Penn Manor Education Foundation has awarded $55,000 in scholarships to more than 50 members of the Penn Manor High School Class of 2014.
Students received the awards for academic achievement in math, music, technology, library science, history and other subjects; for continuing their education in the fields of nursing, medicine, engineering, church service and theater; and for community service, patriotism, leadership and sportsmanship.
This year’s awards included two new ones – the Molly Curtis Memorial Scholarship for a softball player and the Ali Family Dual Enrollment Scholarship, given to members of the graduating class who took college courses while enrolled in high school. Recipients received a $1,000 reimbursement for tuition costs.
The spring Ali Scholarships went to Lauren Longenecker, Jacklyn Fitzkee, Austin Wilson, Darren Wise and Nathan Gockley. The fall awards were given to Coleman Hauber, Justin Gaukler, Mitchell Sweigart, Thomas Sowers and Lauren Longenecker.
The scholarships are an example of how PMEF “plays a pivotal role in helping members of our caring community lend financial support to our graduating seniors,” said Foundation executive director Don Stewart.
“The vast majority of our scholarships are funded by individuals, families and community organizations,” Stewart said. “PMEF works with these caring folks to facilitate scholarships for a wide variety of academic areas, career aspirations and qualities of character.”
Since its inception, the Foundation has given more than $400,000 in scholarships and awards to graduating Penn Manor students.