Donor’s planned gift creates lasting scholarship support

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

ACCHS Catholic Foundation

McKly Jean-Baptiste

Annette Lee

Evelyn Moreno

Lillian Rivera

Isabel Sannie

Bethlehem Catholic High School

becahi Catholic Foundation

Lauren Arciuolo

Alice Frank

Gabriella Mutis

Joannis Ramirez

Rhys Santiago

Cadence Truskolasky

Notre Dame High School (Easton)

Notre Dame High School Easton Catholic Foundation

Jailynn Baker

Jayleece Baker

Julian Baker

Shannon Dodson

Adrianna Raneri

Brooke Scalley