Neshaminy Education Foundation announces scholarship awardees

The Neshaminy Education Foundation (NEF) recently awarded scholarships to eight graduates of Neshaminy High School.

The 2014 NEF $500 Scholarship recipients are: Shealyn Miles and Breanna Schmidt, attending West Chester University; Kristin Pomponio, attending Temple University; Alexis Schreiber, attending Cairn University; Sarah Hertenberger and Emily Singer, attending Penn State University; and Allison Raffin, attending Millersville University.

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Neshaminy Education Foundation announces scholarship awardees

The Neshaminy Education Foundation (NEF) recently awarded scholarships to eight graduates of Neshaminy High School.

The 2014 NEF $500 Scholarship recipients are: Shealyn Miles and Breanna Schmidt, attending West Chester University; Kristin Pomponio, attending Temple University; Alexis Schreiber, attending Cairn University; Sarah Hertenberger and Emily Singer, attending Penn State University; and Allison Raffin, attending Millersville University.

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Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre awards scholarships

The Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre has a rich history of staging local performers in a musical production each year. In April of this year dozens of area thespians staged the classic Cole Porter musical “Anything Goes” to rave reviews. The proceeds of the group’s musical productions fund an annual scholarship grant program.

Over the past 58 years NVMT has awarded $137,500 in scholarships to talented local graduating seniors who plan to pursue their education in the fine or performing arts. This year’s crop of scholarship winners is exceptional and will share $7500 in assistance towards their future education. Each of these students is an outstanding example of the excellent music and performance groups at the Neshaminy High School:

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Consumer Troubleshooter

submitted by Bucks County Consumer Protection Agency

Q. My daughter is graduating from high school. We are in the process of looking over her finances in order for her to decide which direction she should take as far as colleges go. I am a single parent of three children and do not have the financial means to give her much support. I was discussing my concerns about this with my friend and she remembered that your office had information in your Troubleshooter article last year. She also said that you had offered consumers a helpful brochure for college bound kids. Is that brochure still available through your office? B.R., Morrisville.

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Student volunteers at St. Mary Medical Center awarded scholarships

The Community League of St. Mary Medical Center has awarded scholarships to 10 student volunteers to further their education at the colleges of their choosing. To qualify for each $1,000 scholarship, students completed a minimum of 200 hours of volunteer service at St. Mary, and then submitted an essay for review by the cabinet of The Community League. This year’s student scholarship recipients are: Connor Laigaie, (biology, Arcadia University); Alexandra Nixon (biomedical sciences, Messiah College); Jessica Vadaketh (biology and Spanish, Ursinus College); Katie Malicka (nursing, DeSales University); Harsh Patel (information technology, Temple University); Bhaumik Shah (finance, Boston University); Jenna Blackstone (communications, University of Pittsburgh); Shu Yun Liu, Michael Wu, and D’nae Monford.

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Shealyn Miles earns three scholarships

Shealyn Miles, a senior at Neshaminy High School, is the recipient of three higher-education scholarships which she will put to good use as she enters West Chester University this fall as an Elementary Education/Special Education major. The scholarships are: Helen R. Bates Scholarship, Neshaminy Education Foundation Scholarship, and the Dr. Esther M. Wenrich Elementary Teaching Scholarship.

Congratulations and best of luck to Shealyn!

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Three CB students receive Foundations scholarships

Foundations Community Partnership awarded $1000 scholarships to three Central Bucks High School seniors through its annual Partnership in Education program this month. Joy S. Kim (CB East), Idan Zonshein (CB South), and Katy Ma (CB West) are the honored recipients.

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FBA scholarship winners

Samantha Roberts and Jasmin Tharakan, both of Feasterville, (seated left and right) share a congratulatory moment after being awarded $1,200 college scholarships from the Feasterville Business Association. Sharing the moment (back row, from left) are, Rose McMenamin, president of the FBA and scholarship committee co-chairperson, Linda Pupkiewicz, corresponding secretary and scholarship committee co-chair, Mike Wielehowski, golf committee chair and scholarship committee member, Charles Roman, a committee member, and Ed Shannon, a member of the FBA executive board and Lower Southampton Township supervisor.

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MWA donates $15,000 to local charities and scholarship recipients

On April 2nd, members of Makefield Women’s Association gathered to distribute funds raised from the MWA Harvest Day at Shady Brook Farm. Checks totaling $14,500 were handed out to worthy beneficiaries. These donations, in addition to funds raised for raffle beneficiaries, bring MWA’s total donation from last year’s fundraiser to over $22,000!

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PRCABC offering scholarships

The Puerto Rican Cultural Association of Bucks County (PRCABC) is offering two $500 scholarships. Applicant must be Hispanic or actively involved in the Hispanic community, GPA of 3.4, graduating from high school in the U.S., be a U.S. citizen residing in Bucks County, accepted by a college or university and demonstrate financial need.

Applicants are to submit an essay of no more than 500 words expressing their wishes for course of study, involvement in community service of at least 25 hours such as PRCABC, senior citizens, Habitat for Humanity, and/or other volunteer services. For more information contact nereida100@verizon.net, 215-439-6619. Deadline for application is May 23rd, 2014.

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