Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation

Since 1956, the Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation (PSF) has existed to help Pennsbury graduates achieve their goal of higher education. In 2013, the PSF awarded $106,000 in scholarships to 63 graduates. Over the past 58 years, approximately $2.2 million in scholarships has been awarded to more than 1,300 Pennsbury graduates by the PSF.

These PSF’s scholarships are possible because of income from the endowments and low-risk investments; repayment of loans by former recipients; gifts made in honor or memory of loved ones; as well as gifts from local businesses and community organizations.

Additionally, the PSF’s endowed namesake scholarship program enables families to maintain the spirit and memory of their loved ones, while helping students achieve their post high school educational goals. In 2014, 28 namesake scholarships will be awarded in memory of 25 former community members, including 12 graduates of PHS. All scholarships are based on four equally-weighted criteria: academic achievement, financial need, character and leadership. These awards are comprised of one-half grant and one-half zero-interest loan, repayable starting 6 months after the student leaves college.

Pennsbury graduates are encouraged to apply for a scholarship every year that they are working toward an undergraduate degree. The 2014 application form will be available on the PSF website, www.pennsbury.k12.pa.us (“Foundations” link), and in the guidance offices at Pennsbury High School. The deadline for the return of all application components is April 11th, 2014. The screening of applications will be held on June 1st, 2014. Community volunteers who wish to assist with the screening are invited to participate and should contact PSF for more information. A reception for 2014 PSF scholarship recipients will be held on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014.

The PSF is administered by an independent, all-volunteer Board of Directors made up of 19 community members and four school district representatives who are responsible for fundraising, investments, and overseeing the awarding of grants and loans.

Any person, business or organization interested in making a donation to the PSF, establishing an endowment, or obtaining more information should call 215-428-4145 or e-mail: scholarships@pennsbury.k12.pa.us. Donations can also be mailed to the PSF at P.O. Box 338, 134 Yardley Avenue, Fallsington, PA 19058-0338.

The PSF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation

Since 1956, the Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation (PSF) has existed to help Pennsbury graduates achieve their goal of higher education. In 2013, the PSF awarded $106,000 in scholarships to 63 graduates. Over the past 58 years, approximately $2.2 million in scholarships has been awarded to more than 1,300 Pennsbury graduates by the PSF.

These PSF’s scholarships are possible because of income from the endowments and low-risk investments; repayment of loans by former recipients; gifts made in honor or memory of loved ones; as well as gifts from local businesses and community organizations.

Additionally, the PSF’s endowed namesake scholarship program enables families to maintain the spirit and memory of their loved ones, while helping students achieve their post high school educational goals. In 2014, 28 namesake scholarships will be awarded in memory of 25 former community members, including 12 graduates of PHS. All scholarships are based on four equally-weighted criteria: academic achievement, financial need, character and leadership. These awards are comprised of one-half grant and one-half zero-interest loan, repayable starting 6 months after the student leaves college.

Pennsbury graduates are encouraged to apply for a scholarship every year that they are working toward an undergraduate degree. The 2014 application form will be available on the PSF website, www.pennsbury.k12.pa.us (“Foundations” link), and in the guidance offices at Pennsbury High School. The deadline for the return of all application components is April 11th, 2014. The screening of applications will be held on June 1st, 2014. Community volunteers who wish to assist with the screening are invited to participate and should contact PSF for more information. A reception for 2014 PSF scholarship recipients will be held on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014.

The PSF is administered by an independent, all-volunteer Board of Directors made up of 19 community members and four school district representatives who are responsible for fundraising, investments, and overseeing the awarding of grants and loans.

Any person, business or organization interested in making a donation to the PSF, establishing an endowment, or obtaining more information should call 215-428-4145 or e-mail: scholarships@pennsbury.k12.pa.us. Donations can also be mailed to the PSF at P.O. Box 338, 134 Yardley Avenue, Fallsington, PA 19058-0338.

The PSF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Philadelphia Modifiers award scholarships

The Philadelphia Modifiers Street Rod Club recently awarded scholarships of $1000 each to John Ferrell, Jr. of Southampton and Efrain Murillo of Croydon.

The awards were based on their achievements and commitment to pursue a career in the automotive industry.

The award was made in memory of the late Russell Sift, a founding member of the club. Established in 1955 by a group of local rodders, The Philadelphia Modifiers is the oldest street rod club in the United States.

It is a non-profit organization comprised of members who share a love for cars as well as a desire to help their community. In addition to scholarship awards, they sponsor three cars in the Bucks County Soap Box Derby and offer their support to many other local charities and causes.

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Mensa Foundation and Delaware Valley Mensa announce scholarship essay contest

The Mensa Foundation, the subsidiary of American Mensa, Ltd., is requesting applications for its annual scholarship contest. Applications are submitted on-line at http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships/.

