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Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Recipients!


#GaryInspiredMe Scholarship
Yasmin Ramirez (West Scranton)
Robert Lugiano (Lake-Lehman)

Caroline Ace, LPN/Angela Muchal, LPN Scholarship
Kierra Kveragas (Career Technology Center)

Catherine A. Alu Memorial Scholarship
Maria Augusta Bell Pendon (Dunmore)

Todd Angelo Memorial Scholarship
Minahil Sami (University of Scranton)

Blakely Borough Scholarship
Allison Bennett (Valley View)

Constance M. and Joseph A. Brocavich Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Joseph Smith (Holy Cross)
Travis Bridgeman (Scranton Prep)
Grace Ann Kapacs (Scranton Prep)
Dominic Menichini (Scranton Prep)

Cinderella’s Closet Scholarship
Michalie Mazurkivich (Pittston Area)

Jeffrey Morgan Davis Memorial Scholarship
Amaya Jackson (Holy Cross)

Jason Evans Memorial Wrestling Scholarship
Thomas Kerrigan (Abington Heights)

Joseph (Firp) and Charles Pacino Scholarship
Michael Nowak (Lakeland)

Angelina Fricchione and Michael Cupple Scholarship
Dipam Shah (Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine)

Junior League of Scranton Scholarship
Yasmin Ramirez (West Scranton)

John and Grace Kreig Scholarship
Alexandra Mitchell (Riverside)

Dr. E.C. LaCoe Scholarship
Sadie Henzes (Abington Heights)
Allison Nealon (Abington Heights)

Greg Legg NEPA Diamond Scholarship
Joseph Cencetti (Pittston Area)

Patrick Andrew Luptak Scholarship
Gavin Beck (Riverside)
Anna Bajor (North Pocono)
Yasmin Ramirez (West Scranton)
Maria Augusta Bell Pendon (Dunmore)

Matt McGloin Scholarship
Yasmin Ramirez (West Scranton)
Joseph Evanosky (West Scranton)

Chris Moran Scholarship
Aidan Mullen (Abington Heights)
Nina Sampogne (Abington Heights)
Jordan Kazmierski (Mountain View)
Rachel Klein (Mountain View)

Russell J. O’Malley and James E. O’Brien Memorial Scholarship
Andrew C. Faist Jr. (Lackawanna Trail)

Jane H. Rushmore Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Amy White (Career Technology Center)

James M. Akens North Pocono Athletic Trust Fund
Alahnna Balbach (North Pocono)

American Legion A. Pierson Hurd Academic Scholarship
Destiny Farmer (Valley View)

Sarah Beth Beynon Memorial Scholarship
Nanda Zheng (Pittston Area)

Margaret Briggs/Lackawanna College Scholarship
Alexander Mitchell (Lackawanna College)
Alexis Featherman (Lackawanna College)

Sean J. Calpin Automotive Technology Scholarship
Jonathan Wilga (Johnson College)

Joseph J. Costa Memorial Scholarship
Miguel Salvador (Lackawanna College)
Jared Colletta (Lackawanna College)
Gilbert Diaz (Lackawanna College)

Dulcey Degilio Scholarship
Allison Nealon (Abington Heights)

Danielle Faramelli Scholarship
Ally Welsch (Valley View)

Jefferson Scholarship
Tristen Kalt (Lakeland)
Aniesa Dragwa (Lakeland)
Samantha Mushak (West Scranton)

Keisling Family Scholarship
Anna Bajor (North Pocono)

Joseph P. McDonald Memorial Scholarship
Daniel Walsh (Dunmore)
Steven Borgia (Dunmore)

The Melvin-Deininger Scholarship
Samantha Mushak (West Scranton)

Jennifer Morgan Scholarship
Isabella Mancini (Pittston Area)

Pay It Forward Scholarship
Bryan Melliand (Penn State University)

Ashley and Erin Williams Memorial Scholarship
Madison Carpenter (North Pocono)

Ann Wall Scholarship
Nick Maskaly (Lackawanna Trail)

Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship
Devin Welch (Williamsport Area)

Dr. Bernard Shair Memorial Scholarship
Minahil Sami (University of Scranton)

Neal J. Fasula Scholarship
Jordan Adams (West Scranton/Career Technology Center)
Gavin Beck (Riverside)
Mia Castellano (Edinboro University)
Danielle Cook (University of Scranton)
Haley Leonard (West Scranton)
Bryan Melliand (Penn State University)
Adam Nitch (West Chester University)
Will Oliphant (Misericordia University)
Steve Paszek (Johnson College)
Kyle Rusinko (University of Scranton)
Alexis Smith (Hofstra University)
William White (Penn State University)

James F. Swift Scholarship
Tanner Begin (Lakeland)
Ashley Capone (Holy Cross)
Andrew Cummings (Old Forge)
Caitlin Doughton (Scranton Prep)
Fione Evans (Scranton)
Marguerite Flynn (Scranton Prep)
Nicholas Guerra (West Scranton)
Tori Kovalchick (Holy Cross)
Kristen Lello (Riverside)
Rebecca Lucas (Dunmore)
Olivia Manarchuck (Carbondale Area)
Tyler Muskey (Riverside)
Antonio Pugliese (West Scranton)
Nina Sampogne (Abington Heights)
Taylor Seprosky (Valley View)
Eric Spivak (Scranton)
Christopher Talluto (Mid Valley)
Makenna Thorpe (Abington Heights)
Ryan Turlip (Valley View)
Alec Yanisko (Dunmore)

John R. and Maureen J. Pesavento All Saints Interparochial Academy Scholarship
Samantha Greenfield (Scranton Prep)
Luke Mozeleski (Holy Cross)

Scranton Central High School Alumni Scholarship
Julia Loury (Scranton)

Scranton Central High School Class of 1964 Scholarship
Julia Loury (Scranton)

Chris Till Sender Scholarship     
Karaline Howey (Riverside)

Midori Yamanouchi, PhD Scholarship
Julia Loury (Scranton)

Teddick Family Scholarship
Sadie Bosscher (Elk Lake)

Tolerance Scholarship
Phoebe Hnatko (North Pocono)

Edward C. Snyder Memorial Scholarship
Sarah Ounsworth (Marywood University)

We would like to extend our best wishes to all scholarship recipients for a bright and successful future! 

In 2020, over $440,000 in scholarship funds were distributed to students, benefitting 150 students through 49 scholarships.

Scholarship recipients are selected annually by various scholarship committees at the Foundation.

“We are grateful to the generous donors who make these scholarships possible to benefit so many students from across the region,” stated Scranton Area Community Foundation President and CEO, Laura Ducceschi. “The Foundation proudly manages many scholarship funds established by charitable donors who wish to recognize and support outstanding students,” she added. “These scholarships aim to make higher education more attainable for so many in our region.”

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is a partner with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) in their Partnership for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Program to offer qualifying students additional financial aid. Through PHEAA, many scholarship recipients may be eligible for additional dollars toward their tuition.

Interested in learning more about our Scholarship Funds? 
To establish a scholarship fund in honor of or memory of a loved one or to include a scholarship as a legacy gift in your estate plans, please contact the Scranton Area Community Foundation today or visit safdn.org to learn more.

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