Scholarship funds established under the Community Giving Foundation are listed below. Click here to donate online and view all funds managed by the Foundation.
The Buehner DHS Class of 2004 Fund provides scholarship(s) for the benefit of a graduating Danville Area High School senior who will be attending a 4-year public university in PA, has demonstrated high academic standing, has participated in music activities, is of high moral character and has been involved in scouting or community activities, is considering a career in public education, and demonstrates financial need.
The Catholic War Veterans Post 1419 Home Association Scholarship provides two annual awards (one male and one female) to a graduating senior from Berwick Area High School who is attending a 2- or 4-year post-secondary school. Special consideration is given to a student who is catholic, an honor student or GPA average of 90 or above, and demonstrates financial need.
The Don Ruggerio Athletic Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to a male or female Berwick High School senior athlete who is pursuing a 2- or 4-year education in the health field, including veterinary science, at any accredited school in Pennsylvania.
Despite living much of his life in Ohio, Dr. Lehnowsky never forgot his beginnings in the Berwick, PA community. It was important to his family to continue his legacy and honor his dedication to education by establishing the Dr. Ronald L. Lehnowsky Fund after his passing. The fund will award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Berwick Area High School who is attending a post-secondary school and pursuing a career in the medical field.
The Dwayne Tressler Athletic Memorial Scholarship Fund awards an annual scholarship to a Berwick Area High School graduating senior who participated in athletics and is attending a post-secondary school. Preference is given to an athlete that has participated in baseball and demonstrated team leadership while maintaining at least a 90% grade average.
The E. Louise Lawton Simington RN Nursing Scholarship Fund was established to award scholarships for Columbia and Montour Counties High School graduates pursuing a career in the field of nursing. Traditional and non-traditional student applicants will be considered.
The Fred A. Takacs Scholarship Fund awards to high school graduates who have resided in the Berwick Area School District and are pursuing higher education at Penn State Hazleton. Traditional and non-traditional student applicants will be considered.
The George and Barbara Forese Family Scholarship Fund awards an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Berwick, Central Columbia, Bloomsburg or Danville High Schools who is attending a post-secondary PA accredited school to pursue a degree in business, communications or psychology. Special consideration is given to students who have participated in at least one varsity sport for two years, have an overall GPA of 3.5 and volunteered in the community.
The George E. Skomsky Athletic Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarships to graduating seniors from Berwick Area High School attending a post-secondary school. Consideration is given to male athletes who demonstrate financial need and who have participated in golf or basketball.
The Joshua Martz Scholarship Fund provides scholarship awards for students declaring a major in special education. The award will alternate between graduating students from Benton High School and Millville High School.
A native of Nescopeck, Justin passed away a week shy of his 30th birthday after a battle with stage IV melanoma. His friends describe him as adventurous and charismatic - he was a vibrant young man who always lived life to the fullest and maintained a positive outlook throughout his years. Established by friends and family, the Justin "Pete" Slusser Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Berwick Area High School who is attending any Penn State University campus. Special consideration will be given to students pursuing a career in engineering.
The Kyle Douthat Memorial Scholarship Fund awards an annual scholarship to a Berwick High School graduating senior who is attending a post-secondary trade school. Preference is given to a student pursuing a career as a diesel mechanic or attending the Universal Technical Institute.
The Marian Eleanor Weikel Scholarship Fund provides a 4-year scholarship to a Shamokin Area High School graduating senior attending an accredited college. Recipients shall be selected based upon extreme financial need, with special consideration given to those demonstrating leadership qualities and an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Benefitting a Benton Area High School graduating senior, the Melba Hyde Scholarship Fund is awarded to a student attending a post-secondary school and demonstrating financial need.
The Northumberland Schools Alumni Association Scholarship Fund benefits students residing in Northumberland Borough and/or Point Township for a minimum of four consecutive years, who are pursuing a higher education at a 2- or 4-year educational institution. Students should demonstrate academic achievement, extra-curricular/community involvement, and financial need. Traditional and non-traditional applicants will be considered.
The Orlando C. Scopelliti Scholarship Fund serves as a tribute to "Scop", an advocate for individuals with special needs. Scop was honored to serve on the Board of Trustees at the Selinsgrove Center for 29 years, where a garden is now named in his honor. He also served with the Northumberland County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens, the Child Development Center, and the Mental Health/Mental Retardation Advisory Board. Scop's son, John, is one of the individuals who lead him to a life of service. He looked out for the needs of those who had difficulty or could not speak for themselves. Although Scop was a man of very few words, his desire to make lives better for mentally handicapped individuals helped him to be a champion for them, even at the end of his time with us. This Fund awards scholarships for graduates from any school district within the Foundation's service area entering degree programs for the care and/or education of the mentally and physically challenged.
