Archive for the ‘Scholarships’ Category

crestThe Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation is hosting its fall fundraising event, Corks & Kegs, on Thursday, October 6th at the Richland Campus Café from 5-7pm. Proceeds from this event will support the creation of the Kathy Holtzman Memorial Scholarship.

As a former Cambria County Commissioner and member of the College’s Board of Trustees, Ms. Holtzman was an integral part in the development of the community college from its inception through our 20th anniversary.  Entertainment will be provided by Jazz In Your Face, while beer and wine selections will be offered by Tulune’s Southside Saloon and B&L Wine Cellars.  Heavy hors d’ oeuvres and ticket auctions make this a fun evening spent with coworkers, family, and friends.

Contact the College’s Foundation at 814.262.6499 or click here for details and to register.

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A local couple is the first in the area to fund a scholarship for students to attend Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. Stan and Helen Westbrook have pledged scholarship funds over the next five years to support students who attend Penn Highlands and have graduated from Mount Union School District. The Westbrook’s owned and operated Meadowview Manor Personal Care for 30 years before selling the business in the fall of 2012.

“Helen and I feel very strongly that we should give back to the community that has supported our family for so many years.” said Stan Westbrook. “Working with Pennsylvania Highlands to provide this scholarship is a way for us to let these students know anything is possible and people believe in them.”

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has been operating in Huntingdon County since 2009 and moved into its permanent location on Margy Drive in 2011. “We are truly grateful to the Westbrook family for providing this scholarship for our students,” said Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Pennsylvania Highlands. “I don’t think people fully appreciate the impact that providing a scholarship has on not only the recipient, but an entire school district and community. We have found that one student’s success can be contagious, igniting a desire to succeed in many others.”

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Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation has announced scholarship recipients for the Fall 2011 semester.

These recipients include:

  • Mystique D’Amour of Somerset, American Association of University Women, Johnstown Chapter;
  • Christopher Veloz of Johnstown, Dr. Walter and Kim Asonevich Endowed Scholarship;
  • Gary Stoykovich of Johnstown, Crown American Hotels Culinary Arts Scholarship;
  • Jamie Treese of Northern Cambria, Dr. Edward Haluska Endowed Scholarship;
  • Gerald McDermott of Northern Cambria, Johnstown Regional Indian Subcontinent Association Scholarship;
  • Desiree Franco of Cresson and Christa Wasser of Ebensburg, Joseph and Joan Mangarella Endowed Scholarship;
  • Felana Bernat of Johnstown, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Endowed Scholarship;
  • Teresa Jerome of Johnstown, Ursula Pawlwlowski Memorial Scholarship;
  • Jonathan Little of Johnstown, Sam and Sara Valenty Endowed Scholarship;
  • Mark Hager of Northern Cambria and Tiffany Chuklochak of Johnstown, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation Success Scholarship.

The following students, all from Johnstown, received scholarships from the Jacob Fend Foundation:

  • Zachery Barbarich,
  • Tyler Burgan,
  • Brianna Hinkledire,
  • Loni Kovac,
  • Bradley Lucas,
  • Zye Miller,
  • Renee Samay,
  • Andrew Santichen,
  • Jaquelyn Thornton,
  • Rebecca Velasquez,
  • and Vince Williams.

The Fend Foundation also provided $9,000 for scholarships to students that are participating in the College’s Accelerated College Education program. These scholarships are made available to students residing in Conemaugh Valley, Greater Johnstown, Ferndale, Westmont and Richland school districts.

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Originally published on October 18, 2010.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation has announced the distribution of over $40,000 in scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year marking the largest scholarship distribution in the College’s 16 year history.  “We are very pleased and proud to be able to provide this assistance to our students,” said Brenda Coughenour Director of Financial Aid.  “Our goal is to continue to increase the number of available scholarships so that we can assist as many students as possible.”

This year’s scholarships were provided by American Association of University Women Johnstown Branch, Dominion, Dr. Edward Haluska, Joseph and Joan Mangarella Endowment, Ursula Pawlowski Memorial Scholarship, Sam and Sara Valenty Endowment and the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Trustees.

The College has received commitments from three new donors to create scholarships during the 2011-12 academic year.  In addition to the Dr. Walter and Kim Asonevich Endowed Scholarship, Crown American Hotels has committed to a one year full tuition scholarship for a first year culinary arts student beginning with the fall 2011 semester and the Johnstown Regional Indian Subcontinent Association will provide a partial scholarship to a first year student taking a minimum of 6 credits.

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Originally published on September 9th, 2010.

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation has announced the establishment of the Dr. Walter and Kim Asonevich Endowed Scholarship. The Asonevich’s have pledged $12,500 to fund the scholarship starting in the Fall 2011 semester.  The scholarship will provide assistance to a full-time first semester student who is a single parent enrolled in an associate’s degree program.

Dr. Asonevich was inaugurated as President of the College in March of 2008 and is pleased to be able to give this gift to the College Foundation.  “My wife and I have decided it is time to give back to the institution that has provided me my first presidency,” he stated.

Since the arrival of Dr. Asonevich the College has moved to its current location on Community College Way in Richland, revamped its offerings at the Ebensburg Education Center, and added expansion sites in Somerset and Huntingdon counties. The College has added new career-technical programs in welding and culinary arts and will be offering a pilot training course starting in Fall 2010. Enrollment has grown tremendously, and the College has rejoined the NJCAA with men’s basketball and women’s volleyball ready to begin in Fall 2010.

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation currently administers 6 endowed scholarships.  They include the Johnstown Branch of The American Association of University Women, the Joseph and Joan Mangarella Scholarship, the Anna D. Weitz Scholarship, Sam and Sara Valenty Scholarship, Dr. Edward Haluska Scholarship and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

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