The Newtown Business Association (NBA) is pleased to announce the creation of an annual academic scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to be given to a business major attending Bucks County Community College.
The student awarded the scholarship will be selected by the Bucks County Community College Foundation.
“The college is incredibly grateful for this new scholarship to help students defray the climbing costs of tuition,” said Jenny Salisbury, the college’s director of Foundation and Alumni Relations. “Each year, we give out around $350,000 in scholarships, and last year, we received nearly 3,500 applications.”
At Bucks, the Business and Innovation academic department is one of the largest at the public, two-year college, offering 22 majors that lead to either a two-year associate degree or shorter-term certificate.
“The NBA is proud to create a scholarship to help someone launch their career in business,” said Bill Sheffer, NBA President and a Bucks alumnus. “Who knows? A recipient of the NBA scholarship might become an NBA member some day in the future.”
In fact, many local businesses have partnered with Bucks’ Business and Innovation Department to provide internships and apprenticeships, Salisbury noted.
The Newtown Business Association has more than 300 member businesses and non-profit organizations that serve the Newtown area. For more information, visit www.NewtownBA.org.
Bucks County Community College is a public, two-year college that offers more than 80 programs of study with campuses at Newtown, Bristol and Perkasie. To learn more, visit www.bucks.edu.