Lycoming College has received a $520,000 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 be added to the college’s existing Stabler Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 2011.
“Lycoming College is grateful to the Stabler Foundation for awarding the College more than $2.25 million in endowed scholarships over the past several years,” said President Kent C. Trachte. “This gift and the preceding ones from the Foundation help the College fulfill its commitment to making a Lycoming education affordable for all students who earn admission.”
An important attribute of the Stabler Scholarship Fund is its capacity to significantly impact college affordability for a small number of especially high-need and highly promising students each year. The first of these students graduated magna cum laude in 2014. Current recipients are on track to graduate this year; one of them, senior Abigail Troshak, is a multi-year beneficiary of the scholarship.
“I am so grateful for the opportunities the Stabler Foundation has provided me,” Troshak said. “I am fortunate to have been a part of the Institute for Management Studies, president of the Accounting Society, an intern at the Williamsport Tax Office and a part-time employee at Moff & Associates. Without the Stabler Foundation and Lycoming College, none of these opportunities would have been possible.”
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.