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First Commonwealth Bank Awards Scholarships

Indiana, PA (May 15, 2020) – First Commonwealth Bank is pleased to announce that the following local high school seniors were selected to receive the $1,000 First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship:

Jacob Allen
Westmont Hilltop High School

Anthony Bertolino
Home Schooled

Berfin Bircan
South Fayette Township High School

Alexis Bonatch
Indiana Area Senior High School

Jacob Braniger
Olentangy Berlin High School

Dianna Buffone
Leetonia High School

Julia Burns
Olentangy Liberty High School

Noah Calisti
Greensburg-Salem High School

Olivia Culp
Mayfield High School

Elijah Darnell
Elder High School

Akshana Dassanaike-Perera
North Allegheny Senior High School

Emily Davala
St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Jacob Deligianis
Geneva High School

Maxwell Ferguson
Jersey Shore Area Senior High School

Margaret Fox
Altoona Area High School

Ashley George
Loveland High School

Shreya Ghanekar
Olentangy High School

Bridget Hill
Mars Area High School

Donavan Hoffman
Brookville Area Jr.-Sr. High School

Stephanie Keelon
Canon-McMillan High School

Lauren Klodt
Lake High School

Nina Marin
Olentangy Orange High School

Julia Mertes
Montoursville Area High School

Puja Neupaney
Baldwin High School

Hannah Nichols
Berlin Brothersvalley High School

Justin Raible
Indiana Area Senior High School

Zachary Rentzel
Canton Area Jr./Sr. High School

Kaden Rightenour
Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

Isabella Ruggieri
Highlands High School

Dora Sickles
Blacklick Valley High School

Laura Susick
United High School

Brandon Tielsch
Belle Vernon Area High School

Zoe Wagner
Williamsport Area High School

Annie Wethington
Madison Plains High School

Emily Weyman
Blackhawk High School

Sydney Wolf
Rutherford B. Hayes High School

Kristin Womeldorf
Apollo-Ridge High School

Cruz Wright
Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School

Nathan Wuchevich
21st Century Cyber Charter School

Mackenzie Zang
Thomas Jefferson High School

First Commonwealth’s mission is to improve the financial lives of its neighbors and their businesses. To align with the bank’s mission, candidates were asked to share an essay that illustrated their commitment to academics while improving and servicing their community.

In lieu of in-person recognitions, First Commonwealth is working with participating school districts in virtual presentations of the awards to the recipients whenever possible.

In 2020, a total of 40 awards were presented to students in Pennsylvania and Ohio communities that First Commonwealth serves. Since 2009, First Commonwealth has donated $280,000 via scholarships to the education of youth in their area.

About First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF), headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania, is a financial services company with 147 community banking offices in 28 counties throughout western and central Pennsylvania and throughout Ohio, as well as business banking centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Canton, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. The company also operates mortgage offices in Wexford, Pennsylvania, as well as Hudson and Lewis Center, Ohio. First Commonwealth provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management and insurance products and services through its subsidiaries First Commonwealth Bank and First Commonwealth Insurance Agency. For more information about First Commonwealth or to open an account today, please visit


Media Contact:
Jonathan Longwill