Local Funds

Building Student Connections

This fund, established by Ron Heasley of Forest County, was established with the following mission: To provide funds to enrich student lives by building connections and growth opportunities. The proceeds from this fund will assist students in exploring different careers, learn about and pursue education and training, cultivate connections and partnerships with businesses, organizations and service groups and provide growth opportunities to explore people and culture in the larger world. These connections will be formed to enhance Forest County for generations to come.

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Dennis and Martha Lamb Charitable

The Dennis and Martha Lamb Charitable Fund was established by Dennis and Martha Lamb to benefit various churches, non-profit agencies, youth programs, and other charitable programs and services in the Tionesta, Pennsylvania area.

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Forest County Unrestricted Endowment Fund, Founded by Bill and Judy McDaid

Forest County Unrestricted Endowment Fund is a fund for charitable purposes in Forest County, Pennsylvania. This fund was established by long time Forest County Community Foundation advocates Bill and Judy McDaid. As a discretionary fund, the Community Foundation Board and Foundation Distribution Committee may decide upon the use of this Fund.

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Riverside Cemetery Association

The Riverside Cemetery Association Fund was established to provide for the following charitable benefits or purposes:•To provide for the maintenance, repair and restoration of monuments, headstones and grave markers in the cemeteries or burial places of the Association in Tionesta, Forest County, Pennsylvania which are of historical or architectural significance to the communities in which they are located•To provide funds for the preservation, beautification and maintenance of abandoned or deteriorating graves and said cemeteries or burial grounds generally, focusing on areas open to the public or to the public view and for the care and replacement of diseased trees, thereby contributing to the aesthetic enjoyment of the community and combating deteriorations•To provide for the maintenance of semipublic areas in and about said cemeteries and burial grounds whose maintenance would otherwise devolve upon government, thereby lessening the burdens of government

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scholarships

Arthur (Bud) Van Nort Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for one East Forest High School graduating senior who has been at student at East Forest High School for at least two (2) years and has plans to attend a four (4) year college or university. The Scholarship Committee will consider academic performance, participation in curricular and extracurricular activities in high school, community involvement, and likelihood of success as acollege or university student when awarding the scholarship.

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David Jardin WFHS Memorial Scholarship

This Scholarship Fund was established by Michael Port to honor the memory of David Jardin by supporting students attending West Forest in their pursuit of post-secondary education.

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Floyd E. and Anna E. Carbaugh Memorial Scholarship

The Floyd E. and Anna E. Carbaugh Memorial Scholarship was established to provide two annual scholarships to students from East Forest High School. The scholarship selection committee will choose students with emphasis placed on school record and activities. One scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to attend a two-or four-year college, and the other annual scholarship will be award to a student planning to attend a trade or technical school.

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Forest Area School District

The purpose of the Forest Area School District Fund is to support worthy endeavors of the Forest Area School District and its students. This agreement creates five specific initial funds and provides a framework for the creationof additional funds. The initial funds are:•General Scholarship Fund•Athletic Fund•West Forest Fund•East Forest Fund•Undesignated Fund

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Forest County Taxpayers Association Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Forest County Taxpayers Association and is awarded to an East or West Forest High School graduating senior. The scholarship alternates yearly (e.g., if an East Forest graduate wins in 2008, a West Forest graduate will win the following year). The Scholarship Committee will consider academic achievement, financial need, likelihood of success as a college, university or trade school student, and community involvement when awarding the scholarship.

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J. Bowman Proper Scholarship

The J. Bowman Proper Charitable Trust that serves Forest County makes an annual grant to the Foundation to provide scholarships for West Forest High School graduates who are Forest County residents. These one-yearscholarships are awarded to attend technical or trade schools, colleges, universities, nursing schools or business colleges for tuition, laboratory fees, books, room and/or board. The Proper Charitable Trust Committee serves as the Scholarship Selection Committee.

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Marsha L. Beichner Memorial Scholarship

The Marsha L. Beichner Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors of East Forest High School who are continuing their education at a post-secondary school.

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Robert L. Kinnear Memorial Scholarship

The Kinnear Scholarship Fund was established to provide annual scholarships to graduating seniors of West Forest High School, an opportunity for residents to contribute to the future of students from West Forest High School, instill a sense of community pride and commitment in West Forest County Residents, and enhance educational opportunities for West Forest High School Students. The eligibility criteria for this award is as follows: applicant must be a graduating senior at WFHS and have been a student there for at least two (2) year prior, demonstrate high academic achievement as evidenced by GPA and courses taken, demonstrate financial need, show a high likelihood of success as a college/university/trade school student, and be involved in the community.

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Ruth & Vernon Taylor Salutatorian Award

The Ruth & VernonTaylor Scholarship was established to support students graduating from West Forest High School. This Fund will award two scholarships annually, one to the valedictorian and one to the salutatorian. Additional criteria that must be met includes attendance at West Forest High School for the entirety of grades 10-12 and a letter of acceptance to a post-secondary school (for at least an eighteen-month program).

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Ruth & Vernon Taylor Valedictorian Award

The Ruth & VernonTaylor Scholarship was established to support students graduating from West Forest High School. This Fund will award two scholarships annually, one to the valedictorian and one to the salutatorian. Additional criteria that must be met includes attendance at West Forest High School for the entirety of grades 10-12 and a letter of acceptance to a post-secondary school (for at least an eighteen-month program).

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Sherman Scholarship

This scholarship is for one West Forest High School graduating senior who intends to attend a four (4) year college, university, technical or trade school. The Scholarship Committee will consider academic performance, career choice, participation in extracurricular activities in high school, community involvement, and likelihood of success as a college or university student.

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Thomas D. Fulton Scholarship

The Fulton Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Lorenzo Fulton, a member of the Tionesta Borough School Board from 1903-1905. The scholarship is given to the student graduation first in the class while also fulfilling the following requirements:•Must have completed grades 10-12 in their entirety at West Forest High School •Must be accepted to a college, university, school of nursing, business college (at least two year course), or a technical school (at least two year course)

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Thomas E. McNamara Scholarship

The Thomas E. McNamara Scholarship was established by the Trustee of the Thomas E. McNamara Trust and the daughter of Mr. McNamara. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a graduating senior of West Forest High School who might not have the opportunity to attend a post-secondary school without scholarship assistance.

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