New Commonwealth Scholars Program
Ten students were selected during the past year as the first Commonwealth Scholars in a new state-funded scholarship program established by State Sen. LeAnna M. Washington.
Under the program's guidelines, students must be deserving academically, live in Montgomery or Philadelphia counties, and be the fi rst in their families to attend college.
"I recognize the importance of a college education and how challenging it is for many families to provide the funds needed," the Senator stated in making the announcement. "Through the Commonwealth Scholars program, talented and deserving students will be able to access the quality education provided by Arcadia University."
Through her leadership in the Pennsylvania Senate, Washington has served on committees benefi ting children, families and seniors and is recognized for her advocacy for women and families.
The following students were recognized as Commonwealth Scholars:
- Victoria Angelucci
- Ben-Zion Datika
- Lotfy Elgayar
- Ashley Gripper
- Stephen Hesson
- Ariel Ianovale
- Breana Jaretsky
- Nickodemo Pavoni
- Francis Ryan
- Eric Wainwright