Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) Education Day
The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (“PNGAS”) cordially invites you to attend our First Annual Education Day at the 2018 PNGAS Annual Conference in Lancaster, Pa. The day is designed for educators, parents/guardians and anyone involved in helping students with their post-high school journey and career paths.
Background: The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations ("PNGAS") is the only organization solely dedicated to fighting for the 19,600 members and more than 67,000 veterans of the Pennsylvania National Guard and their families. PNGAS activities help ensure the Pennsylvania National Guard is fully funded, manned, equipped, and trained to perform their mission and that members and veterans have the benefits they have earned.
The #1 recruiting and retention tool for the Pennsylvania National Guard (“PNG”) is the Educational Assistance Program (“EAP”). With PNGAS legislative support, the EAP is now a $13 million allocation in the Pennsylvania state budget and provides a tuition award equivalent to the yearly tuition rate set by the State System of Higher Education Schools (SSHE), roughly $7,780/year.
Eligible members of the PNG may use the EAP to attend one of the 488-approved colleges, universities and technical schools and then must honor a six (6) year service commitment or return the EAP funds, plus interest. As a result, schools that understand and support the unique demands of National Guard service are mission-critical partners in attracting and retaining the talent we need in the Guard.
We encourage educators, administrators, counselors, curriculum advisors, parents, students and any other educational organizations to attend.
For more information and to learn more about the several sponsorship opportunities that are available, please contact Kathleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of PNGAS at 717-865-9631 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register to become an exhibitor/vendor, click here.