• Wonderful advice for parents who have children going away to college for the first time!

    Seven real-life skills your teenager needs before going away to college By Shannon Reed February 12 (Getty Images/iStock) In my job teaching college English and creative writing, I hold individual conferences with my freshmen every semester, and this year’s were a doozy: One young woman wanted me to help her with a criminal complaint; one young man sought advice on finding a neurologist; and another student asked me how debit cards are different from…

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  • LDHL’s Treasurer was awarded a grant!

    Celebrating Volunteer Month: Eight employees win Helping Hands awards Each year, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s Helping Hands/Helping Hands Abroad program invites employees and Medical-Dental Staff members to apply for grants on behalf of a not-for-profit organization for which they volunteer. This year, nearly $15,000 in grants were awarded to eight employees. Leveraging their community service and support for the winning organizations, these LG Health employees earned their charities a…

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  • Deadline Approaching!!

    The deadline to complete an INTEREST-FREE loan application is quickly approaching. All applications need to be correctly submitted by April 27th. If you have questions about the application please feel free to call the office at 717-397-7920.  After the applications are submitted, LDHL board of directors will meet to determine who will receive the loans for the 2018-2019 school year. Paperwork will arrive to the address submitted on or about June 11. Students…

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  • Shamrock for Students Stories

    My name is Ryan Sauder and in December of 2015 I graduated from the Penn State University Smeal College of Business with a degree in Accounting. As soon as I graduated, I began working as an accountant for M. Simon Zook Co. in Honey Brook, Pa and I have been there ever since. The advice that I would give to current college students is to make sure that they work…

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  • Shamrocks for Students!

    A $25 donation can help further the education of a student from Lancaster County. Shamrocks for Students is an online campaign to raise funds for our next generation of students. For each $25 donation to Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning we will place a shamrock on our office door. Let us know a student or teacher you would like to honor, and we will put their name on the shamrock…

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  • LDHL Offers Interest-Free Loans to Lancaster County Students Pursuing Higher Education

    Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning (LDHL) will again offer interest-free loans to Lancaster County residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education on a full-time basis. Executive Director Christie Livengood has announced that loans will be in the amount of $1,700 for the 2018-2019 school year. “With the amount of debt students are burdened with after graduation continuing to increase, LDHL is proud to be able to offer interest-free loans to…