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A key objective of the KASD Education Foundation mission is to raise scholarship funds for outstanding seniors.  To date, the foundation has received donations in excess of $800,000 for awards which are detailed below.


 

Blue and White Scholarship

The senior chosen for the Blue and White Scholarship must have good academic standing, be of good character, represent the high school in a positive manner, and be involved in school and community activities. Initial funding for this award was donated by the Cougar Tale.

 

Oscar and Marion Stein Scholarship

The Oscar and Marion Stein Scholarship is presented to a senior who has worked to his/her fullest potential during their senior year. Mr. Stein was an outstanding teacher and coach during the 1930’s and 1940’s.

 

Richard Morse Memorial Scholarship

The Richard Morse Memorial Scholarship is presented to a senior who is involved in school activities and the community, in honor of Dick Morse, an outstanding community youth volunteer.

 

Roland S. Rhode Scholarship

The Roland S. Rhode scholarship is awarded to a senior of superior academic achievement who will enter a college or university and major in a biology-related field. Due to the generosity of the estate of Roland Rhode, a KAHS graduate and longtime Kutztown businessman, the KASD Education Foundation is able to award this scholarship.

 

Sharon E. Reeves Memorial Scholarship

The Sharon E. Reeves Memorial Scholarship Award is presented to a student who has the highest grade point average and will major in the areas related to therapeutic recreation, gerontology, occupational recreation, or music. This award is presented by the family to honor the memory of their daughter, Sharon, a former Kutztown student.

 

Sean M. Halpin, Esquire, Memorial Scholarship

The Sean M. Halpin, Esquire, Memorial Scholarship recipient, in addition to meeting academic guidelines, must be involved in the high school music department and enter a two-year or four-year college or university. This award was established by Sean’s parents, honoring his life and accomplishments.

 

Timothy M. Breidegam Scholarship

The Timothy M. Breidegam Scholarship recipient must do well in school, be of good moral character, and enter a two-year or four-year college or vocational/technical school. Consideration is also given to extra-curricular activities and community service. This scholarship is sponsored by Helen and the late DeLight Breidegam in honor of their son’s memory.

 

Charles Z. Angstadt Memorial Scholarship

The Charles Z. Angstadt Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who has the highest average in Honors Physics and is accepted to a four-year college, in honor of Mr. Angstadt, an outstanding KAHS physics teacher.

 

Marilyn Hawkins Rothermel Award

The Marilyn Hawkins Rothermel Award is presented by her family to an outstanding vocalist in the senior class.

 

Alumni Association Scholarships

The KAHS Alumni Association annually provides scholarships to top students in the areas of German, Spanish, and extracurricular participation.

 

Ruth Grim Leestma Scholarship

The Ruth Grim Leestma Scholarship is given annually to a senior who has an excellent grade point average and who is selfless in volunteer endeavors, in honor of a former Fifth Grade teacher who dedicated her life to community service and random acts of kindness.

 

Jeanne C. Noll Memorial Scholarship

The Jeanne C. Noll Memorial Scholarship is given to a current show choir senior who also is dedicated to community service. This award, created by a group of KAHS show choir alumni, honors the memory of their beloved director, teacher, and friend, Mrs. Jeanne Noll.

 

Schumaker Family Community Service Award

The Schumaker Family Community Service Award recognizes the outstanding community service efforts of a graduating senior who has adopted a continuous habit of service, and who has committed him or herself to a lifetime of service. The award was created by Clarence J. “Shuey” Schumaker, KAHS class of 1954, in honor of his family.

 

Graceful World Award

The Graceful World Award is given annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated a positive and selfless attitude, and who has made significant contributions to the improvement of the KAHS experience.

 

Anna Warmkessel Memorial Reading Award

The Anna Warmkessel Memorial award is presented to a senior who loves to read for pleasure, in honor of Mrs. Warmkessel, who read voraciously throughout her 94 years.

 

The Sally Breidegam-Miksiewicz Music Award

This Sally Breidegam-Miksiewicz Music Award was initially funded by a concert presented by the KAHS Pop Group of the 70’s and 80’s, The 28 Large, and the Breidegam family, in memory of Sally, KAHS class of 1980 and former CEO, East Penn manufacturing.

 

The Lynn Silan Engineering & Technology Award

The Lynn Silan Engineering & Technology award is presented to a graduating senior who will continue their education pursuing a career in any field of science, mathematics, technology or engineering. The recipient is chosen based on problem-solving skills, initiative, and having a thirst for knowledge in their chosen field of study.

 

The John and Laila Silan Valedictorian Scholarship

This award is presented to Kutztown’s Senior Class Valedictorian, in honor of Coach John and Laila Silan, both KAHS teachers dedicated to motivating students to strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives.

 

The John and Laila Silan Salutatorian Award

The John and Laila Silan Salutatorian Award is given to the Class Salutatorian for his/her exceptional academic achievements. This award is made possible by contributions from friends and family of the long-time coach and teacher.

 

Randall C. Miller Memorial Baseball Scholarship Award

The Randall Miller Baseball Award is given to an outstanding player on the KAHS team.

 

The Kutztown Area Teachers’ Association Scholarship

The KATA scholarship is presented to a student who will pursue a career in the field of education. This renewable award is given through the generosity of the professional staff within the Kutztown Area School District.

 

The George W. and Anna I. Grauer Educators Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. George and Anna Grauer, both retired KASD teachers, were committed to the field of education. This award is given to a graduating senior who will continue their education and pursue a career in education.

 

The Howard Dietrich Memorial Award

Given in honor of Howard Dietrich, a long time educator in the Business Department at KAHS. This award is presented to a student who will continue education in the field of business administration, finance, human resources, or decision/management sciences.

 

The John Kander Performing Arts Scholarship

This award, in honor of John Kander, half of the Broadway musical team Kander and Ebb, is presented to a graduating senior who will pursue a career in theater, dramatic arts, voice performance, comedy, or dance.

 

The John Kander Music Award

This award, in honor of John Kander, half of the Broadway musical team Kander and Ebb, is presented to a graduating senior who will pursue a career in music composition, song writing, music instrumental excellence, or music education.

 

The Maryanne “Bieb” Bieber Hartline Memorial Scholarship

This award was created to honor Maryanne Hartline in recognition of her accomplishments as a field hockey player at Kutztown Area High School. The award is given to a senior field hockey player who plans to continue her education at a two or four year college or university.

 

The Vivian Reed Keppley Memorial Award

This award was created in honor of Vivian Reed Keppley, a graduate of Kutztown Area High School. Vivian was an avid reader who continued her education at the University of Oklahoma. In her honor, her son David has created this award in hopes to fulfill his mother’s dream of promoting literacy for all.

CONTACT US TODAY

If you would like to request further information on how you can help enhance educational opportunities for our students, or if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please fill out the contact form below. One of our representatives will respond shortly. Thank you!

  • KASD Education Foundation
    251 Long Lane
    Kutztown, PA 19530
  • Info@KASDEDFoundation.org
  • 610-683-7361 Ext. 5105
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