PA College teams up with Fulton Bank
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is pleased to announce a new scholarship fund established by Fulton Bank with a $25,000 pledge to our recently concluded Building Futures Campaign (2015-2017). This successful campaign raised more than $8.1 million in support of access, innovation, excellence and sustainability at PA College.
The Fulton Bank Scholarship will provide a $5,000 annual award to a PA College student enrolled in any academic program with demonstrated financial need. The current-use scholarship award was initiated with the 2017-18 Academic Year and will continue through 2021-2022. This generous contribution is part of Fulton Bank’s Fulton Forward initiative, which seeks community partnerships that align with Fulton Bank’s company values and expertise, and help build vibrant communities.
“Fulton Bank is proud to sponsor the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences’ need-based scholarship program,” said Craig Roda, chairman and CEO of Fulton Bank. “We share the same goal of helping today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders. Fulton Bank wishes the best to all the students who will have a brighter future thanks to this opportunity.”
This year’s recipient of the Fulton Bank Scholarship, Autumn Bradley, is from Millersville and is currently enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program with an anticipated graduation date of May 2019. After working as a registered nurse to gain experience in the field, she hopes to continue her education to ultimately become a nurse practitioner. Autumn is deeply grateful for the support of the Fulton Bank Scholarship and shares: “I am the first person in my family to go to college, so the extra financial support is incredible.”
In fiscal year 2016-17, 84% of PA College students received financial aid from 34 donor-endowed scholarship funds, five current-use scholarship funds and other institutional awards. The Fulton Bank Scholarship is one of three new current-use scholarship funds and 24 new endowed funds resulting from the Building Futures campaign that will increase the level of financial aid available to students in need in the coming years.