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Nominating counselor, Keo Oura Kounlavong-Sabath, PACAC scholarship
recipient, Acklynn Byamugisha, 2016 graduate of Harrisburg Academy,
and PACAC Scholarship Committee Member, Justin Ledesma.  Acklynn
began her freshman year at Providence College in the Fall of 2016.

The PACAC Scholarships are each a one-year non-renewable scholarship for high school seniors graduating from PACAC member high schools. This scholarship is intended to support a student's goal of continuing his or her education.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded in April 2019.  The top recipient will receive the $1,500 Scholarship in memory of one of our PACAC founding fathers, Benjamin James.  The other three recipients will receive a $1,000 Scholarship.

High school seniors will be selected based on:

  • Academic performance in a college prep curriculum
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of the first semester of senior year

The scholarship application will include:

  • PACAC Scholarship Application (completed by the student) - coming soon
  • PACAC Counselor Form (completed by the high school counselor) -coming soon
  • Transcript (Part of Counselor Form)

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Does my school need PACAC Institutional Membership?  Institutional Membership is great, but as long as at least one counselor has current 2018-2019 individual membership, then students from your school are eligible.
  • May more than one student from a high school apply?  Yes.  There is no limit to how many students from one school may apply.
  • Must students pay to apply?  No.  Students should never need to pay to apply for a scholarship.
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2016 Scholarship Recipients
Acklynn Byamugisha – Harrisburg Academy; Wormleysburg, PA
Alyssa Famalette – MMI Preparatory School; Freeland, PA
Ericka Gibson – Serra Catholic High School; McKeesport, PA
Rebekah Thompson – Bethel Park Senior HS; Bethel Park, PA  (Benjamin James Memorial Scholarship)

2017 Scholarship Recipients
Misael Vera – Chambersburg Area Senior High School; Chambersburg, PA
Christopher McDonnell – St. Joseph’s Preparatory School; Philadelphia, PA
Michelle Chau – Wyomissing Area High School; Reading, PA
Briana Barnum – Plymouth Whitemarsh High School; Plymouth Meeting, PA
Natalia Hajlasz – Allderdice High School; Pittsburgh, PA
Anthony DiAndrea - La Salle College High School; Glenside, PA  (Benjamin James Memorial Scholarship)

2018 Scholarship Recipients
Anthony Talarigo – Bald Eagle Area High School; Bellefonte, PA
Victoria Lopez – Phoenixville Area High School; Phoenixville, PA
Yacina Williams – Cristo Rey; Philadelphia, PA
Shalya Powell – East Stroudsburg HS South; East Stroudsburg, PA (Benjamin James Memorial Scholarship)


Updated: 7/9/2018