$22,500 Awarded in Collegiate Scholarships

The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust awarded $22,500 in scholarships to graduates of the Mifflinburg Area School District who are currently attending college. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college or a trade school with a GPA greater than 3.0. They also must have at least one semester of college and/or graduate school remaining before they earn their degree.

The George Burman Family scholarship was awarded to Jenna Haines this year. The scholarship is presented to a Mifflinburg student attending the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The remainder of this year’s $2,000 collegiate scholarship winners are as follows: Representing the Mifflinburg Class of 2020 was Cara Snook who is attending Lebanon Valley College.

There were six scholarship winners from the Class of 2021 were: Olivia Erickson – Millersville University, Lewis (Tre) Fike III – Pennsylvania College of Technology, Camille Finerghty – Lock Haven University, Thomas Wagner – Commonwealth University of PA – Mansfield, Jacob Young – Pennsylvania State University, and Madison Zimmerman – Ursinus College.

Three members from the Class of 2022 were also awarded scholarships. They were Kristi Benfield – Pennsylvania Western University – Clarion, Ethan Dreese – Bucknell University, and Kira Hackenberg – Pennsylvania State University.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners of the MACST Collegiate Scholarships.

$53,500 Awarded to High School Seniors

Mifflinburg – The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust, Inc. recently provided $53,500 in scholarships to Mifflinburg Area High School seniors.  Twenty-four students were awarded scholarships during the Annual Senior Awards program. An additional $22,500 will be awarded in July to Mifflinburg graduates who are currently attending college.

This year the $4,000 Valedictorian Scholarship was awarded to Maria Darrup and the $3,000 Salutatorian Scholarship was presented to Payton Derr.

Two new perpetual scholarships were presented this year. The Tod “Cleever” Steese was presented to Zac Kerstetter by the Mifflinburg Hose Company. This award is in memory of Steese who was active with the Hose Company and a supporter of Mifflinburg sports. The second new scholarship is the Wagner Music Scholarship that was awarded to Cassidy McClintock. The scholarship honors retired band director Matthew Wagner and choral director Patricia Wagner.

M.A.C.S.T. provides specialized perpetual scholarships with criteria designated by the founding sponsors. The winners of these scholarships were:  Katrina Bennage – the Christkindl Market Community Service Scholarship, Natalie Harvey – the Kermit W. & Mary E. Dale & Sons Environmental Conservation Award, Mary Walter – the Mifflinburg FFA Recognition Scholarship, Emmanuel Ulrich – the Robert L. Manotti, Sr. Wrestling Scholarship, Maria Darrup – the H. Richard Ward, MD & Devin Ward Scholarship for medicine and/or preforming arts, and Ella Shuck – the Charles “Skeet” Reidell Scholarship for demonstrating excellence in athletics, academics, and leadership on and off the field.

Evelyn Osborne and Mason W. Smith were the recipients of the Griffith Family Scholarships that are presented to students entering a medical field of study.  Mary Walter earned the Spangler/Turner Family Penn State Scholarship that is presented to a student entering the field of agriculture, engineering or science at PSU.  Two Rhoda K. Reidell-Fasano Scholarships were also presented. Mary Walter received one for a student entering the field of education and Maria Darrup for a student entering the fields of science or medicine.

Five students who are pursuing medical careers and completed a specialized application were awarded the Harold and Helen Evans Memorial Scholarship.  The honorees were Katrina Bennage, Maria Darrup, Mason W. Smith, Owen Snook, and Kiley Wagner.

Fourteen members of the Mifflinburg Area High School Class of 2023 received M.A.C.S.T. scholarships.  Seniors receiving these were Marissa Allen, Taylor Beachy, Katrina Bennage, Matthew Blake, Ethan Bomgardner, Carter Breed, Payton Derr, Natalie Harvey, Delany Kraus, Lucas R. Kurtz, Jarret Miller, Hope Swarey, Brady Wolheiter, and Tanner Zimmerman.

MACST Plans to Award $72,000 in Scholarships in 2023

The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust will be awarding $72,000 in scholarships this year. Fifty-two thousand dollars will be awarded to members of the Class of 2023. An additional twenty thousand dollars will be awarded to collegiate students that graduated from the Mifflinburg Area School District.

Any Mifflinburg senior that is planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year institution or trade school is encouraged to apply. Senior applications should be returned to the High School guidance office or mailed to Mike Miller by April 15, 2023. A representative of MACST will obtain the class rankings and GPAs from the guidance department for the applications. Once the application is received, the cover page is removed, and an application number is entered before the remainder of application is given to the selection committee. Collegiate scholarship applications and transcripts are due to Michael Miller of Mifflinburg by June 1.

