Since 2002, Middletown Community Foundation has awarded 188 scholarships to graduating seniors residing in Middletown Township totaling over $198,000. The scholarships are awarded to students based on community service performed during their high school careers.
This year, the foundation reviewed a total of 26 applicants and awarded eight scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in the township. Of those eight awards, two are endowed by community members: Bucks County Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia endows a scholarship in the memory of her late daughter Becky, and former Middletown Township supervisor Tom Tosti endows a scholarship in the memory of his late father Richard.
The 2023 winners were recognized at the June 12 meeting:
– John Spina, entrepreneurship, Syracuse University
– Grace Irving, biology, Washington College or UVM
– Maggie Murphy, psychology, Rider University
– Grace Kussay, pharmacy, University of South Carolina
– Kate Weiner, elementary education and special education, Slippery Rock University
– Hannah Yeager, accounting or criminal justice, Kutztown University
– Becky Marseglia Scholarship Recipient: Susan Getz, chemistry, University of Delaware
– Richard Tosti Scholarship Recipient: Giavanna Martin, automotive collision, Automotive Training Center
“The Middletown Community Foundation is a remarkable organization that makes a profound impact in the community,” said chairperson Anna Payne. “It’s our honor as the board of supervisors to have the scholarship winners at our meeting.”