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LEWISBURG, Pa. - The new Bucknell Community College Scholars Program is officially under way, thanks to a grant of nearly $1 million.

This fall, 16 outstanding community-college students will transfer into Bucknell through this rigorous academic program, which was funded by a grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Recent recipients of associates degrees, they are among the top graduates of Bucknell’s partner schools in the program: Community College of Philadelphia, Garrett College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, and Montgomery County Community College.

Posse Scholars
In addition, Bucknell's successful participation in the renowned Posse Scholars Program has expanded to include students from the Boston area as well as Washington, D.C.

Twenty-one new Bucknell Posse Scholars will arrive this fall as part of the Class of 2011, bringing the University’s total Posse enrollment to 42.

The Posse Foundation is a national college access and leadership program that identifies, recruits, and trains groups of outstanding young leaders from public schools in urban areas.

Merit leadership scholarships
After an intense interview and assessment program, the selected students receive merit leadership scholarships from highly selective partner colleges across the country.

Posted June 13, 2007


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