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20th-Anniversary Landmarks Scholarship Celebration on June 19

A record number of students––89 high-school seniors from 43 different schools in Allegheny County––applied to PHLF’s Landmarks Scholarship Program this April. During a private reception on Tuesday, June 19, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., the scholarship recipients and their parents will meet former recipients, Landmarks Scholarship Committee members, and PHLF trustees and staff. For further details, please contact Louise Sturgess, PHLF’s executive director.

Since 1999, PHLF has awarded scholarships to 72 high-school seniors from schools within Allegheny County. The $6,000 scholarship is for book and tuition expenses and is payable directly to the recipient’s college or university. In addition, 14 Honorable Mention awards (a one-time gift of $250) have been awarded since 2016. The essays that the students have written, describing places in Allegheny County that are especially important to them, are archived at PHLF and are well worth reading.

PHLF’s Scholarship Program is funded by the Brashear Family Named Fund, the McSwigan Family Foundation, and the Landmarks Scholarship Fund, including donations to the 2008 and 2014 Scholarship Celebrations.

“We welcome contributions from members and friends in this, our 20th anniversary year, to support our very successful program that has a profound and lasting impact on the students it has served and on PHLF,” said Committee Chair David Brashear. Please click here to contribute and direct your gift to “Scholarship Programs.” Thank you!

“We look forward to meeting our four new scholarship winners and six new honorable mention recipients on June 19,” said David. “After carefully evaluating all 89 applications, our Scholarship Committee selected the following people for awards”:

2018 Scholarship Recipients (a $6,000 award, payable over four years, for book and tuition expenses)

  • William Johnson, from Pittsburgh Allderdice, who will be attending La Roche College (International Business);
  • Katherine McRury, from Mt. Lebanon High School, who will be attending Penn State University (Architecture);
  • Chandler Searcy, from Pittsburgh Obama, who will be attending Robert Morris University (Marketing); and
  • Daniel Speer, from Upper St. Clair High School, who will be attending William & Mary College (History/Political Science).

2018 Honorable Mention Recipients (a one-time award of $250 for book and tuition expenses)

  • Daniel Bigley, from Bishop Canevin High School, who will be attending the University of Pittsburgh (Chemistry & Spanish);
  • Jennifer Jaffe, from Shady Side Academy, who will be attending the University of Pennsylvania (Philosophy, Politics & Economics);
  • Franziska Nace, from Quaker Valley High School, who will be attending Columbia University (English);
  • Zachary Trusky, from Bishop Canevin High School, who will be attending Grove City College (Electrical Engineering);
  • Giovanna Varlotta, from Pittsburgh CAPA, who will be attending either the University of Pennsylvania or Brown University (Environmental Studies); and
  • Zoe Vongtau, from Baldwin High School, who will be attending New York University (Global Liberal Studies).

Congratulations to all!

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