The 40th Anniversary Committee and the Educational Opportunity Centers are thrilled to offer the opportunity to award the scholarships.
Nicole: “I am grateful for the guidance of the EOC and its knowledgeable staff, who have helped me to better understand the financial aspect of post-secondary school.” I have felt “less alone and overwhelmed by the process thanks to the support and kind words of encouragement”.
C.D.: “The EOC program has greatly expanded my knowledge in both higher education and career choices that are available to me.” “Thanks to the EOC Program, I’ve learned crucial information about the medical field and health education as a whole.” “I’ve managed to see some of the schools that have crossed my mind throughout my college search with no cost, despite some lengthy distances. It was because of the program that I was not only able to see some of these schools but also have full tours throughout them without worrying about the cost of such a task.” “I am very grateful for having an opportunity lie this in my life.”
EOC Program Awards:
1. Kiernan Burrier- Wilkes University Scholarship $2,000 (renewable all 4 years)
2. Johnson College-Taj Blan $1,000
3. Johnson College-Alex Gager $1,000
4. Luzerne County Community College-Dylan Harrity $250
5. Charles Sipple Scholarship-Jacob Turner $250
Additional EOC Program Awards:
1. Abigail Slater -PNC $2,000
2. Mariah Wheatley- Knowles Associates $250
3. Maria Buchleitner-BMC Furniture-$250
4. Matheus Kaminski-Bonnie Davies-$200
5. Katerina O’Boyle-Bonnie Davies-$200
6. Corianne Holzman-Kevin’s Wholesale-$150
7. Jessica Kehl-EOC Scholarship-$150
8. Archi Gandhi-EOC Scholarship-$150
9. Nicole Cessarini-EOC Scholarship-$150
10. Rory Walsh -EOC Scholarship-$150
11. MJ Stivala-EOC Scholarship-$150
Talent Search Scholarship Awards:
1. Hailey Davidson-Alvernia Scholarship $5,000-SAT Prep classes provided the tips & tricks needed to increase SAT score.
2. Cesar Dadus-Pam Kahn Scholarship $500-going to Bloomsburg for Nursing-ETS expanded knowledge on careers & colleges
3. Yashi Patel-U of S $2,500 (renewable 4 years)-in ETS since 7th grade & says that it was one of the best decisions that she ever made!
4. Daniel Valero-Charles Sipple Scholarship $250-Keystone majoring in Psychology & thanks the Talent Search program for helping him and his family navigate college process
5. Kayla Perrong-Reese Family Scholarship $100-U of Scranton-majoring in Chemistry/pre-med –ETS program provided with the knowledge to apply to college & for scholarships
Yashashwini Patel-University of Scranton Scholarship $2,500 (renewable all four years) Business Administration. ETS helped her make a college plan!
Talent Search Additional Awards:
1. Rebecca Foose - PNC Scholarship $2,000-Penn State-pre-vet. ETS helped to organize career path and how to plan for adult hood with information on financial things.
2. Maitree Patel -Knowles $250- U of Scranton-biology/Pre-dental. Joined ETS in 8th grade and reports that without the ETS program she would have been lost in this process.
3. Sam Figuero - BMC Furniture $250 Penn State-undecided. The opportunity to visit many colleges gave perspective on what he wanted.
4. Lydia McFalane -Wilkes-Barre Power! $150 Villanova-Communications and Political Science-college visits gave insight so much more than just driving by the campuses.
5. Emmanuel Herrara - Kevin’s Wholesale $150-Temple Pre-Med/Biochemistry-he credits the ETS program with making a decision to become an ER physician.
6. Marte Morales - EOC, Inc $150-Susquehanna University-International Studies-proud to be a Hispanic American
7. Yesica Fermin -EOC, Inc $150 LCCC RN-ETS program provided many valuable lessons!
8. Ranjeeta Dhungel - EOC, Inc $150 U of Scranton-Biology-ETS provided the opportunity to visit a lot of schools to make the right decision
9. Caitlin Chartrand -EOC, Inc $150-Bringham Young U-chemistry education.-ETS provided valuable skills for now & in the future
10. Carolyn Richardson -EOC, Inc $150-Penn State-Political Science-the SAT classes at lunch were so helpful!
11. Devag Patel -Quinn Scholarship $150 –U of Scranton-neuroscience-benefited greatly from the academic and career programs!