The Ole Bull Violin and the Inez Bull Piano Scholarships that were established by the Spunky Norwegian Foundation were recently awarded. In the back left to right; Deanna Young, Lynne Nicklas, and Victor Pasi all board member of the Spunky Norwegian Foundation met with students who were selected to be awarded $2,250 each in the form of a scholarship. The recipients in the center are from left to right, Nicole Rose, the recipient of the Ole Bull Violin scholarship is a student at IUP and Brent Barlett received a special award for $1,000 is a student at IUP. Missing from the photo was the recipient of the Inez Bull Piano Scholarship Rosemary Wargo.
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 $165,000 in 2016. 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 $62,000 matched to 56 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