Foundation Scholarship Marielle LithgowThe CAN DO Community Foundation awarded one of its annual scholarships to Marielle Lithgow of Hazleton as the foundation furthers its objective to help college students advance their educational goals.

Lithgow is a sophomore information sciences and technology major at Penn State Hazleton. She is the daughter of Mario Lithgow and Clariza Madera, Hazleton, and a member of the Hazleton Area High School Class of 2014.

The CAN DO Community Foundation Scholarship honors and recognizes outstanding academic achievement by an undergraduate student enrolled at the Hazleton campus of Penn State University. It is awarded annually at the Highacres Society Dinner.

The scholarship is given for one academic year and a recipient is able to be considered for the scholarship again through continued academic achievement. The Penn State Hazleton Scholarship Committee selects the recipients of the scholarship.

The CANDO Community Foundation continues to grow its assets and the endowment has grown from numerous sources including the donation of real estate, individual and corporate gifts, trust beneficiary, memorial donations, foundations, and investment income. The foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of CAN DO and supports worthwhile community projects making a difference and improving the greater Hazleton community.

The scholarship programs have become an objective of the foundation, augmenting projects that focus on improving the quality of life in the Greater Hazleton community through conservation, preservation and reclamation (CPR) breathing new life into the community.

For more information on the foundation or the annual fund drive, contact Nancy Stasko at 570-455-1508.