2018 Copp Scholarship Awarded

10 Tioga County students awarded $76,000 in scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 16, 2018

WELLSBORO, PA. – Ten Tioga County students have been named recipients of scholarships from the William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust. The 2018 awards totaled $76,000. The Scholarship Committee hosted a luncheon for the recipients and their parents at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro, PA.

The 2018 recipients include:

  • Sarah Alexander, daughter of Roger and Cathleen Alexander of Liberty, PA, is a graduate of North Penn-Liberty Jr./Sr. High School. She plans to attend Penn State University, majoring in Animal Science.
  • Kailyn Carr, daughter of Michael and Kelly Carr of Tioga, PA, is a graduate of Williamson High School. She plans to attend Bucknell University, majoring in Animal Behavior/Biology.
  • Taylor Hemenway, daughter of Allyn and Deborah Hemenway of Wellsboro, PA, is a graduate of Wellsboro Area High School and has been attending Alfred State College, earning an Associate’s degree in Business Agriculture. She’s planning to continue at Alfred State College to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Management.
  • Kailyn Judlin, daughter of Jack and Susan Judlin of Wellsboro, PA, is a graduate of Wellsboro Area High School and plans to attend Penn State University Altoona, majoring in Animal Science
  • Curtis Lichty, son of David and Ann Lichty of Covington, PA, is a graduate of North Penn – Mansfield Jr./Sr. High School. He plans to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology majoring in Diesel Mechanics & Allison Transmission.
  • Jonathan Nelson, son of Thomas and Lori Nelson of Liberty, PA, is a graduate of North Penn-Liberty Jr./Sr. High School. He plans to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology majoring in Forest Technology.
  • Colin Schmouder, son of Lon and Kathryn Schmouder of Liberty, PA, is a graduate of North Penn-Liberty Jr./Sr. High School. He plans to attend the Pennsylvania College of Technology majoring in Forest Technology.
  • Mikel Shabloski, daughter of Randal Shabloski and Jennifer Caforio of Wellsboro PA, is a graduate of Wellsboro Area High School and plans to attend Penn State Altoona majoring in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.
  • August Swimley, son of Thomas and Erin Swimley of Knoxville, PA, is a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School and plans to attend Mansfield University majoring in Environmental Biology.
  • Brynn Williams, daughter of Boyd and Denice Willaims of Westfield, PA, is a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School and plans to attend Delaware Valley University majoring in Agribusiness.

The Copp trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Graydon S. Copp, who died July 7, 2002. He and his brother, William Bowen Copp, operated a farm in Charleston and Covington Townships in Tioga County.

“Graydon’s generosity will continue for a long time, as Graydon’s intent for this trust is to provide scholarships to well-deserving Tioga County, PA high school seniors who pursue high education in an agricultural field,” said Deborah Scott, Citizens & Northern Bank Executive Vice President and Trust Officer. The agriculture field has a broad spectrum of possibilities and might include education in the field of animal sciences, agricultural business management, bio-resource, crop and soil science, fisheries and wildlife, food science and technology and general agriculture to name a few.

The scholarship recipients were chosen by the Scholarship Committee, which consists of the Trustee and the superintendents from each school district in Tioga County. The Committee determines the number of recipients and amounts awarded annually. The scholarship awards may be used to help pay tuition, books and room and board charges. Citizens & Northern Bank as Trustee invests and manages the funds in the account and administrates the scholarship application and distribution process.

Applicants for the scholarship are sought each year, with the deadline being April 15th annually. Applicants must be high school seniors accepted to accredited colleges or universities in programs leading to degrees in curriculums directly related to agriculture. In addition, applications must have grade point averages of at least 2.0, have financial need and must have been Tioga County, PA residents for at least six months.

For more information on this scholarship or to obtain an application, interested students should contact Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group at 1-800-487-8784 or their high school guidance counselor.

The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Canisteo. The division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.

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