Scholarships & Awards

Current Project

More than 30 outstanding student scholars and athletes benefit annually from scholarships and awards established through the Foundation. The size and number of awards given continues to grow due to the generosity of donors who wish to recognize student achievement.

PVEF DESCRIPTION OF SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Andy Benes Memorial Award

Presented to a student who demonstrates technical understanding and skill involving audio visual equipment, sound equipment, visual equipment and stage production without direct supervision as well as a good attitude and school spirit.

Andrew Peffer Award

Andrew Peffer

This award is given in the memory of Andrew Peffer. Mr. Peffer was a dedicated teacher who taught Earth Science at the Penns Valley High School. The award shall be given to one graduating female and one male senior who are planning a career in science, planning a career in education, or attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The recipients should have a 3.25 GPA or higher. Award to be given to a male and female who demonstrates a passion for science.

Brian & Rita Griffith
“Fierce Ram” Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior who is willing to step up when others step back as demonstrated by constructive leadership, self-awareness, strong work ethic, and an attitude of positive perseverance necessary to take on any task necessary to accomplish the goal. Honoree must have attended Penns Valley full time in all grades 9-12 and have been accepted to an accredited post-secondary program.

C.N. Bartges Memorial Award

Eighth Grade Mathematics

Presented to an eighth grade student residing in Penn Township who excels in mathematics in 7th and 8th grades as determined by the teachers.

C.N. Bartges Memorial Award

Sixth Grade Penmanship

Presented to a sixth grade student residing in Penn Township who’s penmanship specimen is judged on spelling, punctuation, neatness, and penmanship as determined by the teacher.

Cale Shaffer Memorial Award

A graduating senior planning a career in outdoor recreation, or showing a strong interest in outdoor activities and nature who shows a willingness to help others as demonstrated through participation in youth camps, scouting or community service, who has earned a minimum 3.0 GPA and who is considerate, positive, friendly, highly energetic. and a natural leader with a sense of humor,

Castellano Memorial Award

CPI

Presented to a Penns Valley senior with the highest overall GPA in the Collision Repair Program at CPI. If there is no PV senior in collision repair, then the PV senior attending CPI who has the highest GPA should be chosen.

Castellano Memorial Award 

Humanitarian Award

Presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated concern for the welfare of others, has shown compassion to fellow students, and who has given unselfishly to improve the life of someone else without expecting recognition.

D’Ambrosia Family
“Unsung Hero” Memorial Award

Andrew Peffer

Albert & Mary D’Ambrosia

Presented to a graduating senior who understands the importance of being involved in school related activities and whose actions made a positive difference in the Penns Valley High School community, and who worked to reach their highest academic potential earning a minimum 3.0 GPA.

 

 

 

Haines Twp. Local History Award

Presented to a graduating senior who has had good attendance and a good discipline record, who shows school spirit, and who has academic interest in social studies and local history.

James A. Bradford Memorial Scholarship for Engineering

Presented to a graduating senior with a 3.5 or above GPA and who has been accepted to a 2 or 4 year college to study engineering (essay submission required).

Jeffrey Fuller Memorial Award 

Female

Presented to a female graduating senior who has participated in either cross country or track and field. The award recipient should be selected by coaches and academic teachers based on a minimum GPA of 3.5 as well as demonstration of good sportsmanship.

Jeffrey Fuller Memorial Award

Male

Presented to a male graduating senior who has participated in either cross country or track and field. The award recipient should be selected by coaches and academic teachers based on a minimum GPA of 3.5 as well as demonstration of good sportsmanship.

John & Tess Gramley Memorial Award

Male

Presented to a graduating senior selected by the faculty based on Scholarship (60%), Need (30%), Leadership (10%).

John & Tess Gramley Memorial Award

Female

Presented to a graduating senior selected by the faculty based on Scholarship (60%), Need (30%), Leadership (10%).

John W. Decker Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior in the vocational agriculture curriculum who ranks in the top fourth of the senior class and who demonstrates financial need, who participated in extracurricular activities and service projects and who displays respect for authority, courtesy toward peers, and who possesses leadership qualities and potential.

Lida Winkleblech Sharer Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior who provides proof of acceptance into a post secondary education program.

Lula M. Bartges Award

Athletics

Presented to a male graduating senior who was outstanding in both academics and sports, shows character, sportsmanship and great leadership ability, works well with and respects teammates, coaches and faculty members.

Lula M. Bartges Award

FCS

Presented to a female graduating senior who has taken 75% of the courses offered in the FCS curriculum, shows great interest and leadership skills in the subject area, participates in community service and respects other students, administrators and faculty members.

