WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College has received a $700,000 grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg, Pa., to provide scholarship support for students with financial need. The grant will augment the college’s existing Stabler Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 2011 with a $1 million grant from the foundation.
“We are grateful to the Stabler Foundation for this generous gift and delighted to build upon our mutual commitment to providing college access to students who come from families with financial need,” said President Kent Trachte. “As a result of this gift, Lycoming College will have the ability to increase the scholarships that we award to academically promising students.”
In keeping with the vision of the Stablers, recipients of the Stabler Scholarship sign a letter of intent acknowledging a “debt of conscience” – a moral obligation to support the students who will follow them at Lycoming by making financial contributions to their alma mater in years to come.
The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation was established in 1966 exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.