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Scholarships

Scholarships are available at certain times of the year.

2014 Scholarship Recipients

 

Top Row: Commissioner Rich Fink, Commissioner Mike Baker, Gladys Smith, Commissioner Patty Evanko, and Commissioner Wayne Brosius

 Bottom Row: Scholarship winners, Anna Skamai, Mary Ann Ostach, and Victoria Bartoe.  

Memorial Scholarships Presented

On May 28, 2014 the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (AICDAC) awarded Anna Skamai, of West Shamokin High School in Armstrong County, Mary Ann Ostach of Blairsville High School in Indiana County, and Victoria Bartoe of Union High School in Clarion County with the Bernie Smith Memorial Scholarship of $1,000.00 each to further their educational endeavors.  The awards were presented by Indiana County Commissioners Patricia Evanko and Mike Baker, Armstrong County Commissioner Rich Fink, and Clarion County Commissioner Wayne Brosius and members of the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission Board along with Marie Dillon-Griffith, Board President and Gladys Smith, wife of the late Bernie Smith. 

 The Bernie Smith Memorial Scholarship is presented yearly to one student from Armstrong, Indiana, and Clarion Counties.  The honorees are chosen from the graduating class.  Eligible students are those most exemplifying the mission of the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission by way of their involvement, leadership and accomplishments through their high school career. 

 Bernie Smith served as an Indiana County Commissioner from 1995 to 2006 and was a member of the Armstrong-Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission Board.   

2013 Scholarship Recipients

 

 At the presentation of the Bernie Smith Memorial Sholarships were: 

Top Row: Commissioner Patty Evanko, Commissioner Rich Fink, Gladys Smith, Commissioner Wayne Brosius, and AICDAC Board President Marie Dillon-Griffith

Bottom Row: Scholarship winners, Courtney Kuzemchak, Sahara Dickison, and Nikki Yeany. 

Memorial Scholarships Presented

On May 14, 2013, the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (AICDAC) awarded Courtney Kuzemchak of Penns Manor High School in Indiana County, Sahara Dickison of Ford City High School in Armstrong County, and Nikki Yeany of Redbank Valley High School in Clarion County with the Bernie Smith Memorial Scholarship of $1,000.00 each to further their educational endeavors.  The awards were presented by Indiana County Commissioner Patricia Evanko, Armstrong County Commissioner Rich Fink, and Clarion County Commissioner Wayne Brosius and members of the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission Board along with Marie Dillon-Griffith, Board President and Gladys Smith, wife of the late Bernie Smith. 

The Bernie Smith Memorial Scholarship is presented yearly to one student from Armstrong, Indiana, and Clarion Counties.  The honorees are chosen from the graduating class and are recommended by their high school Student Assistant Program Team.  Eligible students are those most exemplifying the mission of the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission by way of their involvement, leadership and accomplishments through their high school career. 

 Bernie Smith served as an Indiana County Commissioner from 1995 to 2006 and was a member of the Armstrong-Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission Board.  

 

 2012 Scholarship Recipients

At the presentation of the Bernie Smith Memorial Sholarships were:

Top Row: Commissioner Richard Fink, AIDAC Board President Marie Dillon-Griffith, Commissioner Wayne Brosious, and Commissioner Patty Evanko

Bottom Row: Scholarship winners Haley McCoy and Brianna Alice

(absent from photo: Scholarship winner Ali O’Barto)

Memorial Scholarships Presented

On May 15, 2012, the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (AICDAC) awarded Ali O’Barto of Blairsville High School in Indiana County, Haley McCoy of Elderton High School in Armstrong County, and Brianna Alice of Clarion Junior/Senior High School in Clarion County with the Bernie Smith Memorial Scholarship of $1,000.00 each to further their educational endeavors.  The awards were presented by Indiana County Commissioner Patricia Evanko, Armstrong County Commissioner Richard Fink, and Clarion County Commissioner Wayne Brosious, all members of the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission Board, along with Marie Dillon-Griffith, Board President. 

The Bernie Smith Memorial Scholarship is presented yearly to one student from Armstrong County, one student from Indiana County, and added this year, one student from Clarion County.  The honorees are chosen from the graduating class and are recommended by their high school Student Assistant Program Team.  Eligible students are those most exemplifying the mission of the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission by way of their involvement, leadership, and accomplishments through their high school career. 

Bernie Smith served as an Indiana County Commissioner from 1995 to 2006 and was a member of the Armstrong-Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission Board.  

 

 2011 Scholarship Recipients

 

At the presentation of the Bernie Smith Memorial Sholarships were (from left) Rich Fink, Armstrong County Commissioner; David Frick, Indiana County Commissioner; John Poorbaugh, United School District winner; Madalyn Bond, Leechburg School District winner; Mike Savage, representing the Bernie Smith family; and Patty Evanko, Indiana County Commissioner.

Memorial Scholarships Presented

     The Armstrong-Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. awarded John Poorbaugh of United High School in Indiana County, and Madalyn Bond of Leechburg High School in Armstrong County, with the Bernie Smith Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 each to further their educational endeavors on May 25.
    
The awards were presented by Patty Evanko, Indiana County Commissioner.
    
The Bernie Smith Memorial Scholarship is presented yearly to one student from Armstrong County and one student from Indiana County, chosen from the graduating class and recommended by their high school Student Assistant Program Team.
     Eligible students are those most exemplifying the mission of the Armstrong-Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission by way of their involvement, leadership and accomplishments through their high school career.
     Bernie Smith served as an Indiana County Commissioner from 1995 to  2006 and was a member of the Armstrong-Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission Board.

 

Scholarship Applications

Click one of the links below for more information:


2017 Bernie Smith Scholarship Application

2017 Bernie Smith Scholarship Press Release

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