St. Joseph’s gets $10,423 donation from National Penn

St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy is putting a $10,423 contribution from National Penn toward its scholarship fund.

The donation was part of more than $1 million in contributions by the bank this year to eligible organizations that participate in the state educational improvement tax credit program, said National Penn spokeswoman Mary Heller.

Principal Chris Chirieleison said the school provides scholarships to eligible families to help offset tuition costs.

“Our cost of educating students is higher than tuition that we charge, so we rely on fundraising and charitable contributions to help offer services we provide,” Chirieleison said.

Heller said the contribution was made through Second Century Scholarship Fund — the official EITC scholarship fund of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.