Berwick Scholarship Fund Established in Memory of Oral Surgeon

June 20, 2019

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation announces the creation of a new scholarship fund for local students. Established in memory of Dr. Ronald L. Lehnowsky by his family, the fund will benefit a graduating senior from Berwick Area High School who is pursuing a career in the medical field.

Dr. Lehnowsky, D.D.S., J.D., grew up in Berwick, PA, and graduated from its high school. He attended Georgetown University School of Dentistry and Ohio State University, where he received his D.D.S. and M.S. in Oral Surgery. He also received a J.D. from Cleveland State University – John Marshall College of Law. Despite living much of his life in Ohio, Dr. Lehnowsky never forgot his beginnings in the Berwick community. It was important to his family to continue his legacy and honor his dedication to education by establishing this fund where he was born and raised.

“We know how much Berwick High School meant to our dad. He valued education and the opportunities it could provide,” explained Laura Moss, Dr. Lehnowsky’s daughter. “We hope to have a deserving senior receive some help along his or her educational journey through this commemoration.”

Dr. Lehnowsky passed away at the age of 76 after an extended illness. Through the family’s desire to honor his memory and a town formative to his early life, the Lehnowsky Scholarship Fund will offer increased educational opportunities for Berwick students in perpetuity.

Contributions can be made to this fund online at, or mail to the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, Attn: Lehnowsky Scholarship Fund, 725 West Front Street, Berwick PA 18603.

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation manages more than 260 charitable funds and makes grant investments throughout the region to improve the quality of life in the Central Susquehanna area. For more information, visit or call the Foundation at 1-866-454-6692.