BETHLEHEM, February 25, 2014 – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that one student in the 18th Senatorial District will have the opportunity to receive a scholarship to attend the Valley Forge Military College (VFMC) in Wayne, PA.  The scholarship is made available through a partnership with the school.

“I am pleased that this partnership will allow one student from my district to attend this high quality educational institution,” Boscola stated.  “Through its military structured environment, students receive an education that will prepare them to go on to a four year college or a service academy.  For students interested in serving our country, Valley Forge Military Academy gives them an outstanding opportunity to learn about a career in the military.”

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Friday, March 7, 2014.

In accordance with Act 29 of 2012, Senator Boscola has setup a Selection Committee, who has the sole authority to select the student from the 18th Senatorial District to receive the scholarship.  The Selection Committee is comprised of Colonel John McGeehan, Raymond Greene, retired Director of Veterans Affairs of Northampton County, and Viola C. Hertzog, VSO, Assistant Director of Veterans Affairs for the County of Lehigh.

The student chosen by the committee will receive a guaranteed acceptance to Valley Forge Military College and a minimum $12,000 scholarship from VFMC. If desired, the student will also have the opportunity to be nominated to the Early Commissioning Program (ECP) at Valley Forge, where if the nominee is accepted, the student can receive an essentially cost free college education.  Upon completion of the ECP, students can earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army in just two years instead of four.

If you are a student in the 18th Senatorial District and are interested in obtaining an application or more information, please contact Kurt Derr in Senator Boscola’s Bethlehem office at 610-868-8667.

More information on the scholarship program is available on Valley Forge Military College’s website at