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February 13, 2023

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) recently joined a new collaboration with Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Partnership for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Program.  “We are excited to provide our Pennsylvania scholarship recipients the opportunity to grow their total financial package making college more affordable, reducing financial burdens after graduation,” states Tom Shoemaker, CFTT Board Chair.

PHEAA conducts the matching funds program for the purpose of assisting Pennsylvania students attending an approved Pennsylvania institution of higher learning and distributing federal or other funds to be used as aid to students in meeting their cost of attendance. The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves as the PATH partner for students from Bradford, Sullivan, Potter, and Tioga County PA. Qualifying Students who are recipients of one of CFTT’s scholarships may be eligible to receive additional grant money. Pennsylvania scholarship recipients will automatically be submitted for PATH consideration by CFTT.

In order for the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers to submit an applicant for a PATH grant, the applicant must:
-be a recipient of a CFTT Scholarship;
-have received a Pennsylvania State Grant;
-be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania;
-be attending a college/university in the state of Pennsylvania;
-demonstrate financial need for a PATH grant.

For more information about the scholarship program contact Charity Field at 570.888.4759. To view scholarships offered by CFFT, visit the website at 

Founded in 2003, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves 5 counties, Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga counties, PA and Tioga County, New York. The Foundation is committed to building philanthropic resources that will sustain healthy and vital communities now and into the future. The Foundation currently manages over 179 funds valued at over $10.2 million dollars and has awarded over $1.2 million in grants and scholarships since inception, positively impacting hundreds of lives in the region.