Local Funds

Brooks-Huwar-Leadbetter Sportsperson of the Year Award

This Fund was been established by: Bryan D. Huwar & Elizabeth A.Q. Huwar in honor of their children Bryson, Wade, and Hank Huwar; Tanya Brooks in honor of her son Ezra Brooks; and, Merlin Leadbetter & Deanna Leadbetter in honor of their son Richard “Richie” Leadbetter. The purpose of this Fund is to support students who played a District 9 or District 10 sport, by providing scholarships for post-secondary education.

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Clarion Area Football Boosters

The Clarion Area Football Boosters Fund was established to benefit the Clarion Area School District’s football program, staff, and the high school football players.

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Clarion Borough Community Parks Fund (Founded by Janice Horn)

The Clarion Borough Community Parks Fund was established by Janice Horn to design, establish, and maintain accessible and walkable parks and playgrounds within the confines of the boundaries of the Borough of Clarion, Pennsylvania. This fund will allow for the development of the social, economic, health, and environmental benefits that come with parks and other recreational areas which are important values for improving and maintaining the quality of life of a community.

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Clarion County 4H Endowment

The Clarion County 4-H Endowment was established to augment and support the charitable purposesof the programs of the Clarion County 4-H.

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Clarion Free Library Continuation Fund

The Clarion Free Library Continuation Fund was established in 2014 to support the Clarion Free Library and its mission to serve the Clarion area.

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Clarion Shelter Task Force

The Clarion Shelter Task Force fund provides a fund for financial resources that are for the mission of the Clarion Shelter task force.

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Eccles Rimersburg Medical Center Endowment

This fund was established following the wishes of Mr. Ralph M. Eccles in his Last Will and Testament. This fund is intended to provide resources to be used for the Rimersburg Medical Center or its successor. The net income of Mr. Eccles trust is to be paid annually to Rimersburg Medical Center. The endowment will be used for: •An immunization program for the prevention of mumps, measles, tetanus, and other diseases•A blood pressure clinic and glaucoma testing program for adults•A program to acquire equipment required by persons disabled by age or illness (wheel chairs, hospital beds, walkers) and loan said equipment to those needing it•A program to distribute educational materials in support of programs to control narcotic and drug problems of the inhabitants of the Rimersburg area

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Michael and Marie Zacherl Outstanding Diesel Technology Senior Award

The Fund has been established by (Zacherl Motor Truck Sales Inc.) or (Donald Kahle, Rose Marie Kahle, Christina Rhoades, Stephen Kahle and Patrick Kahle of (Clarion) or Sligo, PA to honor Michael and Marie Zacherl, founders of Zacherl Motor Truck Sales. The purpose of the Fund shall be:•The following shall be the eligibility criteria for persons being considered for this award:oMust be attending Clarion County Career CenteroMust be matriculated in the Diesel Technology ProgramoMust be nominated by the Director of Diesel Technology as the most outstanding senior

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Redbank Valley School District

The purpose of the Redbank Valley School District Fund is to support worthy endeavors of the Redbank Valley School district and its students. This agreement creates two specific funds and provides a framework for the creation of additional funds.The initial funds are:•General Scholarship Fund•Undesignated Fund

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Tri-County Animal Rescue Legacy

The Tri-County Animal RescueCenter LegacyFund was established to assist the Tri-County Animal Rescue Center in its mission: Tri-County Animal Rescue Center rescues needy cats and dogs and provides them with the quality care they deserve until we can place them in forever homes where they will be treated as part of the family.We are committed to preventing cruelty to animals and to helping reduce pet overpopulation by providing access to low-cost spay/neuter programs, trap-neuter-return programs, and education for the general public.

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scholarships

Adam Weeter Memorial

The Adam Weeter Memorial Scholarship was established by a group of his friends to honor his memory and to provide an annual scholarship to graduates of Keystone Area High School who have expressed interest in attending a college or university in the field of education.

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Brad & Denise (Kemmer) Bish Scholarship

This Scholarship Fund was established by Brad & Denise (Kemmer) Bish of Clarion, PA to support Redbank Valley High School and Clarion Limestone High School graduating seniors who are pursuing a 4-year degree at Clarion University or attending any accredited trade/technical school.

