Stella Jedrziewski Wawrynovic Scholarship Fund

Supporting post-secondary education for students in Clearfield and Philipsburg-Osceola School Districts

Story of Fund

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Stella Jedrziewski Wawrynovic was born in Osceola Mills, the third of ten siblings. After graduating from Osceola Mills High School in 1936, Stella attended Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing in Philadelphia. She became a registered nurse and worked there until 1949. Stella also served in the US Army Nurse Corp during World War II. She and her husband, Frank, owned and operated Utilities Forestry Service in Clearfield for over 30 years. They had three children, all of whom died at a young age from various illnesses.  As a result the couple directly assisted more than 50 area students with post-secondary educations; scholarships were also established in their memory at Penn State. 

Stella was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church of Clearfield, the Catholic Daughters of America Clearfield Court, and the Rosary and Altar Society, as well as the Jefferson Nurses' Alumni Association of Philadelphia, the Clearfield American Legion Post No. 6, and the Easter Seal Society of Clearfield County. Her commitment to this community will live on through the many scholarships that this fund will support for students in the Clearfield and Philipsburg-Osceola school districts.

How Does it Help?

Stella was very much aware that education made a great impact on her life and the life of her siblings. She would be pleased to know that the fruits of her labor will benefit many students in the years to come.

The Stella Jedrziewski Wawrynovic Scholarship Fund will support a total of eight scholarships, divided evenly between the Clearfield and Philipsburg-Osceola school districts. They will be for the valedictorian and salutatorian of each district to attend a four-year college or university (or, if the student does not have college plans, then the student with the next highest GPA and college plans). The other scholarships will go to a the female and male student with the highest GPA in each district who has trade or technology school plans.

Fund Size
Education & Lifelong Learning