BASDEF Endowed Funds
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Name of Scholarship Award /FundDescriptionBackground
Chad Webster Memorial AwardAnual scholarship in recognition of high academic achievement in the field of history and participation in school activities and community functionsChad Webster was a 1997 graduate of Beaver High School who fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed away on March 8, 1999.
Adolph Ellis Memorial Scholarship AwardAnnual scholarships in recognition of extraordinary efforts in the pursuit of your high school educationAdolph Ellis was a 1966 gradute of Beaver High School who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967. He was tragically killed in Vietnam on March 1, 1968
Roxsan Betters Albanese Memorial Award Annual scholarship in recognition of service to School, Church and CommunityRoxsann Betters Albanese passed away at the age of 37 following a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Victor A. Martinetti Service to Community ScholarshipAnnual scholarshp in recognition of outstanding community service and aspirations to pursue education after high school Mr. Martinetti has served since 1957 in public education in both the Beaver and Midland communities.
Gail B. Beatty Memorial AwardAnnual scholarship in recogntion of outstanding potential in the field of Elementary EducationGail Beatty was an elementary teacher at Brighton Township Elementary School
John Berdell Memorial AwardAnnual scholarship in recognition of John Berdell-like attributes of Integrity, Honesty, Dedication, Determination, Commitment and CaringJohn Berdell was a Beaver Area teacher, coach, counselor and high school principal
Katherine Borsos Memorial AwardAnnual scholarship in recognition of outstanding potential for future growth and extraordinary effort while pursuing a high school education Kathy Borsos was a Beaver High School English teacher who passed away shortly after her retirement
Jim and Ruth Cutri Scholarship AwardAnnual scholarship in recognition of sportsmanshp and outstanding potential in the teaching/coaching fieldJim Cutri was a teacher and coach at Beaver High School
Lloyd Dyer Engineering AwardAnnual scholarshp in recognition of outstanding potential in the field of EngineeringMr. Dyer was an intelligent and creative person and true scholar. His determination to get an education at the Univ of Montana resulted in his working at all kinds of jobs, stopping school to earn money and going back to school until he received his engineering degree. He held 63 patents during his career at Westinghouse, including the circuit breaker, patented during WWII
Ralph E. "Buss" Morton Leadership ScholarshipAnnual scholarship in recognition of leadershp qualities reflected in the Beaver Area High School JROTC ProgramBuss Morton was a long-time Beaver resident who was actively involved in the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation and was very supportive of the JROTC program
Beaver County Healthcare Scholarship AwardAnnual scholarshp in recogniton of high academic achievement and outstanding potential in a health care fieldA check for $50,000 from Mr. William Marler was divided between Beaver, Center and Monaca School Districts - each receiving $16,666.66. This money was awarded from a lawsuit involving Chi Chi's Restaurant.
Mark E. Noll Family ScholarshipAnnual scholarship in recognition of pursuing higher education in a community service related field and participation in school and extra-curricular activities, work and volunteer experience and community involvement This scholarship fund was established by the Noll family to provide for students entering fields to serve others such as Funeral Director, Nursing, Pre-Med or Education
William K. Schwartz Memorial AwardAnnual scholarship in recognition of outstanding contribution to the Beaver Area Senior High School Music ProgramMr. Schwartz was a varsity marching and concert band director as well as director of the "Beaver Bop-Cats" swing band.
Mike Walter Memorial ScholarshipAnnual schoarship in recognition of outstanding work ethic while participating in school, sports, and community activitiesCoach Mike Walter was a part of the Beaver Football Staff for four years and a teacher at Moon Middle School. He had a great passion for education and all things related to sports. Mike passed away in a tragic car accident in December 2011. He strongly believed that good students were left behind due to a lack of scholarships that focused on the individual as a whole rather than just their academics
Blanche E. and George B. Shaw, Jr. Family Scholarship AwardAnnual scholarship in recogniton of high academic achievement and partcipation in athletics, school activities, and community functions.This scholarship was established in memory of George Bracken Shaw, Jr - BHS 1923 and in honor of his daughters Mary Elizabeth Shaw Rigdon - BHS 1954 and Sarah Virginia Shaw Wright - BHS 1955
Beaver Area High School Alumni AwardAnnual scholarship in recognition of demonstrated traits of overall Scholarship, Leadership, Character and ServiceThis scholarship was established with funds generated from an All-Class Reunion that was held in June of 2000.
Beaver Area Quarterback Club Pat Tarquinio ScholarshipAnnual scholarship in recognition of qualities that reflect the Beaver Football Program's "Tradition of Excellence." One is presented to a football player and the other to a non-football playerDuring the 1997 football season the president of the QB Club and his staff created this scholarship in the name of long-time coach Pat Tarquinio.
Bobby E. Carter Memorial Basketall ScholarshipAnnual scholarship preseted to an oustanding senior basketball player who has demonstrated Integrity, Faith and CourageBobby Carter was the brother of former Superintendent, Betty Sue Schaughency. He earned all-state honors in basketball at Virginia High School and also was a star on the University of Tennessee team. He served two terms in the Tennessee State Senate and earned a reputation for integrity and commitment. He also served faithfully for 32 years as pastor of Gardner's Chapel primitive Baptist Church, the church his father founded in Bristol, VA
Evelyn Cassidy Memorial AwardAnnual award presented for recognition of excellence in EnglishMrs. Cassidy was a retired High School English and French teacher.
Stephen H. Witowich, Jr. Memorial Scholarship AwardAnnual scholarship presented in recognition of high academic achievement in Chemistry and participation in school activities and community functionsSteve Witowich was a beloved Chemistry teacher and head of the Science Department who passed away in August of 2007 following a brief illness. Students began fundraising with the assistance of teachers and parentsm to create this scholarship.
