BCPAC scholarship established

BCPAC Scholarship Established

BRADFORD — A new scholarship has been established at the McKean County Community Foundation by the Bradford Creative Performing Arts Center (BCPAC). Beginning this year, BCPAC will award an annual scholarship to a talented individual who is planning to or has enrolled in an accredited college/university degree program.

Students applying for this scholarship should meet these criteria: a graduating Bradford High School Senior; planning to pursuing a degree in the performing arts (Theatre, Music, Dance) program; be active in school and community activities; demonstrate financial need; show academic merit; submit an essay about What is the purpose of the arts and what are her/his college and career goals; and provide two letters of recommendation to be completed by a faculty member or administrator who has taught the applicant or worked with her/him in an academic setting. The scholarship application will be available in mid-February at the Bradford Area High School Guidance office. For more information on this and other available scholarships in McKean County please visit our website at www.mckeancountyfoundation.org.

Additional funding may also be available to recipients of these scholarships. The Community Foundation is involved with the Partnership for Access to Higher Education (PATH) and will nominate all students who receive a scholarship from them to the PATH program. This essentially doubles the dollars a scholarship recipient can receive. This program is administered through PHEAA which provides matching dollars to qualified candidates.

For over 30 years, BCPAC has been has been the premier presenter of quality creative and performing arts in a six-county region of Northern Pennsylvania and Western New York. From headliners and tribute performances to major Broadway productions and summer youth programs, BCPAC brings world-class entertainment and performing arts to the Bradford community and surrounding areas.  The McKean County Community Foundation partners with local community-minded individuals, families, and organizations who want to provide a path to higher education for future generations.

The Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that strives to strengthen our region through development, stewardship and grant making as it works with donors to achieve their philanthropic goals. For more information, please call our office at 1-844-238-2289.

Pictured is some of the Education Committee of BCPAC and representatives from the Community Foundation left to right: Lauren Marshall, Connie Shanks, Erika Close and daughter, Lori Huber and Terri Leven all from BCPAC; Paula Fritz Eddy and Bob Esch from the Community Foundation.