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Two Students Win Scholarships, Donate to Charitable Causes

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11/21/2012 —

Only seven students in the entire Penn State University system will receive the Dietz and Watson Campus Spirit Scholarship Award this year, and two of them are from Penn State DuBois.  Hillary Yarger of Brisbin and Tony Schneider of Brockport have both been picked to receive the award, which will help to fund their education, as well as help them support causes they care about.  Dietz and Watson, a Philadelphia based manufacturer of premium deli products, will award each student with $500 in scholarship funds, plus, the company will make a $500 donation to the campus organization of the students' choice.  


Dietz and Watson awards the Campus Spirit Scholarship to Penn State students who demonstrate success in the classroom, and have the courage and commitment outside the classroom to make a difference in the Penn State Community. 


Schneider, an eight year veteran of the United States Air Force, was chosen because of his active role in the Penn State DuBois community.  He is involved in both the Engineering Club and the Veterans Club.  He chose to contribute the gift portion of his scholarship to the Veteran's Endowed Scholarship Fund.  He said, "This is a great honor. Awarding a scholarship such as the Dietz and Watson scholarship speaks volumes about the company and employee commitment to giving back to the community while promoting the educational goals of college students. It's a humbling feeling to be awarded a scholarship of this magnitude, and it speaks to their generosity by making a charitable donation on my behalf to the Veterans Endowed Scholarship fund."


Yarger has been recognized by Dietz and Watson for her tireless service to others.  She has served as president of the Service Above Self (SAS) Club, and participated in multiple spring break service trips to volunteer in communities around the country.  She also helps to organize blood drives and food drives. 


"I was extremely surprised and honored to receive this scholarship for my community service throughout the years," Yarger said.   "I am thankful for the scholarship from Dietz and Watson."   


All winners also received four tickets and hospitality passes for the November 24, Penn State vs. Wisconsin game.

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