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Time to apply for Pre-K scholarships from Greater Pike

MILFORD – Greater Pike Community Foundation is pleased to offer Pre-K scholarships again this year, thanks to a $10,000 donation from Highmark Life Insurance Company, made possible through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

The 2021 Pre-K scholarships will provide full or partial tuition for local children attending summer or school-year programs at the Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD), or Green Trees Early Learning Center in Pike County.

Jenni Hamill, Greater Pike executive director, said the added impact of the scholarships since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a “needed relief” for the families financially affected by the pandemic.

Kathleen McKenzie, vice president of community affairs for Highmark said, because of the times its necessary to use available resources so that the children and their families will have access to “quality education and specialized resources that their unique circumstances require.”

Applicants must reside in Pennsylvania and have children between the ages of 3 and 6 attending an approved Pre-K program. Household income must be less than $92,160 annually, plus $16,222 for each dependent child in the same household.

Applications are available at participating schools, on Greater Pike Community Foundation’s website at www.greaterpike.org; (click on “Grants” and drop down to “Pre-K”) or by emailing Gail Shuttleworth, scholarship chair at scholarships@greaterpike.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Greater Pike Community Foundation enables generous individuals, families, and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted, long-term community philanthropy. For more information, contact Jenni Hamill, executive director, at jennihamill@greaterpike.org or 570-832-4686.

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