Johnson College Receives $2,000 Contribution for the Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association Scholarship

Members of the Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association recently presented a $2,000 contribution to Johnson College to support the annual Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to two students in the Automotive Technology Program for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

The Pocono Mountain Street Rod Association was established in 1975 and has been funding the scholarship at Johnson College since 2009. The club raises funds through Cruise Nights held at the Viewmont Mall parking lot throughout the year.

FNCB Bank Announces Scholarship Winners

FNCB Bank, locally based since 1910, is pleased to announce the winners of the FNCB Bank Foundation merit scholarship awards for the 2022-2023 academic year. Overall, the foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to three area high school seniors based on their academic excellence, community and school involvement, and citizenship.

This year’s winners are Tanisi Patel of Crestwood High School, Baylor Lounsbery of Abington Heights High School, and Samantha Quinn of Wyoming Seminary. Ms. Patel will be attending Villanova University, Ms. Lounsbery will be attending the University of California Santa Cruz and Ms. Quinn will be attending the University of Pittsburgh.

“We applaud these exemplary young adults on their achievements and want to congratulate them on being selected as winners of this year’s FNCB Bank Scholarship award,” said Michael Cummings, FNCB Bank Senior Vice President, Marketing Manager and Foundation Chairman. “We wish them success in their future academic and professional pursuits.”

For more information on the FNCB Bank Foundation Scholarship program, please visit

SACF Announces James F. Swift Scholarship Recipients

Twenty students from twelve different high schools in the area have been awarded a prestigious scholarship through the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, which provides $5,000 per year for each recipient for up to four years to assist with continuing education expenses.

The James F. Swift Scholarship Fund has awarded over $3.7 million since 2008, benefiting over 280 local students to date. Created in 2002 through a gift by Mr. James F. Swift to the Scranton Area Community Foundation, the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund provides support for higher education for students graduating from high schools in Lackawanna County. Following Mr. Swift’s death in 2006, the Scranton Area Community Foundation gratefully received a significant gift from his estate to the scholarship fund which has allowed a great number of students from Lackawanna County the opportunity to pursue their academic and professional goals through higher education.

The scholarship aims to provide an ongoing stream of matriculation at Lackawanna County colleges and universities. It is the goal of the Scranton Area Community Foundation to award 75% of the scholarships to students who plan to attend institutions of higher learning in the Lackawanna County region.

Scranton Area Community Foundation President and CEO Laura Ducceschi praised the generosity of Mr. Swift, noting “he has left a permanent and enduring legacy for the young people of our region. His scholarship fund makes higher education more attainable for generations of students.”

The Scranton Area Community Foundation is a partner with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) in their Partnership for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Program to offer qualifying students additional financial aid. Through PHEAA, these scholarship recipients may be eligible for additional dollars toward their tuition.

For more information on the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation, please contact Brittany Pagnotti, Communications Manager of the Scranton Area Community Foundation at 570-347-6203.

NET Credit Union Awards Scholarships

NET Credit Union awarded $5,000 in scholarships to two local recipients: a high school student and a college/trade school student. NET Credit Union believes in giving back to our community and in helping our members reach their goals. Each recipient receives a $2,500 scholarship. Scholarship requirements include:

  • Applicant must be a NET Credit Union member.
  • Must have proof of a B average or better and proof of attendance.
  • Must submit a 1,000 word essay with a cover page answering the question below:

Saving for the future isn’t always easy. School, rent, food and other life expenses can quickly take up the majority of your budget. What are your savings goals? How are you planning to save for the future? Is there a product or service you’d wish NET Credit Union offered that could help you save better?

Alicia Farrell, our High School Scholarship Winner, is a senior at Abington Heights High School. She plans to study Biology at Elizabethtown College Honors Program in the fall.

Olivia Hudak, our College/Trade School Scholarship Winner, currently studies Pre-Law at The University of Scranton.

Marywood University Receives Grant For Scholarship Fund

Marywood University recently received a $340,000 grant to The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler endowed Scholarship fund, which was established in 2020 with a gift from the Foundation in the amount of $385,000.

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs. Stabler in 1966 exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes. Students who receive a Stabler Scholarship commit to making contributions to the endowment scholarship fund after their graduation in an amount at least equal to what they received. This is a “debt of conscience” rather than a legal obligation, and it helps to create a culture of philanthropy in students who have received funding and support.

Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of Marywood University said, “This generous gift will create resources that best serve our students during these times that require flexibility and ingenuity—two bedrocks of a Marywood education founded in the liberal arts tradition. Because of The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, our resilient and innovative students will have the resources to emerge stronger and better. Their support indeed inspires the next generation of Marywood students to dedicate their lives to serve the common good.”

For additional information about Marywood University, please visit, or call the Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234.

The Dime Bank Scholarship

At The Dime Bank, we want to support our future leaders. We award four $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors.

