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Stabler Foundation supports financial need of rising Albright College students

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation has added $200,000 to augment its existing endowed scholarship funds at Albright College, in support of sophomore, junior and senior students with financial need, who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership and service.

As the oldest institution of higher learning in Reading, Pa., Albright College is invested in creating a continuum of supports that address potential obstacles to degree-completion success across all student demographics – and to prepare generations of students for future success in lives and careers.

Newly increased services and supports for first-year students, made possible through Title III funding, include improved onboarding, tailored academic and community-building experiences, and expanded career exploration.

While these initiatives create a foundation for student success, financial barriers remain an obstacle for many students. As tuition rises, need-based federal grant aid usually does not change for sophomore, junior and senior students, often creating unanticipated bills that make it difficult for these students to complete their college education. Therefore, Albright is expanding its efforts to garner philanthropic support and to build an endowment dedicated to need-based scholarships and aid for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship Fund at Albright provides multi-year scholarships to students, as they rise through their academic careers. Originally endowed by a $1 million grant in 2010, the fund was augmented in 2012 with an additional $400,000. To date, 132 Stabler awards have been granted to Albright students.

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