The Addison Gibson Foundation has granted $200,000 to Clarion University to distribute to qualifying students from western Pennsylvania this year.
This is the third year in a row that Addison Gibson has entrusted Clarion University with money to award. Over the three-year period, the foundation will have supported more than 200 students in their dream of continuing their education at Clarion.
Increased scholarship dollars means easier access to education for Clarion students, many of whom require some type of financial aid to make their education a reality.
“The support of the Addison Gibson Foundation has a tremendous impact on Clarion-bound students who earn the scholarship, which in turn has a multiplying effect on the region. Cost is a hurdle many students face in their quest of a college education and this support directly helps them reduce their reliance on loans,” said Jim Geiger, Clarion University’s vice president for university advancement. “Clarion University is grateful for the continued support of the Addison Gibson Foundation.”
“So many of our students come from western Pennsylvania, and I am so grateful for this support. The support directly helps those in our region who want to earn a college degree. These are excellent and highly capable students.” said Clarion University’s President Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson. “We are proud that Addison Gibson Foundation continues to recognize the work ethic of our students at Clarion University.”