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2020 StringsforaCURE Educational Scholarship Winners!

2020 Scholarship Recipients

10- $3,000 SFAC Scholarships awarded this year totaling $30,000! 

This year was a little different because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The StringsforaCURE Board of Directors, Elisa Guida, Patti Larson, Brenda Berchtold and Donna Rose Sherrange gave these students the good news via 2 different Zoom meetings. It was a lot of fun getting to know these students over the years. See above pictures for the names of our 2020 Educational Scholarship Recipients.

Congratulations!  We admire each and everyone of you. We wish you continued success reaching your goals, as you move forward towards your careers.


2019 StringsforaCURE Scholarship Winner

2019 Scholarship Recipients

$1500 SFAC HeartStrings Scholarship Awarded

Congratulations to Madison Schaefer (c) recipient of a StringsforaCURE HeartStrings Educational Scholarship. Her inspiration was her grandmother Gracie Watson (l). She is also pictured here with her mother Gina Schaefer. Madison will be attending her Freshman year at Gannon University in the Fall.


2019 StringsforaCURE Scholarship Winner

2019 Scholarship Recipients
$1500 SFAC HeartStrings
Scholarship Awarded

Congratulations to Katherine Innes (l) recipient of a StringsforaCURE HeartStrings Educational Scholarship. Her inspiration was her mother Ellen Innes (r). Katherine will be attending her Sophomore year at Slippery Rock University in the Fall.


2019 StringsforaCURE Scholarship Winners

2019 Scholarship Winners

Collette 2019 Educational Scholarship Winner
$10,500 in SFAC
Scholarships Awarded to College Students
Congratulations to (L-R) Mughiara Qadeer, Angel Mora, Tara Twargoski, Teah Lata, Connor Schlosser and Makayla Davis. Each student received a $1500 StringsforaCURE Educational Scholarship to be applied to their continued education’s Fall tuition bill. The StringsforaCURE board met our scholarship winners on Monday June 10, 2019. Collette Gordon also received a $1500 StringsforaCURE Educational Scholarship. We were not able to meet with her in person because she attends the University of Southern California.


2019 StringsforaCURE Scholarship Winners

2019 Scholarship Recipients
$3000 in SFAC
Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to Fairview School District (Fairview, PA) Ashley McCall (L) and General McLane SD Kayla Freyermuth (R), the 2019 StringsforaCURE Educational Scholarship winners, graduating from local Erie County High Schools. They will each be receiving a $1500 SFAC scholarship to further their education. Ashley will be attending John Carroll University and Kayla will be attending Penn State Behrend this fall. The StringsforaCURE board met our scholarship winners on Monday June 10, 2019.


2018 StringsforaCURE Scholarship Winners

2018 Scholarship Recipients
$6000 in SFAC
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 (R) with her mom Mardi Lata (L), a breast cancer survivor. Teah will attend Penn State Behrend in the fall.

The SFAC Board also voted to award Paige Brummett with a Sophomore year $1000 StringsforaCURE Educational Scholarship. Paige attends Purdue University. (picture below)

Paige Brumett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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