Who is eligible to apply?

  1. The student must be a graduating senior in the Wayne Highlands, Wallenpaupack, Delaware Valley, or Carbondale Area School Districts and;
  2. The student must be enrolled to attend a full-time accredited school of higher education pursuing a degree in business or a related business major such as accounting, economics, marketing, etc., in the 2022-2023 school year.

Children of The Dime Bank employees or directors are not eligible to apply.

How much are the awards?
The Dime Bank will award one $1,000.00 scholarship to one student from each of the four school districts.

Application Period:
The 2022 scholarship application closes April 8, 2022.

How can a student apply?
It is easy! Speak with your school guidance counselor to fill out an application. No essay is required.

To access this information on our website, please visit our Scholarship page.

PPL Brighter Future Scholarships

Do you know a student pursuing a career in engineering or information technology? How about someone studying a skilled trade? We have scholarships available for minority and female students pursuing careers in these areas. Please spread the word about the following PPL Foundation scholarships and encourage students to apply.  

Power Scholars Scholarship
15 scholarships are available for minority and female students across our territory pursuing a degree in engineering and information technology Each scholarship is $5,000 and available to students entering any year of full-time, post-secondary education at a college or university.

Powerful Tech and Trade Scholarship
10 scholarships are available for minority and female students entering any year of full-time, post-secondary career training at a community college or technical school within our territory Each scholarship is $2,500.

Interested students can learn more and apply online by March 1, 2022.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation Announces Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship Applications Open

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation, administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation has announced the 2022 Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship application deadline for students in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties who plan to pursue or who are pursuing nursing, and who will practice in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Interested nursing students or current nurses looking to advance their careers may apply online from February 1, 2022 through April 15th 2022 at

To qualify for a Careers in Care Nursing Scholarship, individuals must show they have had a permanent address in Lackawanna, Luzerne, or Wyoming County for the last three years. Applicants may be new or continuing students interested in pursuing, or currently pursuing, nursing; traditional or non-traditional students pursuing qualification at any level of the nursing profession, including CNA, LPN, RN to BSN, BS (3rd and 4th year only), Master’s Degree/Nurse Educator; or non-traditional students looking to return to work or seeking a change in employment.

“Nursing provides the greatest honor in life – to be able to care for patients in their most vulnerable state and assist them when they need it the most. This scholarship is enabling me to enhance my skills from being a Licensed Practical Nurse to earning my Bachelors in Science degree in Nursing,” remarked Nicole Lubash, 2021 scholarship winner, mother of two young boys, and a Junior at Marywood University.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation’s Careers in Care initiative is a$1.7 million commitment over a three-year period (2020-2023) focused on developing the regional pipeline of the healthcare workforce. Established through the Scranton Area Community Foundation, the nursing scholarship program aims to support the growth and development of the nurses at all levels in NEPA.

“We’re delighted that 19 previous scholarship winners are already pursuing nursing careers with awards from the Careers in Care nursing scholarship program. We are prepared to assist many additional nursing school applicants with scholarships during this enrollment period,” stated Laura Ducceschi, President and CEO of the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

FNCB Bank Donates Scholarship Funds to Saint Dominic’s Academy

FNCB Bank, locally based since 1910, has announced a $7,500 Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation to Saint Dominic’s Academy in Honesdale.

The donation will help provide tuition assistance to families of currently enrolled children, and those enrolling at Saint Dominic’s Academy.

Since 2010, FNCB has contributed just under $2,500,000 to local educational and scholarship organizations through the EITC initiative.

The support of Saint Dominic’s Academy is part of FNCB’s larger Community Caring initiative. As a true, local community bank, FNCB Bank is making a difference through volunteerism, donations and outreach programs.

Johnson College Awarded Scholarship by Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club

The Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club, Inc. awarded $1,000 scholarship to be given to a Johnson College Automotive Technology student. Front row, left to right: Karen Baker, Senior Director of College Advancement; Villa Capri President Joe Carra; Dr. Katie Leonard, Johnson College President & CEO; Mike Macedonia. Back row, left to right: Dave Thomas, Patty Valvano, Frank Valvano, Nick Tielli, Mike Greenstein, and Charlie Leavesley.

The Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club, Inc. awarded a $1,000 scholarship to be given to a Johnson College Automotive Technology student. This year marks the 11th year for the scholarship by the club, which raises funds through donations, volunteer work, sponsorships, and annual calendar sales.

Johnson College’s two-year Automotive Technology associates degree program prepares students as entry-level technicians in the automobile and diesel industries. Graduates can work for employers in the automotive career fields of automotive, truck, farm, and earthmoving equipment dealerships; truck, power generation, and construction companies; automotive service centers; engine repair/machine shops; automotive equipment distributors; independent service garages; automotive parts manufacturers; sales representation; and auto insurance companies.