Recently, Plant Manager, Tom Detsch, standing on the right and Human Resources Manager, Kathy Kennedy, on the left, 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, Jordan Romain, Rachel Caretti and Josh Eckert. Jordan and Rachel recently graduated from St. Marys Area High School while Josh graduated from Elk County Catholic High School. Jordan will be attending Robert Morris, Rachel will attend IUP and Josh will attend PA College of Technology. Missing from the photo is Jacob Chileski the second recipient from ECCHS. 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. SGL has supported local students with this scholarship for five years. The scholarship is administered by the Elk County 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 over $62,000 matched to 56 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