Foundation Awards Seven Scholarships to 15 Students
At this week’s senior awards celebration, the Cheltenham School District Foundation awarded nine scholarships to 15 students across a variety of interests. Students wrote essays to be considered for the scholarships, which increased this year from $6,500 to $8500 thanks to the generosity of local businesses, Cheltenham teachers, community members, and organization donations.
“I am so excited and honored to have been a part of this scholarship process because it extended beyond the traditional merit scholarship for grades to include those who are capturing the spirit of Cheltenham and impacting the lives of others,” said Michelle Bellamy, who chaired the scholarship committee, which also included Pamula Hart and Elisa Davidson. “The applications were amazing, and I am so proud of the caliber of students we have as demonstrated in the applications. Congratulations to the class of 2019. We know you will do great things.”
Awarding scholarships helps fulfill the mission of the Foundation, which was founded in 1992 to mobilize philanthropic power for the benefit of educators and students in the Cheltenham School District. This Year's Winners Were:
Justin Grady and Talia August earned the Class of 1967 Award for outstanding students in the senior class.
Rebecca Banner and Matthew Ryan who received the Innovative Senior Awards, given to students demonstratingan innovative idea, initiative or project they completed while at CHS.
Rebecca Brint and Sebastian Pilecki-Campbell who both accepted the Shooting for the Stars Awardsgiven to students who have demonstrated resilience and perseverance in overcoming obstacles during their CHS experience.
Kai Williams and ScarmienthaCodiocollected the Making A Difference Awards, given to students who have a passion for improving their community and having an impact onthe lives of others.
Jessica Schenk took home the Joe Kircher Scholarship, given to a student who valued their experience at Elkins Park School and demonstratedleadership, service and strong character while there.
Amani Gilliam received the David Katz Memorial Scholarship, given to a student pursuing a degree in STEM in honor of the memory of Katz’s lifelong interest in STEM-related topics.
Summia Wise accepted the Barry Brucker Memorial Scholarship, given to a student who demonstrates perseverance and a commitment to helping others.
Eve Glazier and Jada Holland both accepted the Gary Fisher Memorial Award, given to a student who demonstrated strong leadership while in school.
Thomas Scott and Jessica Oswald were recipients of the CSDF Jazz Band Award, awarded to distinctive members of the CHS Jazz Band.
Cheltenham High School Scholarships
Sponsor a Scholarship The Foundation is working to grow opportunities for our graduating seniors. Our scholarship program has expanded from one scholarship, to two students, then growing into 15 student awards in 2019. Scholarship amounts start at $500 and must be funded for three years. A donation totaling $1,500 gives you the opportunity to name a scholarship to memorialize a teacher or loved one with a passion for education and youth opportunity.
The requirements must align with the mission of the Foundation and reflect the values of the Cheltenham School District. If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please email: Lisa Angelettie at FOUNDATION@CHELTENHAM.ORG
The Foundation will award scholarships in June 1, 2020 at Senior Awards Night at CHS.