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Erin Toland Boyer Memorial Scholarship

The family of Erin Toland Boyer is creating a scholarship fund to honor and celebrate her memory. She was a beautiful daughter, sister, mother and wife -- and a true and loyal friend. Though her time here was too brief, she left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Erin had a magnetic presence and an extraordinary ability to forge meaningful connections near and far; she made us all feel special and loved; and as one friend put it, "Everyone needs an 'Erin' in their lives." She was a bright light for so many of us.

To ensure that Erin's bright light continues to illuminate the path for others, this college scholarship will benefit one female graduating Apollo-Ridge High School senior annually who intends to pursue a career in chemistry, biology, health sciences, or related fields. Erin was a 1995 graduate of Apollo-Ridge School District, where she was a member of the Science Club (among many other student organizations), and at Penn State University she majored in biochemistry & molecular biology. She began her professional career as a research scientist at GlaxoSmithKline, before joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, then Mesa Labs and finally Azenta Life Sciences.

Scholarship Details

The purpose of the Fund is to:
Provide funds for 1 (one) female senior graduating from Apollo-Ridge High School
Will be pursuing a 4-year degree majoring in chemistry, biology, health sciences, or related fields.
Recipient must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university approved by the Community Foundation Board of Directors.

All applicants must complete the online scholarship application, including his/her response to the following essay question.

Essay Question

To be announced at a later date.
Scholarship available for the 2024-2025 school year.