On March 15, 2017 our favorite person in the whole wide world was taken from us by an unexpected brain stem ruptured aneurysm. In our case, there were no signs, or were there? It has been our mission to advocate brain aneurysm with awareness and the need for research. Symptoms: sudden extremely severe headaches, blurred or double vision, loss of consciousness, sensitivity to light, nausea & vomiting, and stiff neck. In the past, we have advocated by raising funds and donations to The Bee Foundation in Philadelphia.
We have decided to give back to our family alma mater, Wyoming Area, in the form of scholarships. This is our inaugural year (2024). The Kenneth R. Bryden, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund was started by his wife, Debbie, his daughter, Danielle and his son, Kenneth III to celebrate his life and honor his legacy.
Kenny loved his family, had an outgoing, fun-loving nature, infectious laughter and a contagious smile. He was always ready for each day’s adventure and embraced life to its fullest. Ken was a 1972 graduate of Wyoming Area and earned his Eagle Scout Badge with Troop 352. He was employed as an assistant operator with the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority. He was a son, brother, husband, father, and a good friend to all who knew him. He understood the importance of having family and friends in his life. At his memorial a good friend spoke, ”You want to go out, call Ken; you want to talk to someone, call Ken; you need help with a project, call Ken; you need a truck, call Ken.” That was the man he was. He enjoyed cruising with family and friends, a good cigar, and watching his favorite football teams with a nice cold beverage.
In the words of Mr. B, “Yeah Baby!” Good luck seniors in your future endeavors.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
(Please See Wyoming Area Guidance Dept. for Applications)
- Must be a graduating senior from Wyoming Area High School. Homeschooled students are eligible to apply.
- Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited college/university, career training center, or vocational training institution as a full-time student. All majors are eligible.
- Must show demonstrated financial need.
- Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.