Lycoming College students with a demonstrated need for financial help will continue to benefit from the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship Fund. The Stabler Foundation has provided the college with $530,000 to augment their previous grants to their scholarship fund at the college.
“Grants like this one enable students to gain a first-rate education that would have otherwise been impossible for them to obtain,” said Jim Lakis, director of Financial Aid at Lycoming. “Financial issues are one of the primary reasons that prevent students from enrolling in college. They are also one of the main reasons students leave before finishing their degree.”
The Stabler Scholarship Fund makes college affordable for students with high-need and high promise each year. The grant is the fourth from the Foundation since the scholarship was established in 2011. Since then, eight students, like freshman Scarlet Ojeda, have benefitted from Stabler scholarships.
“This scholarship has made it possible for me to pursue a career I’ve wanted since I was four,” said Ojeda. “I am the first person in my family to attend college, and my family and I appreciate not having to struggle financially to accomplish my dream.”
In keeping with the philosophy of the foundation, the college encourages recipients of Stabler Scholarships to help future students by giving back to the scholarship fund as alumni.
The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation was established in 1966 exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes.