PIT was established in 1997 as a way to assist School District of Lancaster first-graders prepare for their first day of school. The following year, the program's size increased from 10 participants to 21 and has grown since then to include other community service projects. Since 1999 we've annually enrolled 50 incoming first-year students and in 2009 we increased the number of PIT participants to equal at least 10% of the incoming class.
The PIT program has been designed to accomplish the following goals:
MAY 15-JUNE 15: PIT Application period is now CLOSED.
JUNE 15: Deadline for applying!
JULY 3: ALL PIT Applicants will be advised of their status via mail and/or email.
AUGUST 23-27: Program Dates
WHO CAN APPLY: Open to first-year students only. (We are unable to accept applications from any student who is not available each day of the program. Unfortunately, this includes students involved with conflicting programs, such as, international student orientation, or those arriving early to campus for athletics, music, etc.)
COST: $200, to be paid after you are accepted into the program.
This fee includes room, board and all activities.
SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of full or partial scholarships are available, based on financial need, to offset the $200 cost of participating in the program. You can indicate if you wish to be considered for a scholarship on the application form. Please note: By checking the box on the application you are authorizing the Financial Aid office to release to the Ware Institute your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated on the FAFSA form.