Scholarship & Grant Announcements Leadership Lackawanna Receives Grant from PPL Foundation Leadership Lackawanna is pleased to announce it has received a $1,000 sustaining grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will be used in support of various programming efforts and to help offset operational expenses. It also compliments the organization’s mission of enhancing the skills and knowledge of the area’s emerging professionals through premier leadership development programs enabling them to better serve their organizations and communities. The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. There were nearly 300 applications requesting funding during this highly competitive grant cycle. “PPL is committed to improving the communities where our customers and employees live and work,” said Alana Roberts, PPL Electric Utilities regional affairs director. “Leadership Lackawanna does a fantastic job providing training to emerging leaders in the region. “ 8 • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lackawanna Awards Scholarships Each year, Leadership Lackawanna awards scholarships to qualiﬁ ed candidates who need assistance paying tuition. Typically, these funds are set aside for individuals from non- proﬁ t organizations or who are sole proprietors. Due to the generosity of past donors, different scholarship funds have been established and continue to make a signiﬁ cant impact in our community each year. The scholarship recipients for the Core Program Class of 2018- 2019 are as follows: • E.T. Hunter of Solar Plus received the William W. and Mary L. Scranton Scholarship. • Jim Kuzmak of Sanoﬁ Pasteur received the H. Leigh Woehling Scholarship. • Jennifer Mackey of St. Joseph’s Center received the William Rinaldi Scholarship. • Michelle McMaster of Fidelity Bank received the Karen O’Connell Welles Scholarship. • Neil Prisco of WVIA Public Media received the H. Leigh Woehling Scholarship. • Jaka Wescott of the Ronald McDonald House received both the Margaret Briggs Scholarship and the Government Leadership Award Fund of the Scranton Area Foundation.