WISE Women presents scholarships

Courtesy photo Taking part in a scholarship presentation from WISE Women of Blair County are (from left): Lisa Merschiltz, WISE Women vice president and scholarship committee chairwoman; Mary Anne Cowfer, Annette Thompson and Tracie Cobb Irvin, scholarship recipients; Florence Shuss, WISE Women secretary and scholarship committee member; and Laura Burke, scholarship committee member.

WISE Women of Blair County has announced the scholarship winners for the fall 2016 term.

These scholarships are available to women residents of Blair County 21 years of age and older who have overcome adversity

in their lives and are pursuing post-secondary education.

WISE stands for Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment.

A total of $12,000 was awarded to the following women:

n Tracie Cobb Irvin, a student in the bachelor of science degree program for veterinary and biomedical sciences major at Penn State Altoona.

n Mary Anne Cowfer, a student in the bachelor of science degree program for psychology at Saint Francis University, Loretto.

n Annette Thompson, a student in the associate of science degree program for business management at Penn Highlands Community College.

To obtain an application packet, visit www.wise


For further information, email wisewomenofblair