Monday, July 14, 2014

Peirce student receives Digges Scholarship for Comebackers

The College would like to extend our congratulations to Tracie Thompson, a student in the Human Resources Program Management program and an Administrative Technician at the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and disAbility Services, for being one of the recipients of the Digges Scholarship for Comebackers, presented by Graduate! Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Foundation. Tracie, along with 11 fellow adult learners in the Philadelphia area, was granted $2,000 towards her education to recognize her efforts in maintaining a high GPA while balancing school and work.

The scholarship is named for the late Robert C. Digges, a commercial artist and World War II veteran. A Philadelphia native, Robert asked in his will that The Philadelphia Foundation award scholarships to help deserving undergraduate students finish college. The Philadelphia Foundation has worked with Graduate! Philadelphia ever since to honor his wish.

The Philadelphia Foundation is a public charity community foundation committed to improving the quality of life in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties for over 90 years. Graduate! Philadelphia has helped over 2,000 working adults return to college since 2008, and strives to ensure that every adult who aspires to earn a college degree has access to the resources and support they need to achieve it.

Together, the two organizations have worked to award 13 scholarships to Philadelphia residents who have overcome major challenges to return and complete their college degrees. Peirce College is proud to be supporting one of these hard-working students! Congratulations again, Tracie!