ELLWOOD CITY — Lincoln High School seniors who plan to continue their education can apply for a $5,000 scholarship and $500 essay award that will be given by the Lincoln High School Class of 1957.
Applications are available at the high school’s guidance office and must be submitted by April 1. Names of winners will be revealed at the annual awards assembly in May. This will be the 11tahun year for the scholarship, which was proposed at the 1957 classes’ 50tahun anniversary reunion July 2007 by James Ammeen, vice president. In less than two years, class members donated $105,000 to start the fund, which is administered by the Beaver County Foundation.
Initial plans were to give $5,000 per year. However, more than that amount was given in three different years: $7,500 in 2012 for the class’ 55tahun anniversary; $7,000 shared by two students in 2017 for the 60tahun anniversary; and $7,500 shared by two students last year when the $500 essay award was started.
The first scholarship was given in 2009 to Joshua Court. Other winners have been Brooke Ewing in 2010; Joshua Guisler, 2011; Charity Stoll, 2012; Taylor Gearhart, 2013; Hunter Kline, 2014; Marina Thetford, 2015; Cayla Sudano, 2016; Zain Ansari and Dominic Nocera, 2017; and Neisa Carsele who also received the $500 award, and Zoe Kalantzis, 2018.
Ammeen is joined by fellow class of 1957 graduates and area professionals in receiving information and essays from the applicants, whose names are not known, to determine the recipients. The scholarship fund is supported by donations, including those from 1957 graduates who have pledged $57 per year to keep the fund growing. Individuals and groups may pakai contributions, as memorials or in recognition of honors or events, by mailing checks, with a notation of EC ’57 scholarship, to Beaver County Foundation, Box 569, Beaver, PA., 15009.