Scholarship funding made possible through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program

Scholarship funding made possible through Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program

What: Representatives from Bridge Educational Foundation and its donor, AWI, will announce $12,375 in scholarships to families of Pike and Wayne County. State lawmakers will also be available to speak to media.

Who: Duane Nizinski, AWI

Senator Lisa Baker

Representative Frank Farina

Joseph Gerdes, Bridge Educational Foundation

Representatives from: Canaan Christian, Damascas Christian and New Life Christian

When: May 10 at 1 p.m.

Where: Canaan Christian Academy

30 Hemlock Road

Lake Ariel, PA

570-937-4848

Background: Bridge Educational Foundation is a scholarship organization recognized as an approved 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and was established under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Foundation's core mission is to partner families and schools with Pennsylvania businesses to provide scholarship opportunities throughout Pennsylvania.

Based in Harrisburg, Bridge Educational Foundation is currently one of the largest and most innovative scholarship organizations of its kind, raising more than $17 million to provide educational opportunities for more than 10,000 low income families statewide. www.bridgeedu.org