BHS Alumni Celebrate Panther Pride Through New Scholarship Fund

March 18, 2021

Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship fund to benefit Bloomsburg High School (BHS) graduating seniors. The fund was established by a group of BHS alumni who were moved to celebrate and award students that serve as positive role models through a strong work ethic and genuine school spirit.

Students from the BHS Class of 1986 have reflected on all the great memories of their time together in school, and many have stayed in touch over the years through summer “mini-reunions” and larger events. As the class considered the impact the Bloomsburg community had on each of their lives, they started to look for opportunities to give back and celebrate other local students.

“Bloomsburg High School and the surrounding community were an important part of creating who we are as adults. We are grateful for the role the community had on our lives. It’s a wonderful place to grow up, and many of us still live in Bloomsburg or nearby,” explained the scholarship committee.

Members of the ’86 class had a desire to provide more broad opportunities for students, so the class came together to establish the BHS Class of ’86 Scholarship Fund. The Fund will provide annual scholarship(s) to BHS graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education or other certification program. Students must demonstrate kindness and loyalty to others, an ability to get along with others without prejudice, and a genuine school spirit and “Panther Pride”.

“We want to see the scholarship recipient pool expand to students that don’t qualify for other scholarships – maybe they are holding down  job or have other responsibilities that limit their participation in traditional clubs and activities. These students are often ‘off the radar’, but equally deserving. We are honored to be able to give back in some small way that helps other BHS students reach their educational goals.”

Contributions can be made to the BHS Class of ’86 Scholarship Fund online (search “BHS”), or mail to the Community Giving Foundation, Attn: BHS Class of ’86 Scholarship Fund, 725 West Front Street, Berwick PA 18603. To apply for this scholarship and other opportunities available through the Community Giving Foundation, click here.

Bloomsburg is an affiliate of the Community Giving Foundation, which manages nearly 300 charitable funds and makes grant investments throughout the region to improve the quality of life in the Central Susquehanna area.