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Mike Munchak Community Service Scholarship

The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties has established the Mike Munchak Community Service Scholarship program to assist high school students from Lackawanna and Wayne Counties (PA) who plan to pursue a post-secondary education. The 2018 recipient will receive a onetime award of $6,300 to commemorate Mike's #63 which he wore throughout this playing days and which was retired by the Houston Oilers in 1996.
 
To be eligible, candidates must be actively involved in community service activities in programs funded by this United Way, be a full-time resident and/or student of school districts within Lackawanna or Wayne Counties and accepted by an accredited university, college or trade school, in a two or four year degree program track, for the 2018/2019 school year.
Program Eligibility Criteria and Highlights
  • The scholarship amount for 2018 is $6,300.00.
  • The scholarship will be awarded for a one (1) year period only.
  • Open only to graduating seniors within school districts in Lackawanna or Wayne Counties (PA).
  • Demonstrate commitment through community service activities.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors from a public, private, parochial or charter school within either of the two counties

2018 Mike Munchak Scholarship Outline and General Guidelines
Cover Letter
2018 Mike Munchak Scholarship Application (To Download)
2018 Mike Munchak Scholarship Application (To Complete/Submit Online)
Marketing Release Form
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nited Way Partner Agencies  |  Wayne County Grantees

All completed application packets must be returned no later than March 31, 2018. Any incomplete packets will not be considered.
 
Send to:
United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne Counties
Attn: Community Service Scholarship Committee
PO Box 526
Scranton, PA 18501-0526
 
The scholarship winner will be selected by April 30, 2018. The winner and his/her parents or guardian will be invited to the dinner and auction portion of the Mike Munchak Charity Golf Classic in June 2018 at the Scranton Country Club. The formal presentation of the scholarship will take place at that time when the winner will meet Mike and have photos taken together. Please contact Frank Kincel at the United Way - 570-343-1267 ext 233 or email him at fkincel@uwlc.net with any questions pertaining to the program outline or the application. United Way staff, board members and their immediate families, the Scholarship Selection Committee and their immediate families are not eligible to apply.
Past Recipients 
  • Philip Mosolino, 2012 Graduate of Carbondale Area High School and volunteer with the Greater Carbondale YMCA
  • Joseph Gigliotti, 2013 Graduate of Carbondale Area High School and volunteer with the Greater Carbondale YMCA
  • Sarah Wagner, 2014 Graduate of Holy Cross High School and volunteer with United Cerebral Palsy of NEPA
  • Alison Barrett, 2015 Graduate of Scranton High School and volunteer with St. Joseph's Center and United Way's Youth Day of Caring
  • Collin Cooper, 2016 Graduate of Lakeland Jr/Sr High School and volunteer with Meals on Wheels
  • Nori Zaccheo, 2017 Graduate of West Scranton High School and volunteer with the American Red Cross
 
Pictured at left: 
Nori Zaccheo (center) receives the sixth annual Mike Mun­chak Community Service Scholarship during the Mike Munchak Charity Golf Classic to benefit the United Way at the Country Club of Scranton at the annual event in 2017. From left: Mary and Nori Zaccheo and Mike Munchak, offensive line coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nori is a 2017 graduate of West Scranton High School and was actively involved in a number of clubs and organizations, including her volunteer work with the American Red Cross. She is attending Syracuse University.