Mabelle Malone Shreckengast Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior who has been accepted into a post-secondary education program and who demonstrates financial need (40%), demonstrates scholarship skills in high school i.e. GPA and SAT scores (30%), expresses interest in pursuing a career in education (20%), and demonstrates leadership skills (10%).

Mary B. Barger Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a female graduating senior who has been accepted into a 2 or 4 year post secondary program with business emphasis as well as GPA, pursuit of knowledge and initiative, and participation and leadership demonstrated through extracurricular activities.

Missy Beamesderfer Memorial Award

Presented to a ninth grade student who applies the “golden rule” in daily living, shows self discipline in word and action, is regarded as a good school and community citizen, respects rules and regulations, is courteous and thoughtful of peers and teachers, is honest, and completes every task to the best of his/her ability.

PV Heart of Gold Award

Presented to a graduating senior who has a “heart of gold” as determined by the high school faculty.

Randall & Hazel Ertell Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior who is a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Rebersburg or who resides in Miles Township, who demonstrates financial need, who is involved in community service, and who is accepted into a post secondary education program.

Richard Coursen Memorial Scholarship

A graduating senior planning on attending a 2 or 4 year post secondary program who is responsible, determined and highly motivated, who exhibits accurate and precise school work, and who is involved outside of school with a job and other non-school related activities. Note: special consideration should be given to a student who has a family member fighting cancer or other life-threatening condition.

Robert M. Zeigler Memorial Award

Male

Presented to a male graduating senior who had an outstanding record in academics, attendance and discipline record, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Robert M. Zeigler Memorial Award

Female

Presented to a female graduating senior who had an outstanding record in academics, attendance and discipline record, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Roger Boop Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior who is a member of the band and/or chorus, who has been accepted into a post-secondary education program, and who is viewed as a sensitive, generous individual with a sense of humor, who is creative and diligent with far ranging interests, and who has had a positive influence within the school and community.

Service Above Self Scholarship

Est. by Cecelia Bradford in Feb. 2021 through an endowment with the Penns Valley Education Foundation

Presented to a senior graduating with a 3.0 GPA or better who is viewed as a team player, leader and has the heart of a servant in caring for others in need; has demonstrated commitment to helping others through active participation in the local community (i.e. food bank, church missions, Rotary, Kiwanis, United Way, Elks, Moose) during their 4 years in high school; has been accepted to a 2 or 4 year college or university. Candidates will be selected by the high school faculty and administration awards review committee based on 50% need, 30% scholarship and 20% leadership.

Shelby Luse Memorial Award 

Art

Presented to a graduating senior who earned at least .5 credit in fine arts classes and who reflects a sense of design awareness, spatial use, creativity, and personal satisfaction derived from expression through art.

Shelby Luse Memorial Award

Band Front

Presented to a member of the band front who exhibits a spirit of teamwork and willingness to serve for the benefit of the band, a steadfast dedication and perseverance to participate despite obstacles, personal contentment from participation, and diligence in patiently striving for improvement in self and others.

Stephen & Carolyn Foust
“Blue & White Leadership” Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior who has earned a minimum 3.5 GPA, who has been accepted into a 2 or 4 year post secondary program, who lettered in one or more athletic sports preferably as a team captain, who served as a student council member or class officer, and who held a part-time job or participated in community service during high school career.

Straley Veterinary Associates 

Agriculture Award

This award was offered in 2020 by Dr. John Shapira of Straley Veterinary Associates. Presented to a senior, as selected by the faculty, who has earned a minimum 2.8 GPA, who plans to go into an Ag related field, and who has not been selected for another award.

Straley Veterinary Associates 

CPI Award

This award was offered in 2020 by Dr. John Shapira of Straley Veterinary Associates. Presented to a senior, as selected by the faculty, who is graduating from the CPI program, who has earned a minimum 2.8 GPA, and who has not been selected for another award.

PVEF DESCRIPTION OF SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Andy Benes Memorial Award

Presented to a student who demonstrates technical understanding and skill involving audio visual equipment, sound equipment, visual equipment and stage production without direct supervision as well as a good attitude and school spirit.

Andrew Peffer Award

Andrew Peffer

This award is given in the memory of Andrew Peffer. Mr. Peffer was a dedicated teacher who taught Earth Science at the Penns Valley High School. The award shall be given to one graduating female and one male senior who are planning a career in science, planning a career in education, or attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The recipients should have a 3.25 GPA or higher. Award to be given to a male and female who demonstrates a passion for science.

