Students in the college's doctoral program in Adult Education who go beyond academic excellence to help fellow students are now being rewarded with a scholarship.
The Blue Sky Women's Learned Society Award for Female Graduate Students in Adult Education has been created by a group of the program's graduates who wish to remain anonymous. The honor is designed to award students who go above and beyond academic excellence and help others in their educational pursuits.
Dr. Madlyn L. Hanes, Penn State Harrisburg's Chancellor from 2000-2010, and her husband, Dr. Michael Hanes, have established a Trustee Matching Scholarship at the college, following other donors who have made financial commitments toward creating these unique scholarships which aid needy students.
A scholarship was organized in 2001 to honor Dr. Robert Lesniak for his 31 years of dedication to the students and educational programs. Currently, an additional $1,500 is needed to complete and award the scholarship.