Kurt D. Zwikl Memorial Scholarship to be Awarded in 2023

Kurt D. Zwikl Memorial Scholarship to be Awarded in 2023
Posted on 04/27/2023

[Allentown, PA, April 24, 2023]: The first recipient of the Kurt D. Zwikl Memorial Scholarship will be named next month. This scholarship as established by family and friends to honor the memory of Kurt D. Zwikl, respected and admired civic, community, and business leader as well as beloved friend, and a devoted and beloved father and grandfather.

Logo, company name Description automatically generatedZwikl was a 1967 graduate of William Allen High School who became the youngest ever member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives at age 24 when he was elected in 1973. He later had a career in banking, was appointed Chairman of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and also served as Executive Director of the Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area. Mr. Zwikl joined the ASD Foundation board of directors in 2015 and served as president from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.

This scholarship is funded through gifts from his many friends and family members. The recipient will be a graduating William Allen HS senior who excels in the study of history and shows interest in a career of public service. The award will be $500 and will be awarded to one student per year until the funds are expended.

Students should contact their guidance counselor to apply for this and other ASD Foundation scholarships.  The ASDF awards over $50,000 in scholarships each year.


About the Allentown School District Foundation

The ASD Foundation has a mission to encourage, promote, support and fund positive educational experiences for students in the Allentown School District. Since its founding in 2009, the Foundation has raised over $8.1 million for supplemental programming and conduit support for ASD schools. If you would like to learn how you can support the work of the Foundation with contributions or by volunteering, please contact Executive Director, Dr. Julie K. Ambrose, at 484-765-4093 or [email protected]. The mailing address is P.O. Box 328, 31 South Penn Street, Allentown, PA 18105, and the website is www.allentownsd.org/asdf.