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Bucktails of Beaver Township Scholarship

This scholarship was established to enhance educational opportunities for graduates of Keystone High School. The Scholarship Committee will give preference to students who are interested in pursuing the following careers/majors: Wildlife Science, Biology, Forestry, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, and Fisheries Biology. Students will also be required to complete an essay in order to be considered as a recipient of this scholarship.

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Clarion Area Bobcat Scholarship Fund

This Fund is established in cooperation between the Clarion County Community Foundation and the Clarion Area School District in order to receive and disburse monies to benefit students of the Clarion Area School District. There are two specific initial funds, the Bobcat General Scholarship, an endowed fund, and the Bobcat Undesignated Fund, a non-endowed fund with no distribution restrictions. Grant recipients of this fund must be students or organizations that support programs and activities designed to directly benefits students of the Clarion Area School District.

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Clarion County Community Foundation Unrestricted Endowment

Clarion County Community Foundation Unrestricted Endowment Fund is a fund for charitable purposes in Clarion County, Pennsylvania. As a discretionary fund, the Community Foundation Board and Foundation Distribution Committee may decide upon the use of this Fund.

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David W. Humphrey Memorial Scholarship

The David W. Humphrey Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship that was established to honor the memory of David W. Humphrey by providing a scholarship to a graduate of Clarion Area High School who is well motivated, pursuing education in the fields of: youth work, guidance, career counseling, sociology, psychology, teaching or medical field.

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Gwendolyn Smith Scholarship

The Gwendolyn Smith Scholarship was established to award a scholarship to graduating high school seniors of Redbank Valley High School. The following will be considered when making a selection: •Financial need •High scholastic achievement

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Kameron's Karing Challenge Scholarship

The Kameron’s Karing Challenge Scholarship was established to honor the life of Kameron Rankin, by providing an annual scholarship of a minimum of $500 to a graduating senior of Redbank Valley High School. A brief essay will be provided answering the following: “Kameronloved his community and often found ways to give back. What are some ways in which you have given back to your community?”

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Kami Dinger Memorial Scholarship

The Kami Dinger Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to honor the life and impact that Kami Dinger had in her community and the people that surrounded her. This Fund will be used to prove an annual scholarship to a student who would like to pursue a career in the field of care and well-being of animals. The recipient of the scholarship must be a graduate of either West Forest or North Clarion High School

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Mary E. Shaner Scholarship

Established under the Will of Mary E. Shaner, this scholarship is for graduating seniors at Keystone High School who are planning to attend a college, technical school or trade school. The Scholarship Committee will consider thefollowing when awarding a scholarship: •Grade point average •Financial need and•Occupational plansPreference is given to students enrolling in Clarion University of Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and/or Thiel College. This is a performance scholarship. In order to receive the scholarship award, the successful applicant must receive a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 point scale for one semester. The scholarship will not be paid until the college or university the applicant is attending has sent the applicants official transcript for the previously completed semester.

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Redbank Valley School District

The purpose of the Redbank Valley School District Fund is to support worthy endeavors of the Redbank Valley School district and its students. This agreement creates two specific funds and provides a framework for the creation of additional funds.The initial funds are:•General Scholarship Fund•Undesignated Fund

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Scotty Bashline Memorial Outdoor Scholarship

This fund was established to highlight those that have valued their hunting experiences and how it has influenced the person they become and the person they strive to continue to be.The following criteria will be considered when making a selection when awarding the scholarship:•Applicants must be a graduate of Keystone High School; and•Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher; and•Financial need; and•There is to be an essay provided in response to:?“How have hunting experiences influenced who you are as a person and who you strive to be?”?“Who introduced you to the outdoors and its pastimes?”

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Tut Toth Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship award is for one (1) male and one (1) female graduating senior of Redbank Valley High School who have been enrolled there for at least three (3) years prior to graduating and are former New Bethlehem Little League players. The Scholarship committee will consider participation in the New Bethlehem Little League, leadership, work ethic, commitment, and sportsmanship in athletic programs and extracurricular activities, and the required essay when awarding this scholarship.

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