Joseph A. Williams Medical Scholarship Awarded

Recently, the Joseph A. Williams Medical Scholarship for $4400 was awarded to Eric Mastrogiacomo of St. Marys, by the Elk County Community Foundation and affiliate of the Community Foundation of North Central PA. Eric is the son of Mark and Judy Mastrogiacomo of St. Marys. He graduated from Allegheny College in 2012 with a degree in Biochemistry. Eric currently is enrolled at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

Joseph A. Williams (1876-1979) graduated from Penfield High School, DuBois Business College, and Eastman School of Business Administration in Poughkeepsie, NY. Mr. Williams was a very hard and dedicated worker who was employed by the Kaul and Hall lumber company for over 67 years. He later became president of various lumber and clay industries. Joseph Williams was also president of Eastern Clay Products, which comprised all clay products industries east of the Mississippi River. Mr. Williams retired from industry when he was 93 years old. As one of the founders of the Industrial Council of St. Marys, Joseph Williams was always interested in civic matters. He held leadership positions with the American Red Cross; United Fund; Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital and the Historical Society of St. Marys and Benzinger Township.

The Elk County Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of North Central PA, currently administers 70 scholarship funds. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund please contact the Community Foundation at 814-834-2125 or check out their website at

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Eric Mastrogiacomo and Kris Kronenwetter Scholarship Manager