Richard Miller Memorial Scholarship

Recently, Elk County Community Foundation recently announced the winner of the Richard Miller Memorial Scholarship. Richard’s wife Vicki recently present Emma Daghir with the $1000 Scholarship award. Emma is the daughter Andrew and Lisa Daghir of St. Marys. Emma attends Edinboro University and is majoring in Environmental Science-Biology.

Richard Miller was a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education, majoring in Biology. A resident of St. Marys, he was a teacher in the St. Marys Area School District for 35 years. He enjoyed nature and being outdoors and was active in the Environthon Club at SMAHS, achieving State Champion one year. He was an environmentalist and served as a U.S. Army Corp Ranger. His family and friends established this scholarship in his name to encourage environmental studies that would lead to a career as a park manager or park.

The Community Foundation currently administers 90 scholarship funds. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund please contact the Foundation at 814-834-2125 or check out their website at

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Emma Daghir and Vicki Miller