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Foundations Community Partnership Increases College Scholarship Awards to 19 Bucks Co. H.S. Seniors

Monday, June 6, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amy Seasholtz
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Doylestown, PA (June 6, 2016) – Foundations Community Partnership has increased the number of schools to which they award scholarships through their annual Partnership in Education program. Students from Bucks County Technical High School, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology and Upper Bucks County Technical School received grants this year, along with students from the 16 other public high schools Bucks County.            

The Foundations Partnership in Education program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character. Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration.

Ronald Bernstein, Executive Director of Foundations Community Partnership presented checks for $1,000 to:

1. Bensalem resident Visha Parmar at Bensalem High School (attending Drexel University)

2. Bristol resident Matthew Pirollo at Bristol-Boro Sr. High School (attending Arcadia University)

3. Warminster resident Rajan Gandhi at Central Bucks High School East (attending Temple University)

4.  Chalfont resident Ariel Hannum at Central Bucks High School South (attending University of Delaware)

5. Pipersville resident Ryan Carbone at Central Bucks High School West (attending University of Rochester)

6. Newtown resident Emma Lambert at Council Rock High School North (attending Temple University)

7. Upper Holland resident Sarah Devlin at Council Rock High School South (attending University of Pennsylvania)

8. Croydon resident Sarah Cook at Harry S. Truman High School (attending Bucknell University)

9. Quakertown resident Rebecca Gluck at Upper Bucks County Technical School (attending Bucks County Community College)

10. Bensalem resident Amanda Mazuchowski at Bucks County Technical High School (attending Drexel University)

11. Morrisville resident Verna Wang at Morrisville High School (attending Drexel University)

12. Langhorne resident Ryan Doyle at Neshaminy High School (attending Notre Dame)

13. New Hope resident Theodore Carroll at New Hope-Solebury High School (attending West Chester University)

14. Riegelsville resident Kathleen Killcoyne at Palisades High School (attending University of Virginia)

15. Hatfield resident Rachael Gerheart at Pennridge High School (attending University of Pittsburgh)

16. Yardley resident Esha Gajjar at Pennsbury High School (attending Drexel University)

17. Quakertown resident Chet Friday at Quakertown Community High School (attending Vanderbilt University)

Southampton resident Kimberly Burton at William Tennent High School (attending Temple University)

19. Chalfont resident Rachel Friel at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (attending Arcadia University)

Many of the recipients of the Foundations Partnership in Education program are also being recognized as a part of their school’s commencement activities or other ceremonies to honor outstanding students. Proceeds of the Partnership in Education award may only be used for educational purposes, including payment of college tuition, books, and related expenses.

“Foundations’ Partnership in Education program supports high school students who are developing meaningful roles in the community and working toward positive change as they enter college,” says Bernstein. “Our scholarship recipients have been active in community service and we encourage them to continue their role in advocating for positive change.”

For more information on the Partnership in Education program please call Foundations Community Partnership at 267-247-5584 or visit

Foundations Community Partnership ( provides grants and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, awards scholarships to Bucks County high school seniors, subsidizes service learning internships for college students, underwrites community education programs and supports behavioral health education and research.