Steven M. Roberti of Jim Thorpe, who is graduating from DeSales University with a bachelor's degree in finance, will receive the ACCESS Award. Roberti plans to attend law school after graduation.

The ACCESS program at DeSales is one of the most widely respected adult education programs in the region.

To qualify for the ACCESS Award, the recipient must be graduating in January, have at least a 3.75 GPA and submit a one-page essay on their experience in the program. The winning essay is selected, upon review by a committee. The award includes a plaque and monetary gift.