Walter H. Flinchbaugh Memorial Scholarship

This Fund was established in the memory of Walter H. Flinchbaugh. His will allows the Foundation discretion in distributing the proceeds from the Flinchbaugh Fund with the following prioritized preferences.

  • The primary preference is to provide scholarships for graduates of Cranberry Area High School who are planning to attend a college, technical school or trade school. Preference will be given to students attending Clarion University of Pennsylvania, at Clarion Pennsylvania. The Scholarship Committee will consider the following when awarding a scholarship:
    • Academic achievement including — courses taken and grade point average;
    • Extracurricular activities in Cranberry Area Schools;
    • Financial need;
    • Likelihood of success as a college or university student and
    • Community activities.
  • The second preference is for distributions to the following charities that are to be used in Venango County to benefit Venango County Residents.
    • The Salvation Army
    • Good Hope Lutheran Church
    • Boy Scouts and Boy Scout Troops
    • Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Troops
    • Visiting Nurses of Venango County
    • Red Cross of Venango County and
    • Venango County Area Agency on Aging
  • The Foundation may make distributions to other charities located in and benefiting residents of Venango County as the Foundation determines to be in the best interest of the community. These other distributions are allowed only after considering all the needs and requests for Flinchbaugh Memorial Scholarships and the charities named above.
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