Alumna creates scholarship fund as part of campaign

A 2005 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology has established an annual scholarship as part of the Penn College Scholarship Campaign.

First preference for awards from the Jennifer Brinkley Outstanding Promise Scholarship will be given to an upperclass student who is a single parent and/or a veteran of the U.S. military, enrolled full time in a bachelor-degree program in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Second preference will be given to an upperclass, full-time student with a 3.5 GPA or better who is enrolled in welding and fabrication engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, engineering design technology, or plastics and polymer engineering technology.

Brinkley was honored with Penn College’s Alumni Achievement Award in May. She is employed as a manufacturing specialist by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., overseeing pre-production trials and confirmation activities on vehicle underbody components, from the radiator support through the rear bumper attachment points.

“As an alumna who relied on scholarships to offset the cost of tuition and books, making the choice to give back to Penn College was easy,” Brinkley said. “The harder choice for me was deciding how and where to apply this gift. By choosing to give to students in the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, I know that I am reaching students who will have skills that can transfer to any industry or profession.”

“It is exceptionally generous of Jennifer to establish a scholarship so early in her career,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “It is always exciting to see our alumni succeed, but it is even more gratifying when they attribute their success to their experience at Penn College and decide to pay it forward by helping others have access to that same education.”

For more information about making a gift to the campaign or establishing a scholarship fund to support Penn College and its students, visit, email or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

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Last Updated October 01, 2013