Catherine Ye Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supporting Scholarships for State College Area High School Seniors

Story of Fund

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Catherine Ye graduated from State College Area High School in 2007 and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Chicago. Catherine's passion for life and curiosity were infectious. She could make anyone laugh with everything from a nerdy economics joke to a goofy face and she used her well-timed humor to motivate others. But perhaps most importantly, she was deeply kind. Catherine had a strong curiosity about life and individual morals; in high school, she looked for answers through participation in the Speech and Debate Team. Catherine was both artistic and creative, doodling any daydream into life and using her creativity as part of both the Yearbook and School Newspaper.

Catherine is remembered as a beloved daughter, sister, and friend. She had a gift of bringing comfort and love to those who were graced with her company. This fund was established to celebrate Catherine's life, her values, and the happiness she brought to her loved ones. This fund hopes to help those who are similar positive forces in the lives of those who surround them.

How Does it Help?

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

The Catherine Ye Memorial Scholarship Fund supports an annual scholarship for graduating seniors from State College Area High School. Candidates should be academic achievers, self-motivated leaders in the classroom, involved in Communication Arts & Sciences, have a passion for Creative Arts, and possess a strong dedication to values and integrity.  Interested applicants should contact the counseling office at State College Area High School for more information and directions on how to apply for this scholarship.

The mission of the SCASD is to prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education. The district draws its students from a 150 square mile attendance area encompassing the Borough of State College and the surrounding townships of College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton, totaling an enrollment of approximately 6,900.

Fund Size
Education & Lifelong Learning