Straub Brewery Scholarships Awarded

Recently, the management at Straub Brewery met with the students from Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Area High School to congratulate them on winning the $1,000 Straub Brewery Scholarships this year. Bill Brock, President of Straub Brewery stated; “The quality of our youth and young adults is one of the characteristics that impresses me the most about St. Marys. It is a combination of family support, our schools and faith. Regardless of whether our recent high school graduates are heading to college, trade-schools or into the workforce, our community and companies are proud of their accomplishments and thankful for their determination. The Straub scholarships are designed to recognize the accomplishments of local students, and at the same time, help to cover the cost of higher education.

Straub Brewery would also like to thank the Elk County Community Foundation for their continued hard work and dedication in managing this endowment; and for their effort in ensuring that the Straub Scholarships are matched to the right students.”

The Straub Brewery Scholarships are 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. 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 Straub Brewery 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,

The recipients and Straub Brewery management are from left to right, Vince Assetta, GM, VP and Brewer ,Cathy Lenze- Director of Sales and Marketing, Matt Bobby, Elk County Catholic High School, Camille Smithbauer, Elk County Catholic High School, Joshua Burns, St. Marys Area High School, Richard Burns, Bill Brock, President/CEO, Mary Anderson, Corporate Controller and Shane Burns . Missing from the photo was Amy Orr, St. Marys Area School District.