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Commonwealth University of PA Admission Signing

Commonwealth University of PA Admission SigningThe Berwick Area School District is proud to partner with Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania to offer Berwick Area graduates guaranteed admission, eligibility for merit-based scholarships, and on-campus housing at the Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, or Mansfield campuses.

For top performing students who graduated with a GPA of 95 or above, the scholarship totals $28,000 or $7,000 annually. The tiered program also offers $24,000 to students with a GPA of 90-94, $16,000 to those with a GPA of 85-89, and $12,000 to students with a GPA of 80-84.

"I appreciate Commonwealth University for providing this reward to help our students pursue a post- secondary education," said Robert Croop, high school principal.

Berwick Area students must apply no later than December 15 of their senior year to be eligible. Students also must remain enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credits per semester and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to continue earning the scholarship each of the four years of their undergraduate career. Additionally, Commonwealth University will guarantee on-campus housing at any of its three campuses for up to four years of full-time enrollment.

"This scholarship will assist students who may not have the financial means to attend college," said Wendy Kupsky, Berwick Area Superintendent. "It is our hope that our students take this opportunity and, as a result, remain in our community and help it grow."

Berwick Area administrators signed the agreement in October.