Scholarship Awards for 2020-2021
Each year we are able to award scholarships to help advance Lancaster County students education thanks to generous donors with a passion for supporting the future generation. This year we awarded 29 scholarships to extraordinary students pursuing careers in various fields such as environmental science, law, music business, nursing, and much more.
Thanks to you and countless other student’s hard work, we know that our community’s future is looking extraordinary, and we can’t wait to see what you all accomplish in your next chapter!
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 scholarship recipients:
Albert S. Rosman Scholarship
Available to Conestoga Valley High School students regardless of the field of study. $1,400 for one year.
Attending University of Vermont and is majoring in wildlife and fisheries biology.
Charles W. Shoff Scholarship
Available to Lancaster County students planning a course of study in Geology, Medicine, Agriculture, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechanical Drafting. $1,000 per year, renewable.
Attending Cornell University and majoring in biomedical engineering/ pre-med.
Attending Penn State University and is majoring in mechanical engineering.
Attending Gordon College and is majoring in environmental science.
Frank A. Wint Memorial Fund Scholarship
Available for a Lampeter -Strasburg High School student. Two Awards of $500 for one year.
Attending the Cornell University and majoring in biomedical engineering.
Attending Gordon College and is majoring in elementary education.
George W. McKibbin Scholarship
Available to African American students from Lancaster County. $2,000 per year, renewable.
Attending Millersville University of Pennsylvania and majoring in biology.
Attending Columbia College and majoring in music business.
Attending Drexel Univerwsity and majoring in Nursing.
“My name is Zion Preston , and I am a Senior at Desales University in Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania ( Class of 2021 yay!). I was born and raised in Lancaster Pennsylvania. My favorite life quote to live by is ‘Change the world by being yourself ‘” He is majoring in theater and arts.
Attending Temple University and majoring in Kinesiology.
James R. Buescher Scholarship
Available to Lancaster County students planning a course of study in Creative Writing, Journalism, Marketing, Mass Communication, and Media Studies. $500 for one year.
Attending Lebanon Valley College and is majoring in communication sciences.
Jason M. Truitt Scholarship
Available to any current, graduating high school senior or recent graduate who is or was a Big or Little with Big Brother Big Sisters of Lancaster County. $350 for one year.
Attending Penn State University and is majoring in economics.
John H. Gehr Fund Scholarship
Available for a Garden Spot High School student. $250 for one year.
Dwight Daniel Hurst
Attending Penn State Berks and is majoring in business.
Joseph and Claudine Hess Scholarship
Available to all Lancaster County students regardless of the field of study. $2,000 per year, renewable.
Attending Eastern University and is majoring in environmental science.
Attending Penn State University and is majoring in agricultural science.
Attending University of Delaware and majoring in computer science.
“I am a junior Audio and Music Production major at Lebanon Valley College. My goal after college is to get into studio work and help artists bring out their creativity through music.”
Attending the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and majoring in nursing.
“I am eternally grateful for the continued support the Lancaster County Community Foundation has given me. Their generosity has assisted me with the financial strain of pursuing a college education. Thank you for helping me achieve my dreams.”
Madeleine Janz is a third-year Journalism + Design student at The New School with freelance bylines at i-D Magazine and Document Journal. The Joseph and Claudine Hess Scholarship makes her education and internships possible.
“I am a recent graduate of Elizabethtown Area High School and am currently beginning my freshman year at Waynesburg University. While at Waynesburg, I plan to major in Pre-Law. I will be participating in both Waynesburg’s Stover Constitutional Program and the University’s Tennis Team. One day, I hope to own my own criminal defense law practice where I can represent people whom I believe have been wrongly accused or have made mistakes that do not define their lives.”
Attending Grove City College and majoring in Accounting/Fincance.
Attending Vanderbilt University and majoring in human organizational development.
Attending Asbury University and majoring in digital media.
Safitaj Sindhar is a 2019 graduate of Ephrata High School and is currently a student at Penn State University. She is majoring in Biology, with a minor in psychology, and has goals of attending medical school.
Attending Temple University and is majoring in biomedical sciences.
Attending George Mason and majoring in government and international politics.
Attending University of Pittsburg and majoring in business, marketing, supply chain management.
Attending St. Joseph’s University and is majoring in international relations.
Attending Millersville University of Pennsylvania and majoring in business administration.
Attending Grove City College and majoring in political science.
Nathan Schaeffer Scholarship Fund
Available for a Millersville University student. $700 for one year.
“My name is Ali (Alison) Murphy, I am 22 years old, and I am currently in my 5th year at Millersville University. I am a double major in Art Education (BSE) and Fine Art (BFA) with a focus in ceramics. I plan to teach K-12 art in public school when I graduate and hopefully go on to earn a master’s degree and teach as a professor in a university. I also hope to open a non-profit studio for inner-city children who need a safe space to create, express, and exist.”
Stephen Jonathan Swartz Scholarship Fund
One scholarship will be awarded to Susquehanna Waldorf School, for a student enrolling for their 2nd year through 8th grade year. $650 for one year.
This scholarship was awarded to an extraordinary student from Susquehanna Waldorf School.