Hess Says Nearly $1.9 Million in State Grants Awarded to Local Students
3/6/2009
Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon) announced that 736 residents of the 78th Legislative District who are pursuing higher education are receiving a total of nearly $1.9 million in state grants from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) during the current academic year.
 
“I wish the best to these individuals who have decided to pursue or continue their college education,” Hess said. “I am sure that each one of them appreciates the financial assistance PHEAA has provided to help pay for education expenses.”
 
The $1,894,715 in PHEAA grants averages to about $2,574 per student in the 78th District. The grants are based on financial need and do not have to be repaid.
 
To be eligible for a state grant, a student must be a Pennsylvania resident who demonstrates financial need and is enrolled in an approved undergraduate program of study on at least a half-time basis.
 
“PHEAA continues to open doors for deserving students, and that reflects the Commonwealth’s longstanding philosophy: Investment in education is investment in Pennsylvania’s future,” Hess said.
 
Rep. Dick Hess
78th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(814) 623-9097
(717) 787-7076
Contact:  Tim Eller
House Republican Public Relations
teller@pahousegop.com
(717) 260-6242
Member site: DickHess.com
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