The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance of continuing education and life-long learning. For 2020 we offered 2 scholarships to eligible students. NEW this year is our Trades Scholarship, in addition to our Academic Scholarship. The Trade Scholarship is designed for a local high school student from one of our area’s vocational programs. The WCCCC Trades Scholarship will assist students attending a vocational-technical school and who will pursue a trade degree/certificate. We will continue to work on building pathways for our youth and hope you will join us in congratulating the 2020 recipients:
The Chamber's Academic Scholarship was awarded to Coatesville graduate Stephanie Gonzales Rojas. The scholarship committee selected Hayley Koller of Octorara Highschool and TCHS Pennocks Bridge as the Trade Scholarship recipient.
Stephanie is a Coatesville Area High School Senior who has consistently challenged herself and taken the initiative to progress forward in her journey of education and career pathway. She came to Coatesville from Mexico at eight years old and walked into a classroom without being able to speak or understand English. Stephanie harnessed her desire to excel and progressed quickly with her English skills. This dedication led her to succeed not only in challenging honors courses but also an honoree in the National Honor Society. Stephanie will be attending Neumann University in the fall to pursue a degree in biology with the final goal of medical school.
Hayley Koller of Octorara Highschool and TCHS Pennocks Bridge, studied veterinary sciences which inspired her to continue pursuing this field of study, in which she will attend Wilson College, Veterinary Medical Technology Program next fall. During her highschool years, Hayley was actively engaged in the FFA where she was the Chapter Sentinel. She also participated in Skills USA, the National Technical Honors Society, the Lions Club and student council.
Congratulations Stephanie and Hayley!