Our Partners


 “Our Partners” are scholarships that are funded through a Partner Committee, but these scholarships are issued through the Foundation. 

Gillespie Foundation for Alumni 
Application Required: Yes
1. H.G. Gillespie Foundation 2020 Alumni Scholarship Application
2. Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Scholarship Amount:  Varies year-to-year
Number of Recipients: Varies year-to-year

2018 Recipients: Mallory Smail (Penn State Behrend), Steven Shinn (Penn State Behrend), Bria Kelly (Washington and Lee University), Dylan Mitchell (Penn State Behrend), Emily Tworek (University of Rochester), Olivia Ward (West Virginia University), Ryan Polaski (Slippery Rock University), Cody Gould Baldwin (Wallace University), Emily Beddick (Edinboro University of Pennsylvania), Adrian Arnt (Thomas Jefferson University), Paul Jones (Penn State Behrend), Mackenzie Mountain (Slippery Rock University), Annalisa Bankes (Cornerstone University), Max Nudi (Berklee College of Music), Maryah Glover (Rochester Institute of Technology), Michael Hess (Grove City College), Samantha Laughlin (Duquesne University), Jacob Triola (Ithaca College), Alison Stawicki (Bowling Green State University), Cody Concoby (Penn State Behrend), Samantha Shields (Penn State Behrend), Ian Parker (Case Western Reserve University), Amanda DiLoreto (Allegheny College), Sydney Shadeck (Penn State Behrend), and Michael Allison (Clarion University).
Description: The H.G. Gillespie Foundation provides financial assistance to General McLane School District graduates who have attained at least third year standing in post secondary educational institutions.  To be eligible, a GM graduate must have obtained third year standing at a post-secondary institution by June 1, 2018. Second year students that anticipate third year standing by June 1st should apply. GM graduates that have been awarded the H.G. Gillespie scholarship in previous years are not eligible. Awards will reflect primarily the applicants’ character, citizenship, and probable contributions to the futures of their communities. Race, gender, religious convictions, and quality of academic achievement will not serve as criteria for awards.

Thomas McGinty – Patrick Connelly Scholarship Fund

Application Required: No – Recipient Chose by Guidance
Number of Recipients: 
2019 Winners:
Claire Campbell and Tyler Massey
The Thomas McGinty – Patrick Connelly Scholarship will be given annually to a student that is there to assist at any given time to help another student, teacher or visitor in time of need.  The receiver should have the characteristics of a go getter that may not always succeed but is willing to go the extra mile to try.

Tom was a local behavioral counselor that shared his love for life by depicting the interests, goals, achievements, blunders and bad habits of family members and friends as the character in his newspaper cartoon, pollywog pond.

Pat worked as Custodial and Maintenance Manager (Servicemaster) for General McLane and was an announcer for some sporting events. 

Tom and Pat were the best of friends growing up and later in life.  Always willing to help anyone in need, whether it be with a project or just to provide some advice. These two friends left us early but their hearts are still with us continuing to help those in need.