Scholarship Awards

2024 Application is here!

In order to streamline the application process, we have moved it to online using Google Forms here
2024 Scholarship Application.

The purpose of our Alumni Scholarship Fund is to provide a monetary award to a deserving Susquehanna Township High School graduating senior accepted as an undergraduate in an accredited post-secondary institution such as a college/university or vocational/technical institute, commercial art school, school of nursing, etc.

1. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award.

2. Applicant must be accepted at a post-secondary institution (college/university or vocational/technical institute, commercial art school, school of nursing, etc…) as a freshman in the coming academic year.

3. Applicant must demonstrate strong leadership qualities and have been involved in sustained Community and Personal activities, at a minimum of one year.

You may also download the paper version here:   Word version of Scholarship Application

Scholarship Recipients

May 2020

Jaylinne, daughter of Vladimir and Erica Rijo, will attend Messiah College where she plans on studying Biomedical Engineering.  Jaylinne is proud to be a first-generation college student.  She hopes to continue playing tennis while at Messiah College and become a member of the Society of Women Engineers and Latinx Club.

Jaylinne, a National Honor Society member, was  active throughout her high school years in the Orchestra and Chorus program.  She also participated in numerous extra-curricular activities including Girls Who Code Club, Mini-Thon Entertainment Committee (Leadership Role), Mini-Thon Publicity Committee, Tennis, and Cross-Country, and volunteering at Hershey Medical Center and Harrisburg Marathon.

Jaylinne held a leadership role with Peer Mentor for Students with Special Disabilities (Adaptive PE Class) where she assisted students who participated in weekly units of exercise and friendly gym activities.

Madeline, daughter of Bruce and Michelle Cohen, will attend Bryn Mawr College where she plans on studying Architecture.  Since pre-school, Madeline had a passion for both sports and art beginning with art lessons from the age of 4.  At the same time she began playing both soccer and basketball at the same age.

Madeline, Vice President of the National Honor Society,  played soccer and basketball through high school where she served as Captain for both teams.  Madeline also participated in Mini-Thon where she eventually served as chair for both the Family Relations Committee and Fundraising Committee in her junior and senior years, Pink Out Committee, and Prom Committee.

While volunteering on the Family Relations Committee she worked directly with families impacted by pediatric cancer by assisting them to share their stories with the school and spend time with the families during Mini-Thon.

Madeline was active in the community volunteering to coach a youth basketball program and participating in Youth Group at the Jewish Community Center.

Jaylinne Rijo

Madeline Cohen

May 2019

Hayley Burke, Taylor Geisel, and Ryan Jacobs were the recipients of the Alumni Association’s 2019 Scholarships. Hayley, Taylor, and Ryan received a $750 scholarship during the May 28th Athletic and Academic Awards Ceremony.

Hayley, daughter of Brandon and Jennifer Morris, will attend Lebanon Valley College to study Exercise Science towards a Doctor of Physical Therapy.  Hayley, a 2019 Distinguished Scholar, volunteered with Pennsylvania Food bank, Tim Tebow Night to Shine Prom, PA Caring for K9’s, Youth Day of Caring, and Mini-Thon.  Hayley served as STHS’s Prom Committee Leader and was a member of the Key Club.

Taylor, daughter of James and Bridget Geisel, will attend Millersville University where she will Dual Major in Elementary Education and Special Education with a minor in Coaching.  Taylor, a Distinguished Scholar, has been active Mini-Thon, Key Club, Ski Club, Pink Out, Senior Citizens Prom, Concert Band, Yearbook, and Student Government.  Taylor was First Team Mid-Penn Keystone Division Field Hockey All-Star and Honorable Mention Penn-Live Field Hockey All-Star Team.

Ryan, son of Mark and Lisa Jacobs, will attend Millersville University where he will study Biology/Pre-Medicine.  Ryan, a Distinguished Scholar, was the 2017 Pink Out Co-Chair and 2018 Pink Out Chair.  Ryan represented Pink Out 2018 on ABC27’s Good Day PA.  Ryan, who will play baseball, was Captain of the STHS Baseball team and was a Big 26 Baseball Team PA member.  Ryan was actively involved with Key Club, Mini-Thon, Student Government, and B’nai B’rith Youth Organization. 

