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Penguins Foundation Awards Scholarships to 20 Local High School Graduates

Penguins Foundation Awards Scholarships to 20 Local High School Graduates

Program Includes All Pittsburgh Public Schools and Allegheny County

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Penguins Foundation selected 20 high school graduates to honor with 2019 Penguins Foundation Scholarships.

In partnership with UPMC, and with the strong support of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), the Penguins Foundation awarded 20 educational-based scholarships for the 2018-19 school year.  Over the past six years, the Foundation has awarded a total of 118 scholarships.

To be eligible, students must attend a Pittsburgh Public School or an Allegheny County high school that provides substantial aid to students for reduced-cost or free lunch programs per the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education – Division of Food and Nutrition.

Each scholarship is valued at $1,500 for the student’s first year of college, and an additional $1,000 is awarded for the student’s second year of college if a 3.0 GPA is maintained and a minimum of 24 credit hours are earned.

Penguins Foundation scholarship recipients for 2018-19 are as follows:

  Student High School College / University
1 Arnold, Alexandra Pittsburgh CAPA Temple University
2 Barbarino, Anthony Northgate High School Norwich University
3 Blanchflower, Morgan Springdale Sr. High School Grove City College
4 Brown, Jaylin Steel Valley High School University of Pittsburgh @ Greensburg
5 Callender, Marissa Highlands High School Allegheny College
6 DeWitt, Evan Pittsburgh Allderdice American University
7 Halapchuk, Rachel Springdale Sr. High School John Carroll University
8 Hurley, Breanne Springdale Sr. High School Gannon University
9 Kern, Hannah Springdale Sr. High School Penn State University
10 Kornacki, Ella Steel Valley High School University of Pittsburgh
11 Kozy, Katie Carlynton High School St. Vincent College
12 Matey, Paige West Mifflin Area High School Robert Morris University
13 Mermelstein, Bryn Sara Woodland Hills High School Michigan State University
14 Piatt, Sophia Keystone Oaks High School Gannon University
15 Resetar, Allison West Mifflin Area High School Saint Francis University
16 Segady, Kayla McKeesport Area High School Duquesne University
17 Schrantz, Kristen Penn Hills High School Clarion University
18 Stabile, Haley Woodland Hills High School Allegheny College
19 Woytovich, Cortney South Allegheny High School Duquesne University
20 Yaksich, Anna Springdale Sr. High School University of Pittsburgh

The scholarship was created in 1992 and has been presented annually to high school seniors for academic excellence, extracurricular school activities and community service.  Over the past 27 years, the Penguins’ organization has awarded over $292,000 in academically-based scholarships to Pittsburgh-area high school graduates.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, the Penguins Foundation and UPMC will celebrate the honorees’ achievements at a luncheon at PPG Paints Arena on August 13 with the scholars, their family members, officials from their high schools, AIU3 officials and Pittsburgh Public Schools representatives.