Applications are available on this website. Senior applications are also available from the guidance office. The Excel applications may be completed on the computer or as a pencil copy. The Evans and Steese Scholarships require a separate application which can be obtained from the guidance office. Senior winners will be announced at the Annual Senior Awards program and collegiate winners will be notified approximately July 1.

Two New Perpetual Scholarships

The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust approved two new perpetual scholarships at their regularly scheduled January Board of Directors meeting. The two new perpetual scholarships are the Wagner Music Scholarship and the Tod “Cleever” Steese Memorial Scholarship.

The Wagner Scholarship honors two retired Mifflinburg Music Educators, choral director Patricia Wagner and band director Matthew Wagner. This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding senior that has participated in chorus and/or band.

The second scholarship will be the Tod “Cleever” Steese Memorial Scholarship. It honors Mifflinburg Hose Company volunteer, coach, and referee Tod Steese. It will be presented to a male or female athlete that participated in football, basketball, or baseball.

Ten Collegians earn $2,000 Scholarships

The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust awarded ten $2,000 scholarships to graduates of the Mifflinburg Area School District who are currently attending college. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college with a GPA greater than 3.0. They also must have at least one semester of college and/or graduate school remaining before they earn their degree. The collegiate scholarships in addition to the Class of 2022 scholarships raises the total value of scholarships awarded by MACST this year to $75,525.

This year’s collegiate scholarship winners are as follows: Representing the Mifflinburg Class of 2018 is Aiden Bomgardner who is attending Bloomsburg University.

Scholarship winners from the Mifflinburg’s Class of 2019 were Brianna Doebler – Bloomsburg University, Allison Wagner – Bucknell University, and Olivia Young – Elizabethtown College.

The 2020 Class representatives were Ainsley Bair – Eastern University, Mollie Bomgardner – Millersville University, Seth Kline – Messiah University, and Brandon Linn who is attending Susquehanna University.

Two students from the Class of 2021 were also awarded scholarships. They were Brooke Catherman – Saint Francis University and Julia Haines – Bloomsburg University.

$55,250.00 Awarded to High School Seniors

Mifflinburg – The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust, Inc. recently provided $55,250 in scholarships to Mifflinburg Area High School seniors.  Twenty-five students were awarded the scholarships during the Annual Senior Awards program

This year the $4,000 Valedictorian Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Hauck and the $3,000 Salutatorian Scholarship was presented to Claire Hayes.

M.A.C.S.T. provides specialized scholarships with criteria designated by the founding sponsors. The winners of these were:  Rachel Erickson – the Christkindl Community Service Scholarship, Kellen Beck – the Kermit W. & Mary E. Dale & Sons Environmental Conservation Award, Tawyna Shrawder – the Mifflinburg FFA Recognition Scholarship, Troy Bingaman – the Robert L. Manotti, Sr. Wrestling Award, Kassidy Reedy – the H. Richard Ward, MD & Devin Ward Scholarship, and Cannon Griffith – the Charles “Skeet” Reidell Scholarship.  Jenna Haines received the George Burman Family Scholarship presented to a student who will be attending the Pennsylvania College of Technology.  Hannah Beachy and Claire Hayes were the first-time recipients of the Griffith Family Scholarships.  These awards are given to students entering a medical field of study.  Christopher Reber earned the Spangler/Turner Family Penn State Scholarship presented to a student entering the field of agriculture, engineering or science at PSU.  Two Rhoda K. Reidell-Fasano Scholarships were also presented. Sara Harter received one in the education field and Peyton Yocum in the field of science.

Nine students who are pursuing medical careers and completed a specialized application were awarded the Harold and Helen Evans Memorial Scholarship.  Honorees were Hannah Beachy, Kristi Benfield, Jenna Haines, Allison Heisey, Jenny Jiang, Jadyn Rothermel, Madison Walter, Sean Witmer, and Peyton Yocum.

Twelve members of the Mifflinburg Area High School Class of 2022 received M.A.C.S.T. scholarships.  Seniors receiving these were Kristi Benfield, Hannah Fee, Kira Hackenberg, Aaron Hackenberg, Joshua Hauck, Jenny Jiang, Nicholas Osborne, Jadyn Rothermel, Owen Sanders, Gabriel Stetler, Madison Walter, and Sean Witmer.

The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust scholarships are available to Mifflinburg Area High seniors planning to continue their education at a post-secondary institution.  The scholarships are awarded based on application merit and criteria requested by the sponsors.

$70,000 in Scholarships to be awarded

The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust is pleased to announce that $70,000 in scholarships will be awarded at the end of this school year. Fifty thousand dollars will be awarded to members of the Class of 2022. An additional twenty thousand dollars will be awarded to collegiate students that graduated from the Mifflinburg Area School District.

