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Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Awards Scholarships


Pgh Pens Foundation

Just in time for the new school year, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Penguins Foundation have awarded college scholarships to 20 recent high school graduates.  In partnership with UPMC, and with strong support from the AIU, the foundation named the winners earlier this year.  An award luncheon honoring the winners was held in August. Over the past six years, the foundation has conferred a total of 118 scholarships. 

To be eligible, students must attend a Pittsburgh Public School or an Allegheny County high school that provides substantial aid to students for reduced-cost or free lunch programs per the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education - Division of Food and Nutrition. 

Each scholarship is valued at $1,500 for the student’s first year of college, and an additional $1,000 is awarded for the student’s second year of college if a 3.0 GPA is maintained and a minimum of 24 credit hours are earned.

The Penguins Foundation scholarship recipients for 2018-2019 are as follows:



High School

College / University


Arnold, Alexandra

Pittsburgh CAPA

Temple University


Barbarino, Anthony

Northgate High School

Norwich University


Blanchflower, Morgan

Springdale Sr. High School

Grove City College


Brown, Jaylin

Steel Valley High School

University of Pittsburgh @ Greensburg


Callender, Marissa

Highlands High School

Allegheny College


DeWitt, Evan

Pittsburgh Allderdice

American University


Halapchuk, Rachel

Springdale Sr. High School

John Carroll University


Hurley, Breanne

Springdale Sr. High School

Gannon University


Kern, Hannah

Springdale Sr. High School

Penn State University


Kornacki, Ella

Steel Valley High School

University of Pittsburgh


Kozy, Katie

Carlynton High School

St. Vincent College


Matey, Paige

West Mifflin Area High School

Robert Morris University


Mermelstein, Bryn Sara

Woodland Hills High School

Michigan State University


Piatt, Sophia

Keystone Oaks High School

Gannon University


Resetar, Allison

West Mifflin Area High School

Saint Francis University


Segady, Kayla

McKeesport Area High School

Duquesne University


Schrantz, Kristen

Penn Hills High School

Clarion University


Stabile, Haley

Woodland Hills High School

Allegheny College


Woytovich, Cortney

South Allegheny High School

Duquesne University


Yaksich, Anna

Springdale Sr. High School

University of Pittsburgh

The scholarship was created in 1992 and has been presented annually to high school seniors for academic excellence, extracurricular school activities and community service.  Over the past 26 years, the Penguins’ organization has awarded over $292,000 in academically-based scholarships to Pittsburgh-area high school graduates.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, the Penguins Foundation and UPMC celebrated the honorees achievements at a luncheon with the scholars, their family members, officials from their high schools, AIU officials and Pittsburgh Public Schools representatives.