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Landmarks Awards Two Scholarships to College-Bound Students

Pittsburgh, Pa….For the sixth consecutive year, the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (Landmarks) has sponsored a scholarship program for students in Allegheny County who are interested in the history, architecture, and landscape design of the Pittsburgh region. Two students––out of 49 applicants––were awarded $4,000 scholarships during a luncheon celebration on June 17.

This year’s scholarship winners are:

• Sara E. Stranahan of Steel Valley Senior High School, who will be attending the University of Pittsburgh, where she intends to major in biology/pre-med

• James P. Washabaugh from Perry Traditional Academy, who will be attending Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture

Since the inception of the scholarship program in 1999, Landmarks has funded a total of 17 scholarships. Currently, scholarship recipients are attending Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham College, Columbia University, Howard University, Syracuse University, and the University of Pittsburgh.

According to Landmarks’ Chairman Philip B. Hallen, “The Landmarks Scholarship program is giving us the opportunity to develop relationships with young people who care about their hometown and understand the value of historic preservation, and who are developing their skills by pursuing a college education. We are grateful to several of our trustees whose contributions fund this scholarship program.”

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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633