Brian & Rita Griffith “Fierce Ram” Scholarship

Presented to graduating a senior who is willing to step up when others step back as demonstrated by constructive leadership, self-awareness, strong work ethic, and an attitude of positive perseverance necessary to take on any task necessary to accomplish the goal. Honoree must have attended Penns Valley full time in all grades 9-12 and have been accepted to an accredited post-secondary program.

C.N. Bartges Memorial Award

Eighth Grade Mathematics

Presented to an eighth grade student residing in Penn Township who excels in mathematics in 7th and 8th grades as determined by the teachers.

C.N. Bartges Memorial Award

Sixth Grade Penmanship

Presented to a sixth grade student residing in Penn Township who’s penmanship specimen is judged on spelling, punctuation, neatness, and penmanship as determined by the teacher.

Cale Shaffer Memorial Award

A graduating senior planning a career in outdoor recreation, or showing a strong interest in outdoor activities and nature who shows a willingness to help others as demonstrated through participation in youth camps, scouting or community service, who has earned a minimum 3.0 GPA and who is considerate, positive, friendly, highly energetic. and a natural leader with a sense of humor,

Castellano Memorial Award

CPI

Presented to a Penns Valley senior with the highest overall GPA in the Collision Repair Program at CPI. If there is no PV senior in collision repair, then the PV senior attending CPI who has the highest GPA should be chosen.

Castellano Memorial Award

Humanitarian Award

Presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated concern for the welfare of others, has shown compassion to fellow students, and who has given unselfishly to improve the life of someone else without expecting recognition.

D’Ambrosia Family “Unsung Hero” Memorial Award

Albert and Mary D'Ambrosia

Albert & Mary D’Ambrosia

Presented to a graduating senior who understands the importance of being involved in school related activities and whose actions made a positive difference in the Penns Valley High School community, and who worked to reach their highest academic potential earning a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Haines Twp. Local History Award

Presented to a graduating senior who has had good attendance and a good discipline record, who shows school spirit, and who has academic interest in social studies and local history.

James A. Bradford Memorial Scholarship for Engineering

Presented to a graduating senior with a 3.5 or above GPA and who has been accepted to a 2 or 4 year college to study engineering (essay submission required)

Jeffrey Fuller Memorial Award

Female

Presented to a female graduating senior who has participated in either cross country or track and field. The award recipient should be selected by coaches and academic teachers based on a minimum GPA of 3.5 as well as demonstration of good sportsmanship.

Jeffrey Fuller Memorial Award

Male

Presented to a male graduating senior who has participated in either cross country or track and field. The award recipient should be selected by coaches and academic teachers based on a minimum GPA of 3.5 as well as demonstration of good sportsmanship.

John & Tess Gramley Memorial Award

Male

Presented to a graduating senior selected by the faculty based on Scholarship (60%), Need (30%), Leadership (10%).

John & Tess Gramley Memorial Award

Female

Presented to a graduating senior selected by the faculty based on Scholarship (60%), Need (30%), Leadership (10%).

John W. Decker Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior in the vocational agriculture curriculum who ranks in the top fourth of the senior class and who demonstrates financial need, who participated in extracurricular activities and service projects and who displays respect for authority, courtesy toward peers, and who possesses leadership qualities and potential.

Lida Winkleblech Sharer Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior who provides proof of acceptance into a post secondary education program.

Lula M. Bartges Award

Athletics

Presented to a male graduating senior who was outstanding in both academics and sports, shows character, sportsmanship and great leadership ability, works well with and respects teammates, coaches and faculty members.

Lula M. Bartges Award

FCS

Presented to a female graduating senior who has taken 75% of the courses offered in the FCS curriculum, shows great interest and leadership skills in the subject area, participates in community service and respects other students, administrators and faculty members.

Mabelle Malone Shreckengast Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior who has been accepted into a post-secondary education program and who demonstrates financial need (40%), demonstrates scholarship skills in high school i.e. GPA and SAT scores (30%), expresses interest in pursuing a career in education (20%), and demonstrates leadership skills (10%).

Mary B. Barger Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a female graduating senior who has been accepted into a 2 or 4 year post secondary program with business emphasis as well as GPA, pursuit of knowledge and initiative, and participation and leadership demonstrated through extracurricular activities.

Missy Beamesderfer Memorial Award

Presented to a ninth grade student who applies the “golden rule” in daily living, shows self discipline in word and action, is regarded as a good school and community citizen, respects rules and regulations, is courteous and thoughtful of peers and teachers, is honest, and completes every task to the best of his/her ability.

PV Heart of Gold Award

Presented to a graduating senior who has a “heart of gold” as determined by the high school faculty.

