Online Scholarship Application Portal

The Ephrata National Bank Scholarship Program provides four scholarships each year to local high school seniors. The scholarships are awarded to students through a competitive application process based on academic standing, financial need, extra-curricular activities, and community service.

Click the (+) symbol next to each scholarship listed below to review the background and requirements for each available scholarship.

The William F. Brossman Family Charitable Trust for Scholarships

Application accepted 02/01/2017 through 03/31/2017

History

The William F. Brossman Family Charitable Trust for Scholarships was established under the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Bertha Brossman Blair. Mrs. Blair was the daughter of William F. Brossman, who founded the Denver and Ephrata Telephone and Telegraph Company (“D & E Communications”) in 1911. Mrs. Blair’s employment with D & E Communications began in 1913 and spanned 72 years until her death in 1985. At the time of her death, she was the President and Chairman of the Board of D & E Communications.

Under the terms of Mrs. Blair’s Last Will and Testament a significant portion of her estate was allocated to establish a perpetual charitable trust for scholarships to be awarded by the Ephrata National Bank, Trustee.

Qualifications

The Brossman Scholarships are to be awarded to the most deserving boys and girls graduating from any senior high school, who reside within the service area of the company formerly operating as D & E Communications. The Brossman Scholarship wards $3,000.00 per student, per year, for up to 4 years to continue the student’s education in any institution of higher learning.

Each applicant will be evaluated based on his or her academic record, financial need, extra-curricular activities, and community service.

Once awarded, a GPA of 2.50 must be maintained in order to continue receiving the Scholarship annually.

J. Harry Hibshman Scholarship Fund

Application accepted 02/01/2017 through 03/31/2017

History

J. Harry Hibshman began his career with Ephrata National Bank in 1890. Mr. Hibshman served as the fourth President of Ephrata National Bank from 1930 until his death at the age of ninety-one, on July 11, 1964. He was also a prominent resident of the Borough of Ephrata.

Ephrata National Bank is Trustee of the J. Harry Hibshman Scholarship Fund, which was created under the provisions contained in Mr. Hibshman’s Last Will and Testament.

Qualifications

The Hibshman Scholarships are to be awarded to the most deserving boys and girls of Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township, Akron Borough, and Clay Township, who graduate from Ephrata High School, Ephrata Pennsylvania. The Hibshman Scholarship awards $3,000.00 per student, per year, for up to 4 years to continue the student’s education in any institution of higher learning.

Each applicant will be evaluated based on his or her academic record, financial need, extra- curricular activities, community service, and an interview by the scholarship committee.

Once awarded, a GPA of 2.00 must be maintained in order to continue receiving the Scholarship annually.

Gertrude and Clarence Mellinger Scholarship Fund

Application accepted 02/01/2017 through 03/31/2017

History

Clarence and Gertrude Mellinger lived in Akron, Pennsylvania most of their lives.  For many years, Mr. Mellinger operated a feed mill business.  While the Mellinger’s had no children of their own, they had a special interest in assisting students to continue their education.

Upon Mr. Mellinger’s death, the Gertrude and Clarence Mellinger Scholarship Fund was established, appointing Ephrata National Bank, Trustee.

Qualifications

The Gertrude and Clarence Mellinger Scholarships are to be awarded to deserving Graduates of Ephrata High School, Ephrata Pennsylvania. The Gertrude and Clarence Mellinger Scholarship awards $1,250.00 per student, per year, for up to 4 years to continue the student’s education in any institution of higher learning.

Each applicant will be evaluated based on his or her academic record, financial need, extra- curricular activities, and community service. Emphasis will be placed on the top 10% of the graduating class in class rank.

Once awarded, a GPA of 2.50 must be maintained in order to continue receiving the Scholarship annually.

The Wolf Foundation for Education

Application accepted 02/01/2017 through 03/31/2017

History

Alfred Wolf immigrated to the United States in 1913 at the age of 14. Mr. Wolf owned and operated Milda Hosiery, a local business establishment. He had a special interest in assisting deserving students to continue their education in an institution of higher learning.

Mr. Wolf died in 1981 and The Wolf Foundation for Education was established, appointing Ephrata National Bank, Trustee.

Qualifications

The Wolf Foundation for Education Scholarships are to be awarded to the most deserving boys and girls of Ephrata Borough and Ephrata Township who graduate from High School. The Wolf Foundation for Education Scholarship awards $500.00 per student, per year, for up to 4 years to continue the student’s education in any institution of higher learning.

Each applicant will be evaluated based on his or her academic record, financial need, extra- curricular activities, and community service.

Once awarded, a GPA of 2.50 must be maintained in order to continue receiving the Scholarship annually.

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