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Landmarks Scholarship Reception Celebrates Community-Minded Young People

David Brashear, chairman of our Landmarks Scholarship Committee paused with scholarship and honorable mention winners at a reception held in the Grand Concourse restaurant. From top left: Maclaen Johnson, David Brashear (standing center), Clark McCord. From bottom left: Desirae Nance, Madeline Douglas, Negein Immen, Mia Schubert

David Brashear, chairman of our organization’s Landmarks Scholarship Committee presented winners of three scholarships and 11 honorable mention award recipients at a reception held at the Grand Concourse restaurant in Station Square on June 27.

The financial award for our scholarship is $6000 paid directly to the recipient’s account at the college or university of their choice. The scholarship winners include:

  • Maclaen Johnson, is a graduate of Bishop Canevin High School and a Junior Councilperson of Carnegie Borough. He will study History and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Clark McCord, a graduate of Central Catholic High School, will pursue Civil Engineering and Architectural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Luke Smarra, is a graduate of Montour High School and will study Economics and Art History at Tulane University.

Eleven students received $250 as a one-time honorable mention award, which will also be paid directly to their accounts at their college or university of choice. Honorable mention recipients include:

  • Madeline Douglas a graduate of Woodland Hills High Schoo­­l will study biomedical engineering at Columbia University.
  • Negein Immen a graduate of Pine Richland High School will study Civil Engineering at Penn State University.
  • Desirae Nance, a graduate of Sewickley Academy will study Chemical Engineering at Hampton University.
  • Mia Schubert, a graduate of Shaler Area High School, will stud Biology and Business at Juniata College.
  • Aubree Arelt, a graduate of Serra Catholic High School, will study Economics at West Virginia University.
  • Christian Cropper, a graduate of Eden Christian Academy, will study business at Hope College.
  • Christian Duckworth, a graduate of North Allegheny Senior High School, will study Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
  • Madison Martin, a graduate of Sewickley Academy, will study Psychology at New York University.
  • Elizabeth Neel, a graduate of Pittsburgh CAPA will study Early Education at Temple University
  • Hailey Shevitz, a graduate of Pittsburgh Allderdice will study International Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Melaina Thompson, a graduate of Pittsburgh CAPA will study Art at Cornell University.

Since 1999, our organization’s Scholarship Committee has awarded 85 scholarships, payable over four years, and 51 honorable mentions, a one-time gift. In doing so, we have connected with 136 high-achieving, community-minded young people who care deeply about the Pittsburgh region and recognize the value of historic preservation.

This program is funded by the Brashear Family Fund, Scholarship Committee members, and the Landmarks Scholarship Fund, including donations to the 2008 and 2014 Scholarship Celebrations. We thank each donor for supporting this program that helps young people achieve their educational goals and stay connected to the Pittsburgh region through our organization.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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