Bucks County Herald

Bucks Bar Foundation awards scholarships to 10 students

The Bucks County Bar Foundation awarded 10 scholarships to local students on May 16.

The Bucks County Bar Foundation has named the 10 winners of the foundation’s annual Scholarship Program, distributing $18,000 in scholarships, the most in the Bar Foundation’s 14-year history.

The Bucks County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Bucks County Bar Association, awards two scholarships annually, the William Penn Scholarship and the Thomas E. Mellon Jr. Scholarship.

The William Penn Scholarship was established to honor and further the defining characteristics of the members of the Bucks County Bar Association, which are dedication and commitment to the legal profession, and wholehearted commitment to public service and community service.

This scholarship, given annually, provides financial assistance for post-high school education of students interested in pursuing a career in law or a law related field. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, wide ranging extracurricular activities and leadership.

This year’s William Penn Scholarships were presented to high school seniors Lauren Miller of Pipersville, a student at Central Bucks East; Nikolas Antonucci of Doylestown, a student at Central Bucks East; Owen Sienko of Langhorne, a senior at Holy Ghost Prep; Daniel Manieri of Sellersville, a senior at Pennridge High School; and Daniel Cohen from Jamison, a student at Central Bucks South.

To honor the commitment and dedication of Thomas Mellon Jr. to the practice of law, to the ideals of public service and commitment to community service, the foundation created the Thomas E. Mellon Jr. Scholarship Fund. Supported by individual contributions, the scholarship provides funding to candidates attending a four year liberal arts education program who have shown extraordinary commitment to public service and/or community service.

This year the Thomas E. Mellon Jr. Scholarships were presented to the following high school seniors: Samantha Kusters of Langhorne, a student at Neshaminy High School; Alyssa Dallmer of Warrington, a student at Central Bucks South; Humna Rub of Doylestown, a senior at Central Bucks West; Tatiana Spinosa of Quakertown, a student at Perkiomen School and Shefali Raghavan of Yardley, a student at Pennsbury High School

The scholarship recipients were honored at a reception at the Bucks County Bar Association on May 16.


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