College offering scholarships to Sunbury City employees |


The following is a press release from Lackawanna College:


Sunbury Pa. – Lackawanna College has entered into an agreement with the City of Sunbury to offer scholarships to all employees seeking a degree.

Lackawanna College is a nonprofit institution with several centers throughout Pennsylvania. The college aims to provide affordable, career-oriented education that will help develop the communities in which their colleges reside. This scholarship program is one of the many ways Lackawanna College has a positive impact on the communities they serve.

Current full-time and part-time Sunbury City employees are now offered the Lackawanna College Business Partners Scholarship. Lackawanna College is delighted to offer this opportunity to help members of the Sunbury community continue their education. Students taking advantage of this scholarship must maintain a GPA of 2.5 each semester and must be employed by the City of Sunbury at the end of the semester. Students must also be enrolled in an associates or bachelor’s degree program at Lackawanna College’s main Scranton campus, online, or at one of its five satellite centers, which includes the center located in Sunbury.

“We are invested in making a positive impact in our community,” said Philip Campbell, director of the center. “This is one of the many ways we can help grow our community and help its members continue their education. “

“Partnering with the City of Lackawanna College to provide scholarships to city employees is a fantastic opportunity for our employees to continue their education at a higher education institution located right here in Sunbury,” said Derrick Backer, administrator of the city. “Lackawanna College has been a partner of our community since arriving in Sunbury. I encourage our citizens to take advantage of the opportunities that Lackawanna offers in Sunbury, such as their partnership with Careerlink and dual enrollment through Shikellamy High School as well as other surrounding high schools.

“Lackawanna has been and continues to be a central part of Sunbury’s continued economic growth,” said Chris Reis, City Councilor. here to be not only a quality school for students to continue their education, but also a great partner in workforce preparation for us and the surrounding communities.

City Councilor Joshua Brosious said: “Lackawanna is showing its commitment in this area, especially Sunbury by offering scholarships to all city employees. It shows how much they care about Sunbury and how invested they are in the city. This is a great opportunity for city employees to start or continue their education. Your education is something that someone can never take away from you and it is the best investment you can make for yourself. Many thanks to Phil Campbell and the Lackawanna College community for this opportunity.

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