Randall & Hazel Ertell Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior who is a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Rebersburg or who resides in Miles Township, who demonstrates financial need, who is involved in community service, and who is accepted into a post secondary education program.

Richard Coursen Memorial Scholarship

A graduating senior planning on attending a 2 or 4 year post secondary program who is responsible, determined and highly motivated, who exhibits accurate and precise school work, and who is involved outside of school with a job and other non-school related activities. Note: special consideration should be given to a student who has a family member fighting cancer or other life-threatening condition.

Robert M. Zeigler Memorial Award

Male

Presented to a male graduating senior who had an outstanding record in academics, attendance and discipline record, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Robert M. Zeigler Memorial Award

Female

Presented to a female graduating senior who had an outstanding record in academics, attendance and discipline record, and participation in extracurricular activities.

Roger Boop Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior who is a member of the band and/or chorus, who has been accepted into a post-secondary education program, and who is viewed as a sensitive, generous individual with a sense of humor, who is creative and diligent with far ranging interests, and who has had a positive influence within the school and community.

Service Above Self Scholarship

Est. by Cecelia Bradford in Feb. 2021 through an endowment with the Penns Valley Education Foundation

Presented to a senior graduating with a 3.0 GPA or better who is viewed as a team player, leader and has the heart of a servant in caring for others in need; has demonstrated commitment to helping others through active participation in the local community (i.e. food bank, church missions, Rotary, Kiwanis, United Way, Elks, Moose) during their 4 years in high school; has been accepted to a 2 or 4 year college or university. Candidates will be selected by the high school faculty and administration awards review committee based on 50% need, 30% scholarship and 20% leadership.

Shelby Luse Memorial Award

Art

Presented to a graduating senior who earned at least .5 credit in fine arts classes and who reflects a sense of design awareness, spatial use, creativity, and personal satisfaction derived from expression through art.

Shelby Luse Memorial Award

Band Front

Presented to a member of the band front who exhibits a spirit of teamwork and willingness to serve for the benefit of the band, a steadfast dedication and perseverance to participate despite obstacles, personal contentment from participation, and diligence in patiently striving for improvement in self and others.

Stephen & Carolyn Foust “Blue & White Leadership” Scholarship

Presented to a graduating senior who has earned a minimum 3.5 GPA, who has been accepted into a 2 or 4 year post secondary program, who lettered in one or more athletic sports preferably as a team captain, who served as a student council member or class officer, and who held a part-time job or participated in community service during high school career.

Straley Veterinary Associates

Agriculture Award

This award was offered in 2020 by Dr. John Shapira of Straley Veterinary Associates. Presented to a senior, as selected by the faculty, who has earned a minimum 2.8 GPA, who plans to go into an Ag related field, and who has not been selected for another award.

Straley Veterinary Associates

CPI Award

This award was offered in 2020 by Dr. John Shapira of Straley Veterinary Associates. Presented to a senior, as selected by the faculty, who is graduating from the CPI program, who has earned a minimum 2.8 GPA, and who has not been selected for another award.

Scholarship & Award Recipients | 2021

$13,409 Awarded

UNDERCLASS

SENIORS

Allen Auman

Abigail Stitzer

Sydnie Dalton

Anna Korman

Caleb Narber

Cheyanne Wolfe

Colton Sands (2)

Danae Wolfhope

Daniel Kelly

 Danielle Fetterolf (2)

Emily Heltman

Gage Ripka

Hailey Coursen

Harrison Reish

Jadyn Butler

Jordan Anderson (2)

Justin Darlington

Kelsey Hull

Kendra Bumgardener (2)

Kylie Auman

Levi Lowe

Madison McCool

Maria Lovallo (2)

Marshall Stoner

Nash Shawver

Nicholas Bair

Richard Markle

Sydney Kubalak

Thaddaeus Smith

Wyatt Auman

Zachary Heckman

Scholarship & Award Recipients | 2021

$13,409 Awarded

UNDERCLASS:

Allen Auman

Abigail Stitzer

Sydnie Dalton

SENIOR:

Anna Korman

Caleb Narber

Cheyanne Wolfe

Colton Sands (2)

Danae Wolfhope

Daniel Kelly

 Danielle Fetterolf (2)

Emily Heltman

Gage Ripka

Hailey Coursen

Harrison Reish

Jadyn Butler

Jordan Anderson (2)

Justin Darlington

Kelsey Hull

Kendra Bumgardener (2)

Kylie Auman

Levi Lowe

Madison McCool

Maria Lovallo (2)

Marshall Stoner

Nash Shawver

Nicholas Bair

Richard Markle

Sydney Kubalak

Thaddaeus Smith

Wyatt Auman

Zachary Heckman