On June 16, during a luncheon celebration, the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation awarded scholarships to five high-achieving college-bound students who are involved in their communities and value Pittsburgh’s history, architecture and landscape design. PHLF received 47 applications this year and was able to award five scholarships, thanks to the continuing support of the Brashear Family Named Fund at PHLF and generous donations from others.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS—From left: Louise Sturgess, from PHLF; Anna M. Murnane, Stephen Karas, Eric C. Wise, Victoria N. Lewis, Candice L. Thornton and Herman Reid, from PHLF.

“Each year the Landmarks Scholarship Committee looks forward to reviewing all the applications,” said David Brashear, founder and chair of PHLF’s Scholarship Committee. “This program helps us connect with young people who share our values and who we believe will contribute to Pittsburgh during their lifetime.”

The five scholarship recipients are Stephen R. Karas of Schenley High School, who will attend Penn State University to study mechanical engineering; Victoria N. Lewis of Woodland Hills High School, who will attend Howard University to study architecture; Anna M. Murnane of Woodland Hills High School, who will attend Syracuse University to study architecture; Candice L. Thornton of Sto-Rox High School, who will attend the College of Wooster to study chemistry and archaeology and Eric C. Wise of South Fayette High School, who will attend Carnegie Mellon University to study mechanical and biomedical engineering. Each scholarship is for book and tuition expenses only, and has a maximum value of $4,000. It is made payable to the recipient’s college or university over a four-year period.

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