Scholarship winners will receive awards of $300 to $1,000 based on an essay of 550 words or less describing their academic or career goals.

Eligibility requirements for a general Mensa Foundation scholarship are:

  • United States citizenship or legal residence;
  • Enrollment at any level (undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, etc.) at an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education for fall 2014.

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Langhorne Rotary news

At the regular Langhorne Rotary meeting on Thursday August 8th, the club honored two 2013 Walter T. Styers Jr. Scholarships winners, Rachel Rotteveel and Laura Zakowski. The two seniors from Neshaminy High School were presented with checks and certificates from the Rotary Club by Kathy Horwatt, the chair of the Rotary Scholarship Committee.

Mrs. Horwatt also gave a brief presentation about Walter “Pops” Styers, who was a longtime member of the Langhorne Rotary until his death in 1999 at the age of 103. She explained how interested he was in education and encouraging young people to be involved in their community.

In his will Walter Styers left a substantial amount of money to the Rotary Club, which has been invested and assists in providing scholarships each year to high school seniors planning for college. Students from any high school in the area can submit applications, which are reviewed by a committee of the club, who select the winners.

One of the principal criteria is having demonstrated “Service Above Self” during their high school careers. State Representative Frank Farry also attended the meeting and presented Certificates of Achievement to the students from the PA House of Representatives and the PA Senaten.

Representative Farry then provided an update on the activities of the various issues being addressed in the House of Representatives.

PHOTO CAP: Pictured from left, Laura Zakowski, State Rep. Frank Farry, and Rachel Rotteveel.

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Feasterville Rotary awards scholarships

 

The Feasterville Rotary Club awarded scholarships this year to three bright, talented, hard-working seniors from Neshaminy High School: from left, Hannah Lux, Michael Lehrich, and Janice Joseph.

The Elizabeth Moyer Scholarship Fund has been maintained by the Feasterville Rotary for over 30 years. Several of Feasterville Rotary’s fundraising events help to fund the scholarships. The Rotary shared breakfast with the students and their parents, and hopes to see them in the future.

Congratulations and best wishes to Janice, Hannah, and Michael!

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MCF awards scholarships to 20 students

 

The Middletown Community Foundation (MCF) presented scholarship awards to 20 student recipients at the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors public meeting on June 17th at the Middletown Municipal Complex.

MCF is a non-profit organization formed to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in Middletown Township. From 2002 through 2012, MCF has awarded 121 scholarships to worthy students for a total amount of $118,500.

This year, MCF received 33 scholarship applications from quality candidates who had performed extensive community service. They are honored to award $15,500 in scholarships to 20 of those applicants after the candidates were evaluated by the MCF scholarship committee.

MCF has now awarded a total of 141 scholarships for a total amount of $134,000 to date! 

This year’s recipients are:

  • Rachel Rotteveel of Langhorne, graduating from Neshaminy, attending MIT for Biomed Engineering – awarded $1,500.
  • Sarah McCarron of Levittown, graduating from Conwell Egan, attending Elizabethtown College for Biotech & Japanese – awarded $1,500.
  • Kelly Coleman of Langhorne, graduating from Villa Joseph Marie, attending Temple for Nursing – awarded $1,000 in name of Claire & Jerome Miller Family.
  • Ashley Titler of Levittown, graduating from Neshaminy, attending Millersville for EC Ed & Spec Ed – awarded $1,000.
  • Jessica Lee Ratner of Langhorne, graduating from Pennington, attending Bucknell for Environmental Engineering – awarded $1,000.
  • Jordan Ducko of Levittown, graduating from Bucks County Technical High School, attending Indiana U of PA for Accounting – awarded $1,000.
  • Scott Crisenbery of Langhorne, graduating from Neshaminy, attending Neumont for Computer Science – awarded $1,000.
  • Valerie Bell of Langhorne, graduating from Archbishop Wood, attending Rider for Political Science & PR – awarded $1,000.
  • Kylie Winkler of Langhorne, graduating from Neshaminy, attending Temple for Journalism – awarded $1,000.
  • Megan Suder of Langhorne, graduating from Archbishop Wood, attending Loyola of Maryland for Psychology – awarded $500.
  • Kyle Techtmann of Levittown, graduating from Conwell Egan, attending Widener for Communications – awarded $500.
  • Shannon Dzurinko of Langhorne, graduating from Archbishop Wood, attending Bloomsburg for Accounting – awarded $500.
  • Kacie Karl of Levittown, graduating from Neshaminy, attending BCCC for Science Forensics – awarded $500 in memoriam of Becky Marseglia.
  • Anna Eisele of Langhorne, graduating from Archbishop Wood, attending St. Josephs for Food Marketing – awarded $500.
  • Brittany Darnley of Levittown, graduating from Neshaminy, attending Millersville for EC Ed & Spec Ed – awarded $500.
  • Melanie Matyi of Levittown, graduating Neshaminy, attending Pitt for Neuroscience – awarded $500.
  • Ryan O’Connor of Langhorne, graduating Neshaminy, attending Drexel for Accounting – awarded $500.
  • Samantha Arnae of Levittown, graduating Neshaminy, attending West Chester for Occupational Therapy – awarded $500.
  • Elizabeth Hellings of Levittown, graduating Nazareth Academy, attending Delaware for Pre Vet & Animal Biology – awarded $500.
  • Stephen Finnell of Langhorne, graduating Neshaminy, attending Penn State for Engineering – awarded $500.

