Bucks County Community Foundation scholarship awards

BCCF gave out 26 scholarship awards totaling approximately $16,000 to local students

The Times

On Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at the Bucks County Commissioners meeting held at the wharf in Bristol Borough, the Bucks County Community Foundation gave out 26 scholarship awards totaling $15,850.

Scholarship recipients, including their high school and intended college and major, are listed below:

Danielle LaPierre: Neshaminy High, University of Pittsburgh/Biological Sciences

Erin Jesionowski: Nazareth Academy, Washington College/Media & Communications

Julianna Schwab: Neshaminy High, University of Oklahoma/Chemistry

Colette Repisky: Archbishop Wood, University of Tampa/Business

Nadya Felker: Villa Joseph Marie, Georgetown University/International Political Economy & Business

Sydney Crocker: Arcadia University

Alexa Bannon: Villa Joseph Marie, La Salle University/Psychology & Pre-Dental

Ryan Mace: Neshaminy High, Millersville University/Undecided

Jacob Leinenbach: Archbishop Wood, University of Delaware/Business

Christina Chingas: Villa Joseph Marie, St. Joseph’s University/Finance & Marketing

Brock Leinbach: Neshaminy High, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown/Civil Engineering

Jacqueline Schaeffer: Archbishop Ryan, Bucks County Community College/Hospitality & Communications

Allie Hushen: Villa Joseph Marie, University of the Sciences/Neuroscience & Pre-Med

Sarah Williamson: Villa Joseph Marie, Penn State/Communication Sciences & Disorders

Peyton Fischer: Central Bucks West, Bucknell University/Mathematics, Statistics & Geology

Jessica Weber: Neshaminy High, Bloomsburg University/Nursing

Jessica Souder: Neshaminy High, Bucks County Community College/Business

Matthew Tomlin: Bucks County Tech, Indiana University of PA/Business

Ashley Weiss: Central Bucks East, University of Maryland College Park/Biological Sciences

Jason Schaedler: Central Bucks South, University of Rhode Island/Ocean Engineering

Samantha Kusters: Neshaminy High, University of Florida/Mathematics

Valerie Fortouna: Neshaminy High, Rutgers University/Pharmacy

Vijay Joshua Guragain: Archbishop Wood, Temple University/Biology Pre-Med

Dewey Bunch IV: Central Bucks West, St. Joseph’s University/Food Marketing

Christina Lyons: Villa Joseph Marie, Marion Military Institute/Engineering

Katelyn Keller: Pennridge High, Lebanon Valley College/ Neuroscience, Spanish & Music

The Bucks County Community Foundation began in 2014. It grew out of other nonprofit organizations in order to help more people throughout the area and not just in one township or borough. It is made up of a dedicated group of local professionals and business people throughout the county that are giving back to the community where they live and work.

The BCCF has one common purpose — to help those in need. No one in the organization makes any money, with every dollar raised going directly toward helping fund its mission. Many fundraising events are held throughout the year including Christmas tree sales, car shows, the Bucks County Fair, charity bingos, and community service award banquets, among others.

The organization has various programs it currently supports including Feeding the Hungry, veteran support, scholarship programs, Middletown Community Service Corps., and others.

Since its inception, BCCF has:

— Supplied hundreds of local families in need with holiday gift cards

— Helped local homeless veterans by supplying food, clothing and tents

— Major sponsor of bringing the Vietnam Memorial Wall to Penndel in 2017

— Given more than $17,000 to local food banks throughout Bucks County

— Supported the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force

— Given $10,000 in the last two years to ‘Friends of Tech’ at Bucks County Technical High School for equipment for financially troubled students/families

— Awarded approximately $17,000 in college scholarships to date

For more information on BCCF, email buckscountycommunityfoundation@gmail.com or visit buckscountycommunityfoundation.org