Welcome to Penn Wood Foundation, Inc.
The Penn Wood Foundation is an independent, community-based organization formed to assist children of the William Penn School District and their families. The major goal of the Foundation is to enrich opportunities for the social and academic growth of students in the District’s six boroughs (Aldan, Colwyn, Darby, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, and Yeadon) to provide equity of opportunity and academic excellence. Click here to Donate!
Scholarships Available to Seniors
Penn Wood Foundation Scholarship
These scholarships will be presented to four graduating seniors in 2023. Applicant must be cleared for graduation by a guidance counselor. Applicant must be pursuing higher education at a certified college, university, technical school or military service. Scholarship funds must be used by or before February 2024 or the award/balance will be forfeited. Applicant must submit an essay answering the following:
- Based on your experience within the William Penn School District and taking into consideration your personal and educational goals, how would you envision yourself helping a student in a similar position in 5-10 years? What programs would you implement? What initiatives would you support? How would you get involved to help students achieve their goals and succeed?
Penn Wood Foundation Vito C. Macri Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is being funded by the Macri Family. This scholarship is being awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates the following characteristics: hard-working, ability to overcome hardship, helpful to family and friends, and is pursuing continued education in any trade, photography or technology. The scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 for higher education expenses and access to the Macri family’s life experiences, education, armed services background and professional connections to provide mentoring, if the recipient so chooses.
Penn Wood Foundation Thomas and Jane Clark Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is being funded by Domenick Macri who was a close friend of Thomas and Jane Clark. Mr. Macri credits Tom and Jane with pushing him to think beyond his station in life, abilities and set higher expectations for himself while providing encouragement and support throughout his educational journey. The scholarship recipient will receive $500 for higher education expenses and access to Mr. Macri’s life experience, education, work experience and professional connections to provide mentoring, if the recipient so chooses.
Penn Wood Foundation Julian V. Falana Business Scholarship
Given by Julian Falana, a business teacher at Penn Wood High School. This scholarship is presented to a graduating senior who has taken either Business Law or Entrepreneurship, and has achieved an 80 average or higher in either course and is looking to pursue continued education in business, implement a business plan submitted in class, and/or invest the funds.