Any Mifflinburg senior that has been accepted or is planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year institution or trade school is encouraged to apply. Since many of this year’s seniors are attending SUN Tech, taking college classes at Bloomsburg, or are participating in cooperative education, applications may be returned to the Guidance Office or by U.S. mail. Applications must be returned to the Guidance Office or postmarked by April 15, 2022. A MACST board member will obtain class rank and GPA information from the Guidance Department before the applications are given to the selection committee. Collegiate scholarship applications and transcripts are due to Michael Miller of Mifflinburg by June 1.

Applications are available from the high school guidance office or at this website. The three-page applications are Excel templates. Directions for completion and qualifications are found on page one of the applications. Senior winners will be announced at the Annual Senior Awards program and collegiate winners will be notified approximately July 1.

MACST Awards Ten Collegiate Scholarships in 2021

The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust awarded ten $1,500 scholarships to previous graduates of the Mifflinburg Area School District who are currently attending college. These scholarships are in addition to the graduating high school senior scholarships totaling $43,000. The candidates have completed at least one year of college with a GPA greater than 3.0. They also must have at least one semester of college and/or graduate school remaining before they earn their degree.

Applicants did not need to receive a MACST scholarship as a senior to apply. Even though no winners are attending graduate school this year, Master and Doctorate Degree candidates are eligible.

This year’s collegiate scholarship winners are as follows: Representing the Mifflinburg Class of 2018 are Catherine Bergmueller – Acadia University, Emily Criswell – Susquehanna University, Thomas Lichtel – Pennsylvania State University, Heidi McNally – Pennsylvania State University, Logan Mensch – Bloomsburg University, and Elijah Yoder – Liberty University.

Scholarship winners from the Mifflinburg’s Class of 2019 were: Reagan Griffith – Bloomsburg University, Sarah Koch – Bloomsburg University, and Erin Rute – Susquehanna University. The 2020 Class representative was Christopher Rapson who is attending The Pennsylvania State University.

2021 MACST Scholarships Awarded to High School Seniors

Mifflinburg – The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust, Inc. provided $43,000 in scholarships to Mifflinburg Area High School seniors. Seventeen members of the senior class were awarded of the scholarships during the Annual Senior Awards program.

The $3,000 Valedictorian Scholarship was awarded to John Darrup. Cabe Dressler received the $2,000 Salutatorian Scholarship.

Eleven special scholarships were awarded by the M.A.C.S.T.  The criteria for these designated scholarships were determined by the founding sponsors with the approval of the M.A.C.S.T. Board.  The special scholarships and winners are as follows. Colby Gessner earned both the Mifflinburg FFA Recognition and the Spangler/Turner Family Penn State Scholarships. Hannah Zechman was also awarded a Mifflinburg FFA Recognition Scholarship. Brooke Catherman earned the Christkindl Community Service Scholarship. Olivia Erickson and Brook Karchner each received a Rhoda K. Reidell-Fasano Scholarship. Cade Dressler was awarded the Charles Reidell Scholarship. Gabe Gramly was awarded the Robert Manotti Sr., Wrestling Award and John Darrup was presented the Kermit W. & Mary E. Dale & Sons Environmental Conservation Award. Abigail Greb was presented the H. Richard Ward MD and Devin Ward Scholarship. Jacob Reitz was first student to receive the annual George Burman Family Scholarship which is presented to a student that will be attending the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Thirteen members of the Mifflinburg Area High School Class of 2021 received M.A.C.S.T. scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.  Seniors receiving these scholarships were: Brooke Catherman, John Darrup, Cade Dressler, Camille Finerghty, Abigail Greb, Laura Hamm, Brook Karchner, Camryn Murray, Thomas Wagner, Cooper White, Jacob Young, Hannah Zechman, and Madison Zimmerman.

The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust scholarships are available to any Mifflinburg Area High School senior planning to continue their education at a post-secondary institution. The scholarships are awarded based on application merit, and criteria requested by some of the sponsors.  Individuals interesting in sponsoring or donating to the Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust, Inc. should contact M.A.C.S.T., Inc. at 1900 Dietrich Road, Mifflinburg, PA or call 570-966-2189.

2021 Scholarship Applications Available

The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust Inc. will award $58,000 in scholarships this year. Forty-three thousand dollars will be awarded to members of the Class of 2021. Another $15,000 will be awarded to collegians who graduated from Mifflinburg.

Any Mifflinburg senior that has been accepted to an accredited two-year or four-year institution or trade school is encouraged to apply. Completed senior applications must be emailed as an Excel fie by April 15. Collegiate scholarship applications including a transcript copy are due to Michael Miller of Mifflinburg by June 1.

Applications are available from the high school guidance office or on this web site. Directions and qualifications are found on page one of the applications. Senior winners will be announced at the Annual Senior Awards program. Collegiate winners will be notified by July 1.