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Pennsylvania Considers New Scholarship Program Named after Female Journalist


February 20, 2020

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a new scholarship program designed to close the gap between a student’s Pell Grant and other state grants.

The program will assist students who enroll in a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) university.

The new program is called the Nellie Bly Scholarship Program. Gov. Wolf proposed funding it with $204 million. The scholarships will be need-based.

Nellie Bly was a pioneering female journalist who helped to force reforms to the mental health care system in the early 20th Century. She was a native of Armstrong County and attended...

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