Patrick graduated from Berwick Area High School as valedictorian in 1992. He went on to attend Yale University, where he received the coveted Merriman Award for Leadership his senior year. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1999, and worked in law firms in Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, and Radnor. Patrick was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Maria Assunta Society, and a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Berwick. Patrick found great joy in traveling, loved music and family, was a history and trivia buff, and cherished spending time with his close friends and family. The Patrick J. Mattucci Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor his legacy by awarding an annual scholarship to a Berwick High School graduating senior. Students must be an honor student, attending a 4-year college, and demonstrates an interest in their community through involvement/volunteerism and participating in extracurricular activities.
The Robert Baillie Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to a graduating senior from Bloomsburg Area School District pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited school, is in the top 10% of his/her class, and has financial need. Special consideration is given to students who have demonstrated leadership potential.
The Robert H. Nash Memorial Scholarship Fund awards an annual scholarship to a Berwick High School graduating senior(s) who is attending a post-secondary school to pursue English literature or writing, journalism, print or electronic, or a career in the performing arts, acting, stage or screen. Special consideration given to students who have participated in the performing arts.
A life-long learner and forward thinker, Bob believed that life is enriched through education. He was a graduate of Berwick High School and Dickinson College, and was a well-known leader in the Berwick business community. Bob was the president of the Wise Potato Chip Company and Keypoint Corporation, and served as the director of the First National Bank of Berwick and the Berwick Hospital Corporation for many years. Bob always tried to improve the life of others and generously gave his time, talent, and treasure to many community organizations. To honor Bob's legacy and passions, the Robert J. Wise Family Scholarship Fund was established to provide an annual award to a deserving Berwick Area High School graduating senior pursuing a bachelors, associate or technical degree.
The Robert W. Buehner, Jr. and Robin Buehner Kindness Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship to a graduate of Danville Area School District attending a higher education institution, with preference to Westminster College, Bloomsburg University, or Shippensburg University, to study healthcare. Special consideration is given to an individual who is recognized by the faculty, staff, students and administration as being kind towards others.
The Ronald L. Garrison Memorial Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship to a Berwick High School graduating senior(s) who is attending a post-secondary PA accredited school to pursue a degree in education. Special consideration given to students who have participated in golf.
Scott is remembered as a loving son, brother, and friend, as well as a talented visionary and compassionate individual. A graduate of Southern Columbia School District, Scott was a hard working and dedicated student. He received a degree in electronic engineering from Monmouth University and in his career contributed to our nation's security by pioneering engineering projects that assist our military and protect our citizens. On December 10, 2013, at the entrance to 12WD Building 6003 Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, a Blues Atlas Cedar Tree and Memorial Plaque were dedicated to Scott for his contribution to our Nation's Security as a constant reminder for generations to come. Established as a tribute to his legacy, the R. Scott Kohler Memorial Scholarship Fund awards a scholarship annually to a graduating senior of Southern Columbia seeking higher education through a 4-year college program.
The Sharon "Cheri" Spohrer Memorial Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship to a Berwick High School graduating senior attending a post-secondary school to pursue a degree in nursing. Students have also participated in extracurricular activities and community service.
The Steve Anoia Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the memory of Steve, who died tragically from ALS in 2020. Steve was a 1997 graduate of Mt. Carmel Area Jr./Sr. High School, where he was a beloved friend to many. He will always be remembered as someone who embraced kindness and inclusivity and fought for the underdog. This scholarship, established by Steve's friends and family, will be awarded to a Mt. Carmel graduating senior enrolling in a post-secondary certification program, assocites, or undergraduate degree program.
The Steven Mark Nastelli Scholarship Fund honors the memory of Coach Nastelli, who believe strongly that athletics are an extension of the classroom, providing life lessons that prepare young people for the future. Each year, scholarships are awarded to one male and one female Berwick Area High School senior based on their achievements in both academics and athletics, and their acceptance to post-secondary education at a 2- or 4-year institution.
The Beyond Cajun Thivierge Fund provides annual scholarship to a Berwick High School graduating senior(s) who is attending post-secondary school. Preference is given to students who participated in drama, arts and humanities or music activities and displays a culture of kindness and selflessness to others with no expectation of reward.
The Walter M. Brasch Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship to a graduating senior residing in Columbia County, who is pursuing post-secondary education in Journalism at an accredited Pennsylvania school.
Years ago, the Hartman children and family celebrated Bill and Ginny’s 50th wedding anniversary by creating a lasting legacy in their honor. Taking education and passions that held special meaning to the family, this scholarship fund benefits graduates of Warrior Run School District who plan to attend Penn State University to pursue secondary education or agriculture.