READING, PA (August 16, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) recently matched $102,722 in scholarships awarded to 71 students by Berks County Community Foundation for the 2015-2016 school year.

PHEAA made the match through its Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) program. Students are eligible for the match if they have a financial need, received a state grant, are enrolled at an approved institution in Pennsylvania and are nominated by a PATH partner, such as the Community Foundation.

“We are thrilled that our ongoing participation in this program since 2002 has provided almost $1 million in additional financial support for students to attend college,” said Leta Doganes, scholarship and grant administrator at the Community Foundation.

Since the Community Foundation was named a PATH partner in 2002, PHEAA has matched $951,682 in Community Foundation scholarships awarded to 808 students.

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Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that serves as a civic leader for our region by developing, managing and distributing charitable funds aimed at improving the quality of life in Berks County. More information is available at www.bccf.org.