The Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation recently received an additional $25,000 from the Thomas A. Plein Foundation (TAP) to fund the Thomas A. Plein Memorial Scholarship endowment. The endowment was established in 2011 with a donation of $20,000 plus an additional $2,000 for annual scholarships for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years.
Thomas A. Plein, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, established the Thomas A. Plein Foundation in the 1980s to advance his family’s philanthropic interests. The family owned 7-Up bottling plants in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and other Midwest cities. Grateful for their business success, the Pleins believed in giving back to their community. Thomas, a Marquette University Law School graduate, hoped his foundation would help provide educational opportunities to those in need. His nephew, Steve Plein of New Port Richey and TAP board member, was instrumental in facilitating the gift to support students of PHCC.
Students interested in being considered for PHCC Foundation scholarships may submit their applications through the college’s online application at http://scholarships.phcc.edu.
For more information or to make a contribution, please call 727-816-3410 or visit the PHCC Foundation page.