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Friday, February 10, 2017

Applicants Sought for William & L.R. Gale Community Foundation a/k/a The Galeton Foundation Scholarship

GALETON, PA – Current high school seniors attending Galeton Area High School accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school are invited to apply for scholarships offered through the William & L.R. Gale Community Foundation a/k/a The Galeton Foundation.

Applications are sought for the 2017 fall semester.  The application deadline is April 15, 2017.  Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and the student and parent(s)/guardian(s) must have been residents of the Galeton Area School District for at least one full school calendar year prior to application for the scholarship.  If a scholarship is awarded to a student, that student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) must remain residents of the Galeton Area School District for the duration of the scholarship.

Students interested in more information may contact Citizens & Northern Bank Trust and Financial Management Group at 800-487-8784 or visit the C&N website at and click on Personal, Invest,  then Scholarships & Grants link or contact the Galeton High School Guidance office.

The Gale family came to the Pine Creek Valley in 1880 and built the largest sole leather tannery in the U.S. at the junction of Pine Creek and West Branch.  The tannery employed over 200 people and was the life blood of the community for over 50 years.  Nearly 100 years after William Gale arrived here, his granddaughter, Lucille Gale Knapp returned to Galeton and fell in love with the area.    

 In 1988 Mrs. Knapp established the William and L.R. Gale Community foundation to honor the memory of her father L. R. Gale and grandfather, William.  Recently the Foundation applied for approval to award scholarships to Galeton Area High School Seniors meeting the above criteria.  In past years the foundation has supported Galeton area charitable organizations with many of their community projects and plans to continue to do so in addition to funding the scholarship program.   The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and welcomes contributions to grow the fund to help assist charitable organizations in the Galeton area and provide scholarships for Galeton high school seniors.

   The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Canisteo. The division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations. 

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