Sheetz and Lackawanna Partner to Provide Educational Opportunities
Jan. 23, 2019– Lackawanna College has announced a partnership with Sheetz, Inc. for a scholarship program that will offer tuition assistance to its employees. The program will benefit full- and part-time students enrolled at Lackawanna’s main campus in Scranton, its five satellite centers and students who are pursuing an online degree.
“We are so excited to partner with Lackawanna College,” said Amy O’Brien, the employee programs coordinator for Sheetz, Inc. “Sheetz believes in providing opportunities for each employee to reach their full potential. The new partnership with Lackawanna is another opportunity for our employees to do so.”
Based in Altoona, Pa., Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains with over 585 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. A store recently opened in Scranton, Pa. on Jan. 17.
Employees who qualify for the Sheetz College Tuition Reimbursement program will be offered a Lackawanna College Business Partners Scholarship. Full-time associate degree-seeking students will be eligible for a yearly scholarship.
Milo Reilly, a Lackawanna College student pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, is the first recipient of the Sheetz scholarship. “The scholarship will help relieve some of the financial burden,” said Reilly. “Sheetz is helping me achieve my degree at Lackawanna and to develop the skills I need to have a clear career path within their company.”
To qualify for the program, recipients must be actively employed by Sheetz, be enrolled in an associate or bachelor’s degree program at Lackawanna, have completed their FAFSA and must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Scholarships will be awarded for fall and spring semesters only.
For more information or to apply visit www.lackawanna.edu or contact the Admissions Office at (570) 961-7898.
About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains with more than 18,900 employees and $7.25 billion in annual revenue. The company operates over 585 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018. Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).
About Lackawanna College
Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury and Towanda. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu.