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Susan Falsetti-Burdett Memorial Scholarship Fund for Music

Born in Kittanning in 1957, Susan Burdett was the daughter of Aldo and Dorothy (Trenchik) Falsetti, and was a lifelong resident of our community. Susie was a loving daughter, sister, mother, wife, and friend. She taught music to many over the years, and also taught at Divine Redeemer School. She was caring, compassionate, sharing and understanding. Her charity will live on through this Susan Falsetti-Burdett memorial Scholarship Fund for Music.

Scholarship Details

  • Available to High School Seniors
  • Nonrenewable
  • Approximately $1,225 available
  • Applicant must:
    • Be a graduating senior from any Armstrong County high school
    • Be accepted at a college or university with a declared major in fine arts, music, art or theater

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

Essay Question

Please write a personal statement of no more than one page expressing your reasons for choosing your major field of study, including your career aspirations and goals. You may incorporate any role-models you’ve had and the criteria you believe comprise a quality professional in your field.


Past Recipients

  • 2010-11 Natalie Deivecchio
  • 2011-12 Orren Vigo
  • 2012-13 Erin Marshall
  • 2013-14 Mark Wasilko
  • 2014-15 Cassandra Velcko
  • 2015-16 Rachel Curfman
  • 2016-17 Anne Sorisio
  • 2020-21 Isabel Valasek
  • 2022-23 Katherine Myers