Established in 2019, The John H. Engelhardt Memorial Scholarship fund honors Mr. John Engelhardt (“Mr. E”), who was a beloved teacher at Highland Elementary School for 35 years. On Wednesday, the Abington Educational Foundation announced that the Forst Foundation donated $5,000 to the Scholarship fund.
The scholarship fund was established by Mr. Engelhardt’s wife, Josephine, who also taught at Abington schools. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to an Abington Senior who attended Highland Elementary. Special consideration is given to students who have a financial need and/or those who have an interest in pursuing a future in education. The selection committee includes Josephine Engelhardt and members of the Abington Senior High School counseling department.
This year’s recipient is Samantha Thomas, a member of the Class of 2022, who will be attending Temple University this fall
“We greatly appreciate the generosity of The Forst Foundation and the family of ‘Mr. E’ for supporting the post-secondary education of Abington Senior High School graduates,” said Christine Strange, Chair of AEF. “The scholarship fund started with just $10,000 and has since grown to more than $35,000 with the incorporation of The Forst Foundation gift, so it is our hope that this scholarship fund continues to benefit former Highland Elementary School students for decades to come.”