PMEF Scholarships

Penn Manor Education Foundation offers nearly 60 different scholarships to graduating Penn Manor High School seniors every winter before graduation, with total annual awards in excess of $70,000. The application period runs from January through March.

A committee of PMEF board members reviews the applications and awards scholarships to students based on financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, intended field of study or vocation, character traits, and other factors. Scholarship descriptions are listed below.

Students submit applications online through Kaleidoscope. All applications include an essay question and require transcripts, resumes and teacher recommendations. Some of the scholarships listed below do not involve an application and will be selected by high school staff.

Businesses and community members interested in establishing a scholarship to honor an individual or assist students on a particular career/vocational track can learn more by contacting the PMEF executive director at pmef2@pennmanor.net or 717-872-9500, ext. 2332.

SUMMARIES

Abram W. Sangrey Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 award for student planning career in the ministry or missions or a closely related field such as social work or counseling; academic success and contribution to community through his/her church.

Betty Doan Memorial Scholarship
$500 award for student who is interested in pursuing a career in health care and has had to overcome some significant challenges in his/her life.

Beverly Longenecker Scholarship
$500 award for a student who intends to enter the workforce requiring a specific skill to foster independence after high school.  The student is currently supported by staff of transitional classes at Penn Manor High School.

Christine A. Weidinger Memorial Scholarship
$500 award for female planning to major in the field of Family and Consumer Science or a related field (food service, food preparation or textile related crafts).

Class of 2018 Scholarship 
Two $500 awards for one male and one female based on their contributions to the Penn Manor community.

Dennis R. Herr Memorial Scholarship
$500 award for student demonstrating academic success and strong work ethic. Financial need is a consideration. Student will be planning to attend a trade or tech school.

Donald Pollock Scholarship
$1,000/year for four years (total $4,000) for student pursuing a career in math-oriented field, preference given to business/accounting major or those seeking a teaching career in math; strong academic success and community contribution; financial need is considered.

Donald Wade Woodward Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship awarded to an athlete who displays passion, courage and leadership. Selected by football coaching staff.

Dorothy Dart Milliman Scholarship
$1,000 award for student planning to pursue a career in nursing or closely related health care field; demonstrates academic success, contribution to community and financial need.

Dr. Jan Mindish Scholarship
Two $500 awards for students demonstrating academic success, service to school and community, and ability to successfully manage time between co-curricular activities and academic work; financial need to be considered.

Frehrichs Family Education Scholarship
$1,000 award for student planning to attend Millersville University, a PSHE or a Pennsylvania college.

Hans H. Haverstick Memorial Scholarship
$500 scholarship given to a soccer player who exhibits the qualities of scholarship, athleticism, and sportsmanship. Selected by soccer coaching staff.

Jere R. Hoin Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 award for student pursuing a career in elementary education. Must demonstrate strong academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Jack and Joanne Herr Scholarship
$500 award — preference will be given to students who have been employed at John Herr’s Village Market; demonstrates academic excellence and genuine commitment to the Millersville community; suitable for those attending a tech/trade school, two- or four-year college; financial need is considered.

Jim Livermore Memorial Scholarship
$500 award for student planning to attend a two- or four-year technical or trade school; financial need considered.

Joan Pollock Scholarship
$1,000/year for four years (total $4,000) award for student who intends to major in nursing or related field.  Must be planning to attend a four-year college, associate degree or other certification program. The student should have a strong academic history and be able to demonstrate a commitment to community service.

John R. Milliman Scholarship
$1,000 award for student planning to pursue a career in engineering or math-related field; demonstrates academic success, contribution to community and financial need.

Kaleidoscope Scholarship
$1,000 award based on academic success and commitment to school and community.

Karen Shenk Scholarship
$500 award for student pursuing a career in health/human services.  The student must be interested in pursuing a career in the field at a four-year college or a two-year associate degree program.  The individual must have a genuine commitment to community service and a strong academic history.

Kevin B. Smith Memorial Award
$500 award for student who completed a CTC program or pursuing a trade career; consideration for student with a demonstrated love for the outdoors (hunting and fishing) and an interest in sports.

Lloyd & Ann Boyd Scholarship
$1,000 award for student demonstrating academic success and service to school and community; financial need is a consideration.

Luella Mellinger Scholarship
$500 award for student demonstrating academic merit who intends to further his/her education with the goal of a teaching career.

Mario-Angelo Russo Memorial Scholarship
$500 award for student pursuing a career in music or media production or a related field; financial need is considered.

Marion B. Davis Memorial Scholarship
$500 award for student planning to attend two- or four-year nursing program; financial need considered and priority given to applicants from single-parent families and/or first in family to attend college.

Mark Dano Scholarship
$950 award for a student who intends to major in Engineering or a STEM-related field.  Must be planning to attend a four-year college outside of Pennsylvania.  The student should have a strong academic history and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Michael Hnat Memorial Scholarship
$500 award for student planning to pursue business administration or related field in a two- or four-year program; financial need considered, and priority given to applicants from single-parent families and/or first in family to attend college.

