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Chamber names scholarship recipients

The Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce recently announced recipients of the 2020 Chamber Scholarship.

Introduced in 2017, the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Foundation was set to serve college bound students in the five school districts of Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, Northampton Area, Parkland and Lehigh Career Technical Institute.

The 2020 Times News area recipients of this $500 scholarship include: Jacob Dellicker of Northwestern Lehigh, Nathan Green of LCTI, and Samuel Weaber of Northern Lehigh.

Applicants must use the funds to continue their education and must have a clean school record with no disciplinary infractions.

Additionally, each student must have at least a “C” grade average or better and be involved with extracurricular activities and show work and/or volunteer experience.

“Members of the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce are committed to our communities in many ways, and our scholarship fund is supported by our members and board of directors through the various fundraising efforts during the year,” said Andy Gildner, board chair of Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber and owner of Keystone Technology LLC. “We had many applications, helping to concrete our belief that this scholarship is a necessary and welcome tool for our students.

Each recipient graduated in 2020 with excellent academic records and will continue on to higher education.

“We are proud to be able to support our future leaders through the GNLCC Scholarship Program. It was quite inspiring to review all of our applicants this year,” said Jessica O’Donnell, EVP of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We wish the very best to all of our scholarship recipients as they embark on a very important journey in their lives.”

The scholarship recipients were celebrated, with their families, at the Chamber’s fourth annual William George Mini Golf Tournament this week.

The family-friendly event will be held at Bear Rock Junction Mini Golf in New Tripoli and is a fundraiser for the Greater Northern Lehigh Scholarship fund.

The Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber, which serves Heidelberg, North Whitehall, Lynn, Washington, and Lehigh townships, as well as Slatington and Walnutport Boroughs, hosts several events per year to engage local businesses and community partners, as well as to raise money for their scholarship fund.

For more information on the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, or to get involved, contact Kylie Adams, manager of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, at kyliea@lehighvalleychamber.org.