Thanks to the generosity of the Penn Manor community, Penn Manor Education Foundation has added six new scholarships for graduating seniors in 2020, including four in memory of Penn Manor teachers, students or graduates who passed away in 2019.
With these additional awards, PMEF plans to award 60 named scholarships, with 80 individual awards totaling $70,000, to members of the Penn Manor Class of 2020.
The new scholarships are:
Class of 2019 Scholarship
Established by the Class of 2019 with remaining class funds, two $500 awards will go to a male and female in good academic standing who are committed to school and community.
PMAA Legacy Scholarship
The Penn Manor Alumni Association has launched a campaign to raise funds for an annual $500 scholarship that will go to a student whose parent(s) are Penn Manor graduates. Student should be in good academic standing and committed to school and community.
Megan Martin Memorial Scholarship
The family of Megan Martin has established this scholarship in memory of Megan, who died last year when she was a sixth-grader at Letort Elementary. The Penn Manor community has helped raise $500 for this award in hopes that it will be funded annually.
The scholarship will be given to a student who has overcome adversity and has made a positive impact by helping others. Priority will be given to applicants with an interest in music and students who attended Letort.
Norma Aston Memorial Scholarship
This $500 award will be given in honor of Norma Aston, longtime Penn Manor High School English teacher and Class of 1939 graduate. The winner will be selected by the English department based on the student’s writing accomplishments.
Chris Shank Memorial Technology Scholarship
This $1,000 award was partially funded by friends, classmates, teachers and co-workers of Chris, a member of the Class of 1987. The family then endowed the scholarship, which will be given each year to a student pursuing a career in information technology. Priority will be given to applicants in communications technology.
David Ober Memorial Scholarship
The family of David Ober has established this $500 scholarship in his memory with the support of friends, family, former students and fellow teachers. Dave was a longtime PMHS social studies teacher who began the psychology program at Penn Manor.
The award will be given to a student majoring in the field of social studies. Priority will be given to psychology majors, and financial need will be considered.
PMEF Scholarship Awards fall into three categories:
- Awards funded by community members and businesses committed to investing in the future of Penn Manor graduates.
- Scholarships created by or in honor of alumni, staff and members of the Penn Manor community.
- Scholarships in memory of Penn Manor students we have lost to honor their legacy.
If you would like to contribute to any of these awards, send checks to PMEF at P.O. Box 1001, Millersville, PA 17551 or donate online at www.pennmanoredfoundation.org/donate/ . Please include the name of the scholarship.