Michelle Blazic Memorial Scholarship
$500 award for a student who overcame a familial struggle/adversity, such as long-term illness or loss of a parent, incarceration of a parent, or removal from parental custody while still maintaining academic excellence and desire to further post-secondary education.

Millersville Business Association Scholarship
Two $500 awards for students attending Millersville University with an interest in business or related field; demonstrates academic success, contribution to community and financial need.

Molly Curtis Memorial Scholarship
$500 scholarship awarded for devotion and enthusiasm to Penn Manor youth and varsity softball. Selected by softball coaching staff.

Mrs. Abner Houseknecht Memorial Scholarship
Five $2,500 awards for female students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Norma Lois Herr Memorial Scholarship
$500 award  for a student who intends to major in nursing or a related field.  Must be planning to attend a two- or four-year college or other certification program.  The student should have a strong academic history and be able to demonstrate a commitment to community service.

Olga P. Harvie Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 award for student dedicated to the Penn Manor theater program who is interested in pursuing a career in theater performance, theater technology or a related field; financial need is considered.

Patricia A. Texter Scholarship
$500 award for student pursuing a health care-related field, preferably nursing; priority given to student seeking registered nurse certification; demonstrated academic success, commitment to community service and financial need.

Penn Manor Class of 2017 Scholarship
Two $500 awards for a male and female interested in pursuing post-secondary education. Demonstration of academic success, PM leadership in school-sponsored organizations, & genuine commitment to school and community, financial need is strongly considered.

Penn Manor Education Foundation Scholarship
Three $500 awards for students who demonstrate academic success, community spirit and contributions, and participation in school activities.

Rachel E. Miller Memorial Scholarship
$500 per year for up to four years for a student demonstrating a high level of achievement in both academics and athletics.

Rintz Family Foundation Scholarship
Three $1,000 awards for students pursuing STEM-related field, preferably engineering or math.

Sean Moore Memorial Scholarship
$500 award for student pursuing two- or four-year program, with priority given to STEM-relate field and participation in Quiz Bowl and/or Model United Nations.

Shellenberger-Hosler Scholarship
$500 award for student pursuing career in library science or closely related field, such as education or communications.

The Sherilyn Schock Memorial Scholarship
$500 for a student who attended Letort Elementary and is interested in pursuing post-secondary education. Demonstration of academic success, genuine commitment to school and community, financial need considered.

The Starrett Robert Metzler Memorial Scholarship
Two $500 awards for a male and a female graduating senior interested in pursuing post-secondary education. Demonstration of academic success, PM pride, and genuine commitment to school and community; financial need considered.

Stella Caldwell Memorial Scholarship
$500 award for student demonstrating commitment to community service.

Student Services Award
$1,000 voucher ($500/semester for two semesters) for student attending Millersville University; demonstration of academic success, service to school and community, financial need.

The Donald and Susan Martin Family “Pay It Forward” Scholarship
Up to $1,200 award ($300/year of college or technical school). Requires recipient to agree to make a tax-deductible donation of $25/year for 10 years; maintain 3.0 GPA and participate in school/community activities. .

Wade Groff Memorial Scholarship
$500 award for student pursuing a career at a trade or tech institution.  Student must demonstrate community service.

Warfel Family Scholarship
$1,000 award for student who is interested in pursuing a career in special education.  Demonstration of academic success, genuine commitment to school and community; financial need considered.

Willis and Martha Herr Family Scholarship
$500 award for a student majoring in agriculture or business, with consideration given to church/community involvement and leadership qualities.

The following awards and scholarships are funded through PMEF but are not selected through the application process.

Captain Ed Davis Memorial Award
$500 scholarship given to student with exceptional academic record who demonstrates leadership and appreciation of freedom. Winners selected by high school staff.

Geist Family Citizenship Award
$500 award given to a model citizen who is a positive influence and always shows empathy for others. Winner selected by high school principal.

Kim Wells Scholarship
$500 each to a male and female who have excelled in math and will pursue a career in a mathematics or science related field. Winners selected by math department.

William H. Duncan Memorial Scholarship
$500 scholarship established by William and Alma Duncan in honor of their son that is given to students who have distinguished themselves in instrumental music. Winners selected by high school staff.

The following scholarship is funded through PMEF, but is not selected through the application process and is presented at the Sports Awards Ceremony.

Marsha Frerichs Scholarship
In memory of Coach Frerichs, $500 scholarships to male and female golfers who display the qualities of team first and sportsmanship. Selected by golf coach.

The following awards and scholarships are funded through PMEF, but are not selected through the application process and are awarded at the graduation ceremony.

Dr. D.L. Biemesderfer Award
$500 award goes the the Class Valedictorian.

Mary Klemmer Award
$500 award goes to the Class Salutatorian