Upper Merion Township, Valley Forge Casino Team Up to Award $152K in Grants, Scholarships

Upper Merion High School graduate Wendy Bae, recipient of the Ron G. Wagenmann $5,000 Scholarship, will attend MIT. Photo courtesy of the Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch.

It was time for celebration at the Board of Community Assistance Awards Ceremony in Upper Merion, as officials from Upper Merion Township and the Valley Forge Casino Resort presented 65 grants and scholarships, writes Justin Heinze for the Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch.

The Upper Merion Board of Supervisors and Valley Forge Casino Resort established the Board of Community Assistance to provide grants for organizations that serve the residents and community of Upper Merion. It also awards scholarships to high school seniors from Upper Merion Township looking to continue their education.

During the recent event at the casino, the Board awarded 40 grants and 25 scholarships totaling $152,273.64.

Among those present at the ceremony were BCA Chairman Michael Bowman, BCA Vice Chairperson Lydia Dan-Sardinas, Supervisor Liaison Greg Waks, and Valley Forge Casino Resort President and CEO Jim Rigot.

Wendy Bae, who recently graduated from Upper Merion High School, was awarded the Ron G. Wagenmann $5,000 Scholarship to help with her studies when she goes to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall.

Read more about the grants and scholarships at the Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch by clicking here.