Congratulations to all current and past scholarship award winners!

For more information about the Middletown Community Foundation including how to fund a scholarship in someone’s name, visit their website at www.middletowncf.org or email middletowncf@gmail.com.

PHOTO CAP: Pictured are some of the MCF scholarship recipients at the Middletown Township Supervisors meeting on June 17th

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Pennsbury Athletic Association selects 2013 scholarship winners

 

The Pennsbury Athletic Association (PAA) has awarded $1,000 scholarships to two college-bound high school seniors who have been active in PAA’s baseball and softball programs for many years.

PAA Commissioner Greg Caiola presented the scholarships to Colleen Meehan, a 2013 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, NJ and Michael Cramer, a 2013 graduate of Pennsbury High School during a recent membership meeting.

Colleen’s 10-year PAA softball career included playing on in-house and travel teams as well a two-year stint as an umpire. While at Notre Dame, Colleen played basketball and softball. She will be playing softball for the PA Vypers Gold team and working as a beach inspector in Longport, NJ this summer before heading off to Penn State-Altoona to pursue a career in early childhood and special education and possibly becoming a softball coach.

Michael Cramer started playing T-ball with PAA in 2000 and never looked back. After 13 years, he still plays on one of PAA’s Senior Babe Ruth teams. While at Pennsbury High School, Michael was president of the Future Business Leaders of America. That experience will serve him well as he leaves in August to begin his college career as an accounting major at Duquesne University.

“I am always impressed by the essays we receive from applicants but I’m even more impressed once I get the opportunity to meet the winners and hear them talk about what they want to accomplish. We all want our children to be well-rounded and being able to balance academics with athletics is an important trait that many of our players hold,” said Greg Caiola.

“PAA is delighted to recognize Colleen and Michael with the annual PAA scholarships as they embark on the next phase of their personal development.”

Funding for PAA’s scholarship comes from the proceeds of the association’s annual golf outing organized by volunteers Cary Weiss and John Parsons.

Volunteers Frank Smith, Brian Derby and Dave Bergen joined Caiola in judging the entries.

PHOTO CAP: Pennsbury Athletic Association Commissioner Greg Caiola (center) recently presented $1,000 scholarships to Colleen Meehan (left), a 2013 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, NJ and Michael Cramer (right), a 2013 graduate of Pennsbury High School.

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Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation awards $106,000 to 63 students

The Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation recently held its 13th Annual Recipient Reception to recognize its 2013 award winners. During the ceremony, the PSF congratulated the 63Pennsbury graduates who have been were awarded a total of $106,000for the 2013-14 school year. The awards, which are one-half grant and one-half zero interest loan, are based on four equally weighted criteria: academic record, financial need, character and leadership.

Endowed Namesake Scholarship Recipients:

Cole Browndorf — Dr. Joseph Farese Memorial Scholarship

Vincent Shu-Wen Liu — Mears Family Memorial Scholarship

Leigh Schreiber — Dorothy O. Breen Memorial Scholarship

Liliana Frankel — Rick & Chris Block Memorial Scholarship

Isaac Gritz — Dr. Patricia Johnston Memorial Scholarship

Amin Vora — Rich Quake Memorial Scholarship

Kelsey Hubsch — Michael E. Dolnick Memorial Scholarship

Zachary Hall — E. Paul Hartsfield Memorial Scholarship

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Scholarship recipients

 

James H. Barrett (center), co-chairperson of the Feasterville Business Association’s scholarship committee, presents checks for $1,200 to the 2013 FBA scholarship recipients Janice Joseph (second from left) and Robert McDonough (second from right), both of Lower Southampton, during the Lower Southampton Township July Fourth parade committee breakfast in Feasterville.

Sharing in the award presentation are Rose McMenamin (left), vice president of the FBA, and Ed Shannon (right), Lower Southampton Township supervisor and co-chairman of the Lower Southampton Independence Day parade committee. Janice is a graduate of Neshaminy High School and will attend Temple University in the fall to major in biology, while Robert, a graduate of Holy Ghost Prep, will enter LaSalle University to major in economics.

The awards were based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and community involvement.

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