Luddy Scholarship applications available

The Monsignor Joseph M. Luddy Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for its annual awards. The following criteria will be utilized in the selection process:

– Applicants must be current or former residents of Blair County.

– Financial need, established scholastic achievement and faculty recommendations will be considered.

– Attendance or acceptance into a graduate education program in the fields of social work or the Roman Catholic priesthood. The social work program must be accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the priesthood-training program must be sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church.

Application forms are available at colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Students may also obtain an application by contacting the Monsignor Joseph M. Luddy Scholarship Foundation, c/o The Greater Altoona Jewish Federation, 1308 17th St., Altoona, PA 16601, call 515-1182 or email altoona

fed@gmail.com. The deadline to submit applications and transcripts is May 1; the announcement of the award will be made in July.

The foundation was established as a memorial to Monsignor Luddy’s work in the fields of social services and the Roman Catholic priesthood. He was serving as the director of Catholic Social Service for the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese as well as chaplain at Garvey Manor at the time of his death in 1984.

The intent of the foundation is to offer an annual scholarship award. Individuals, fraternal and civic organizations who wish to donate to the foundation can send tax-deductible contributions to the Monsignor Joseph M. Luddy Scholarship Foundation, c/o The Greater Altoona Jewish Federation, 1308 17th St., Altoona, PA 16601.

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