Housing Authority of the City of Erie
Housing Authority of the City of Erie

PAHRA Announces Winners of 37th Annual Scholarship Awards


PAHRA is pleased to announce the winners of our 37th Annual Scholarship Awards.  Follow these links to view our brief video or read more about our winners.  PAHRA is proud to provide these scholarships as a positive economical and educational impact in  helping to forge the foundations for brilliant futures ahead for these stellar students.  

Paul G. Pecharko Memorial Scholarships (Adult-Ed) 

  • $3,000 Award – April Kolick – submitted by Westmoreland County Housing Authority – sponsored by Chrislynn Energy Services, Inc.
  • $2,000 Award – Lindsey Leon– submitted by Reading Housing Authority 
  • $1,000 Award – Latif Kakule – submitted by Housing Authority of the City of Erie 

L. DeWitt Boosel Memorial Scholarships (High School Seniors)

  • $3,000 Award – Aaliyah Zambrano – submitted by Reading Housing Authority – sponsored by Infradapt LLC
  • $2,000 Award – Brian Estevez Guillen – submitted by Reading Housing Authority
  • $1,000 Award – Maya Alhasan – submitted by Housing Authority of the City of Erie

Special recognition to Mercer County Housing Authority (MCHA), which has committed an annual contribution of $1,000 to the scholarship fund in honor of L. DeWitt Boosel, a former PAHRA President, who was employed by MCHA for 39 years, 17 of which he served as Executive Director.  Also, our deepest appreciation to our 2024 Scholarship Champion donors, Chrislynn Energy, Inc. and Infradapt, LLC, and scholarship contributor EHD Insurance for helping make these awards possible through our newly implemented “Partner with PAHRA for Educational Empowerment” program, which enables PAHRA members to contribute to our scholarship awards program.  

To learn more about our 2024 scholarship recipients, click here to view the full article, including brief bio’s and photos.  

Please click here to view a short video of our 37th Annual Scholarship Award winners, where they were given the opportunity to speak out about their goals as well as what has inspired them.