Established by the Fraternal Order of Orioles, Lehighton Nest #183, the Glenn Eisenhower Memorial Scholarship and the Eugene "Peck" Armbruster Memorial Scholarship will each provide financial assistance for higher education to students (male or female) from Carbon County who are pursuing a trade career.
The scholarships honor the memory of Glenn Eisenhower and Eugene "Peck" Armbruster, who were longtime members of the Lehighton Orioles Nest #183. Glenn, a Lehighton resident, was employed as an ironworker for Ironworkers Local 36, Easton PA for many years. Eugene worked as a foreman at Blue Ridge Pressure Castings in Lehighton. He served with the Army National Guard and with the Mahoning Township Police Department. Eugene was Past President of Lehigh Fire Company #1, Past President of The Lehighton Ambulance Assoc., and served on the Home Association of Lehighton Orioles Nest #183.
Each scholarship shall be a one-year, non-renewable $500 award granted annually to a qualified graduating high school senior (or home-schooled student who has a state-recognized graduation certificate/diploma) residing in Carbon County, PA, who is seeking to further their education in a trade career at a 2 or 4-year college, university, or trade school.
Minimum qualifications for each scholarship are:
- Desire to pursue education for a trade career
- A proven record of academic success with at least a 3.0 GPA cumulative average over the time period of two years prior to graduation
- Candidates will be asked to submit a short essay (500 words or less) to describe the most important thing they have done to help make a difference in the community
- Preference will be given to applicants with a strong track record of volunteerism and community service
- Financial need will be considered in the selection process. A copy of the expected family contribution page of the FAFSA report must be submitted with the application. The Foundation reserves the right to request the full FAFSA at i discretion.
To apply for this scholarship, please complete and submit the following form. If needed, you may save your application and return to finish it at another time.
Students should complete the application (NOT a parent or guardian). Be sure to use complete sentences and fully thought-out responses. Check your spelling and grammar.
Deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.
Students may be eligible to receive both scholarships, depending on the number and quality of applications submitted.
Contact the Carbon County Community Foundation at 610-730-2526 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.