By BARBARA ORMSBY
NETHER PROVIDENCE – The Taylor Community Foundation presented $98,000 in scholarship awards to 14 Delaware County high school seniors at the foundation’s 11th annual recognition reception at the Springhaven Club last month.
The latest round of scholarships, which breaks down to $7,000 each, brings the awards to a total of $1,578,000. The TCF scholarship awards are based on academic achievement as exemplified by class rank, GPA and test scores. Also considered are course difficulty, job experience, community service and dedication to a health-related field of study. Each scholarship is able to be used at the college of the winners’ choice during the next four years.
“TCF scholarships create opportunity for our students and inspire hope in our health care community,” said TCF President Kurt Slenn. “By identifying the cream of the local crop who are pursuing a career in the allied health field and then awarding eye-opening funding, the Taylor Community Foundation hopes to help make the communities of Delaware County a healthier location for all of our neighbors. We are so very grateful to all of the donors who help turn these young dreams into realities.”
Scholarship recipients and their respective high schools are: Nicole Carpenter and Kathryn Scully, Springfield; David Deng and Tiara Rodia, Academy Park; Victoria Fisher, Amanda McGurk and Kori Meighan, Ridley; Natalie Gsell and Blase Kania, Interboro; Megan Henry and Kathleen Logan, Cardinal O’Hara; Ashley Mackey, David O’Connell and Jiashan Zhang, Strath Haven.
TCF recognized the philanthropic impact on the community by honoring the efforts of Tycor Benefit Administrators, Inc. as the Extraordinary Philanthropist of the Year, and the HEADstrong Foundation at the Extraordinary Organization of the Year. Bob Berger, president of the Ridley Park Borough Council and a long-time community activist, received the Community Impact Award which recognized his many hours of service, sacrifice and commitment to the community.
Slenn recognized PNC Financial Services-Institutional Investment Group as the primary Gold sponsor of the event. Silver sponsor was TD Bank, and Bronze sponsor was Obermayer, Rebman, Maxwell and Hippel, LLP.