Bellefonte Class of 1985 Memorial Award

  • The Bellefonte Class of 1985 is proud to present our Memorial Award for a graduating senior! 

    Purpose: The Bellefonte Class of 1985 Memorial award is being established to honor the memory of all BHS Class of 1985 members who have passed away. This award will forever keep the Class of '85 alive within the Bellefonte Area School District.

    What: The award will be a gift of $100 awarded annually to a deserving Bellefonte High School Senior who meets the criteria that have been established. The award will continue to be $100 until such time that the fund becomes endowed or is depleted.

    Who: Interested and qualified (see criteria below) seniors can contact the Bellefonte Education Foundation on the current status of the award and application information.

    Criteria: The recipient of this award shall meet the following requirements:

    • Have a high school GPA of 2.2 - 2.8
    • Have no disciplinary actions against them during their high school years
    • Must not have failed a class during their senior year
    • Complete an essay on the subject: What Bellefonte High School has meant to me.
    • Be of a middle class family.

    Why: These criteria are based upon the Bellefonte Education Foundation's recommendations of an area where recognition is lacking. We have chosen to accept them based upon the vast differences in socio-economic status and educational endeavors within our class, therefore recognizing the "average" Joe or Joanne.

    How: The award will be administered and presented by the Bellefonte Education Foundation at the Senior Award Ceremony. You can help honor the memory of our classmates by making contributions to the fund. Please mail your 100% tax-deductible check to:

    BHS Class of 1985 Memorial
    C/O Bellefonte Education Foundation
    P.O. Box 97
    Bellefonte, PA 16823

    Contributions can be of any amount and made at anytime. All funds received will be used for the award only and not for administrative expenses. The ideal situation is for the scholarship to be endowed, allowing the interest alone to pay for the award. However, that amount is quite large and will need lots of donations - maybe even a couple hefty ones. In the meantime, we need to get enough donations to keep the award going. Any year that the scholarship is not well enough funded will be a year that a student is unable to receive an award.

    Many, many classmates had brought up the idea of setting up an award to memorialize those we have lost. George Tedrow took the ball and ran with it, working very hard to set it up with a lot of input from the officers and Mr. Dave Provan. Congratulations and kudos to George for taking the initiative and doing the necessary work!  

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact George.

Challenges and Donations


    Steve Ramos has offered the following challenge:

    I'm challenging my classmates right now ... One dollar for each year, so $3[6] bucks a person shouldn't be a stretch for some. I'm kicking this off with $100...let's see how much we can raise.

    Let's put our money where Steve's mouth is!!  Who's in???

    Challenge: Each person donate $36 to supplement Steve's $100 donation!

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    Please notify us when you make a donation and for the amount.  If you wish to be anonymous (in name, amount, or both), please let us know. THANK YOU!


    • Somebody donated!  The scholarship was given out again in 2020!! THANK YOU for your generosity!


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  • Class of 2020:  Skylar Ridenour

    Class of 2010:  Todd Eisenhower - *Sue (Dobson) Eisenhower's son!