Christian Cordero Memorial Scholarship

Alex O’Neill, on the right, is the 2014 recipient of Christian Cordero Memorial Scholarship, administered by the Elk County Community Foundation. Alex is the second recipient to receive this award and he is the son of Mike and Gale O’Neill of St. Marys. The $500 Christian Cordero Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an 8th grade Cavalier basketball player who shows real enthusiasm for the game just as the late Christian Cordero did, and will be attending Elk County Catholic High School as a freshman the next year. Christian, “CC”, know to his friends, was a former Cavalier player and later returned as volunteer assistant coach. “I know he felt it a privilege to be able to give back to a program that he truly loved.” Said EJ Crowe, one of his classmates who had last year spear headed a Facebook awareness about the Scholarship. Each year the Cavalier Coaches will select an 8th grade player who best reflects the spirit of CC to receive the award

St. Marys Catholic Middle School Principal John Schneider accompanies O’Neill in the photo. The Cavalier Boosters, who created the scholarship fund in the memory of their former player, are encouraging donations in hoping to make this award permanent. Donations can be sent to the Elk County Community Foundation at P.O. Box 934, St. Marys, PA 15857, or can be made online at our website If you have any questions please call us at 814-834-2125.