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Scholarship Applications are Open!

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA) has more than 350 scholarship awards available to students in Cambria, Somerset, Bedford, and Indiana counties—and beyond. The CFA’s application portal will help students apply for multiple scholarships, and the eligibility quiz helps match…

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Helping Others Further Their Education

  Karen Starchok was a successful business owner and the beloved daughter of Michael and Connie Starchok. “Our daughter was very bright, and a very special person,” said her mother, Connie Starchok. After graduating from Johnstown High School in 1972,…

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The Importance of Education and Commitment

In her own words, Brenda Sherbine loves to talk about her late husband Mark. Although he was a prominent and successful businessman, she says he wasn’t without his challenges. Early in his high school years, he became involved with alcohol…

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Karen Kleinosky Scholarship

Supporting Female Students in Bedford and Cambria Counties YWCA Karen Kleinosky Scholarship Applications Available Now When the YWCA board decided to create and award a scholarship for young women in 2021, they immediately knew that it would be in honor…

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New Scholarship Fund Honors Local Woman’s Impact

Judi and Buddha James Judi Eckenrode Judi and Cowher Looking Out For Animals Local woman honored through new CFA scholarship fund While suffering from chronic illnesses for most of her adult life, Judi Eckenrode lived with kindness and grace. Though…

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Scholarship Season Is Open!

Scholarship Season Opens Try our EASY APPLY Scholarship Application Scholarship season has officially begun! This year, students can apply for scholarships beginning Nov. 1, with most applications due by March 8. With more than 300 scholarship funds available, our donors…

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