SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO 44 ASD GRADUATES THIS YEAR

Scholarships Awarded to 44 ASD Graduates This Year
Posted on 09/03/2020

August 28, 2020, Allentown, PA – In June 2020, the Allentown School District Foundation (ASDF) awarded senior scholarships to 44 graduating students from William Allen High School, Louis E. Dieruff High School, and Building 21 High School. This year is the sixth year that graduating students were awarded senior scholarships through the Foundation. In addition, many scholarships are also awarded directly by the high schools. A total of $42,542.00 was distributed through ASDF. The endowed and expendable scholarships awarded to ASD seniors by the Foundation are made possible by generous donors looking to recognize student achievement and to memorialize individuals who have contributed to the school district and the Allentown community in numerous ways. Selection of the students is carried out by each high school guidance team.

 

William Allen High School

Student

Scholarship

Amount

College or University

Lisbeth Cabrera

Always a Bulldog Scholarship

$200

Colorado State University Pueblo

Giselle Chauca

Steinberg Scholarship

$500

Muhlenberg College

Alexa Cordova

McHugh Scholarship

$150

Kutztown University

Jamar Harrison

Jerry Hausman Memorial Scholarship

$2,000

Penn College of Technology

Walaa Jaber

Palladino Scholarship

$365

Muhlenberg College

Walaa Jaber

WAHS Class of ’63 Scholarship

$625

Muhlenberg College

Jamilexi Jimenez

Wagner Scholarship

$1,010

Temple University

Jose Carpio Jimenez

Kehnel Scholarship

$100

DeSales University

Jose Carpio Jimenez

Mentzell Scholarship

$375

DeSales University

Jose Carpio Jimenez

Siegfried Scholarship

$100

DeSales University

Quran Jones

Osmun Memorial Scholarship

$180

Wilkes University

Malykia Kyte

Bixler Scholarship

$300

Lincoln Tech

Rosamelia Sanchez Lara

Reddinger Scholarship

$100

PSU Lehigh Valley

Papa Micah

Hoffstetter Memorial Scholarship

$170

DeSales University

Benjamin Miller

Gloria Cowdrick Scholarship

$400

Kutztown University

Benjamin Miller

Finizzi Scholarship

$390

Kutztown University

Benjamin Miller

Leiby Scholarship

$675

Kutztown University

Benjamin Miller

Always a Bulldog Scholarship

$300

Kutztown University

Xiamari Osorio

Wotring Scholarship

$4,277

Temple University

Alexander Pawlowski

Kelly Scholarship

$100

Holy Family University

Alexander Pawlowski

Rourke Scholarship

$101

Holy Family University

Lizbeth Ramos

Beisel Scholarship

$100

Lafayette College

Lizbeth Ramos

Gerhard Scholarship

$675

Lafayette College

Lizbeth Ramos

Kline Scholarship

$100

Lafayette College

Lizbeth Ramos

Steele-Radocha Memorial Award

$175

Lafayette College

Nyjier Reed

Hobgood-Chittick Memorial Award

$1,000

Lackawanna College

Victor Riche Roman

Mellenberg Scholarship

$530

DeSales University

Sachiel Rosa

Appleton Scholarship

$410

Undecided

Sachiel Rosa

Khoury Scholarship

$170

Undecided

Sachiel Rosa

Shoemaker Scholarship

$118

Undecided

Lucinda Schware

Hunsberger Scholarship

$100

Kutztown University

Lucinda Schware

Makhoul Scholarship

$1,000

Kutztown University

Elian Sosa Sena

LoPinto Scholarship

$100

Undecided

Carrie Spangler

Gallagher Scholarship

$295

PSU University Park

Carrie Spangler

Kistler Scholarship

$100

PSU University Park

Carrie Spangler

Reinhard Scholarship

$500

PSU University Park

Carrie Spangler

Wotring Scholarship

$4,277

PSU University Park

Carrie Spangler

Always a Bulldog Scholarship

$500

PSU University Park

Mark Stauffer

Reigel Scholarship

$380

LCCC

Quinton Stewart

Steele-Radocha Memorial Award

$175

Lackawanna College

Viviana Stulack

Outstanding Writer Award

$100

Undecided

Michelle Tavares

Wagner Scholarship

$1,010

Villanova University

Melanie Torrales

Devers Memorial Award

$100

PSU Schuylkill

Melanie Torrales

Wagner Scholarship

$1,010

PSU Schuylkill

Nicholas White

Halfacre Memorial Award

$500

Holy Family University

 

