McGinnis Memorial Awards
SPC Ross A. McGinnis Memorial Service Award
The heroic and unselfish act of SPC Ross A. McGinnis has touched the lives of many people in Clarion County and neighboring communities. Ross’ patriotism and sacrifice earned him The Medal of Honor, a Purple Heart and a Silver Star for Valor.
Another tribute to his valor occurred on Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 when a Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps Alum chose to contribute to Ross’ legacy, which can now live on through other service focused deeds of individuals. The Alum’s donation of $5000 established the beginning of a memorial endowment fund. The first Scholarships were awarded in December of 2007.
The annual Ross McGinnis Memorial Service Awards will be awarded on June 14th.
Must demonstrate participation in an outstanding service project or activity addressing human needs, environment, public safety or education which benefited an individual or group.
The Honor “Service” Award
Requirements: The applicant must have attended or currently attend a high school or post secondary school located in a county identified on the regional map. (Refer to map illustration above.)
The Silver “Service” Award
must have attended or currently attend a Clarion County Public or Private School and be enrolled in a post-secondary technical / career / educational institution to access the award.
The Bronze “Service” Award
must have attended or currently attend Keystone High School, Clarion Career Center or Keystone SMILES Alternative Education Program and be enrolled in a post-secondary technical / career / educational institution to access the award. Has not been a recipient of this Award previously. This is a one-time award. Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA at time of application and Award disbursement. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Scholarship Contact information:
JOYCE A. FOSDICKEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KEYSTONE SMILES814firstname.lastname@example.org
W. BARNETT KNORRBOARD PRESIDENT, KEYSTONE SMILES814-797-5632
WALTER SHATTENBERGBOARD TREASURER, KEYSTONE SMILES814 226-4970