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First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania to award over $354,700 to area students

With costs for higher education continuing to climb at many colleges and universities, the future may be daunting for many promising young people. The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) works to create scholarship funds that will benefit graduating seniors and non-traditional students.

Endowed scholarship funds at the Community Foundation are created by gifts made by individuals, families, and organizations. These gifts are invested to provide income to award scholarships every year to different students. In many instances, scholarships are awarded based on pre-determined criteria that are reflective of the personal values and interests of those who establish the funds.

FCFP recently awarded a total of $354,700 in 106 scholarships to 92 students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Eligibility and criteria vary by scholarship. Scholarships were awarded to students graduating from public high schools in Danville, Jersey Shore, Hughsville, Keystone Central, Lewisburg, Loyalsock Township, Mifflin County, Milton, Millville, Montgomery, Montoursville, Mount Carmel, Muncy, South Williamsport, Sullivan County, Warrior Run, and Williamsport, as well as Meadowbrook Christian School and St. John Neumann Regional Academy.

Non-traditional students throughout Pennsylvania received scholarships to continue their education.

2022 recipients are as follows:

Danville Area School District

Faiza Ahmed, Chuck Yost Memorial Scholarship Fund, $500, Susquehanna University;

John Thomas, FCFP Regional Scholarship Fund, $4,000, University of Scranton;

Caitlin Archer, Patton Family Scholarship Fund, $2,800, University of Delaware;

East Lycoming School District

Dylan Farnsworth, Muncy Bank and Trust Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Geneva College;

Jersey Shore Area School District

Sophia Kauffman, Howard M. & Jane F. Thompson Scholarship Fund, $5,000, Bloomsburg University;

Jaylynn Brooks, Jersey Shore High School Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund, $2,500, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Mackenzie Gardner, Jersey Shore High School Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund, $2,500, Bloomsburg University;

Cayden Hess, Lindsay M. Entz Memorial Scholarship Fund, $4,777, West Chester University;

Savannah Brion, Muncy Bank and Trust Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Penn State University;

Keystone Central School District

Emery Gunsallus, Tim Lichter Memorial Scholarship Fund, $936, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Lewisburg Area School District

Miriam Vollmayr-Lee, Bronze Scholarship Fund, $1,000, To Be Confirmed;

Dorothea Zimmerman Comas, Jennie Stackhouse Erdley Memorial Scholarship Fund, $3,000, Carleton College;

Loyalsock Township School District

Natalie Johnson, Dr. Wayne F. Rose Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Lock Haven University;

Tyler Barnes, Kenneth and Marcia Johnson Scholarship Fund, $1,695, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Brayden Gardner, Raymond E. Venema Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,059, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Meadowbrook Christian School

Joel Hendrickson, T-Ross Brothers Construction, Inc Scholarship Fund II, $2,789, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Mifflin County School District

Gabriel Colpetzer, Daniel G. Fultz and Helen I. Fultz Scholarship Fund, $2,331, Lycoming College;

Abigail Traxler, Daniel G. Fultz and Helen I. Fultz Scholarship Fund, $2,331, Lycoming College;

Mifflinburg Area School District

Jenna Haines, Mary Jo and Donald L. Ritzenthaler Scholarship Fund, $1,199, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Milton School District

Kelly Hause, Gina Barnhart Memorial Scholarship Fund, $3,250, Liberty University;

Millville Area School District

Madison Fry, Doris Watts Poole (Class of 1957) Scholarship Fund, $20,493, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Veyda Peters, Doris Watts Poole (Class of 1957) Scholarship Fund, $20,493, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Montgomery Area School District

Ava Peluso, Albert and Alice Nacinovich Music Scholarship Fund, $205, Belmont University;

Mallorie Myers, Carl & Lucille Jarrett Scholarship Fund, $5,000, Lebanon Valley College;

Coltin Hans, Christ Lutheran Church, Montgomery, Scholarship Fund, $4,836, Penn State University;

Faith Persing, Muncy Bank and Trust Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Bloomsburg University;

Devon Deem, Robert E. and Judy More Scholarship Fund, $1,000, United States Naval Academy;