Taylor Geisel, Hayley Burke & Ryan Jacobs

May 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2018 Alumni Association Scholarship recipients of Lexi Weikert, Peter Caldwell, and Brian Sayre.  Each awardee received $750.00 towards their post-secondary education.

Brian, son of Michael and Kathleen, plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to study Physical Therapy.  Brian volunteered with Aaron’s Acres who provides social and recreational programs for children ages 5-21 with disabilities and at Linglestown Life United Methodist Church as a pianist.

Lexi, daughter of alumni parents Steven and Andrea, plans to attend Goldey-Beacom College where she will major in pre-law and play basketball.  Lexi has been active in Pink Out, serving as Student Leadership Co-chair her senior year and volunteering for several activities at the Jewish Community Center.

Peter, son of Dann and Beth, will attend Harrisburg University to study Computer Science.     Peter volunteered with Homeland Hospice and facilitated youth outreach and mission projects at both Charlton United Methodist and Shopes United Methodist churches.

Brian Sayre, Lexi Weikert & Peter Cadwell

May 2017

Madeline Shipe and Michael Feeley, Jr. were the recipients of the Alumni Association’s 2017 Scholarships. Maddie and Mike both received a $750 scholarship during the May 8th Senior Awards Night.

Maddie, the daughter of Chris and Karin Shipe, will attend Millersville University with a dual major in Early Education and Special Education.

From a young age, Maddie dreamed of being an elementary school teacher. Throughout her senior year, she has been an intern at Sara Lindemuth / Anna Carter Primary School where she would spend two and a half hours divided between Autistic Support and Learning Support classrooms, along with a 1st grade classroom. Maddie has the rare distinction of achieving over 325 hours of hands-on experience. At the high school, she was a peer tutor in the Life Skills class. In 2016 and 2017, Maddie volunteered with the Tim Tebow Foundation’s “Night to Shine” celebration of people with special needs.

Mike, the son of Michael and Yvonne Feeley, will attend Moravian College, where he will double major in Economics and Political Science while also playing on the Soccer team.

Mike, a Distinguished Scholar, was in the school district’s Gifted Program and National Honor Society. The talented student-athlete was named a two-time Captain and three-time Mid-Penn All Star Soccer Player. Mike also plays on a nationally ranked travel soccer team. Growing up in an environment of books, newspapers, community service and challenging thinking, Mike enjoys intelligently debating issues, discussing History, and helping our school and community be a better place. He will be in Moravian’s Emerging Leaders Program.

While at STHS, Mike volunteered with the Key Club, STHS Alumni Association (archiving alumni/district memorabilia), STHS Indoor Soccer, United Way Day of Caring, Pink Out Breast Cancer Awareness, Pink Hands of Hope Breast Cancer Support, and STHS Mini-THON, among many others.

Michael Feeley, Jr. and Madeline Shipe

May 2016

Zoe Clark and Rhyce Hammaker were the recipients of the Alumni Association’s 2016 Scholarships. Zoe and Rhyce both received a $750 scholarship during the May 9th Senior Awards Night.

Zoe, the daughter of Deborah and Frederick Clark, will attend Susquehanna University with a double major in International Diversity Studies and Sociology. Zoe’s dream is to create programs that capitalize on the importance of diversity is schools, churches, and the workplace.

Zoe’s community service includes being a Tree 4 Hope volunteer where she has travelled to Guatemala several times to work in an orphanage and elder care center. In addition, Zoe volunteered in the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Her volunteerism and community service extends to Helping Hands and Lutheran Hands, among many others.

Zoe, a gifted musician, participates in Select Concert Choir and as a vocalist in the Jazz Band.

Rhyce, the son of Tammi and Daniel Hammaker, will attend Kings College, where he will be in the 5 year Masters Physicians Assistant program. Rhyce’s passion is helping people especially those with health challenges.

Rhyce has been a long-time participant in the now Alumni Association sponsored and student-led Pink Out Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. He served as student leader the past two years. With his participation and guidance, the Pink Out Breast Cancer Awareness campaign has raised over $42,000.

