The Perry County Community Foundation (PCCF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), is pleased to announce the 2018 scholarship winners. The Perry County Community Foundation currently administers 9 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. This year, 7 of the PCCF funds granted educational scholarships.

Awardees for 2018 scholarships were:

  • Sophia Bianchi, Zachary House, Faith Kreiger, Nina Markle, Jessica McNiven, Alyssa Spease, Keira Wittle (The CODY Foundation)
  • Jessica McNiven (Baird and Mary Jane Collins Scholarship Fund)
  • Alexandra Bennett (Carrie and George Lyter Scholarship)
  • Hayley Lesh, Kelleigh Stevenson (Frank M. Magee Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund)
  • Shelby Anderson (Lee C. Morrissey Fund)
  • Haylee Reisinger (Megan Moyer Seiber Memorial Scholarship)
  • Jaden Brajkovich, Katie Geyer, Gabrielle Haines, Allyson Kaufell, Gillian Sommerville, Laura Steele (Pauline M. Whitekettle Scholarship Fund for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church)

Nina Markle, recipient of The CODY Foundation Scholarship, thanked her scholarship donor and the scholarship selection committee saying, “You’ve given me a tremendous helping hand for the next path I go down and for that, I have many thanks. Before college classes even begin, in the fall, this summer I’ll be counseling and volunteering at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ministries (CPYM) Summer Camp, Creation, Vacation Bible School at Central Baptist Church, and possibly in Montana.” Nina graduated from Newport High School in June 2018 and is attending Harrisburg Area Community College to study architecture.

A total of $58,062 was awarded through PCCF 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.