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Educational Scholarship

StringsforaCURE® Foundation (SFAC) would like to thank everyone who applied for a $1,500 StringsforaCURE Educational Scholarship to continue their education at a college, university or technical school in 2019.  The response was overwhelming. This year we will be awarding two $1500 Educational Scholarships. Winners will be notified no later than Monday May 20, 2019.

2018 StringsforaCURE Scholarship Winners

2018 Scholarship Recipients
$6000 in StringsforaCURE Educational 
Scholarships Awarded

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, the StringsforaCURE Foundation awarded $6,000 in Educational Scholarships to six students graduating from local Erie High Schools. In order to qualify for the scholarship, the students must complete an application and write an essay about how a breast cancer diagnosis of a family member impacted their lives. This year, the scholarships were awarded to (L-R) Collette Gordon, Angel Mora, Mughiara Qadeer, Connor Schlosser, Makayla Davis and Tara Twargoski (not present).  StringsforaCURE congratulates these talented students as they graduate from six different Erie County High Schools to continue their education at a college or university in the fall.

2018 Scholarship Recipient

Tara Twargoski (L), who was unable to attend our Scholarship Award presentation at Blasco Library is pictured here with her mother, Barb, who works at St. Vincent Women’s Center and is involved with the Breast Cancer program there. The words of Tara Twargoski describing her feelings about her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis were particularly touching and she was also awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Tara’s experience throughout her mother’s breast cancer journey has motivated her to pursue a degree in nursing at the Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

2017 StringsforaCURE Scholarship Winners

Teah Lata Scholarship Winner

$1000 StringsforaCURE Educational Scholarship Winner Teah Lata with her mom Mardi Lata, a breast cancer survivor. Teah will attend Penn State Behrend in the fall.

Paige Brumett







The SFAC Board also voted to award Paige Brummett with a Sophomore year scholarship. Paige attends Purdue University.


2016 StringsforaCURE Scholarship Winner

$1000 StringsforaCURE Educational Scholarship Winner Paige Brumett

$1000 StringsforaCURE Educational Scholarship Winner Paige Brumett. L-R: Nicole Brugger-Board Chair, Paige Brumett- SFAC Scholarship Winner, Elisa Guida- Founder/Executive Director