WCCF Awards $314,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

July 28, 2020

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The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) has completed its post-secondary scholarship cycle for 2020, awarding 75 scholarships totaling $314,000. The funds, students, high schools, and awards are:

Alice Boone Main Memorial FundBlake Nardi, McGuffey High School, received $500.

Arthur V. Ciervo Scholarship Fund – Benett Bauer, Bethlehem-Center High School, received $500.

Black Family Scholarship Fund – Two students, Gage Gray, West Greene High School, and Nadia Bongiorni, Avela Jr./Sr. High School, each received $1,000.

Buckholt Science Scholarship Fund – Gregory Westfall, McGuffey High School, received $500.

Burgettstown Jr.-Sr. High School Student Council Leadership Scholarship Fund – Gianna Hooper, Burgettstown Area Middle/High School, received $500.

Burgettstown Lions Club Scholarship Fund – Two Burgettstown Area Middle/High School students received scholarships from this fund: Gianna Hooper received $500 and David Scruppi received awards totaling $750.

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Carol L. Berthold Scholarship FundTomás Balk, Trinity Area School District, received $18,000.

CAS/Dr. Kim Stacher Scholarship FundReagen Ruev, Ringgold High School, received $1,000.

Chapman Family Scholarship FundTen awards were provided by this fund. Recipients of $2,000 each are: Ariana Kemp, Fort Cherry Jr./Sr. High School; Reghan Johnson, McGuffey High School; Patrick Moran, Peters Township High School; Logan Janovich, McGuffey High School; and Katherine Nemec, Fort Cherry Jr./Sr. High School. Recipients of $4,000 each are: Jessica Moore, Waynesburg Central High School; Cameron Patton, Waynesburg Central High School; Christina Adams, Carmichaels Area Senior High School; Abigail Fordyce, Carmichaels Area Senior High School; and Taylor Campbell, Ringgold High School.

Charles Pappas, Sr. Scholarship Fund – Brieanna Moore, Burgettstown Area Middle/High School, received $500.

Christman Family Scholarship Fund – LaShauna Carruthers, Washington High School, received $4,000.

Clyde J. Tracanna/Washington Rotary Club Educational and Vocational Fund – Three awards of $1,000 each went to Ann Kozak, Trinity Area High School; Jenna Raysich, McGuffey High School; and Kayla Andreoli, Washington High School.

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Cynthia McCuen Scholarship Fund – Matthew Watson, McGuffey High School, received $1,000.

D. Jack & Geraldine L. Gaido Memorial Scholarship Fund Brent Clutter, Trinity Area High School, received $4,000.

David O. and Sara F. Johnson Family Education Fund Rachel Shingle, McGuffey High School, received $1,000.

EQT Scholarship Fund– Nora O’Toole, Peters Township High School, received $72,000. Awards of $1,000 each went to: Anna Harris, Canon-McMillan High School; Rachael Hiltz, Canon-McMillan High School; Elliott Salvatori, Trinity High School; Gregory Westfall, McGuffey High School; and Luke Zwicker, The Linsly High School.

George & Mary Matijevich Scholarship Fund – Julianne Rush, Avella Jr./Sr. High School, received $1,000.

John & Sophie Choratch Scholarship FundNine students received awards from this fund. Elizabeth Silassy, Canon-McMillan High School, received $2,000. Recipients of $4,000 each were: Sarah Wolfe, Fort Cherry Jr./Sr. High School; Shane Simpson, Ringgold High School; Zachary Powell, Ringgold High School; Ethan Codeluppi, Charleroi Area High School; Madison Codeluppi, Charleroi Area High School; Christopher Cregut, TrinityArea High School; Dylan Bukovinsky, Canon-McMillan High School; and Stephanie Keelon, Canon-McMillan High School.

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Joseph P. Femiani Memorial Scholarship – Elizabeth Brucker, Peters Township High School, received $1,000.

Margaret Pitek Ciervo Scholarship Fund – Savannah Coyle, Bethlehem-Center High School, received $500.

Megan J. Phillis Scholarship Fund for Academic ExcellenceDylan Poirier, Burgettstown Area Middle/High School, received $500.

Olivia Scott Scholarship Fund – Craig Cole, McGuffey High School, received $1,000 and Lindsay Davis, Bentworth High School, received $1,000.

Ralph W. Young Family Scholarship Fund – Ten awards of $10,000 each went to David Morris, Bethlehem-Center High School; Nathaniel Pajak, Ringgold High School; Jenna Piper, Bethlehem-Center High School; Kurtis Riskey, Charleroi Area High School; George Malanosky, Bethlehem-Center High School; Todd Fisher, Bethlehem-Center High School; Logan Burrell, Bethlehem-Center High School; Jake Niziol, Ringgold High School; Dominic Lengwin, Ringgold High School; and Abigail Raicos, Charleroi Area High School.

Rebecca Sarah Rogers School Fund – Taylor Carlisle, Washington High School, received $1,000.

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Ringgold Alumni Scholarship Fund – Danika Evans, Ringgold High School, received $250.

Ronald T. Miller, II Scholarship Fund – Emily Trunk, Peters Township High School, received $1,000.

Ryan Johnston & Vaughn Johnston Scholarship Fund ­­– McGuffey High School students Grace Allender and Isabell Miller each received $1,000.

Sam & Bev Minor Fund – Maercy Campion, Peters Township High School, received $1,000.

Sprowls College & Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund – Michael Maga, Fort Cherry Jr./Sr. High School, received $1,000.

Three Oaks Scholarship Fund – Three Burgettstown Area Middle/High School students received awards from this fund. Nicole Durbin received $2,000; Shannon Reed and Cyle Conley each received $4,000.

Timothy Edward Hitchon Scholarship Fund – Austin Sampson, Trinity Area High School, received $1,000.

Washington County Gay Straight Alliance Scholarship Fund – Jasmine Thompson, Peters Township High School, received $4,000 and Kylee Krivijanski, Ringgold High School, received $4,000.

Washington County Visiting Nurses’ Association Scholarship Fund – Akira Wheeler, Trinity Area High School, received $4,000.

Washington Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Fund – Nicole Durbin, Burgettstown Area Middle/High School, received $1,000.

About the Washington County Community Foundation

Cumulatively, the Washington County Community Foundation has awarded more than $1,600,000 in post-secondary scholarships to local students. The WCCF also awards scholarships to pre-kindergarten students and scholarships to Kindergarten through Grade 12 students attending non-public schools. Cumulatively, more than $2,500,000 has been awarded from all scholarship funds. To learn more about the WCCF’s scholarship opportunities, please visit https://www.wccf.net/for-scholarships.