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Penguins Foundation Awards Scholarships to 20 Local High School Students

Program Includes All Pittsburgh Public Schools and Allegheny County

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Penguins Foundation today honored the 20 high school graduates who received 2019 Penguins Foundation Scholarships.  

In partnership with UPMC, and with the strong support of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), the Penguins Foundation awarded 20 educational-based scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Over the past six years, the Foundation has awarded a total of 118 scholarships.  

To be eligible, students must attend a Pittsburgh Public School or an Allegheny County high school that provides substantial aid to students for reduced-cost or free lunch programs per the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education - Division of Food and Nutrition. 

Each scholarship is valued at $1,500 for the student's first year of college, and an additional $1,000 is awarded for the student's second year of college if a 3.0 GPA is maintained and a minimum of 24 credit hours are earned.

The Penguins Foundation scholarship recipients for 2019-2020 are as follows:

Arnold, Alexandra Pittsburgh CAPA Temple University
Barbarino, Anthony Northgate High School Norwich University
Blanchflower, Morgan Springdale Sr. High School Grove City College
Brown, Jaylin Steel Valley High School University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Callender, Marissa Highlands High School Allegheny College
DeWitt, Evan Pittsburgh Allderdice American University
Halapchuk, Rachel Springdale Sr. High School John Carroll University
Hurley, Breanne Springdale Sr. High School Gannon University
Kern, Hannah Springdale Sr. High School Penn State University
Kornacki, Ella Steel Valley High School University of Pittsburgh
Kozy, Katie Carlynton High School St. Vincent College
Matey, Paige West Mifflin Area High School Robert Morris University
Mermelstein, Bryn Sara Woodland Hills High School Michigan State University
Piatt, Sophia Keystone Oaks High School Gannon University
Resetar, Allison West Mifflin Area High School Saint Francis University
Segady, Kayla McKeesport Area High School Duquesne University
Schrantz, Kristen Penn Hills High School Clarion University
Stabile, Haley Woodland Hills High School Allegheny College
Woytovich, Cortney South Allegheny High School Duquesne University
Yaksich, Anna Springdale Sr. High School University of Pittsburgh
Student High School College / University

The scholarship was created in 1992 and has been presented annually to high school seniors for academic excellence, extracurricular school activities and community service. Over the past 27 years, the Penguins' organization has awarded over $292,000 in academically-based scholarships to Pittsburgh-area high school graduates.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, the Penguins Foundation and UPMC celebrated the honoree's achievements at today's luncheon with the scholars, their family members, officials from their high schools, AIU3 officials and Pittsburgh Public Schools representatives.

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