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Scholarship Season Launches With Our New EASY APPLY

Scholarship Season Opens Try our new EASY APPLY Scholarship Application Scholarship season has officially begun!This year, students can apply for scholarships beginning Oct. 1, with most applications due by Feb. 28. With more than 300 scholarship funds available, our donors…

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‘He Gave It His Heart And Soul”

Former Student Honors Beloved United English Teacher With little interest in English or writing, Ian Kordish-Murdick didn’t expect much from his first class of the day when he started his freshman year of high school. Longtime English teacher Richard “Ric”…

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EITC Participation Means a Win for Local Kids

Somerset County insurance agency provides support for 10th year in a row For the past decade, BDH/Konhaus LLC, a Meyersdale-based insurance agency, has employed Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program to save on taxes and make a difference for…

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Honoring Kenneth “Big Ken” Dranzik

Scholarship Fund Established to Honor Que's 'Big Ken' We wanted to find a way to continue to bless people in the way he would have if he were still living. Anyone who visited Quemahoning Family Recreation Park over the past…

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New Fund Honors Local Hockey Star

  Brian Wincer "Goals 4 Education" Scholarship Fund Established When Brian Wincer passed away suddenly last summer, the shock hit hard for family and friends. He was only 46, a loving husband and father of three—a daughter and twin boys—raising…

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Supporting Vocational Education

New Fund Addresses Critical Gaps in Work Readiness, Advancement Opportunities Supporting Learning Communities—a new program made available through the Y.S. and Y.W. Nam Fund at Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA)—responds directly to two of the most pressing employer, employee,…

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Scholarships: A Give & Take Opportunity

The following Op-Ed was published in the March 19, 2018 edition of the Tribune Democrat, to raise awareness of the scholarship opportunities available to families through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. It's written by Dennis Brawley, who, along with…

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Over $550k in Scholarships Available

The headlines are inescapable: college is expensive, averaging about $17,500 a year for a public two-year college, to over $50,000 a year for a private 4-year university.* To pay for it, families navigate a labyrinth of funding sources, tapping into…

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Kai’s Legacy

INDIANA---Kai Paul Hrabovsky was smart, athletic, involved in activities and a young man taken far too soon. “The pain of losing our beloved son and the way in which he was killed will always be in the front of our…

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