Join us on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for Cedar Park Neighbors' annual Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship fundraiser to support local West Philadelphia young adults pursuing higher education and socialize with your community. We will have music, food, and drink at the event at Dock Street Brewery.
Cedar Park Neighbors (CPN) has supported a scholarship fund for Cedar Park residents who are continuing their education upon graduation from high school. Recently, we were gently corrected that the Scholarship committee was created in 1989, making this year our 30th Year Anniversary of scholarship awards. Please help us celebrate three decades of neighborhood scholarships!
In 2015, CPN named the Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor our visionary neighbor who founded the scholarship program. In three decades, the fund has supported 169 scholarships for 81 of our young neighbors. CPN is very proud of this program because of the distinctive type of support it provides in the form of renewable awards, social events, and mentorship and support throughout the school year. The 2018 annual scholarship event raised more than $12,750 to provide scholarships for 12 neighborhood students pursuing post-secondary education at places like the Community College of Philadelphia, Widener University, Oberlin College.
CPN scholarships help neighborhood students pursue an astonishing array of college activities. Déanna Clarke-Campbell’s studies at Boston University have taken her around the world: she is currently studying abroad in Singapore. With the support of a CPN scholarship, Lindsey Farrell has been able to reduce her student loan costs in her sophomore year at Temple, which has allowed her to focus more on her studies and further expand her service activities. Last semester, Ainy’e Clarke celebrated making the Dean’s List at Rosemont College. This spring, she and Danielle Little, a senior at DePaul University, are looking forward to another achievement: graduation!
With support from neighbors like you, we can continue to expand in our support for local students!
Please email us with any questions.
P.S. As we make preparations to recognize and celebrate the scholarship committee’s 30th Year Anniversary, we would very much like to reconnect with past scholarship recipients! If you are in touch with any, please ask them to email us!