Community Foundation of Warren County has completed its scholarship program for the 2009-10 school year. The foundation either manages or assists in the administration of 23 single or group scholarship funds. In the coming year, 381 students from Warren County and Kane High School will receive grants from one of these programs with a total grant amount of $802,865. Many of these recipients will be eligible for grants from the PHEAA/PATH program.
Each year the board of directors adds up to $300,000 from its unrestricted funds to the available unrestricted scholarship fund for general scholarship use. Students, 204 in all, representing all county high schools, and non-traditional students residing in Warren County have received a grant from these funds this year.
Families of Blair and Whirley employees are eligible to be considered for scholarships from funds established with the foundation by these companies (35 Blair and 27 Whirley grants were awarded this year).
In recent years, the Richard D. and Edith H. Metzgar Memorial Fund and the Cornelius and Marguerite Pelletreau Memorial Fund have been established to provide scholarship assistance primarily to students from the Sheffield/Clarendon part of the county. This year, 47 students will benefit from the generosity of these families.
Ten scholarships were awarded from the Jacob Levinson Family Retailing Fund; six from the Barbara Baldwin DeFrees Music Fund; three from the William Falconer Henry Fund; and 17 students of Kane Area High School from the Mary Dutter Fund.
An additional 34 scholarships were awarded to Warren County School District students participating in study in a health career field such as nursing, medicine, pharmacy and physical therapy.
The following individual scholarships also were awarded:
Courtney Chase and Kaysie Foust, Linda and Paul Keverline Fund; Nicole Phillips, Jane Masters Fund; Trenton Berardi and Matt Branco, Career Center Fund; Miranda Keppel, Beatrice Pratz Nursing Fund; Alli Jerman, Association of College Women Fund; Kelsey Stoner, Paul and Andrew Keverline Fund; Sarah Lyle, James Barrett (English) Fund; Katie White, W. Genevieve Carter Fund; Alex Gray and Joanna Laser, Quinn Smith Fund; and Olivia Auell, Special Foundation 60th Anniversary Award.