Brynn McRae, Robert E. and Judy More Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Bloomsburg University;

Marissa Rupert, Robert E. and Judy More Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Cortney Smith, Robert E. and Judy More Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Bloomsburg University;

Kaylei Snyder, Robert E. and Judy More Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Sarah Turner, Robert E. and Judy More Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Bloomsburg University;

Kelly Schmidt, Shirley Gray Rightmire Scholarship Fund, $3,401, Bloomsburg University;

Montoursville Area School District

Benjamin Nields, Anne L. “Annie” Alexander and Blaise Robert “B R” Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund, $2,576, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Cooper Shirk, Anne L. “Annie” Alexander and Blaise Robert “B R” Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund, $2,576, Virginia Tech;

Dylann Eck, CAG Supporting Momentum Scholarship Fund, $500, Gettysburg College;

Alexis Hartland, Carol A. Fry Memorial Scholarship Fund, $4,000, Penn State University;

Hunter Markel, Carol A. Fry Memorial Scholarship Fund, $4,000, Penn State University;

Lea Worthington, Cheryl L. Nibert Memorial Fund, $736, Lancaster Bible College;

Abigail McLaughlin, Christina Casselberry Hayes Music Scholarship Fund, $10,000, University of Pittsburgh;

Lea Worthington, Deborah Ann Dickey Memorial Scholarship Fund, $619, Lancaster Bible College;

Sam Mattie, Douglas Dickey Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,203, Clemson University;

Emma McMurray, Eleanor M. Wolfson Memorial Scholarship Fund, $847, Lancaster Bible College;

Lanie Mussina, Jessica L. Aikey Memorial Fund, $632, Vassar College;

Raya Pauling, Jody Lea Loudenslager Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,077, Penn State University;

Ian Labatch, John G. Sharp Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,000, University of Pittsburgh;

Valerie Badger, Jordan M. Bower Memorial Scholarship Fund, $500, Misericordia University;

Lily Saul, Jordan M. Bower Memorial Scholarship Fund, $500, University of Rhode Island;

Valerie Badger, Judy K. Rupert Memorial Scholarship Fund, $391, Misericordia University;

Benjamin Nields, Judy K. Rupert Memorial Scholarship Fund, $391, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Benjamin Nields, Kimberly Marie Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,728, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Cooper Shirk, Larissa Michele Uzupis Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,228, Virginia Tech;

Dylann Eck, Michelle E. Bohlin Memorial Fund, $250, Gettysburg College;

Lucas Shreck, Mildred E. Kelly Scholarship Fund, $13,872, Penn State University;

Raya Pauling, Monica E. Cox Memorial Fund, $652, Penn State University;

Alaina Leisenring, Monica M. Weaver Memorial Fund, $1,000, Misericordia University;

Alaina Leisenring, Montoursville H.S. Class of 1967 Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,500, Misericordia University;

Brayden Bird, Morton and Beatrice Harrison Scholarship Fund, $8,558, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Emma McMurray, Muncy Bank and Trust Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Lancaster Bible College;

Madelyn McLaughlin, Robert E. Barbour Scholarship Fund, $2,894, University of Pittsburgh;

Jayden Baysore, Ruth D. Adams Fund, $5,784, Robert Morris University;

Brayden Brown, Ruth D. Adams Fund, $5,784, Misericordia University;

Zachery Fisher, Ruth D. Adams Fund, $5,784, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Kayla LeBeau, Ruth D. Adams Fund, $5,784, Lock Haven University;

Amber Rzeplinski, Ruth D. Adams Fund, $5,784, Mount Holyoke College;

Dylann Eck, Tis A Scholarship Fund, $2,437, Gettysburg College;

Sarah O’Brien, Wendy Y. Wolfson Memorial Scholarship Fund, $744, Keuka College;

Abigail McLaughlin, William R. Hyman Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,562, University of Pittsburgh;

Mount Carmel Area School District

Brynn Evert, Anne L. “Annie” Alexander and Blaise Robert “B R” Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund, $2,576, Bloomsburg University;

Xander Jones, Anne L. “Annie” Alexander and Blaise Robert “B R” Alexander Memorial Scholarship Fund, $2,576, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Muncy School District

