Lancaster Corps awards scholarships

By Robert Mitchell

Paying for college will come a little easier for 20 students in the Lancaster, Pa., area, thanks to scholarships from The Salvation Army.

For the past 24 years, The Salvation Army has awarded scholarships from funds made possible by benefactors Olga Ruth Stratton, and Thomas E. Wolf.

“Wanting to perpetuate the prosperity of this great community, both parties have invested in the academic futures of the youth who not only live here but represent Lancaster County’s tradition of hard work and striving for excellence,” said Alicia Mobley, the administrative assistant at the corps in Lancaster. “From business to technology, to the medical field, past recipients of these awards have gone on to make a positive impact in our world today.”

The Salvation Army Olga Ruth Stratton and Thomas E. Wolf Scholarship funds were established to make it possible for students of low to moderate income to continue their academic study or to learn a trade specialty.

Students applied by submitting for consideration high school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and an essay. The scholarship committee also conducted interviews.

The students chosen from among 37 applicants to receive $2,000 scholarships were: Nicole Chen, Mina Cooper, Savannah Henschek, Natalie Klecker, Ethan Lin, Kieran McFall, Caitlyn McGough, Mercyangelis Morillo, Connor Nimmon, Luke Pagilia, Abigail Phillips, Maximillian Ponton, Tobias Reiff, Heavynn Rodriguez, Savannah Stauffer, Alana Stoltzfus, Hagen Supeck–Will, Lily Troutman, Avante Webb, and Hanna Weller.