Congratulations to the 2011 Scholarship winners!
  • Dalton Singer: Mohawk High School
  • Katie Moffatt: Shenango High School
  • William Patrick Young: Laurel High School
Picture of Scholarship winners

About Our 2011 Scholarship Recipients

Dalton Singer (right, above), of Mohawk High School, will attend the Behrend Campus to major in plastics engineering.  He was a member of peer leadership group, National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, and the Technology Student Association.  He is active in Salvation Army, City Rescue Mission, and the United Way.  A member of Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church, he is active in the youth group.  Dalton is the son of Michelle and Scott Singer.

Katie Moffatt (center, above), of Shenango High School, will attend the University Park Campus as a landscape architecture major.  Katie was a member of National Honor Society, French Club, and U.S. Achievement Academy.  She has been involved in Relay for Life, the Easter Basket Program at Haven Convalescent Home, Cascade Park beautification, and church bake sales.  She spends her free time cleaning and repairing bird houses at Moraine State Park.  Katie is the daughter of Nancy and Sidney Moffatt.

William Patrick Young (left, above), of Laurel High School, will attend the University Park campus.  William was active in the conservation club, student council, Future Business Leaders of America, Science Olympiad, and National Honor Society.  He was the co-founder of the Laurel Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is involved in local food and blood drives.  William is the son of Patrice and William Young.

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 $19,250.00 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, and in 2011, they awarded three $750.00 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.