Cox Announces House of Representatives' Scholarship Program Applications Now Available
Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks) announced today that applications are now available for the 2007 Pennsylvania House of Representatives' Scholarship Program and encouraged all eligible Pennsylvania high school seniors to apply.
The deadline to apply for the House scholarship is Friday, April 13. Awards will be announced in June.
Four scholarships will be awarded to eligible college-bound Pennsylvania high school seniors planning to attend a Pennsylvania college, university, or career school full time.
Applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to apply and will be evaluated on leadership qualities, commitment to their community, extracurricular activities, financial need and a personal essay based on the following statement: "Pennsylvania's Capitol celebrated its 100th anniversary in October of 2006. Discuss a remarkable event that occurred in the House of Representatives in that building between 1906 and 2006."
The scholarship can be renewed for each of four years of college provided that the student maintains at least a 2.5 grade point average in the first year of school and at least a 3.0 grade point average in each subsequent year. It is the value of one semester of tuition at a State System of Higher Education school (approximately $2,500 for the 2007-08 academic year). However, recipients may attend any eligible Pennsylvania public or private post-secondary institution. 
Students may also be eligible to receive matching funds from SAGE Scholars, Inc. (Savings and Growth for Education) and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency's (PHEAA) PATH Program. Recipients' names are automatically submitted to PHEAA, and a matching award may be granted based upon financial need.
The House Scholarship Program was established in 2003 by the state House of Representatives and is independently administered by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. It is not affiliated with any political party. There are currently 14 students enrolled in the scholarship program in colleges and universities across the Commonwealth.
The House program is funded by donations from organizations and individuals, including former and current House members, as well as proceeds from various special events.
For information about the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' Scholarship Program, including complete eligibility requirements and application information, visit Cox's Web site at or contact his district office at 610-670-0139 . 

Rep. Jim Cox
129th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(610) 670-0139
(717) 772-2435
Contact: Joe Pistorio
(717) 787-2932
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March 2, 2007