Scranton Area Foundation announces James F. Swift Scholarship recipients


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2016 James F. Swift Renewal Scholarships recipients, from left, first row, Alexandria Catania, Emily Kotcho, Camille Kotcho. Second row, Madeline Moss, Morgan Caselli, Anamarie Rogers. Third row, Matthew Earle, Brian Martines, Christopher Michaels. Absent at the time of photo were Cara Anzulewicz, Matthew Barrett, Maria Berg, Breann Boyarsky, Abigail Burke, Karissa Caffrey, Emily Carr, Nicholas Castagnaro, Taylor Conforti, Christopher Connor, Amber Delhagen, Alison DePew, Kate Lynn Duggan, Anna Dyska, Jessica Edwards, Kimberly Gaik, Nicole Gula, Mariah Hawley, Cassidy Henry, Victoria Hnatusko, Dana Jackson, Kaylyn Kashuba, Kristopher Lepka, Moriah Mauro, Kaitlyn McDonnell, Nathan Morgan, Gina Morgese, Ashley Opalka, Jason Palauskas, Danielle Patane, Payal Patel, Dhruvalkumar Patel, Gianna Ragnacci, Kelly Reap, Morgan Sedorovitz, Cassandra Semyon, David Shorten, Jr., Yacouba Sidibe, Sara Skoritowski, Kali Slavinski, Corey Smigiel, Joshua Stankowski, Julia Tofilska, Kylie Verespy, Charlette Woelkers.


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Recipients of the 2016 James F. Swift Scholarships Administered by the Scranton Area Foundation, from left, first row, Emily Sheehan, Sarah Brown, Colleen Noll. Second row, Jake McGovern, Cody Calabro, Robert Swift. Third row, Douglas Gerichten, Jack Aversa, Ryan Skapyak, Hoang Ho. Absent at the time of photo were Abby Bessoir, Dana Beynon, Abigail Bloom, Katrina Coviello, Graeme Nichols, Cyrus Torres, Morgann Williams.


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SCRANTON — Four-year renewable college scholarship awards for students graduating from high schools in Lackawanna County have been made possible through the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund administered by the Scranton Area Foundation. The foundation announced 71 scholarships are currently active, including 53 renewed awards and 18 new awards. The total amount of the scholarship grants to date is $2,144,000, and the 164 students who received them have graduated from high schools throughout Lackawanna County.

The James F. Swift Scholarship Fund was created through a gift to the Scranton Area Foundation in 2002 to provide support for higher education of young people in Lackawanna County. The foundation received an unanticipated and significant gift from the estate of James Swift following his death several years ago. With the addition of this bequest to the scholarship fund, a greater number of Lackawanna County students have been able to pursue their academic and professional goals through higher education. In future years, the scholarship will provide an ongoing stream of matriculation at Lackawanna County colleges and universities. The foundation’s goal is to award 75 percent of the scholarships to students who plan to attend institutions of higher learning in our area.

The Scranton Area Foundation is a partner with Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) in their Partnership for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Program to offer qualifying students additional financial aid. Through PHEAA, these scholarship recipients may be eligible for additional dollars towards their tuition.

Abington area residents Matthew R. Barrett, Abigail C. Burke, Alexandria Y. Catania, Matthew S. Earle, Mariah F. Hawley, Christopher A. Michaels and Robert Swift were among 71 students who earned scholarships.

2016 James F. Swift Renewal Scholarships recipients, from left, first row, Alexandria Catania, Emily Kotcho, Camille Kotcho. Second row, Madeline Moss, Morgan Caselli, Anamarie Rogers. Third row, Matthew Earle, Brian Martines, Christopher Michaels. Absent at the time of photo were Cara Anzulewicz, Matthew Barrett, Maria Berg, Breann Boyarsky, Abigail Burke, Karissa Caffrey, Emily Carr, Nicholas Castagnaro, Taylor Conforti, Christopher Connor, Amber Delhagen, Alison DePew, Kate Lynn Duggan, Anna Dyska, Jessica Edwards, Kimberly Gaik, Nicole Gula, Mariah Hawley, Cassidy Henry, Victoria Hnatusko, Dana Jackson, Kaylyn Kashuba, Kristopher Lepka, Moriah Mauro, Kaitlyn McDonnell, Nathan Morgan, Gina Morgese, Ashley Opalka, Jason Palauskas, Danielle Patane, Payal Patel, Dhruvalkumar Patel, Gianna Ragnacci, Kelly Reap, Morgan Sedorovitz, Cassandra Semyon, David Shorten, Jr., Yacouba Sidibe, Sara Skoritowski, Kali Slavinski, Corey Smigiel, Joshua Stankowski, Julia Tofilska, Kylie Verespy, Charlette Woelkers.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Swift-scholarships-2.jpg2016 James F. Swift Renewal Scholarships recipients, from left, first row, Alexandria Catania, Emily Kotcho, Camille Kotcho. Second row, Madeline Moss, Morgan Caselli, Anamarie Rogers. Third row, Matthew Earle, Brian Martines, Christopher Michaels. Absent at the time of photo were Cara Anzulewicz, Matthew Barrett, Maria Berg, Breann Boyarsky, Abigail Burke, Karissa Caffrey, Emily Carr, Nicholas Castagnaro, Taylor Conforti, Christopher Connor, Amber Delhagen, Alison DePew, Kate Lynn Duggan, Anna Dyska, Jessica Edwards, Kimberly Gaik, Nicole Gula, Mariah Hawley, Cassidy Henry, Victoria Hnatusko, Dana Jackson, Kaylyn Kashuba, Kristopher Lepka, Moriah Mauro, Kaitlyn McDonnell, Nathan Morgan, Gina Morgese, Ashley Opalka, Jason Palauskas, Danielle Patane, Payal Patel, Dhruvalkumar Patel, Gianna Ragnacci, Kelly Reap, Morgan Sedorovitz, Cassandra Semyon, David Shorten, Jr., Yacouba Sidibe, Sara Skoritowski, Kali Slavinski, Corey Smigiel, Joshua Stankowski, Julia Tofilska, Kylie Verespy, Charlette Woelkers. Submitted photo

Recipients of the 2016 James F. Swift Scholarships Administered by the Scranton Area Foundation, from left, first row, Emily Sheehan, Sarah Brown, Colleen Noll. Second row, Jake McGovern, Cody Calabro, Robert Swift. Third row, Douglas Gerichten, Jack Aversa, Ryan Skapyak, Hoang Ho. Absent at the time of photo were Abby Bessoir, Dana Beynon, Abigail Bloom, Katrina Coviello, Graeme Nichols, Cyrus Torres, Morgann Williams.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Swift-scholarships-1.jpgRecipients of the 2016 James F. Swift Scholarships Administered by the Scranton Area Foundation, from left, first row, Emily Sheehan, Sarah Brown, Colleen Noll. Second row, Jake McGovern, Cody Calabro, Robert Swift. Third row, Douglas Gerichten, Jack Aversa, Ryan Skapyak, Hoang Ho. Absent at the time of photo were Abby Bessoir, Dana Beynon, Abigail Bloom, Katrina Coviello, Graeme Nichols, Cyrus Torres, Morgann Williams. Submitted photo

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