The Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation (MACF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), is pleased to announce the 2018 scholarship winners. The Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation currently administers 14 funds that provide scholarships to students in Mechanicsburg. This year, 11 of the MACF funds granted educational scholarships.

Awardees for 2018 scholarships were:

  • Annabelle Tosh (Seidle Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Cynthia L. Coller Memorial Scholarship)
  • Nina-Mari Vietze (Ken and Romaine Kauffman Scholarship)
  • Jacey Crayton, Morgan Cupp, Michala Geraty, Sage Maguire, Hudson Onkst, Smaran Teru, Aaron Zimmerman (Mechanicsburg Area High School Alumni Association Fund)
  • Samantha Belz, Allison Brosius, Hannah Hinssen, Natasha Mauger, Smaran Teru (Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg Charitable Fund)
  • Michala Geraty (Operation Wildcat Scholarship Fund)
  • Priscilla Diamond (Dorothy M. Peele Scholarship Fund
  • Brenna Bowerman, Caleb Clawser, Olivia Moyer (Bertha and Byron L. Reppert Scholarship)
  • Ashlee Weigle (Rice Family Scholarship Fund of Eichelbergers, Inc.)
  • Harrison Stough (Charles Shields Scholarship Fund)
  • Tylyn Cupp, Morgan Cupp, Michala Geraty, Smaran Teru (Singiser Family Fund)
  • Jane Mylin (Richard N. Wevodau Scholarship)

Brenna Bowerman, one of three 2018 Bertha and Byron L. Reppert Scholarship recipients, thanked her scholarship donors and selection committee saying, “I have been struggling to come up with ways to afford college with the jobs that I have, and this scholarship not only helps me to pursue my college career, but also proves that the hard work I have done at my school has not gone unnoticed. Thank you for proving to me that hard work pays off and helping me pursue my dreams.” Brenna graduated from Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School in May 2018 and is attending the University of Pittsburgh with an interest in political science.

MACF scholarships can be established by individual donors or corporations, and are often in honor or memory of a loved one. A total of $71,022.00 was awarded through MACF scholarships for the 2018/2019 school year.

TFEC is a partner with American Education Services (AES)/PHEAA’s Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Program. Scholarship recipients are eligible to have their awards matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $2,500 by AES/PHEAA’s PATH Program. PHEAA may grant matching funds for TFEC scholarship recipients who are enrolled in an approved Pennsylvania college or career school, as an undergraduate student on at least a half-time basis, who are a state grant recipient and who demonstrate financial need. Students must also be a resident of Pennsylvania, not in default on any educational loans, maintain academic progress, and not be considered an incarcerated student. The match provides last dollar support for tuition and fees. Scholarship recipient information is submitted by TFEC staff; no additional paperwork is required by students in order to be eligible for a PATH Program match. For additional information on this program, please visit http://www.pheaa.org.