Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy awards two scholarships to Pennsylvania High School students in Cambria and York counties.

For the last three years, Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy has been offering the Be the Future Scholarship for a total of $1,000 to go to two high school seniors who will continue their studies at an accredited 4 or 2-year school in the field of human services (i.e. social work, special education, occupational therapy, etc) or a student living with a disability. It is preferred that applicants have at least a 3.0 GPA. However, the GPA is not a strict requirement, their hope is to see these scholarships offered to someone that might not receive other scholarships. Additionally, the students must have a financial need.


With the help of Greater Johnstown High School, graduating senior Seth Plummer, was chosen as a recipient of this year’s scholarship. Seth is legally blind and has plans to pursue a degree in computer science and programming. He is involved in the Interact club, E-sports, band, and in the National Honor Society. Outside of school, he enjoys software development, music, video gaming, creating videos, and podcasting.


From Southwestern High School in Hanover, PA, graduating senior Megan Martin, was also chosen as a recipient. Megan has plans to pursue a degree in Psychology at West Chester University in the fall. Megan is a member of the Key Club and has participated in her school’s Mini-Thon event to raise money for the 4 Diamonds Fund to Fight Childhood Cancer.  Megan also works two different part-time jobs to save money for college.


AUCP’s Be the Future Scholarships are funded by their Community Fund that allows them to give back to the community in numerous ways. The purpose of the scholarship is to be able to make an impact on the future starting with the young adults in our communities. Over the last 3 years, a total of $6,000 has been awarded to 6 different students. 

“Our youth are the hope for the future and our goal is to support our youth for a better tomorrow.” – Tammy Rhoades

For questions regarding the scholarship or to donate to the fund, please contact Jocelyn Hartman at 814-915-4055 or