ECC, Lee Foundation To Announce First Two-Year Scholarships In School's History

August 2, 2012 Updated Aug 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM EDT

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ECC, Lee Foundation To Announce First Two-Year Scholarships In School's History

August 2, 2012 Updated Aug 2, 2012 at 10:26 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/ECC Press Release) - Representatives from Erie Community College will join the Patrick P. Lee Foundation and Buffalo's Charter School for Applied Technologies to announce the establishment and winners of the first two-year scholarships in the college's 66-year history on Thursday, August 2nd at 1:00 PM at ECC's North Campus in Williamsville.

The partnership between the aforementioned will annually finance Charter School for Applied Technologies students of exemplary performance, who wish to pursue a two-year engineering degree at ECC. Combined with a committed investment from these students and their families, funds from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation will cover the selected students' tuition, school fees, books, laptop, and engineering calculator, as well as aid the students with tutoring and guidance services throughout their college courses.

This year's inaugural scholarship recipients-Buffalo residents Alexandria Duncan and Alexander Correa, will be on hand with their families to be recognized. Both are Advanced Regents diploma graduates from CSAT, which boasts largest charter school enrollment in the state (1,675 students) and a 99 percent graduation rate over the past four years.

Located in Key Largo, FL and Amherst, NY, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to providing support to non-profit organizations that empower families and communities with the resources needed to create positive change in areas of medical care & research, education, behavioral health and human & community services in parts of Dade and Monroe Counties in South Florida and Erie & Niagara Counties in New York.

For more information, visit www.patrickpleefoundation.org