Nursing Scholarships Awarded

Recently the Penn Highlands-Elk Foundation formerly the Elk Regional Health System Board transferred two Scholarship funds to the Elk County Community Foundation. This years awardees met with Rose Campbell, President of Penn Highlands-Elk. The Kathryn Kilhoffer Walsh Nursing Scholarship awarded $725 to Leah Kucinski a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School and the Elk Diabetes Nursing Scholarship awarded $500 to Ashley Fabiano from Johnsonburg Area High School. Leah will be attending Edinboro University while Ashley will attend the University of Pitt at Bradford.

Penn Highlands–Elk Foundation moved their scholarship funds to the Community Foundation this past spring to take advantage of the PATH (Partnership for Access To Higher Education) program for their scholarship recipients. As a PATH partner, the Community Foundation can nominate their scholarship recipients for a matching grant to this program administered by PHEAA. Last year 49 local students received over $54,000 in matching grants through the Community Foundation’s scholarship program.

The Elk County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of North Central PA currently administers 110 funds and of those 67 are scholarship funds. If you are interested in establishing a fund please contact the Elk County Community Foundation at 814-834-2125 or check out their website at

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Ashley Fabiano, Rose Campbell, Leah Kucenski