professional career in health care remains accessible and affordable to students from all backgrounds, we must dramatically increase the amount of need-based scholarship aid we can commit to our incoming students.
- The Alumni Association Scholarship fund
- An existing endowed scholarship fund
- Choose “Other Purpose” among the allocation options and specify the name of the existing endowed scholarship fund you’d like to support in the “Your Notes” section.
You can also create a new scholarship fund.
- Endowed scholarships: The fund principal of an endowed scholarship is invested and earnings provide support for students in perpetuity. Criteria: Gifts of $25,000 or more (payable over up to five years), with an option for early activation. Browse our Scholarship Endowment Giving FAQ.
- Current use scholarships: Gifts designated for a current use fund will provide scholarship awards until the fund balance is exhausted.
Sustaining Supporters are ongoing, monthly contributors to Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. Your gift can make it possible for PA College to commit the generous annual financial aid support so many of our students need to pursue their dream of a career in health care.
Abrielle Minnich, from Lititz, PA, is enrolled in our 3-year BSN program. Her father’s life-changing medical experiences motivated her to choose a career in healthcare. As he received a pancreas transplant, and struggled with respiratory issues and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, Abrielle was inspired by the nurses who cared for her father to devote herself to becoming a nurse.
She aspires to use what she’s learned at PA College to make a positive emotional, physical and spiritual impact on the patients in her care and to use her degree in a volunteer setting after gaining work experience in the healthcare field. Abrielle is deeply grateful for the financial aid she has received: “Receiving scholarship support has allowed me to truly focus more on what I am being taught rather than a daunting amount of student debt. I feel extremely thankful for this extraordinary blessing.”