#PhilanthropyFriday: Spotlight on Scholarship Funds

You can change a person’s life forever and honor a loved one by establishing a scholarship fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

At the Scranton Area Community Foundation, we manage numerous scholarship funds that have been established by a wide variety of individuals, corporations, and organizations. We are proud to have nearly 65 years of experience in the community and have the knowledge and experience to support you as you make choices about the nature and focus of your fund.

Scholarship funds at the Scranton Area Community Foundation cover a diverse selection of studies, schools, and recipients. Whether the scholarship encourages a specific field of study, promotes a particular school, or benefits a given type of scholar, each scholarship is unique and aims to fulfill the philanthropic aspirations of the original donor. Many donors find the creation of a scholarship fund within a community foundation the simplest and most cost-effective alternative to a private fund.

Our scholarship funds provide financial assistance to local students right here in our community!

We are pleased to announce a brand new scholarship fund established this month to honor the memory of community member Jason Evans that will provide financial assistance to an Abington Heights High School wrestler.

The Jason Evans Memorial Wrestling Scholarship Fund will provide a scholarship to a graduating senior member of the wrestling team at Abington Heights High School who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities. The scholarship fund was created to celebrate the life of Jason Evans, whose life was cut short because of a work-related accident in Luzerne County in July 2018.

Born in Scranton, Jason Evans was the son of James and Barbara Evans of Clarks Summit. He was a 1993 graduate of Abington Heights High School, attended Kutztown University, and graduated from Penn State University. He was the co-owner of Evans Roofing and worked alongside his brother. Jason was known for his love of wrestling and was a wrestling coach for many years. Most recently, he enjoyed training and coaching his nephew, Luke.

The scholarship award will be presented annually to a qualified Abington Heights senior planning to continue their education in a college, university, trade school or certificate program.

Donations to the Jason Evans Memorial Wrestling Scholarship Fund can be made online at or by check made payable to the Scranton Area Community Foundation including “Jason Evans Memorial Wrestling Scholarship Fund” in the memo line.

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For more information on the Jason Evans Memorial Wrestling Scholarship Fund or to establish your own Scholarship Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation, please contact us today.


Photo: From left to right: James and Barbara Evans, parents of Jason Evans; Luke Evans, nephew of Jason Evans; Laura Ducceschi, Scranton Area Community Foundation President and CEO.