Gene “Toots” Staiger was a 1965 graduate of Coudersport Area High School. Mr. Staiger was very active in high school and in his community. His career and volunteer involvement saw him as a teacher, member and President of Borough Council, involved in the Jaycees, Fire Department, ambulance services and executive director of the McKean County Assistance Office. He established this perpetual scholarship to give back to the community and current students by providing support that will educate Coudersport’s future leaders. A candidate for this scholarship must be a graduate from Coudersport High School and accepted into a post-secondary program in the state of PA. Selection is not based on grade point average, but on someone who works hard; has proven to be successful and is active in their community.
Amount: Minimum of $500, determined annually
Eligibility: Coudersport High School
- Graduating senior from Coudersport High School
- Accepted into a post-secondary program in the state of PA
- Selection based on qualities of someone who works hard; has proven to be successful; and is active in their community