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Landmarks Scholarship Recipients Celebrate in Dollar Bank’s Heritage Center

In the photo gallery below are 15 photos from our Scholarship Reception on July 11 in the Dollar Bank Heritage Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. Joe Smith, Senior Vice President of Dollar Bank, and David Brashear, Chairman of the Landmarks Scholarship Committee, welcomed our four new scholarship recipients:

  • Nancy Marie C. Beinlich, from Elizabeth Forward Senior High School, will be studying Biology at The College of William and Mary;
  • Maya R. Berardi, from Avonworth High School, will be studying English at the University of Pennsylvania;
  • Lauren N. Jasper, from The Ellis School, will be studying Architecture at Cornell University; and
  • Francesca Lojacono, from Pittsburgh CAPA, will be studying Architecture at Cornell University.

Each recipient will receive a $6,000 scholarship award for book and tuition expenses, payable over four years. PHLF’s Scholarship Program unites teenagers from geographically, economically, and racially diverse backgrounds within Allegheny County in their love for Pittsburgh. At a time of transition and new challenges in their lives, recipients are connected with our organization that helps support them as they pursue their educational goals, while keeping them anchored to the Pittsburgh region.

Photos by Randall A. Coleman, Redd Vision.

PHLF trustees, staff, and former recipients joined in welcoming our four new winners. PHLF trustee David Brashear initiated the Landmarks Scholarship Program in 1999. Since then, ninety young people from Allegheny County have benefited, and many have continued to stay in touch with PHLF and support our mission. Greg Bykowski, who was one of our first recipients, summed up the value of our Scholarship Program in his note of congratulations to our new recipients:

Please wish my luck to the honorees. I hope that they enjoy their college experience. Also, please convey my gratitude to those who manage the scholarship. I am forever grateful for the opportunities that PHLF has provided me both before and after being awarded one of the inaugural scholarships in 1999. Can you believe that it has been twenty years?

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Greg lives in Pittsburgh with his family and works at Transtar, Inc.

PHLF’s Scholarship Program is funded by generous contributions from the Brashear Family Named Fund, the McSwigan Family Foundation Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, and the Landmarks Scholarship Fund, including donations to the 2008 and 2014 Scholarship Celebrations. To contribute, visit: or contact Mary Lu Denny at PHLF (; 412-471-5808, ext. 527).

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