Central Susquehanna Community Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 scholarship awards for students across our region. These opportunities are available thanks to the many individuals, families and organizations who have established over 80 scholarship funds with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. Applications for a variety of interests, accomplishments and career choices were accepted from students at their school district. These funds awarded over $217,000 in scholarships to more than 150 high school seniors and current undergraduate students. Scholarship awards were provided through individual funds at the Foundation’s and by our affiliates: Berwick Health and Wellness Fund, Danville Area Community Foundation, Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation and Sunbury Area Community Foundation.  The following students received scholarship awards:

The Beyond Cajun Thivierge Fund: Allison Cragle $250

Buehner DHS Class of 2004 Fund: Everett Lehr $500

Kyle Douthat Memorial Scholarship Fund: Jacob Hudock $250

William S. and Virginia L. Hartman Family Scholarship Fund: Madison McConnell $1,600

R. Scott Kohler Memorial Scholarship Fund: Blake Marks $3,800

The Mary Fund: Hannah Gardzalla, Bennett Lipski, Ellie Ouimet and Aliyah Potter $500 each

Patrick J. Mattucci Memorial Scholarship Fund: Beau Blass $500

Steven Mark Nastelli Scholarship Fund: Jordan DiValerio and Alexandria Fries $200

Northumberland Schools Alumni Association Scholarship Fund: Krista Bluhm, Kelsey Koppen, Madison Lawless, Jordan Lehman $425 each

Luis A. Ramos Fund: Kaylee Kishbaugh $700

Robin Buehner Kindness Scholarship Fund: Danielle Humbert and Carlie Mills $500 each

Don Ruggerio Athletic Scholarship Fund: Mariah Laubach $250

Coach Michael C. Scala Scholarship Award: Beau Blass $250

Orlando C. Scopelliti Scholarship Fund: Tesa Mae Hoffman $500

E. Louise Lawton Simington RN Nursing Scholarship Fund: Sydney Faust $1,800

Sharon "Cheri" Spohrer Memorial Scholarship Fund: Marisa Missien $250

Fred A. Takacs Scholarship Fund: Kaylin Betz and Jeremy Lowery $600 each

Dwayne Tressler Athletic Memorial Scholarship Fund: Cullen Mensinger $250

Walter and Florence Vorbleski Scholarship Fund: Kaylee Kachurka, Sarah Kozlowski, Stephanie Yoder, Erika Thomas, Kyleigh Wall, Heather Young $700 each

Robert J. Wise Family Scholarship Fund: Jenn Morris, Kiersten Whitebread $1,000

Warrior Run School District Endowment Scholarship Fund: Olivia George, Keely Laidacker and Amber Lankford $2,300 each

Jack Zeigler Memorial Scholarship Fund: Zachary Smith $2,300

H. William Koch Memorial Scholarship Fund: Britney Hunt $1,300

Bernice A. Bissell Scholarship Fund: McKenna Beyer, Wesley Bowers, Ian Cragun, Jennifer Dowdy, Rachel Grow, Emily Hemphill, Madison McConnell, Collin Rothfuss, John Shull, Madison Snyder and Robert Stahl $1,700 each

Berwick Area School District Trust Funds:

Russell H. Zimmerman Scholarship Fund given by Doris Keller and Robert Clark Hosler: Monica Fernandez $500

Vorbleski Scholarship Fund: Katelyn Christian, Jeremy Lowery, Lynndath Thelmaque, Matthew Karchner, $500 each; Zachary Beckley, Mikaela Kovalewski, Michael Canouse, Brianna Klinger, Robert Harter, Alexandria Fries, Jennifer Yeastedt and Hannah Gardzalla $250 each

David L. Force Business Ed. Fund: Luke Purcell $300

E. Saracino Football Fund: Sean McCole $100

Class of 1950 Scholarship Fund: Taran Bankes $1,000

Individual Achievement Award: Kyle Champ, Tanner Isherwood, Kaitlyn O’Donnel and
Steven Rodriguez-Orellana $100 each

R.J. Norce Memorial Strive Scholarship: Sean McCole $200

Bart Rado Senior Memorial Award: Alex Koch $200

12th Man Football Scholarship: Zachary Beckley $1,000 and Ben Stola $300

Frank Souchak Award: Rachel Betz, $300, Angel Butler $100, Zachary Ebert $250, Dante Eyer $150, Raina Goulstone $400, Robert Harter $250, Elizabeth Isenberg $250, Jackson Jaffin $100, Jacob Hudock $250, Mikaela Kovalewski $150, Ty Smith $100, Cody Taylor $100, Krystal Whitenight $500 and Luke Whitenight $500

Stuart Tank Campaign Pass Through Fund: Hannah Gardzalla $500

Berwick Health and Wellness Fund
Beau Blass $1,000
Caty Davenport $1,000
Matthew Flick $1,000
Kaylee Kachurka $1,000
Desiree Margani $1,000
Marisa Missien $500
Kyleigh Wall $1,000
Hannah Woodeshick $500
Stephanie Yoder $1,000

Danville Area Community Foundation Funds

Bloch-Selinger Educational Fund: Martin Klena and Alika Lopatka $2,487.50 each (multi-year award) and $2,487.50 to six previous graduates.