Nathaniel Sanchez

Hausman Tool Stipend

$500

Allentown Master Plumbers Apprenticeship

 

Louis E. Dieruff High School

Elizabeth Busser

Fragnito Scholarship

$500

Temple University

John Castro

Coleman Scholarship

$500

Keiser University

Jadin Lugo

Meilinger Scholarship

$1,000

Bloomsburg University

Uyen Nguyen

Karoly Scholarship

$500

Thomas Jefferson University

Razan Antar Razan

Harrison-Morton Scholarship

$2,000

Lehigh University

Jamilah Risby

Groller Scholarship

$500

LCCC

Isaiah Rodriguez

Wotring Scholarship

$4,277

DeSales University

Junemarie Santiago

Schmoyer Scholarship

$345

NCC

Joshua Severino

Schmoyer Scholarship

$345

NCC

Shavon Smith

Bear Scholarship

$310

Kutztown University

Jake Spiegel

Wotring Scholarship

$4,277

James Madison University

Lorelai Stuff

Leiby Scholarship

$1,500

PSU University Park

Maylin Tran

Karoly Scholarship

$500

Lehigh University

Jakob Tyson

Karoly Scholarship

$500

Slippery Rock University

 

Building 21 High School

Camila Felipa

Wotring Scholarship

$1,901

LCCC

Starling Polanco

Leiby Scholarship

$150

DeSales University

 

 










RECENT NEW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

“Every year, new scholarships are established by alumni and friends for Allentown students,” says Richard L. Button, chair of the ASDF Scholarship Committee and a past president of the ASD Foundation. "Because so many of our students have financial need, these scholarships help provide for post-secondary opportunities that might not otherwise be possible." These are our latest scholarships.

 

Bear

The Bear Scholarship celebrates the contributions of former Central Junior High School English teacher and Dieruff High School Assistant Principal Russell P. Bear. Russell strove to help his students find success as both a teacher and an administrator, addressing behavioral issues and working with staff and students to put together school newsletters and yearbooks. “My dad would be so thrilled to know that this scholarship fund will contribute to the continued success of worthy students,” says scholarship donor Linda Thier. “My hope is that each recipient will use this financial seed to grow their educational goals to reach their fullest potential. Education is the key to a rewarding future.”

 

Halfacre

The Halfacre Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of William Allen social studies teacher, head football coach, and assistant track and field coach George Halfacre. George always strove to instill pride, respect, and a strong work ethic in his students and athletes. The scholarship awards football and track and field participants who demonstrate good sportsmanship in their lives and affords them an opportunity to continue developing attributes for success through higher education. “I wanted the Halfacre Scholarship to serve as a model for the creation of future scholarships at Allen or Dieruff,” says donor and former ASDF President Kurt Zwikl. “There are thousands of Allen and Dieruff graduates out there who may support a scholarship in the name of a former teacher, coach, band director, principal, student, friend, class or loved one if such a scholarship existed.”

 

Makhoul

The Makhoul Scholarship was started by Elias Makhoul and other members of the Makhoul family in memory of Thomas Makhoul, who passed away in 2018, at the age of 34. Thomas touched many lives in the neighborhood where he lived on East Side of Allentown and was known as “Thunder Tom” and “the East Side Legend.” Recipients of the scholarship must be well-rounded students with demonstrated school and community involvement. Noting that he “felt obligated to honor his legacy,” Elias Makhoul, Thomas’ brother, says it is his hope to “have a positive impact on these [Allentown’s] students’ lives” through the growth of the scholarship.

 

Zimmerman

The scholarship was established in memory of Richard E. Zimmerman, former electronics technology teacher at WAHS (1961-1967) and the Lehigh County [Carbon] Community College (1967-1982), and his wife, Joyce Rickert Zimmerman, to provide a scholarship for a graduating WAHS student enrolling in a two- or four-year program that leads to a trade or a STEM-related career. Recipients receive a copy of the biographies of Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman. WAHS senior scholarship recipients of this award are motivated, prepared academically, and have developed skills valuable for career study and self-sustaining employment.


ASDF Mission

With a vision of enriched education for Allentown School District students, the ASD Foundation has a mission to encourage, promote, support and fund positive educational experiences for students in the Allentown School District. 

 

Contact Information

Anyone interested in starting an ASD Foundation senior scholarship should contact ASDF Executive Director Susan L. Williams at 484-765-4093 or williamssu@allentownsd.org. The mailing address is P.O. Box 328, 31 South Penn Street, Allentown, PA, 18105. 

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