Congratulations to the 2010 Scholarship winners!
  • Brandon Kusnierz: Shenango High School
  • Chelci Mannarino: Lincoln High School
  • Anthony Davis: Union High School
Picture of Scholarship winners

About Our 2010 Scholarship Recipients

Brandon Kusnierz (left, above), of Shenango Area High School, will attend the University Park Campus this fall, and plans to major in Chemical Engineering.  While at Shenango, Brandon was President of the Student Council, National Honor Society, and the Class of 2010.  He was involved in Peer Leadership, basketball, cross-country, and track.  His community service consisted of Toys For Tots, making Easter baskets, and Spring cleanup.  Brandon is the son of David and Lynda Kusnierz.

Chelci Mannarino (center, above), of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, PA, will attend the University Park Campus this fall, and plans to major in Civil Engineering.  While at Lincoln High, Chelci was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Peer Leadership, the yearbook staff, March of Dimes, and a varsity cheerleader.  Her community service consisted of helping at the Food Bank, Global Links, and tutoring.  Chelci is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Mannarino.

Anthony Davis (right, above), of Union Area High School, will attend the Beaver Campus this fall.  Anthony currently works as a clerk at GetGo in Union township.  He is also an Usher at The Cathedral, and loves hanging out with his friends.  Anthony is the son of Anthony Davis and Kimberly Evans.

About Our Scholarship

The Lawrence County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association began awarding a $500.00 scholarship in the summer of 1991. The first recipient was Elizabeth Ann Hennon, a graduate of Mohawk High School. The scholarship is open to any senior of Lawrence County attending any PennState campus in the Fall semester.

Since that first $500.00 scholarship in 1991, the organization has awarded over $13,500.00 in scholarships to local Lawrence County graduates.  In 2004, the Alumni Association began awarding two $500.00 scholarships.  In 2009 and 2010, they awarded three $500.00 scholarships.

The scholarship applications are mailed to the local High School Guidance Counselors in the month of March every year, and the deadline to apply is May, 31st. An anonymous committee selects the winners. No one from the Alumni Association is on the committee.