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Congratulations to the 2016 Bob O’Connor Foundation Community Service Scholarship Recipients!

  1. Habiba Sekondo (Taylor Allderdice): Habiba is a somalian immigrant from Kenya who came to the states to escape war. She volunteers at White Hall Public Library and plans after-school activities for children. She as also a part of Arsenal Park Clean-up.

  2. Melanie Long (Oakland Catholic): Melanie is a member of the National Honor Society and helps to tutor other students at school. She volunteers at Bethlehem Haven Women’s Shelter and also Pittsburgh Food Bank. She has helped with the Power of Packing Program. She was part of a mission trip to Washington DC during Holy Week with the Boys and Girls Club.
  3.  Jordyn Gilliard (Pittsburgh Obama Academy): Jordyn volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House and at local food banks, helping pack and distribute food. She has been part of Lott Carey Foreign Missions. Operation in as much community blitz around 9/11. Volunteers at the men’s shelter.
  4.  Brittany Puzauski (Our Lady of Sacred Heart): Brittany has participated in Vacation Bible School. She has run in the Lupus Foundation’s Lupus Loop and American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. She is part of the National Honor Society at school and tutors students with Dyslexia. She has been a part of Adopt-a-Highway clean ups. She volunteers at the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and the McGuire Home. She has also participated in Coups for Troops.

The Bob O’Connor Foundation Community Service Scholarship

This scholarship honors the commitment to community service that exemplified the life and legacy of the late Mayor Bob O’Connor.

AWARDS: 5 awards of $1,000.00 each will be given to qualifying students.

Scholarships are open to all seniors who will graduate in 2017 and who have demonstrated a commitment to community service through volunteerism and the responsibility for others.

Click here for application details.