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GREGORY W. SUTEK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Criteria and Application Information 2023-2024


One scholarship in the amount of no less than $2500will be awarded in May 2024.


This scholarship for academic and athletic excellence has been set up by the family of Gregory W. Sutek in his honor.


Gregory was a 2016 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. He was a scholar athlete throughout his high school career and was gifted with exceptional academic and athletic abilities. He was in GATE since elementary school, was accelerated in academics, and played middle infield for the high school baseball team as well as for AAU travel and local leagues and was also a WPIAL qualifying swimmer. He was active in his church youth group throughout his life. After graduation, he attended Saint Vincent College on an academic scholarship as a Biology/Pre-med major where he also played baseball. He had planned to go on to medical school and specialize in sports medicine. He passed in a tragic accident on June 14, 2017; just 19 days after his 19th birthday. Gregory was well known for his kindness and dynamic personality. His family would like to honor his memory by assisting a student who exemplifies the same outstanding character, academic, and athletic qualities as Gregory so his light may shine forever.

Deadline: The 2023-2024 Gregory W. Sutek Memorial Scholarship deadline is March 26, 2024.


~The scholarship application is open to graduating Elizabeth Forward seniors who are scholar athletes and who plan to attend a 4 year college or university.

~Proof of Scholar Athlete award must accompany the application (copy of award or verification from school guidance counselor).

~Applicants must have a minimal 3.5 grade point average. 

~Two letters of recommendation are required: One from a teacher and one from a coach or band/guard director.

               ~A third letter from a youth group leader, pastor, or similar community activity is strongly recommended.

~An unofficial high school transcript must be submitted with the application along with a minimal 500 word essay answering the question:  It is easy to identify with the hero, the literary or historical figure who saves the day.  Have you ever identified with a figure who wasn't a hero- a villain, a scapegoat, a bench-warmer, or a bit player? If so, tell us why that figure appealed to you; and if your opinion changed over time, tell us about that too.

Application MUST be completed in its entirety at the time of submission including all letters of reference, unofficial high school transcript, proof of scholar athlete award, and essay.


***No financial information is to be submitted. This scholarship is solely based on merit. ***


The 2022-2023 deadline is March 26, 2024. 

Applications may be scanned and emailed to, mailed to The Gregory W. Sutek Memorial Scholarship P.O. Box 75, Boston, PA 15135, or turned in to the high school guidance office. 

Emailed applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. March 26, 2024

Mailed applications must be postmarked by the application deadline of March 26, 2024

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