Lehigh-Lancaster Endowed Scholarship
Lehigh Lancaster, Inc., the nation’s leading manufacturer of galvanized steel transmission towers, was founded in Lancaster, SC in 1967 by its parent company, Lehigh Structural Steel Co., Inc. of Allentown, PA. In 1967, York Technical College helped train supervisory employees for Lehigh-Lancaster, prior to initial production start-up in the College’s first “Special Schools” program. Lehigh participated in many of the College’s programs in the following years.
In 1980, Lehigh began providing scholarships through annual donations from the R.L. Kift and the T.R. Mullen, Jr. Foundation. Lehigh-Lancaster was sold in 1992 to the Thomas & Betts Corporation. Upon liquidation of Lehigh Structural Steel Co., R.L. Kift, and T.R. Mullen, Jr. Foundation, a generous gift from Lehigh-Lancaster established endowed scholarships for citizens of Lancaster County, with preference given to present and former employees of Lehigh-Lancaster and their children.
- The scholarship is provided to prospective or present students at York Technical College for the residents of Lancaster County, with preference given to present and former employees of Lehigh-Lancaster and their children.
- Students should have a minimum GPA of 2.0, leadership qualities, and a degree of financial need.