Be the Future Scholarship Fund
Each year, Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy offers 2 $1,000 scholarship to Pennsylvania graduating high school seniors pursuing a college degree that supports individuals with physical disabilities. With the help of donations received, we have awarded a total of 8 scholarships since 2019. By donating today, you are investing in the future of young adults and the health and safety of our communities!
2023 Be the Future Scholarship Recipients
Hoda Mohamed Barakat from Greater Johnstown High School.
Hoda is a Senior student at Greater Johnstown High School who moved to the United States from Egypt in 2021. She will be attending Duquesne University, studying psychology.
Sabrina Hodgson from Central Cambria High School.
Sabrina has plans to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Development at Mt. Aloysius College. Sabrina is a member of the Key Club and also works part-time to save money for college.
2021 Be the Future Scholarship Recipients
Seth Plummer from Greater Johnstown High School. 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.
Megan Martin from South Western High School. 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.
2020 Be the Future Scholarship Recipients
Emily P. Sherry from Central Cambria High School. Emily has indicated that she will be attending Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in the fall with a major in Pre Health Professions. She is planning on continuing her education to acquire a degree in Nursing. Emily graduated with a GPA of 3.9834. In addition to being a wonderful student, she enjoyed playing the flute and was involved in the Concert and Marching Bands at Central Cambria.
Brandon Augustine from South Western High School. Brandon will be attending Frederick Community College in Maryland this fall to complete his general education classes and plans to move on from there to Towson University for their Nursing Program. Brandon graduated with a 3.32 GPA. He is said to be an exceptionally hard working student who has overcome personal adversity to succeed at South Western. His teachers and counselor speak highly of his work ethic, ambition, and care for others.
2019 Be the Future Scholarship Recipients
Valorie Dzbynski South Western High School in Hanover, PA. The Dollar for Scholars selection committee at her school chose Valorie because of her she had strong academic credentials, her teachers report she is a eager learner, works well with other students, and always gets the job done. She is also known to be conscientious, kind, quiet, and unassuming. As a result, Valorie is well respected by peers and teachers. Upon graduation, Valorie is planning to continue her education at Lebanon Valley College where she will study psychology.
Lucas Taylor from Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg, PA. Lucas will be attending Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in the fall with a major in Liberal Arts/History. He has volunteered at the Ebensburg Presbyterian Church on numerous occasions and has assisted his dad and brother in displaying American flags in his hometown of Colver, PA on national holidays. Lucas loves all things related to history and is the president of the Central Cambria High School Young Conservatives Club. “Lucas is an absolute joy with whom to interact and the Committee felt that he was very deserving of this award. The look on his face when his name was announced was absolutely priceless and Lucas and his parents are so appreciative of this award.”
Towards the Future