Stroudsburg student wins House of Representatives scholarship

HARRISBURG, May 3 – Stroudsburg High School student Brendan Zambrano is one of two winners of the 2018-19 Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship, announced state Rep. Maureen Madden.

“As a former college professor, it’s exciting when I hear about students who are furthering their education after high school, whether that be through a four-year institution, community college or other technical training opportunities. It’s wonderful to learn that one of our local students was chosen for a scholarship that is open to applicants across the state,” Madden said.

Zambrano, of Stroudsburg, plans to attend Temple University in the fall.

He will receive a four-year scholarship valued at one semester of tuition at Shippensburg University, as stipulated by members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives when the scholarship was established.

Madden said no taxpayer dollars are used to fund the scholarship.

The program is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school as a full-time student. Students must have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school in order to be eligible for a scholarship. Other factors taken into consideration for the awards are a student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need.

The scholarship program is administered through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities. The Office of the Chief Clerk of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives assists in facilitating the scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded through an independent panel of judges chosen by the foundation.

The other winner is Jennifer Boch of Folcroft, who attends The Christian Academy.