MCKEESPORT, Pa. — Applications are now being accepted for the Karli Short Better Tomorrow Scholarship, a need-based scholarship to assist students who have documented financial need and who have been impacted by gun violence. The scholarship, offered through the Karli Short Better Tomorrow Foundation, will be awarded beginning the Fall 2022 semester.
The foundation was established by Penn State alumnus, Board of Trustees member and McKeesport native Brandon Short his wife, Mahreen Short, along with their family in memory of their daughter Karli Short, whose life was taken by gun violence in September of 2021.
The Karli Short Better Tomorrow Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to students who have documented financial need, and who have been impacted by gun violence. The scholarship will be awarded for one academic year and may be renewed for subsequent years providing the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria and funds are available. First-preference will be given to students enrolled at Penn State Greater Allegheny, followed by students who started at Greater Allegheny and who will finish their degree programs at University Park or another Commonwealth Campus.
Students interested in applying for the scholarship can access the application here and submit it by the deadline, Aug. 15.