Recently, employees from Straub Brewery came out to congratulate the 2016 Straub Brewery Scholarship winners from Elk County Catholic and St. Marys Area High Schools. Students were selected to be awarded $1000 each in the form of a scholarship from Straub Brewery Fund administered by the Elk County Community Foundation. Employee are on either side of the scholarship winners from left to right: Matt Meholic, Roseann Crissman, Jenna Mahovlich, scholarship winners Maddie Cashmere, Kali Ann Kirst, Kayla Kirkland and Nicholas Cunningham and more Straub employees, Cathy Lenze, AJ Alexander, George Hasselman.
Straub Brewery has supported local students with this scholarship for twelve years.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 over $61,000 matched to 55 students in our area.
The scholarship is one of 77 scholarships administered by the Elk County Community Foundation who will distribute over $165,000 in 2016.
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, www.elkcountyfoundation.com