Ole Bull Violin and Inez Bull Piano Scholarships
Two new scholarships with the North Central Community Foundation of PA are the Ole Bull Violin and the Inez Bull Piano Scholarships that were established by the Spunky Norwegian Foundation. Two students who were selected to be awarded $2,250 each in the form of a scholarship. The 2015 recipients are, Brent Bartlett, the recipient of the Ole Bull Violin scholarship is a student at IUP and Shiqun Ou the recipient of the Inez Bull Scholarship attends PSU.
The student must have graduated from a high school in Potter, Tioga, Elk, McKean, Cameron or Clinton county and be majoring in music. The scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation who will distribute over $170,000 in 2015. These scholarships recognize high school seniors who have displayed outstanding qualities in academic achievement, leadership, and community service. In addition to this award the Community Foundation is involved with the Partnership for Access to Higher Educations (PATH) and will nominate all students who receive a scholarship from them to the PATH program. This program is administered through PHEAA which provides matching dollars to qualified candidates. Last year the Foundation had nearly $61,000 matched to 54 students in our area.
The Elk County Community Foundation Board extends their gratitude to The Spunky Norwegian Foundation who has seen a need and believes in the youth of today. Anyone interested in establishing a scholarship can contact the Foundation at 814-834-2125 or get more information from the website, www.elkcountyfoundation.com