HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) was on-hand today to announce $21,000 in scholarships for families in Bradford and Lycoming counties through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Senator Yaw, along with representatives from the Bridge Educational Foundation, a scholarship organization recognized as an approved 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, joined officials from M&T Bank and Waste Management to announce $7,500 in scholarship assistance at St. John Neumann Regional Academy, Williamsport. Later in the day, Senator Yaw joined Foundation representatives and officials from Waste Management and UnitedHealthcare to announce $13,500 in scholarship money at St. Agnes Elementary School, Towanda.
“Year after year, it is extremely rewarding to see how generous Pennsylvania businesses contribute to the Bridge Foundation through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program,” Sen. Yaw said. “These public-private partnerships strengthen our educational programs, while expanding academic opportunities for our children throughout our state.”
The EITC program provides companies with a 75 percent tax credit, 90 percent for a two-year commitment, for funds donated to approved, non-profit scholarship or educational improvement organizations.
“Each of these companies are to be commended for the contributions they are making toward educational opportunities and improvement in our region,” added Senator Yaw.
For more information on the Bridge Educational Foundation, visit their website at www.bridgeedu.org.
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Senator Gene Yaw and Rep. Jeff Wheeland join officials from the Bridge Educational Foundation, M&T Bank and Waste Management for a scholarship presentation with faculty and students at St. John Neumann Regional Academy, Williamsport, on Tuesday.
Senator Gene Yaw and Rep. Tina Pickett join officials from the Bridge Educational Foundation, UnitedHealthcare and Waste Management for a scholarship presentation with faculty and students at St. Agnes Elementary School, Towanda, on Tuesday.
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff