WILLIAMSPORT– Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) was on-hand yesterday to present $32,500 in scholarships to students attending St. John Neumann Regional, Epiphany Elementary School, Grace Christian Academy, Trinity Lutheran School, and New Covenant Academy through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Senator Yaw and local state lawmakers, 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 at St. John Neumann Regional Academy to celebrate the scholarship announcement.
“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.”
“Pennsylvania’s EITC Program is helping to connect businesses, like M&T Bank and Waste Management, with their future workforces,” said Natalie Nutt, Executive Director of the Bridge Educational Foundation. “Bridge Educational Foundation is proud to be an ambassador for the EITC Program and to ensure its continued success it is important to bring together the stakeholders and celebrate the public-private partnership the EITC creates.”
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 Sen. Yaw.
For more information on the Bridge Educational Foundation, visit their website at www.bridgeedu.org.
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