Seventeen students from three Catholic high schools were part of the inaugural class of scholarship recipients from the Bernard Schramko Memorial Scholarship Fund managed by the Catholic Foundation. These annual scholarships awards are made possible through a bequest from the estate of Bernard M. Schramko.
Bernard Schramko Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mr. Schramko, a 1951 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, died July 2019. He stipulated in his will that a scholarship fund be set up in his name at the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania. The fund supports scholarships, at a minimum of $2,000 each, for students to attend Allentown Central Catholic High School, Bethlehem Catholic High School and Notre Dame High School in Easton. Each high school selected their recipients based on the following guidelines set up by Mr. Schramko: financial need, academic success and community and/or school involvement.
“Mr. Schramko knew that many families cannot afford the tuition at our Catholic high schools,” Pete Waldron, President of the Catholic Foundation, said. “He wanted to make sure high achieving students at all three schools could afford a Catholic education.”
2022 Schramko Scholarship Award Recipients
Allentown Central Catholic High School
Bethlehem Catholic High School
Notre Dame High School (Easton)