Altoona Catholic and Johnstown Catholic Classes of 1960 Create Scholarships

 

Independent of, and unbeknownst to one another, both classes of 1960 of each high-school (now Bishop Guilfoyle and Bishop McCort Catholic High Schools) have created scholarships.  This past summer each class had reunions and associated activities in their respective towns.  Both classes thought scholarships would be a great way to honor and say thank you to their respective schools.  They chose the Independent Catholic Foundation to create a permanent endowment with distributions to be used to provide assistance to students entering or continuing to attend each high school.  The scholarship stipulates that the recipients of this scholarship shall demonstrate financial need, have attended a Catholic grade school or is a member of a catholic Parish and be academically strong.   The scholarships distributed from the fund each year shall be given in honor of the class of 1960 from each school.  These scholarships were created through donations from the members of each class of 1960 participating in their 50th Class Reunion and associated activities.  They both chose to create endowment funds that will provide an everlasting sign of their dedication to their alma mater and a desire to help students receive the same superior education they received fifty years earlier.