The Perry County Community Foundation (PCCF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), is pleased to announce the 2017 scholarship winners. The Perry County Community Foundation currently administers 8 funds that provide scholarships to students in Perry County. PCCF scholarships can be established by individual donors or corporations, and are often in honor or memory of a loved one.

Awardees for 2017 scholarships were:

  • Sierra Brinser, Noah Heimbaugh, Allyson Kaufell, Joshua Kline, Kessa Stydinger (The CODY Foundation)
  • Colby McMillen (Baird and Mary Jane Collins Scholarship Fund)
  • Miranda Fawver (Carrie and George Lyter Scholarship)
  • Lindsey Neidinger (Lee C. Morrissey Fund)
  • John Anthony III (Dr. Harry V. Pfautz D.O. Memorial Scholarship Fund)
  • Tapangue Musser (Ruth Cook Pfautz Memorial Scholarship)
  • Meredith Brown (Megan Moyer Seiber Memorial Scholarship)
  • Jaden Brajkovich, Leah Campbell, Justin Charles, Jacob Gregory, Emily Morgan, Hannah Sproull,
  • Riley Stone (Pauline M. Whitekettle Scholarship Fund for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church)

Sierra Brinser, recipient of The CODY Foundation Scholarship, thanked her scholarship donor and the scholarship selection committee saying “…without scholarship donors willing to support students like me, we would not be able to achieve the things we do. Receiving this scholarship means more to me than you’ll ever know. Thank you so much!” Sierra graduated from Newport High School in June 2017 and is attending Robert Morris University to study nursing and psychology and is participating in the Air Force ROTC.

A total of $89,385.00 was awarded through PCCF scholarships for the 2017/2018 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 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

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