The McKean County Community Foundation (MCCF) is pleased to have awarded $31,225 in scholarships to the Kane Area High School Class of 2022 graduating seniors. The Community Foundation makes it easy for individuals, businesses, and organizations to establish a scholarship fund. By establishing a uniquely-named scholarship, donors have the ability to designate eligibility requirements including education level, the field of study, geographic area, etc. Many scholarships are established to honor parents, a family member, or someone who influenced your life.

MCCF currently administers 42 scholarships that are distributed to students throughout McKean County. Congratulations to the students who received scholarships from the funds designated for KAHS seniors. The following scholarships were awarded in 2022: ARG Employee Scholarship, Jonathon Mishic $500 & Justin Mishic $500; Cinderella’s Closet of Kane Scholarship, Jenny Crowley $1000; Chuck Daly Memorial Scholarship, Joshua Greville $1000 & Sadie Walter $1000; Kane Day School Memorial Scholarship, Sadie Walter $500; Hannold Family Memorial Scholarship, Jack Bell $500 & Kaylee Walker $1000; Joanna C. Fecek Memorial Scholarship (Kane CD of A), Sadie Walter $350; Thomas E. Frair Scholarship, Ian Dynda $500 & Samantha Hulings $500; Gentilman Family “In the Game” Award, Abigail Anderson $4000; Gentilman Family “STEM” Award, Jonathan Mishic $4000; Jerry and Nancy Haberberger Memorial Scholarship, Avery Bechakas $500; Scott M. Hickey Memorial Scholarship, Harley Morris $500; Diana J. Hulings Memorial Scholarship, Joshua Stewart $675; Ellen Marie Hulings Memorial Nursing Scholarship, Joshua Stewart $500; John and Donna Hulings Memorial Scholarship, Samantha Hulings $650 & Sadie Walter $650; Steve Jerman Memorial Scholarship, Joshua Stewart $1125; The Jeff and Shelli Johnson Memorial Scholarship, Jacob Costanzo $500; Sashy and Gladys Kane Perpetual Scholarship, Mason Milliron $1000 & Sadie Walter $1000; Gary Meckley Scholarship, Jack Bell $1000 & Joshua Greville $1000; Paul Robert and Frieda Roberta Calkins Rolfe Scholarship, Madison Stahli $4000; Carrie Sauers Memorial Scholarship, Abigail Anderson $500; Tristan Sauers Memorial Scholarship, Mason Milliron $575; Pastor Craig Smith Memorial Scholarship, Serrena Conklin $700; Joe Stanko Memorial Scholarship, Andrew Jekielek $1000; Verna Wooditch Memorial Scholarship, Jonathon Mishic $500. For a complete list of all scholarship winners in McKean County visit the Foundation website at

MCCF provides the administrative and investment management services that make it easy for donors to accomplish their charitable wishes by establishing donor advised, scholarship, and other types of funds at the Foundation.

The Community Foundation of the Northern Alleghenies is the parent company of the McKean County Community Foundation and the Elk County Community Foundation. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation at 844-238-2289.

PHOTO:  Lieutenant Colonel Victor and 2nd Lieutenant Elinor Cairns Gentilman. Two scholarships were awarded this year by the newly established Gentilman Family Scholarship Fund. The fund was started by the family and friends of Victor and Elinor Cairns Gentilman in their memory. Both were WWII veterans and life-long educators who taught, created, and organized educational programs in the Kane community for many years. Scholarships awarded in 2022 were the Gentilman Family “In the Game” Award, Abigail Anderson $4000; and the Gentilman Family “STEM” Award, Jonathan Mishic $4000.