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York College to offer scholarship program for residential students from York County with interest in community-based learning

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April 24, 2019
York College is offering a new scholarship program to residential students from York County with an interest in community- and project-based learning.

"Employers tell us that they are looking for engaged, community-oriented individuals," said Dominic DelliCarpini, dean of the Center for Community Engagement. "This program will help students to build those experiences and understand their impact on any team."
Selected students will receive an award of $4,000 ($1,000 grant for each year of participation). Through the program, they will: 

·     work with peers and College faculty/administrators in planning and executing four large-scale projects (one per year) that impact the York community;

·      engage in educational opportunities to learn new skills of leadership and teamwork that will be valuable in any future profession;

·      experience unique hands-on learning opportunities, including local service projects, event planning, and collaborations with community leaders/employers;

·      work with campus and community leaders, expanding their network in ways that will enhance career prospects after graduation;

·      work closely with York alumni who have a vested interest in their success;

·      take full advantage of York College’s exceptional environment of small class sizes, close faculty/student interactions, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research and caring and knowledgeable mentors.

To qualify, students must graduate in Spring 2019 from a York County public or private high school, or be home-schooled with a resident York County address, and attend York College in Fall 2019 as a residential student on campus. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and participate actively in the program to receive the IMPACT York award all four years.
Those interested in participating must apply for admission to York College by May 1, 2019. Upon admittance to the College, they will receive information confirming their participation. Additional information is available at www.ycp.edu/scholarships.
"Impact York is about servant leadership -- students who participate will emerge with both a service mentality and leadership skills," DelliCarpini said. "Someday, they will be able to look back at the York campus and community and say, 'I built that, I had a real impact.'"
A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,400 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.

Mary Dolheimer
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA  17403
717-577-0810 (mobile)