Hoehn and Geitner Scholarship Funds Transfer to ECCF
Mr. Sam MacDonald, president of the Elk County Catholic School System, is pleased to announce that ECCSS is transferring the Gilbert J. and Dorothy E. Hoehn Scholarship Fund and the Edna… Geitner Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund to the Elk County Community Foundation for management. Both funds provide scholarships exclusively for Elk County Catholic High School graduating seniors going on to college. Because the funds are not directly related to school operations, it is fitting that they be managed by the Foundation which works with college scholarships on a daily basis.The Foundation has consistency in its application process for both the guidance office and seniors at ECC and having two more scholarships in the ECCF portfolio benefits the Foundation. Most importantly, through the Foundation, ECC students who are awarded these scholarships will have the opportunity to apply for PATH matching grants, a special program through PHEAA, which could not be done through ECCHS. Last year students in our area were matched with over $54,000.
The school system is most grateful to the Hoehn and Geitner families for having established these scholarships years ago. Many students over the years have benefited from their generosity and that legacy will continue through these two Elk County Community Foundation scholarship funds. Pictured with MacDonald are Mary S. Meyer, director of advancement of ECCSS who assisted with the transfer, and Paula Fritz Eddy, executive director of ECCF