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Cornwall Manor Awards Scholarships

Aug. 03, 2017
Ary’Anna Ortolaza (left) stands with President Steve Hassinger after receiving her Weik Scholarship. Jesse Cruz is not pictured.

Cornwall Manor’s Ralph L. Weik Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to Cornwall Manor employees and their families, awarded two scholarships during an August reception held on the Buckingham Mansion Porch.

The Weik Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 and honors the memory of Ralph L. Weik, a dedicated maintenance employee with 27 years of service.

The scholarship recipients are:

Ary’Anna Ortolaza, Lebanon, will be a freshman at Lock Haven University and is undeclared. She works as a food service aide in the Health Center. Ary’Anna’s mother, Michey Ortolaza, is an LPN Unit Manager in the Health Center.

Jesse Cruz, Lebanon, will be a freshman at Penn State University and is pursuing pre-med. Jesse’s mother, Caroline Cruz, is an RN in the Health Center.

This year marks the 26th Anniversary of the Scholarship Fund and each recipient was awarded a $2,500 scholarship. The Weik Scholarship Fund has provided over 100 scholarships, totaling almost $50,000, for Cornwall Manor employees or their spouses and dependents to assist them with post-secondary education.

Employees and residents participate in annual fund raisers to help build this fund. Thanks to the gifts from residents and employees, the Scholarship Fund contains $96,000.