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Congratulations to this year's 2023 Cranberry CUP $2,000 scholarship recipient, Hannah Cairns

    Hannah will be attending Penn State University in the fall with an intended major in pre-medicine.  After her undergraduate degree, she plans on attending medical school and eventually obtain her MD. Currently she is thinking of surgery and anesthesiology for her medical profession.  Hannah is passionate about the mental health crisis in our society and how the Pandemic has added to the loneliness and isolation people feel.  She would like to see communities and schools offer more programs and education for those individuals struggling with mental health.

     Hannah is involved in NHS, Student Athlete Leadership Team, and cheerleading.  Not only does she excel in the academic arena, Hannah finds time to volunteer with many organizations such as Candy for the Troops, Toys for Tots, March of Dimes, Miracle League, and Sock Drive for UPMC Children's Hospital, of which she and her family founded.  They reached out to schools and institutions across our community and neighboring cities and placed collection bins anywhere they could.  They collected over 2,000 socks that they donated to the hospital to provide children with a sense of home and comfort despite the impersonal clothing they receive when confined to a small hospital room.  

     Hannah Cairns certainly encompasses the characteristics of the Cranberry CUP Philanthropic Scholarship.  Good luck Hannah on your future endeavors.  

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The Cranberry CUP gives one scholarship to deserving students within the Seneca Valley School District.  This $2,000 scholarship is open to any senior involved in the community who is continuing with higher education after graduation.

Students who attend Seneca Valley High School must apply through the School District's common application.  All other seniors living in the Seneca Valley School District  can apply online here:  APPLY

For questions about scholarships, contact Robin Shaffer:

Past Winners:

Cranberry CUP Philanthropic Scholarship Winners:


  • 2023 Hannah Cairns

  • 2022 Veronica Primnova

  • 2021 Simren Jaraman


  • 2020 Gianna Petrella

  • 2019 Julia Radilla

  • 2018 Allison N. Brazer

  • 2017 Charles Lisella

  • 2016 Sophia Mills

  • 2015 Bailyn Bench

  • 2014 Sarah Chartier

  • 2013 Brennan Bench & Alyssa Mehlhorn

  • 2012 Kaisha Jantsch

  • 2011 Chris McDermott

Megan O'Shea Durst Scholarship Winners:

  • 2017 Katie Corcoran

  • 2016 Danielle Kelly

  • 2015 Paige Williams

  • 2014 Nick Zoria

  • 2012 Ashley Reba

  • 2011 Jeremy Jantsch


Photo by:  Carl Benjamin


Photo by:  Carl Benjamin

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