Scholarship Program

The Columbia Education Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships to deserving students who dream of continuing their education beyond high school.  Through the financial support of generous donors, financial aid is available to students to attend any accredited institution of higher education (college, university, vocational or trade school).

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Scholarships and Recipients

 

Scholarship

Amount

Eligibility

Past Recipients

CEF Senior Scholarships
$500 each CHS Seniors accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning are eligible to apply.  Seniors may reapply the following year for the Alumni Scholarship.

2021 – $500 each

Madison Hedgepeth, David Hershey, Matta Harfy, Justin Sabino

2020 – $500 each

Jacob Bianco, Melina Mowrer, Ryan Redding, Matthew Gambler, Morgan Williams

2019 – $500 each

Brittnie Betteley, Mya Black, Meghan Braas, Trinity Cover, Rosalie Gilbert, Mitchel Lutz Jr, Melanie Rodriguez, Courtney Ryno, Madison Simpson, Devin Sullivan, Emily Sumpman andd Samuel Taylor

2018 – $500 each

Bailee Armold, Linnette Cruz, Marcus Falcon, Zane Garrison, Sophie Hinkle, Yu-Hsia Huang,

Natalie Lightcap, Haley Lutz, Ashley Perales, and Alexander Retamar

2017 – $1000 each

Yamil Rodriguez and Kelsey Smith

2016 – $1000 each

Nevin Khalil and Justin Walton

2015 – $700 each

Jasmine Haldeman, Austin Hartman, and Mackenzie Lindenberger

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CEF Junior Scholarships
Up to $500 each CHS Juniors are eligible to apply for approved college courses a student takes while they are still in high school.  Juniors may reapply the following year for the Senior Scholarship.

2020 $500 Award

Sarah Hollerbush 

 

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CEF Alumni Scholarships
$500 each CHS Alumni are eligible to apply.  Graduates must have completed the first year of their post-secondary education and be currently enrolled.  Alumni may reapply each year they are in higher education attendance.

2021 – $500 each

Nathan Resch & Ryan Redding

2020-$500 each

Sophie Hinkle

2019 – $500 each

Sophie Hinkle

2018 – $500 each

Emily Anderson, Jailyn Phiel and Austin Hartman

2017 – $500 each

Emily Anderson, Taylor Conroy, Sarah Hinkle, and Jailyn Phiel

2016 – $500 each

Jasmine Haldeman, Kaitlin Hoak, and Mikayla Kemmerly

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Columbia Heritage/ Thaddeus Stevens Scholarship
$500 each CHS Juniors and Seniors accepted at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology are eligible to apply.  CHS graduates attending their second year are eligible to apply as well.

2020 – $500 each

Nathan Resch, Dale Nell

2019 – $500 each

Dylan Smith, Mitchel Lutz Jr

2018 – $500

Dylan Smith

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Elmer Kreiser &
Albert H. Shader Jr. Memorial Scholarships
$2500 each CHS Seniors accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning are eligible to apply for the Elmer Kreiser & Albert H. Shader Jr. Memorial Scholarships.  Seniors may reapply the following year for the Alumni Scholarship.

Elmer Kreiser Memorial Scholarship

2021 – Breanna Murphy, Madison Hedgepeth

2020 – Courtney McClair, Alissa Tome

Albert H. Shader Jr. Memorial Scholarship

2021 – David Hershey, Matta Harfy

2020 – Chante Gilbert, Isabella Stoutzenberger

 

 

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Dean Y. Little Memorial Scholarship
$500 A CHS Senior accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning will be awarded this scholarship as chosen by the CHS High School faculty.

2021 – $500
Breanna Murphy
2020 – $500

Luz Agosto

2019 – $500

Desiree Torres

2018 – $500

Haley Lutz

2017 – $500

Paige Schmitt

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Sara E. Snyder Memorial & Salutatorian Scholarships
$1500 & $500 $1500 to the CHS Senior ranked second in their graduation class and accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning will be awarded this scholarship.  $500 to a seperate deserving graduate.

2021 – $1500 Award
Tanner Ness
2020 – $1500 Award

Megan Betteley

2021 – $500 award
Justin Sabino
2020 -$500 Award

Tristan Anderson

 

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For more information or questions, please contact CHS Student Services Department or email to www.ColumbiaEdFd@gmail.com

 

 

Donor Acknowledgements

Columbia Heritage/Thaddeus Stevens Scholarship

Through the generous support of alumnus and donor Mr. Charles Reiff and his wife Geraldine Reiff, Columbia students and graduates may receive scholarships to attend Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Each reflecting on their own small-town upbringing, the financial challenges to afford continuing education, the support and the encouragement they received from their communities, Mr. and Mrs. Reiff have created this scholarship, aptly named the “Columbia Heritage Scholarship”.

Elmer Kreiser & Albert H. Shader Jr. Memorial Scholarships

Through the generous support of alumnus and donor Mr. Karl Kreiser, his wife Donna Kreiser and the law firm of Mountz and Kreiser, Columbia seniors may receive scholarships to attend any institution of higher education. The scholarships are named in honor and memory of Karl’s father, former Columbia High School principal Mr. Elmer Kreiser and Donna’s father, Mr. Albert H. Shader Jr. The Kreiser Family values and supports every opportunity to assist children in Columbia reach their potential through school, extra-curricular and community activities.

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