William N. DiBenedetto Scholarship Fort McIntosh Club ScholarshipAnnual scholarship presented to a graduating senior who will pursue a 2 - 4 year educational training in the technical fieldsBill DiBenedetto was a band director and music teacher as well as the District's Staff Development Coordinator. Following his tenure at Beaver he served as Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent in several Beaver County Districts. He was actively involved in various organizations in the community.
Jack & Betty Gloekler Memorial ScholarshipAnnual scholarship in recognition of high academic achievement and outstanding potential in the field of Computer Science/Information TechnologyThis scholarship was established by the Gloekler family in memory of their parents.
Jeff Murrin Memorial ScholarshipAnnual scholarship in recognition of high academic achievement and outstanding potential in the field of marine biology/fisheries, religious studies, or a medical related field to assist those with disabilitiesThis scholarshp is given in memory of Charles Jeffrey Murrin, the late husband of Mary Kay Gloekler Murrin, Class of 1972. He was a devout Christian family man, an avid runner, and a life-long learner. Jeff was an accomplished "catch and release" fly fisherman, having a deep love and respect for the great outdoors. His philosophy of life could be paraphrased as the worst day fishing was better than the best day at work! At the age of 55, Jeff was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. During the ten years he lived with ALS, Jeff became a role model and advocate for people with disabilities. This scholarship is awarded to a student attending a trade school or collegiate program for study of one of the following: marine biology/fisheries, religious studies, or a medically related field to assist those with disabilities. May the recipient of this award make a difference in the lives of others as Jeff did to those who knew and loved him.
AP For All FundFunds used for student needing help financing college level standard testing fees (Advanced Placement Exams)Financial help for students taking AP Exams
Carlee Houghtelin Memorial ScholarshipAnnual scholarship recognizing traits of a true friend who sees others for who they truly are on the inside.Carlee was a member of the Class of 2012 who passed away in a car accident due to a drunk driver in July 2011 prior to the start of her senior year.
Linda Shaddick Memorial Literacy FundFunds used to promote creative writing at the 6th grade levelLinda Shaddick was a beloved 6th grade teacher who passed away in November of 1998.
Frank Trill Outsdoorsman TrustAnnual gift to top marksman in Beaver's JROTC, two gifts to graduating students who have enlisted in the military, annual Frank Trill Veterinary Science Scholarship, and Frank Trill Outdoorsman Scholarship. An annual award between $500 and $1,000 given at the Board's discretion to support student participation in outdoor educational and recreational programs for all grade levels, with emphasis on hunting, fishing, archery, camping and similar outdoor field sports activitiesMr. Trill desired to promote recreational participation for boys and girls in outdoor sportsmanship, particularly hunting, fishing and shooting.
Schaughency Leadership AwardAnnual scholarship in recognition of outstanding leadership skills throughout your high school careerScholarship to be awarded to the senior class president.
Dr. Betty Sue Schaughency Scholarship FundAnnual scholarships recognize successful Mini-Grant ProjectsTrustees choose students who will be awarded scholarships for their mini-grant projects following their presentations to Trustees in April/May.
Beulah V. Cook Memorial AwardAnnual scholarship recognizing outstanding potential in the field of Secondary EducationBeulah Cook was a teacher and guidance counselor at Beaver High School.
Schaughency Family Academi AwardAnnual scholarship recognizing academic excellence throughout high school careerScholasrship presented to the Valedictorian for Academic Excellence.
Ed Schaughency Memorial FundFunds benefit projects or programs taking place in the Ed Schaughency Theater with approval of the MS/HS principal and superintendentFund was established in memory of Edwin Lester Schaughency, a Beaver High School Graduate, Class of 1929. Ed was a broadcaster at KDKA radio and television for 48 years from 1932 - 1980.
Eric and Jamie McIntosh Family ScholarshipAnnual scholasrship recognizing a student who has faced adversity and demonstrated the ability and desire to overcomeEric and Jamie McIntosh are Beaver Alumni and life-long residents of Beaver County. They are inspired by individuals who view obstacles in life as opportunities rather than insurmountable hurdles. They are also passionate about helping others. Eric and Jamie believe that all people have the ability to do great things, regardless of their current or past circumstances.
Kay Lewis Memorial AwardAnnual scholarship for a senior who exemplifies the Kay Lewis attributes of courage, leadership, and sportsmanshipKay Lewis was a 1947 graduate of Beaver High School. He died of Hodgkins disease during his senior year at the University of North Carolina.
William H. Lohr ScholarshipAnnual scholarhsp recognizing outstanding potential in the field of Elementary EducationMr. Lohr was a long-time elementary principal in the Beaver School District.
Tom Bowser Memorial ScholarshipRecognizing characteristics of compassion, leadership, good nature, inclusion and camaraderie.Tom Bowser was a Beaver Area graduate in 1988. He was a son, brother, a devoted husband, an amazing father and a great uncle, but to everyone who met him he was a great friend. Tom showed such strong qualities that made him into the amazing man he was. Tom passed away in August 2018 of a heart attack. Starting this scholarship is just one way his family is keeping his memory alive.
Paul Jones Memorial ScholarshipPresented to a senior tennis player (alternating each year between a male and female student)Paul Jones taught tennis lessons to anyone who wanted to take them.
Dr. Robert C. Jones ScholarshipFor the senior who exhibited consistent, exemplary effort and service to the Music ProgramDr. Jones is a retired band director.
Student Emergency FundTo help BASD students by providing critical learning resources. This fund will support our most vulnerable students by providing grants that will help them by providing internet access during the current school shutdown. Working together, we can ensure all BASD students will have access to home internet service and ensure continuity of learning as BASD shifts to online instruction.This fund was established in March 2020