NE chamber awards scholarships

The Great­er North­east Phil­adelphia Cham­ber of Com­merce Found­a­tion last week dis­trib­uted schol­ar­ships to 10 loc­al stu­dents.

Each stu­dent re­ceived $1,100 and was honored at a din­ner at Glen Fo­erd on the Delaware.

The money is raised through three events that take place at Know­lton Man­sion. The found­a­tion hosts a culin­ary event, Hail to the Chefs, in the spring, and Wo­men­For­ward holds a lunch­eon in June and a tea party in Decem­ber.

The con­test is open to stu­dents who live in the North­east. They fill out an ap­plic­a­tion and are judged on grades and ref­er­ences.

This year’s win­ners are Christine Ben­ner (East Strouds­burg Uni­versity); Aaron Hor­witz (a Fas­man Ye­shiva High School gradu­ate who’ll at­tend Ye­shiva Uni­versity in Is­rael); Christine Kirlin (Widen­er Uni­versity School of Law); Kelly Kirlin (Peirce Col­lege); Wil­li­am Lawrence (Temple); Aron Litostanski (a Frank­lin Towne Charter High School gradu­ate headed to Temple); Megan Mont­gomery (a St. Hubert gradu­ate go­ing to the Uni­versity of Delaware); Nich­olas Pables (a Fath­er Judge gradu­ate who’ll at­tend King’s Col­lege); Rivka Leah Hor­witz (Touro Col­lege in New York); and Joseph McHugh (Temple’s Fox School of Busi­ness).

The found­a­tion has provided 35 schol­ar­ships since the pro­gram was es­tab­lished in 2007.

Al Tauben­ber­ger serves as pres­id­ent of the Cham­ber and the found­a­tion. Rose McMe­nam­in is chair­wo­man of the found­a­tion. Col­lette McBrat­ney dir­ects Wo­men­For­ward.

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