2017 "Words to Be Heard" Scholarship Winners

Words to Be Heard

Meet Our 2017 Scholarship Winners

We're always impressed with the creativity and thoughtfulness of all of the scholarship entries, and this year was no different. We reviewed over 150 wonderful entries, and our outside panel of community judges helped us vote on our three 2017 "Words to Be Heard" Scholarship winners.

It was clear that so many of our applicants worked extremely hard on their entries and created projects with a lot of personal meaning. Thank you to all our applicants - your hard work did not go unnoticed.

Congratulations our scholarship winners. Please check back this week for links to learn more about each winner and their submission.

2017 Scholarship Winners

Carrie Smith
Indiana Area Senior High School
Indiana County
"On the Road" board game
$10,000 Scholarship

Mehrnaz Tiv
North Allegheny High School
Allegheny County
$5,000 Scholarship


Zhiere Patmon
Washington High School
Washington County
$2,500 Scholarship

More About Our "Words to Be Heard" Scholarship Program

The "Words to Be Heard" Scholarship Program was open to high school seniors in cities served by the firm, including Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Altoona, Bedford, New Paris, Everett, Loysburg, Saxton, Bellwood, Claysburg, Hollidaysburg, Martinsburg, Tyrone, Williamsburg, Nanty Glo, Patton, Ebensburg, Sidman, Northern Cambria, Cresson, Portage, Wingate, Bellefonte, Spring Mills, State College, Clearfield, Curwensville, DuBois, Flinton, Westover, Houtzdale, Philipsburg, Morrisdale, McConnellsburg, Waterfall, Warfordsburg, Huntingdon, Alexandria, Mount Union, Three Springs, Belleville, Lewistown, Erie, Corry, Fairview, Waterford, Edinboro, Girard, Harborcreek, North East, Albion, and Union City.