Recently, Plant Manager, Tom Detsch, standing on the left and Human Resource Manager, Kathy Kennedy, on the right, from SGL Carbon met with students who were selected to be awarded $500 each in the form of a scholarship from SGL Carbon, LLC. The recipients were from left to right, Tim Mosebarger, Matt Jerko, Ben Herbstritt and Rudy Gleixner. Tim and Rudy recently graduated from St. Marys Area High School while Ben and Matt from Elk County Catholic High School. Mr. Detsch encouraged the students to work hard and congratulated them on being chosen for this award.
SGL Group – The Carbon Company – is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbon-based products. This is the fourth year they have supported local students with this scholarship. The scholarship is administered by the Elk County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of North Central PA. 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 $54,000 matched to 49 students in our area.
The Elk County Community Foundation Board extends their gratitude to SGL 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