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Clearfield County Charitable Foundation Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients



Pictured are Rev. Thomas Young, President of the Golden Bison Alumni Association, Jason Stanko recipient of CAHS Class of 62 Scholarship and the Gerald Read Memorial Scholarship and Matt Bailor recipient of one of the Golden Bison Alumni Association Scholarships.

The Clearfield County Charitable Foundation, along with the scholarship committees representing 24 different scholarship funds including the Clearfield Education Foundation, are pleased to announce the award of over $50,000 in scholarships for the year 2021.    

In announcing the scholarship awards, CCCF Executive Director Mark McCracken stated “the scholarships listed below are awarded to an outstanding group of young people representing the graduating Class of 2021 from many local and area high schools.   

“Several of our scholarships were established to honor the memory of some exceptional people, and it is the hope that the scholarship recipients will carry on the legacy of the people named on their scholarships. The Clearfield County Charitable Foundation congratulates all the recipients and wishes them success with their post high school education.”      

Valarie Dixon, Acting Director of Clearfield Campus of Lock Haven University noted “the Clearfield Education Foundation(CEF) is awarding over $14,000.00 this fall, and almost $30,000 for the year, to LHU Clearfield campus students. The Clearfield campus is thankful to the CEF for their invaluable contributions to the success of the campus”.

New this year to the CCCF scholarship list is the Harry W. Rowles Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Golden Bison Alumni Association.   

Early in 2021, the Charitable Foundation was notified by the Harry W. Rowles Charitable Trust in Chamberburg PA that funding was allocated to establish a memorial scholarship in honor of Mr. Rowles who was a graduate of Clearfield Area High School. The Golden Bison Alumni Association agreed to award the annual Harry W. Rowles Memorial Scholarship in addition to the annual scholarships already awarded by the Golden Bison Alumni Association.    

With the addition of the Harry W. Rowles Scholarship, the Golden Bison were able to award $7,000 in scholarships for 2021.

The Clearfield County Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the following 2021 scholarship recipients chosen by the individual scholarship fund committees.  CAHS Class of ’62 Scholarship: Jason Stanko Clearfield High School, CAHS Class of ’75 Scholarship Fund: Seth Visnofsky – Clearfield High School,

Cunningham Scholarship: Christina McGinnis – Clearfield High School, Meghan E. Deininger Scholarship Fund: Dana L. Heltzel – Central High School and Gabriella A. Finn – Bellwood Antis High School, DuBois Rotary Club Scholarships: Brockway High School: Sydney Manno, Benjamin Glasl, Noah Bash, Morgan Lindemuth, Dubois High School: Lakin Smith, Kaylee George, Anna Wingard, Taylor Smith,

Eileen C. Withey Memorial Scholarship: Chasey Howell – Curwensville High School, Gerald Read Memorial Scholarship: Jason Stanko – Clearfield High School, Golden Bison Alumni Association Scholarship:          Katelyn Hullihen, Megan Durandetta, Matthew Bailor, Christina McGinnis

Harry W. Rowles Memorial Scholarship presented by the Golden Bison Alumni Association: Hunter Dixon, Seth Visnofsky, Ethan Yarger, Kenneth McMillen Endowment Scholarship: Joscelyn Narehood – Clearfield High School, Marsha Novey Memorial Scholarship: Joscelyn Narehood – Clearfield High School, T-Harp / Taylor Harpster Memorial Scholarship: Kyle Henry Reese and Abigail Lonjin –  Philipsburg Osceola High School

Additionally, the Clearfield Education Foundation Scholarships for LHU Clearfield Campus Students are awarded as follows: Belin Family: Derek Strouse, Elijah Williams, Morgan Glace, CNB : Curtis Caldwell, Kristen Chew, Judith Peale Strattan Memorial: Derek Strouse, Samantha Bromley, Elijah Williams, Emma Morlock, Philip Rowles, Miranda Warner, Judith Riley Hale Memorial: Morgan Glace, Jennifer Gardner

Kurtz Brothers: Erica Linsenbigler, Grace Young, Ashley Folmer, Penn Highlands Clearfield: Samantha Bromley, Emily White, Alexandra Smith, Olivia Sager, Riverview Bank: John Arnold, and Spring Only: Carl Dawes, Woodward Pharmacy / City Drug:  Nora Campbell, Jacey Williams, Jessicarain Griffith.


Pictured L-R John Harpster , Abigail Lonjin – 2021 recipient of T-Harp Scholarship, Kyle Reese – 2021 recipient of T-Harp Scholarship, Macy Neideigh (Harpster) and Bobbi Harpster