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Six Tioga Students Earn Copp Scholarships

Posted Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:38 | Filed under C&N News

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Copp Scholarship’s 2012 recipients were honored at a luncheon at the Penn Wells Hotel. Pictured are, left to right, Michael G. Charles, CPA, VP and Tax Officer with the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group (T&FMG), Recipient Garrett C. Webster, Wellsboro Area School District Superintendent Chris Morral, Recipient Derik Remley, Southern Tioga School District Superintendent Keith Yarger, Recipient Kyle Eisenhardt and Brian J. Tevlin, CTFA, CFP ®, AVP & Trust Officer with the T&FMG. Absent from the photo were Northern Tioga School District Superintendent Dr. Timothy Bowers and recipients Shawn Seeley, Michaleia Mead and Raina Rogers.

WELLSBORO, PA – Six Tioga County students have been named recipients of scholarships from the William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust. The 2012 awards totaled $73,480.00.

The Scholarship Committee hosted a luncheon for scholarship recipients and their parents at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro.

The 2012 recipients include:

  • Kyle John Allen Eisenhardt, son of Jack and Jenny Eisenhardt of Liberty. A graduate of Liberty Junior-Senior High School, he plans to attend Penn State in Dubois majoring in wildlife and fisheries sciences.
  • Michaleia Mead, daughter of Charles and Amy Mead of Westfield. A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she plans to attend Penn State University majoring in wildlife and fisheries sciences.
  • Derik Remley, son of Drew and Lisa Remley of Roaring Branch. A graduate of Liberty Junior-Senior High School, he plans to attend Penn State University at Hazelton majoring in agricultural sciences.
  • Raina Rogers, daughter of Seth and Bonnie Rogers of Wellsboro. A graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, she plans to attend Alfred State College studying veterinary technology.
  • Shawn Seeley, son of Henry and Bobby Seeley of Westfield. A graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, he plans to attend Penn State University in Altoona majoring in wildlife and fisheries sciences.
  • Garrett C. Webster, son of Tim and Karen Webster of Wellsboro. A graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, he plans to attend Penn State University at Altoona majoring in animal sciences.

The Copp trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Graydon S. Copp, who died July 7, 2002.He and his brother, William Bowen Copp, operated a farm in Charleston and Covington Townships in Tioga County.

“Graydon’s generosity will continue for a long time, as Graydon’s intent for this trust is to provide scholarships to well-deserving Tioga County, PA high school seniors who pursue higher education in an agricultural field,”said Deborah Scott, Citizens & Northern Bank Executive Vice President and Trust Officer.

Scott said the field has a broad spectrum of possibilities and might include education in the field of animal sciences, agricultural business management, bioresource, crop and soil science, fisheries and wildlife, food science and technology and general agriculture to name a few.

The scholarship recipients were chosen by the trust’s Scholarship Committee, which consists of the Trustee, Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group, and the superintendents from each school district in Tioga County.The Committee determines the number of recipients and amounts awarded annually.The scholarship awards may be used to help pay tuition, books and room and board charges.

Applicants for the scholarship are sought each year, with the deadline being April 15th annually.Applicants must be high school seniors accepted to accredited colleges or universities in programs leading to degrees in curriculums directly related to agriculture.In addition, applicants must have grade point averages of at least 2.0, have financial need and must have been Tioga County, PA residents for at least six months.

For more information on this scholarship or to obtain an application, interested students should contact Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group at 1-800-487-8784 or their high school guidance counselor.

The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Emporium, in Pennsylvania and Canisteo in New York. The division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.