The Elk County Community Foundation is proud to currently supports 55 scholarships which help local high school graduates continue their education. Please take some time to learn about the history of the scholarships. If you are interested in starting a scholarship to support our youth and/or remember a loved you can get started by reading the Guidelines for Establishing a Scholarship.
Gloria V. Anderson Scholarship, Sponsored by the Singing Dutchmen Men’s Chorus
Gloria graduated from Mansfield University with a B.S. in Music Education. She is a very admired Music Teacher and is also the founder and director of the Singing Dutchmen Men’s Chorus. Because of this the Singing Dutchmen are now highly acclaimed. They have dedicated this scholarship in honor of her and the hard work she has put into music. The Gloria V. Anderson Scholarship is available to high school seniors from St. Marys Area, Elk County Catholic, Johnsonburg Area, Ridgway Area, Cameron County, and Kane Area High Schools, who are pursuing a post-secondary degree in music education or music performance. Applications are available through the guidance counselor’s office of each school.
Angie Bertolasio Memorial Scholarship
Angie had a deep passion for music and art. She was a very energetic and outstanding student and participant in many scholastic organizations such as the Marching Band, Indoor Color Guard, Show Choir, Dance Team and Drama Club. Seniors who play an active role in the school and community and are graduating from St. Marys Area High School are eligible for this scholarship. Applications are available through the guidance counselor’s office of the school.
Helene Bowley Scholarship
Helene Bowley was a dedicated life long resident of Ridgway and the owner of Helene's Ready-to-Wear shop. More importantly, she understood the value of post secondary education. She felt that it is important for scholarships to be given to "worthy students of Elk County". Seniors from Elk County Catholic, St. Marys Area, Johnsonburg Area, and Ridgway Area High Schools who have a 3.0 or better GPA are eligible to receive this scholarship. Applications are available through the guidance counselor’s office of each school.
Michele Campbell Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Michele Campbell was a hard working and dedicated nursing student at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. As the number one student in her class, Michele was dedicated to helpingothers and learning to be the best nurse she could be. This scholarship was established in memory of Michele, who died tragically in a car accident. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be a graduate of Elk County Catholic, Johnsonburg Area, Ridgway Area, or St. Marys Area High Schools, and Enrolled as a second year student or higher in an accredited nursing program at a post-secondary learning institute. Also the applicant must have at least a 2.75 GPA. The application can be Downloaded Here and submitted to the Foundation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org