Including Pink Out, Rhyce has volunteered over the years assisting the alumni association at various fundraising events, Helping Hands, STHS Mini-thon and Lap-a-thon.

Rhyce is a three sport participant; Swimming Baseball, and Cross Country. As a swimmer, Rhyce was Captain the past two years, where he was a Conference, District, and State medalist. He also swam in the Junior Olympics. In addition, Rhyce travelled to St. Thomas, VI over the summer representing Harrisburg in a baseball tournament.

Zoe Clark and Rhyce Hammaker

May 2015

Monica Feeley and Long Tran were the recipients of the Alumni Association’s 2015 Scholarships. Monica and Long both received a $500 scholarship during the May 11th Senior Awards Night.

Monica, the daughter of Michael and David Feeley, and Long, the son of Kim Tran and Kimsa Vu share a commitment to school and community, while also exceling in the classroom. Monica is this year’s Valedictorian and Long is Salutatorian.

Monica, who will attend Vassar College to study Biology/Pre-Med, volunteered with several organizations including Barak Arts, Habitat for Humanity, St. Margaret Mary vacation Bible School, Pinnacle Health Harrisburg Hospital, and Middle School field hockey. Monica an outstanding field hockey player was Captain in her junior and senior years and was Mid-Penn All Star, All State, National Academic Team Scholar of Distinction, Monica was also honored as a Patriot-News/Pennlive Best and Brightest of 2015.

Long, who will continue his education at Carnegie Mellon University to study either Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, volunteered with the Prom Committee, and Mini THON-Four Diamonds Fund, Long also was involved in the Science Olympiad and was an actuarial intern with Capital Blue Cross. Long, the National Honor Society President is also an AP Scholar with Distinction honoree.

Monica Feeley and Long Tran

May 2014

Tanner Turner-Rush and Stephen Morris were the recipients of the Alumni Association’s 2014 Scholarships. Tanner and Stephen both received a $500 scholarship during the May 13th Senior Awards Night.

Stephen, a son of Michael and Rosemary Morris, and Tanner, the daughter of Vincent Turner and Michele Rush, exemplify the School and Community Service ideals the association had in mind when the scholarship was established in 2013.

Tanner, volunteers with the Special Olympics, Breast Cancer Awareness walks, and assisted with summer basketball camps from 2009 to 2012. She was President of the Math Sciences Challenge for three years, Student Government Treasurer from 2011 to 2012, and a member of the Key Club from 2012 to 2013. Ranked 56 out of 240, Tanner spends part of her day at HACC taking college courses. A four year basketball player , she served as Captain the past two years. In addition to basketball, Tanner played Varsity Soccer for four years and also served as Captain for two of those years. When not playing on a school team, she played AAU Basketball and Elite Soccer teams. Tanner will attend Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, DE. Did we mention she was a M&T Bank John Travers Award nominee??? Each Travers nominee excels as an athlete, student, and member of the community at large.

Stephen volunteers at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Food Kitchen and the Central PA Food Bank. He is a member of the youth group at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a referee and a coach for the Susquehanna Soccer Club. He is an active supporter of the Four Diamonds Foundation and a committee chair of STHS’ Mini-THON fundraiser. A member of the National Honor Society, Stephen is ranked 18th in his class of 240. Stephen has been in the Art Club for four years where had painted several murals for the 2014 musical Shrek. He is also on the Alumni Association’s Vietnam Memorial art design team. He will attend HACC before transferring to Penn State. Did we mention he was voted Most School Spirited???

Tanner Turner-Rush and Stephen Morris

May 2013

Gabrielle Ciotti was the recipient of the Alumni Association’s first Scholarship in 2013. Gabrielle received a $500 scholarship during the May 7th Senior Awards Night.

Gabrielle is the daughter of Aldo and Sheila Ciotti. Her brother Christina is also a student in the district.

Gabrielle has a rich background in community service with involvement in TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer), Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, & Organ and Tissue Awareness. While serving as Key Club President, Gabrielle organized activities with Caitlyn Smiles, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, and Central PA Food Bank to name just a few. Gabrielle will study Biology at the University of Pittsburgh with the goal of obtaining her PhD and become a cancer researcher.

Gabrielle Ciotti