The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Foundation last week granted college scholarships to eight local students.
The recipients included two recent high school graduates, Shannon McHugh (Philadelphia Academy Charter School, West Chester University) and Trevor J. Stacey (Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, Eastern University).
Awards also went to the following six current college students: Krista Zerkow (Holy Family University), Christine Kirlin (Widener University School of Law), Nicholas Pables (King’s College), Joseph McHugh III (Temple University Fox School of Business), Kerri Kirlin (Peirce College) and Rivka L. Horwitz (Pace University’s physician assistant program).
The awards dinner took place on June 20 at Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs, in Feasterville.
Each student received a scholarship worth $1,100.
The foundation raised money at a “Hail to the Chefs” culinary event, a WomenForward luncheon and a WomenForward conference.
The contest is open to Northeast residents who attend college. Candidates were judged by their grades, an essay and two letters of recommendation.
The foundation has provided 53 scholarships since the program was established in 2007.
Rose McMenamin, vice president of retail business development at 3rd Fed Bank, chairs the foundation. Other leaders are vice chairman Robert Wombwell, treasurer Joseph Healey and secretary Mary Ann Benner. Board members are Mike Logan, Sally Danciu, Nancy Morozin, Jeffrey Miller and Al Taubenberger.
For information about how to apply for next year’s scholarships, visit www.gnpccfoundation.org ••