GrafTech USA LLC Scholarship

Graf Tech USA LLC Scholarship

The Graf Tech USA LLC Scholarship, administered by the Elk County Community Foundation, awarded $20,000 over 4 years to Jessica Franco. Jessica is the first recipient of this scholarship. She is the daughter of Linda Franco, and they reside in Ridgway. Jessica is a 2012 graduate from Elk County Catholic High School, and her post-secondary education plans are to attend Duquesne University with a major in Occupational Therapy and Psychology. Graf Tech USA LLC, located in St. Marys, is part of the GrafTech International Ltd. Family of companies. The GrafTech organization has more than 125 years of experience in graphite material science. The GrafTech team is committed to giving back the communities where they operate. Their focus is on encouraging youth education. GrafTech is proud to administer a scholarship to an Elk County Catholic graduate in hopes of contributing support to their continued pursuit of academic excellence. The Elk County Community Foundation currently administers 46 scholarship funds and 37 agency and donor advised fund. If you are interested in establishing a fund please contact the Elk County Community Foundation at 814-834-2125 or check out our website at