The Elk County Community Foundation awarded a total of 87 scholarships to local students this year totaling over $100,600 in scholarship funds. Graduating seniors from area high schools were the recipients. Seventeen scholarships went Elk County Catholic, twenty four to St. Marys Area, twelve to Johnsonburg Area, twenty-two to Ridgway Area, and four went to Kane Area High School. Another six scholarships were given to students at DuBois and Brockway Area High Schools totaling three at each school. Also, three additional scholarships were awarded to students who were already in attendance at a post-secondary institution.
The dollars given to these students will impact generations to come as these young adults begin to shape our communities. Donors who have established these scholarships are contributing to our future leaders. The Elk County Community Foundation Board extends their gratitude to those who have seen the need and believe in the youth of today. Anyone interested in establishing a scholarship can contact the Foundation at 814-834-2125.