2021 CCCF Spring Grant Awards

 The Crawford Central Community Foundation recently awarded over $4,000 in funding for their 2021 Spring Grant applications.  

     Recipients include: Mike Ditzenberger, Principal and students at Neason Hill Elementary School- “Neason Hill Media Equipment”, Jennifer Dustin, MASH Guidance Secretary- “MASH Guidance UPDATE Program”, Ray Collins, MASH Football Coach- “MASH Travel Polo Shirts”, Kathryn Wagner and Grade 3 Teaching Team at First District Elementary- “Scholastic News Education/Science Spin” and Kari Unice, Art Instructor MASH – “ MASH Metal Supplies for Art Class”.

     The “Pay It Forward ” components from the grant applications are creating a YouTube video highlighting reading as a family (Neason Hill), donating cases of water for the MASH Marching Band CLassic (MASH Guidance Dept.), assisting veterans and senior citizens during the Crawford County Fair (MASH Football Team), creating posters thanking essential workers in the community (MASH Art Class) and providing families with Science News Magazines for students to read and share with their families. (First District). Additionally, the Crawford Central Community Foundation Board of Directors designated the “First District Scholastic News and Science Spin” in memory of Anita Price, avid educator and mother of CCCF Board Member, Norm Price.

     The Crawford Central Community Foundation continues to provide financial resources to enrich academic, artistic, and athletic experiences for Meadville and Cochranton students in grades K-12 in the Crawford Central School District. With the addition of the 2021 Spring Grant Awards, the CCCF has now awarded over $60,000.00.

2021 “Pay It Forward” Scholarship Recipients

The Crawford Central Community Foundation recently awarded its 2021 “Pay It Forward” Scholarships to graduating seniors, Jamie Northcott, Cochranton Jr.- Sr. High School and Ruth Petrov, Meadville Area Senior High School.The “Pay-It-Forward” Scholarships (each in the amount of $250.00) recognize a graduating senior from Meadville and Cochranton in the Crawford Central School District who best exemplify the spirit of giving back to his or her school and community and are nominated by their High School Guidance Counselors.

Jamie Northcott, 2021 graduate of Cochranton Jr.- Sr. High School has been actively involved in numerous extracurricular activities including Art Club, Concert and Marching Band and STEM. Jamie is bilingual (English and Korean) and won 1st place in marketing at PA Free Enterprise Week in 2019. She also was a state finalist in the 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow-STEM. She has volunteered as a Team Member at One Federal Student Credit Union in Cochranton and is also employed at Sheetz in Cochranton. Jamie has been accepted at the University of Pittsburgh / College of Business Administration.

Ruth Petrov, 2021 graduate of MASH has participated in numerous activities throughout high school including the National Honors Society, Key Club, MASHapella, Treble Choir, Ukulele Club, Senior Council and the Link Crew.Ruth’s future plans are employment with One Federal Credit Union in Meadville and her commitment to service.

       The Crawford Central Community Foundation continues to provide financial resources to enrich academic, artistic, and athletic experiences for Meadville and Cochranton students in grades K-12. The Foundation continues its mission of “giving back to the community”.

2021 Marilyn Kinter, R.N. Memorial Scholarship

 The Crawford Central Community Foundation has awarded the 2021 Marilyn Kinter, RN Memorial Scholarship Grant Award to recent MASH graduate, Alexis Holt. Ms. Holt plans to attend Penn State University Main Campus majoring in Nursing.

The Scholarship is in memory of Marilyn Kinter, a nurse at Meadville City Hospital for many years working in the Newborn and ICU units. The Scholarship has been established by Mrs. Kinter’s family including her daughter, Susan R. Sapone.

Criteria for the Marilyn Kinter, RN Memorial Scholarship Grant Award includes graduation from the Crawford Central School District (Meadville or Cochranton) with a GPA of 3.0 or better and pursuing a career in the nursing field (BSN, RN or LPN degree or, who is planning to complete a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program).   The Crawford Central Community Foundation continues to provide financial resources to enrich academic, artistic, and athletic experiences for Meadville and Cochranton students in grades K-12. The Foundation and scholarship opportunities continue the mission of “giving back to the community”.

Alexis Holt and Susan R. Sapone (daughter of Marilyn Kinter)

2021 Rick Zylak Scholarship Award

 The Crawford Central Community Foundation has awarded the 2021 Rick Zylak Scholarship Award to recent MASH graduates, Rian Burnett and Kinsey Waite. Ms. Burnett plans to attend Pittsburgh Technical College while Ms. Waite will attend Nova Southeastern University.

     The Scholarship, established in July 2020, is in memory of Rick Zylak, former Science Educator (Physics,Astronomy and Geology) at Meadville Area Senior High School, Asst. Athletic Director at MASH and coach of numerous sports including swimming, tennis, golf, and MAMS 8th grade basketball. The Scholarship has been established by Mr. Zylak’s wife, Sherry and his children Jordan and Jennifer Zylak.

     Criteria for the Rick Zylak Scholarship includes graduation from Meadville Area Senior High School with post-secondary plans to attend a trade school, community college or college with a 2 year or 4 year program and intentions to study Science, Technology/Trade, Engineering, Arts or Math (STEAM).     

     The Crawford Central Community Foundation continues to provide financial resources to enrich academic, artistic, and athletic experiences for Meadville and Cochranton students in grades K-12. The Foundation and scholarship opportunities continue the mission of “giving back to the community”.

FROM LEFT : Rian Burnett, Kinsey Waite, Sherry Zylak