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John H. Engelhardt Memorial Scholarship

The John H. Engelhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 in honor of Mr. John Engelhardt (“Mr. E”), who was a beloved teacher at Highland Elementary School for 35 years.

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Mr. John H. Engelhardt
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Jo Engelhardt with Mr. E.'s Buddy Bench at Highland

On the one-year anniversary of his passing, John's wife, Josephine (“Jo”), who was also a teacher in Abington Schools for decades, announced the creation of the scholarship for Abington Senior High School graduates who attended Highland Elementary. Special focus is given to students who have a financial need and/or those who have an interest in pursuing a future in Education. Recipients—who are selected by Mrs. Engelhardt and members of the Abington Senior High School Counseling Department—are awarded money to put toward the cost of tuition, room and board, technology, books, or any other school-related expenses.

With generous donations from Mrs. Engelhardt; family, friends, and former colleagues of John Engelhardt, and The Forst Foundation, the John H. Engelhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund has grown to $35,000. 


To learn more about the Engelhardt Scholarship, the Forst Foundation and their recent gift, please check out the media release link below. Also, if you would like to make a donation to honor the legacy of Mr. E. and support Abington students, please click on the yellow "Donate" button below. 

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AEF Board Chair Christine Strange and Jo Engelhardt receiving Forst Foundation donation from John Gallagher with Lincoln Investment.

ASD Superintendent Jeff Fecher, Erin Zimmerman, Christine Strange,

Jo Engelhardt, and John Gallagher.

John H. Engelhardt Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Lauren Everitt

2023 Scholarship Recipient

Grace Stancavage

2021 Scholarship Recipient

Samantha Thomas

2022 Scholarship Recipient

Ethan Kovnat

2020 Scholarship Recipient

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Samantha Thomas receiving Engelhardt Scholarship from Principal Berrios
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