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The Joseph A. Moran Scholarship Fund

The Joseph A. Moran Scholarship Fund2024-04-10T12:44:25-04:00

This scholarship, established by friends, family, and many former students of Joseph A. Moran, recognizes and honors Joe’s many decades of service to the youth of our community.  Joseph A. Moran is a respected educator, admired coach and distinguished public servant. He served the students and community of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District for more than 30 years beginning in 1960 as a physics teacher at Coughlin High School. He moved into administration in the late 70’s as Athletic Director and became Assistant Principal at Coughlin in 1982. He retired from the District as Principal at G.A.R. High School in 1999.  Throughout his career in education, Joe was actively involved in athletics, serving for several years and winning multiple championships as the head coach of the football and track programs at Coughlin. As a teacher and administrator, he fostered achievement in his students and peers while creating innovative academic programs that benefit students of the District to this day. His service to helping others continues to this day and this scholarship honors and sustains that fine tradition. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student-athlete graduating from Wilkes-Barre Area High School, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be a graduating senior of Wilkes-Barre Area High School, Wilkes-Barre, PA;
  2. Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited college/university, career training center, or vocational training institution as a full-time student;
  3. Must have been a participant in football and at least one other varsity sport each year during the past three years;
  4. Must have maintained a minimum 2.75 GPA throughout junior and senior years;
  5. Must have demonstrated service to school and/or community;
  6. Must have demonstrated leadership qualities on a team, in the classroom and/or in the community;
  7. Must be a good school student and community citizen;
  8. Must show demonstrated financial need.
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