MECHANICSBURG, PA—A recent partnership agreement between LeadingAge PA and Marywood University now allows LeadingAge PA member organizations to provide their employees with discounted tuition rates in several programs.
Through the agreement, LeadingAge PA members’ staff receive a 25% discount on tuition for each course in Marywood’s Professional Continuing Education. Likewise, employees at LeadingAge PA member organizations who are accepted and enrolled in selected graduate programs at Marywood University will receive a 10% tuition discount for graduate-level courses.
In addition, staff at LeadingAge PA member organizations who are accepted and enrolled full-time in undergraduate studies at Marywood are eligible for priority consideration for a merit scholarship, based upon their academic credentials. The maximum scholarship award is $23,000 per year.
“We’re excited to announce our partnership with Marywood University and to expand the discounted educational opportunities available to our members,” said LeadingAge PA president and CEO Garry Pezzano. “The Association is dedicated to leading workforce development efforts and making a positive impact on the senior living profession through opportunities, such as these, for our members to continue their education and further develop their careers.”
Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1915, Marywood University prepares students to seek sustainable solutions for the common good and educates global citizens to live responsibly in an interdependent world by making decisions based on spiritual and ethical values. Situated on a scenic 115-acre campus in Scranton, the university provides an array of undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 3,000 enrolled students.
“Marywood University is pleased to enter into collaboration with LeadingAge PA. Our similar missions call us to serve people at a time when an aging population is in need of care and compassion,” said Marywood University president, Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D. “Our collective desire to serve an elder population increasingly in need of health care, including skilled care and independent living has moved us to find realistic ways to accomplish our goal to form people who will develop their avocation to provide quality health care.”