Carl J. Marrara Memorial Scholarship Fund: Mackenzie Jones, $1,000.00

Cole Family Scholarship Fund: Heather Vitunac, $5,200.00

Cotner Family Scholarship Fund: Alexis Day, $2,200.00

Danville Area School District Band Boosters Scholarship Fund: Megan Esenwein and Katie Hess, $450.00 each

Danville Area SD Alumni Association Scholarship Fund: Anna Sees and James Shalongo, $400.00 each

Danville Education Association Scholarship Fund “DEA”: Joe Malafronte, $400.00

Danville High School Class of 1939 Scholarship Fund: Emily Burkland and Brianna Gold, $3,150.00 each

Danville High School Class of 1963 Scholarship Fund: Avani Chopra, $600.00

Danville HS Class of ’43 Scholarship: Julia Shipe, $500.00

Danville Rotary Scholarship Fund: Hannah Culver, $500.00

Deutsch Family Memorial Scholarship Fund: Matthew Meloy, $1,900.00

Donald J. Seebold Scholarship Fund: Sydney Saxon and Everett Lehr, $2,700 each

Danville Unrestricted (Eleanor Burke) Scholarship: Sydney Faust, $1,000.00

Ronald J. Kanaskie Leadership Scholarship: Samuel Crone, $2,000.00

Gerald J. Levandoski Memorial Scholarship Fund: Dylan Haas, $1,200.00

Jane Hood Memorial Scholarship Fund: Kiersten Marshall and Nicholas Zotalis, $2,650.00 each

Ken and Pat Ackerman Family Scholarship Fund: Cross Truesdell and Samuel Crone, $2,500 each

Stephanie Husek Scholarship Fund: Megan McKillop, $3,000.00

Mollie Harter Memorial Fund: Irelyn Foulke, $1,000.00

Rechsteiner Family Scholarship Fund: Abby Foster and Daniel Arnabar $1,675.00 each (multi-year award) and $1,435.00 to six previous graduates

Mackenzie E. Riley Memorial Scholarship Fund: Carly Heimbach and Matthew Meloy, $1,000.00 each and Shikellamy graduates Margo Graybill and Chad Sulouff $1,000 each

Roscoe A. Faust and William C. Heller Family Trust: Hannah Ladner, $5,900.00

The Simington Family Scholarship Fund: Hadley Wiktor, $1,250.00 and Erin Raup and Martina Allen, $1,125.00 each

Valeria Walton Woods Memorial Scholarship Fund: Jillian Zablocki, $3,500.00

Walter A. “Whitey” and Nan C. McCloskey Memorial Scholarship Fund: Amber Renz, $700.00

Joanne McCall Spaide Simington and Paul Simington Scholarship - $1,900.00 awarded to Carly Boyer, a graduate of Mifflinburg High School and Ashley Confer, $1,000

Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation Funds

Celebrate the Life of the Patients of Cancer Care of Central Pennsylvania Fund: Lindsey Trusal $400

John A. Bolig Seals Alumni Scholarship Fund: Garritt Aucker $1,000

Kreamer Feed Scholarship Fund: Jacqueline Arbogast $800, Emily Klick $500, Katie Klick $500, Courtney Catlin $500, Laura Reich $500, Alexis Horst $500

Selinsgrove Rotary/Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation Scholarships: Tesa Hoffman, Christopher Hauck and Grace O’Malley $4,000 each, Erin Beaver $2,000

Simon B. and Kathryn J. Rhoads Family Scholarship Fund: Joseph Radel $500

Wayne and Nancy Van Kirk Scholarship Fund: Jade Hoffman $800

Sunbury Area Community Foundation Funds

Sunbury Area Health Fund:
Alexis Horst $1,000
Rachel Harner $3,500
Lindsey Trusal $1,000
Tesa Hoffman $500
Kellen Kane $2,500
Abigail Wolfe $1,000
Serena Kantz $3,000
Bethany Deppen $2,500
Lexis Colescott $1,800
Jade Hoffman $2,500

Sunbury Area Nurses Scholarship Fund:
Olivia Kratzer $1,000
Courtlyn Trautman $2,500
Madison Trautman $2,500
Allison Wolfe $1,600

Sunbury Area Health Fund - Allied Health Scholarships:
Lauren Scheib $1,200

Roger S. and Lois W. Haddon Nursing Scholarship Fund:
Chase Hummel $1,500

Scholarship information for the 2017/2018 academic year will be available in Spring 2017.  The Foundation offers two different application processes: online applications available at or through your high school guidance office.

For more information on scholarship programs, contact Christine Pangelinan, CSCF Program Officer, at or 570-752-3930 ext. 2.