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SCRANTON AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2018 JAMES F. SWIFT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the James F. Swift Scholarship!

Eighteen students from eleven different high schools in the area have been awarded a prestigious scholarship through the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, which provides $4,000 per year for each recipient for up to four years.

The James F. Swift Scholarship Fund was created in 2002 by Mr. Swift through a gift to the Scranton Area Community Foundation to provide support for higher education for students graduating from high schools in Lackawanna County. Following Mr. Swift’s death in 2006, the Scranton Area Community Foundation gratefully received an unanticipated and significant gift from his estate to the scholarship fund which has allowed a great number of students from Lackawanna County the opportunity to pursue their academic and professional goals through higher education.

The scholarship aims to provide an ongoing stream of matriculation at Lackawanna County colleges and universities. It is the goal of the Scranton Area Community Foundation to award 75% of the scholarships to students who plan to attend institutions of higher learning in our area.

For more information on the Scranton Area Community Foundation and the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund, please contact Brittany Pagnotti, Communications Manager of the Scranton Area Community Foundation at 570-347-6203.