Five students at Manor College have received scholarships from a local foundation.
“Manor College has been awarded $30,000.00 in scholarship monies for the 2018-2019 academic year by The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust,” according to a statement from Manor College. This trust is “a private foundation established by William Wikoff Smith in 1977.”
“Eligible students for the W. W. Smith Scholarship are full-time undergraduate students in a degree-granting course of study. and must be permanent residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, or the city of Camden in New Jersey,” the statement continued. “Students must be in good academic standings with a grade point average of 2.5 or better, and who have unmet financial need.”
According to the statement, “This is the third year that Manor [College] has received this grant; the College was one of the first associate’s degree institutions to receive this funding and was grateful that it was continued as bachelor’s programs were added.”
“It’s a great honor to have the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust as a partner for student scholarship at Manor College,” stated Ms. Kimberly Hamm, Director of Institutional Advancement at Manor College. “The Trust’s commitment to bettering our community by providing basic needs, medical care, and education fits with Manor’s Basilian traditions of education, hospitality, and service to others.”
The five individual recipients, according to Manor College, include:
“Mr. Cody Bane is a sophomore veterinary technology major and this is his second year receiving the grant,” according to the statement from Manor College. “He is an Abington Township resident. He says, ‘Four years ago, my single mother passed away from breast cancer and I began to live with my brothers as we each had to support ourselves financially. This scholarship relieves so much stress and greatly eases a financial burden.'”
“Montgomery County resident Ms. Andrea Schuitema is also a sophomore veterinary technology major receiving this grant for the second time,” the statement continued. “She has loved animals throughout her life, finding that they helped relieve her anxiety as she matured. As a second year recipient of the scholarship, Ms. Schuitema was able to explore new opportunities over the past summer. She plans to work in a veterinary hospital and possibly as a zoo vet tech.”
According to Manor College, “Ms. Stacey Ramirez is a freshman dental hygiene major, receiving the award for the first time. She resides in Montgomery County. She stated, ‘The scholarship will not only help me in terms of my financial need, but has also led me to believe in myself more than I have ever.'”
“Mr. Maleek View is a freshman accounting major and Philadelphia resident,” the statement continued. “This is his first year receiving this grant, and he was thankful that his and his family’s financial burden was lessened through the generosity of the Trust: ‘This scholarship has lightened the load that we have to pay.'”
“Ms. Ameeka Washington is a freshman veterinary technology major,” the statement concluded. “She is a resident of Philadelphia and is a first year recipient of the grant. Her end-goal is to become of veterinarian. She stated, ‘This is just the first step of a long and very expensive journey, and I am so thankful for this boost. I am doing by best to excel in all of my courses.'”
The five recipients are pictured above with Dr. Jonathan Peri, President of Manor College.
The photograph is provided courtesy of Manor College, 2019.