The York College Community Opportunity Scholarship Program (YCCOSP) provides a selected group of promising and deserving students in the York City School District the opportunity to attend college regardless of financial circumstances, and to promote and assist with career and leadership opportunities in their home community.
Students selected to participate in the YCCOSP will receive additional enrichment and guidance during their high school years to facilitate their graduating from William Penn High School with the academic credentials required to be accepted to York College.
If accepted to York College, students will be provided four years of tuition free education along with free room and board (campus work required), as necessary. During their college experience, students are required to participate in activities that promote leadership and civic responsibility and that link them to potential employers in York.
As of Spring 2016, the program has 29 at the high school level with 33 students currently attending York College.
The program was founded with endowment support from the Graham Companies, the Charles G. Eyster Estate, Kinsley Construction Inc, Shipley Energy Company, Carolyn Eyster Steinhauser, Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Company, and the Wolf Organization, Inc. It is sustained by endowment proceeds, annual giving, student financial aid and York College.