Community Foundation awards scholarships

This year the Elk County Community Foundation (ECCF) awarded a total of 122 scholarships to graduating area high school seniors totaling $153,540."The dollars given to these students will impact generations to come as these young adults begin to shape our communities. Donors who have established these scholarships are contributing to our future leaders," said Paula Fritz Eddy, ECCF executive director. "The Elk County Community Foundation Board extends their gratitude to those who have seen the need and believe in the youth of today."Among the Class of 2014 recipients were 24 students from St. Marys Area High School, 22 students from Elk County Catholic High School, 27 students from Ridgway Area High School, 28 students from Johnsonburg Area High School, seven from Kane Area High School, five from Austin Area High School, and six to students from DuBois Area and Brockway Area high schools. Three additional scholarships were awarded to students already enrolled at a post-secondary institution.Ten new scholarship funds were established and awarded in 2014.