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The Christine Mergenthaler Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Community

The Friends of Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity have established the Christine Mergenthaler Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Community to be awarded through the Herkimer County College Foundation.  Christine served as Herkimer County Habitat for Humanity President for 12 years and passed away in 2014.  She used her musical talents, extensive knowledge and kind spirit to help others less fortunate and was an example to all who were fortunate enough to know her. The scholarship will be awarded to a Herkimer County resident attending Herkimer County Community College in their second year and who have demonstrated significant community service.


Students interested in applying for this scholarship should contact the Herkimer College Foundation office.


Recipients of the Christine Mergenthaler Memorial Award
2019 - Danielle Capriotti
2018 - Angelica Hahko
2017- Kali Fical
2016 - Keegan Connolly
2015 - Audrey Bunce