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.

MACST Awards Ten Collegiate Scholarships

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 had to complete at least one year of college with a GPA greater than 3.0. They also had to have at least one semester of college and/or graduate school remaining before they earn their degree.

This year’s scholarship winners are as follows: Representing the Mifflinburg Class of 2014 is Katherine Sullivan who is attending Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Katelyn Sheesley is enrolled at Widener University and graduated from Mifflinburg in 2015. Three members from the Class of 2017 received scholarships. They are Grace Alexander and Caroline Benfer, both attending Juniata College and Andrew Cooney matriculating at Susquehanna University. Five 2018 graduates were awarded scholarships. They are Tyler Bailey – Bloomsburg University, Nolan Beck – DeSales University, Zane Patterson – Bucknell University, Melanie Rakerd – Messiah University, and Colette Southerton – Misericordia University.

The majors of our graduates included Accounting, Biomedical Engineering, Digital Forensics, Environmental Science, Medical Imaging, Nursing, Pre-K and Special Education, and Veterinary Medicine.

2020 Scholarships Awarded

The Mifflinburg Area Community Scholarship Trust, Inc. awarded $43,000 in scholarships to twenty-one members the Mifflinburg Class of 2020.  Due to covid-19 the winners were announced as part of the video senior awards program on June 2.  An additional $15,000 worth of scholarships will be awarded in July to Mifflinburg graduates who are presently attending college.

A $3,000 Valedictorian Scholarship was awarded to Seth Kline.  Conor Emery received the $2,000 Salutatorian Scholarship.  

Eight designated scholarships were awarded based on the criteria set forth by the founding sponsors.  Both Breanna Roush and Korynn Zarr were awarded Mifflinburg FFA Recognition Scholarships.  Mollie Bongardner and Rylee Stahl each received a Rhoda K. Reidell-Fasano Award.  Clayton Reed was awarded the Robert L. Manotti Sr., Wrestling Award and Cara Snook was presented the Kermit W. & Mary E. Dale & Sons Environmental Conservation Award.  Two new designated scholarships were presented this year.  Gavin Enders was awarded the Charles “Skeet” Reidell Scholarship and Valerie Rakerd received the Mifflinburg Christkindl Community Service Scholarship.

Five $2,000 memorial scholarships honoring former educators were given to the members of the Class of 2020.  The memorial scholarships were as follows: Jacky Jiang – the Ray Bloom Memorial, Sarah Koch – the John Edwards Memorial, Dylan Linn – the Dick Reilly Memorial, Jenna Ritter – the Linda Katherman Memorial, and Marra Shuck – the Charles “Skeet” Reidell Memorial.

Eight additional members of the Mifflinburg Area High School Class of 2020 received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 from M.A.C.S.T. Inc. funds.  Seniors receiving these scholarships were: Kiley Aikey, Ainsley Bair, Erica Hauger, Seth Kline, Valerie Rakerd, Christopher Rapson, Matthew Reber, and Cadin Sheesley.

Mifflinburg seniors that were awarded scholarships will be attending twelve different institutions of higher education this coming year.  They will be studying nineteen different majors.