Owen Cole Brezitski Memorial Scholarship

On March 17, 2011, 8-year-old Owen Cole Brezitski was killed by a distracted 17-year-old driver while walking in a crosswalk with his family in front of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA. Owen’s Foundation, the Orange 4 Owen Project and the Owen Cole Brezitski Memorial Scholarship Fund were born out of this tragedy.

Our mission is to promote pedestrian, driver, traffic and childhood safety as well as raise awareness of the consequences of distracted driving practices. Slow Down, Be Alert and Save a Life is our mantra. Owen was a mature, polite, respectful, faith-filled boy whose smile was contagious. He will always be remembered for his loving, kind and gentle ways and his bright, sunny personality. We know we cannot change yesterday, but we can help make a difference today and tomorrow.

Please visit our website orange4owen.org for more information about Owen and our mission. 

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March 15


1 Winner/Up to $2,500

Scholarship FAQ


  1. Graduating senior from Bishop McDevitt High School  
  2. Plans to attend any 2 or 4 year college, university, or trade school 
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 
  4. Financial need 
  5. Essay
  6. Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.


Describe how you are making a difference in your community. Essay should be titled “Making a Difference”. Must be 500 words, 800 maximum. 


This scholarship is a one-time only award.

Would you like to support the ? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!


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