Bridge Educational Foundation has awarded $108,500 in tuition scholarships to local families through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
Waste Management donated the scholarships through a public-private partnership the EITC creates for Pennsylvania businesses. State Sen. Tommy Tomlinson attended the event along with state Reps. Wendi Thomas, Todd Polinchock, John Galloway, Frank Farry, Gene DiGirolamo and Tina Davis to show their support for Pennsylvania’s educational scholarship programs and the local schools. Rose Wuenchel from state Senator Santarsiero attended the event on his behalf.
Scholarships will benefit children attending the host school, Holy Family Regional Catholic School, as well as Abington Friends School, Archbishop Wood School, Bryn Athyn Church School, Buckingham Friends School, Conwell-Eagan Catholic High School, Newtown Friends School, Our Lady of Grace School, Our Lady of Mercy Regional School, The Pen Ryn School, Quaker School at Horsham, Queen of Angels Regional Academy, St. Basil Academy, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Ephrem School, St. Joseph/ St. Robert School, St. Katherine Drexel Regional Catholic School, St. Mark School, St. Michael the Archangel School and Waldron Mercy.
Students, families, and school officials attended the event to thank Waste Management for the scholarships. During the scholarship presentation Holy Family students used the opportunity to ask the visiting business executive and lawmakers questions about their careers and education.
During brief remarks and the student lead question-and-answer session the business executive from Waste Management and state officials offered their applause for the local schools, students and the educational tax credit programs.
For information on the EITC Program and Bridge Educational Foundation, visitbridgeedu.org and newpa.com.