Two high school seniors awarded scholarships from FBA

Two area high school seniors, one from Trevose and one from Langhorne, were recently awarded college scholarships from the Feasterville Business Association, it was announced by Rose McMenamin and Charles Roman, co-chairpersons of the FBA college scholarship committee. Kristin Wilson, of Trevose, and Andrea Martino, of Langhorne, both graduating seniors at Archbishop Wood High School, are the 2016 recipients of the $1,200 scholarship awards from the FBA.

According to Rose and Charles, “The annual awards are based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and community service. Both of these outstanding students have demonstrated excellence in all three areas.”

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Northampton Township Democrats award seventh annual scholarships

The Northampton Township Democratic Committee recently awarded scholarships to three Council Rock South students from Northampton. The scholarships consisted of a total of $1,000, and were awarded on the basis of academic merit and community service history to Natalia Jakacki, Brett Rosenblatt and Tess Hallman. They are all members of the Council Rock South Class of 2016.

Natalia is a member of the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa National Honor Society, the Spanish National Society and Treasurer of the English Honor Society. She is also the Founder and President of Operation Smile, a school club that raises funds to provide corrective surgery for children with cleft palates. She also won a Community Service Award for performing over 200 hours of community service.

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Garden club offering horticulture-related scholarships

The Martha Washington Garden Club of Yardley is offering scholarships to qualified high school or college students who reside in the Delaware Valley area and plan to pursue a career in any of the following: Horticulture or related fields, such as Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Conservation, or Floriculture.

The scholarship money, with a minimum amount of $2000, will be awarded to students who are enrolled in or plan to attend an accredited college to further their education in one of the above fields.

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M. Verna Butterer Educational Trust scholarships available

The M. Verna Butterer Educational Trust awards scholarships to needy Bucks County residents in pursuit of post high school education.

Annual awards total up to $14,000, and includes students presenting attending an institution that awards a degree, and/or non-traditional students returning to an institution to attain a degree. Awards are renewable for four years and include associate, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral programs.

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Bucks County Community College Foundation

In 1964, a group of Bucks County citizens embarked on a grand educational experiment: to establish Bucks County Community College as one of Pennsylvania’s first community colleges.

Since then, Bucks has provided educational opportunities to more than one million students seeking an affordable college degree or skills required for high-demand occupations.

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World Youth Day Pilgrimage calling on all youth

World Youth Day (WYD) is an event started by Saint Pope John Paul II in 1986 calling the youth from all over the globe to come together to hear the message of Jesus Christ. A week of prayer, music, spiritual talks, confession and daily Mass culminates with Pope Francis giving talks as well as celebrating the final solemn Mass with more than one million people participating in Kracow, Poland beginning July 25th, 2016.

In addition, the $300,000 Matching Fund donation has been created from The Charitable Exchange (TCE) for Camden, Philadelphia, and Syracuse Dioceses toward their selection of students, seminarians, and newly ordained priests to attend WYD. At World Meeting of Families TCE had established a random selection giveaway for five students to join those nominated by the Dioceses to compete for the three $100,000 scholarships.

For more information, visit TCE at www.charitableexchange.org.

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Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation awards $135,000 to 75 students

At a reception in June, the Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation awarded $135,000 to 75 Pennsbury graduates for the 2015-16 school year.

Since 1956, the PSF has awarded approximately $2.4 million to more than 1,400 Pennsbury graduates. These scholarships are partially funded by donations from members of the Pennsbury community who also want to help students in their quest for post-secondary education.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations to the PSF are tax- deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For more information, call 215-428-4145 or e-mail scholarships@pennsburysd.org.

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