Laura Glasser, Arlene and James Opp and Howard Opp Scholarship Fund, $4,787, Misericordia University;

Caitlin Renson, H. Porter Rathmell Scholarship Fund, $7,250, Penn State University;

Nickolas Puzio, Muncy Bank and Trust Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Lycoming College;

Marshall Rothrock, Muncy Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, $2,000, Mansfield University;

Hallie McClure, Muncy Scholars Awards Fund, $500, Bucknell University;

Emma Gaul, Waldron Memorial Fund, $14,000, Wilkes University;

Kaleb Meyer, Waldron Memorial Fund, $14,000, Penn State University;

South Williamsport Area School District

Lane Lusk, Clarabelle S. and Otis F. Williams Jr. Scholarship Fund, $11,000, Susquehanna University;

Genesis Lukasiewicz, ISCALC International Scholarship Fund, $1,025, George Washington University;

Claudia Green, Jane Salansky-Onzik Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Lycoming College;

Landon Lorson, John A. Savoy Scholarship Fund, $2,000, Bloomsburg University;

Zachary McGuire, Nolan W. Feeser Scholarship Fund, $14,182, Penn State University;

Emma Mitcheltree, Nolan W. Feeser Scholarship Fund, $14,182, Gettysburg College;

Genesis Lukasiewicz, Ryan D. Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,095, George Washington University;

St. John Neumann Regional Academy

James Weller, Williamsport Knights Home Association Fund, $2,217, Penn State University;

Sullivan County School District

Kassidy Beinlich, Arey Family Scholarship Fund, $1,076, Saint Leo University;

Evan Cummings, Corey Richmond Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Carly Rupert, L. L. Baumunk & Son, Inc. Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Bloomsburg University;

Warrior Run School District

Dawson Frederick, Muncy Bank and Trust Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Shippensburg University;

Cadence Gardiner, Ralph and Josephine Smith Fund, $20,000, Wilkes University;

Jason Wood, T-Ross Brothers Construction, Inc. Scholarship Fund, $2,549, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Williamsport Area School District

Avery Campbell, Arthur and Trina Harrison Scholarship Fund, $2,300, Carnegie Mellon University;

Hailey Fausnaught, Arthur and Trina Harrison Scholarship Fund, $2,300, Shippensburg University;

Ella Lamey, Arthur and Trina Harrison Scholarship Fund, $2,300, Slippery Rock University;

Sebastian Robinson, Arthur and Trina Harrison Scholarship Fund, $2,300, Albright College;

Dallas Griess, H. James Zellers Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,873, University of North Carolina;

Xavier Taylor, H. James Zellers Memorial Scholarship Fund, $1,873, Swarthmore College;

Owen Berry, Muncy Bank and Trust Scholarship Fund, $1,000, Lebanon Valley College;

Sebastian Robinson, Tom Vargo Scholarship Fund, $500, Albright College;

Caitlin Bacon, Williamsport High School Class of 1970 Scholarship Fund, $879, University of Pittsburgh;

Special Interest

Ashley Chilson, Benjamin Franklin Fund of the Williamsport-Lycoming Foundation, $3,477, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Laura Frontz, Jody Lea Loudenslager Scholarship Fund, $411, Bloomsburg University;

Cain Dudek, Joseph R. Calder, Jr., MD Scholarship Fund, $3,413, Penn State University College of Medicine

Jacob Yoas, Richard P. Lauchle Forestry Scholarship Fund, $2,221, Pennsylvania College of Technology;

Wyatt Bartley, Warren E. “Whitey” Cole A.S.H.E. Scholarship Fund, $2,313, Pennsylvania College of Technology

The Foundation’s organizational mission is to improve the quality of life in north central Pennsylvania through community leadership, the promotion of philanthropy, the strengthening of nonprofit impact and the perpetual stewardship of charitable assets. 2022 promises to provide opportunities to achieve success in all of those areas as they continue creating powerful communities through passionate giving®.

For more information on the programs and services offered by the Community Foundation, or to learn more about ways to make a difference in your community, contact the Community Foundation office at 570-321-1500.

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