Bill Wood Track Scholarship Established

Bill Wood Track Scholarship Established
Posted on 05/19/2021
May 19, 2021, Allentown, PA – Thanks to Mrs. Bobbie Wood, the ASD Foundation will be awarding a new scholarship this year. Mrs. Wood established this award in memory of her husband, Bill Wood, a long-time track and assistant football coach at Louis E. Dieruff High School.

At the time of Mr. Wood’s passing in 2020, Keith Groller wrote “As a Dieruff assistant and teacher for 30 years, Wood became part of the fabric of the east Allentown school, bringing toughness to countless Husky athletes,” (Groller, 6/2/20, The Morning Call). Julie Ambrose, Executive Director of the Allentown School District Foundation says, “The Allentown School District Foundation is pleased to honor Mr. Wood’s memory and contributions to Dieruff High School by facilitating this scholarship. We thank Mrs. Wood for her generous gift.”

This $500 scholarship for one student is being funded through an initial gift of $1000 with a commitment to fund the scholarship for at least three years beginning in 2021. The eligible recipient will be a graduating senior who has demonstrated leadership on the DHS track team and has expressed an interest in participating in college level track. The student will be selected by a process determined by the principal of Louis E. Dieruff High School.

The Senior Scholarship program was founded in 2013 and has grown to offer annually more than 60 scholarships every year to students of William Allen High School, Louis E. Dieruff High School and Building 21. Both expendable and endowed scholarships are managed by a professional fund manager and supervised by the ASDF Investment Committee. 

About the Allentown School District Foundation
Pursuing a vision of developing 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. Since its founding in 2009, the Foundation has raised over $5 million for supplemental programming in ASD schools. If you would like to learn more, please contact the foundation 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