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...