THIEL COLLEGE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD
Aug. 26, 2009
GREENVILLE, Pa.— Thiel College and the Pennsylvania National Guard have partnered to offer educational benefits and support to the members of the Guard, including several scholarship opportunities.
Earlier this month at Fort Indiantown Gap, the Pennsylvania National Guard Training Site headquarters in Lebanon County, Dr. Troy VanAken, president of the college; members of the college’s administration, Major General Jessica Wright, adjutant general; and State Senator Bob Robbins met and discussed the ongoing partnership between the educational department of the Pennsylvania National Guard and Thiel College.
Beginning immediately, Thiel will offer one renewable full-tuition scholarship annually to a qualified member of the Pennsylvania Guard. Qualifications for the scholarship include community service, leadership potential and a short essay. Applications are available through the Pennsylvania National Guard Education Office (Lt. Israel Miller, Israel.firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Thiel Admissions Office (800-24-THIEL or email@example.com).
In addition, Thiel is offering every member of the Pennsylvania National Guard a $5,000 annual scholarship in recognition of their service to our country.
“Thiel College has a long history of educating men and women of the military and we are proud to serve the educational needs of those who have dedicated themselves to serving our country,” said VanAken. “At Thiel, we provide educational excellence, awareness of global issues, development of ethical and responsible leadership, and quality career preparation. We know that lives inspired by the truth and freedom found here at Thiel will continue to be committed to service in the world. We look forward to working with the men and women of the Pennsylvania National Guard.”
About Thiel College
Founded in 1866, Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, Pa., that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,100 students. For more information about Thiel College, which is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.