James F. Doherty Memorial Scholarship

High Swartz, LLP, has decided to fund a scholarship in memory of Mary Cushing Doherty’s late husband, James F. Doherty.  Jim was an employee at PennColor for 30 years.  Jim had many passions, a true Renaissance man who was proud of being a chemist.  Jim loved the study of history, literature, language, etc., which passions passed to his children.  He was proud he could play basketball with his 6-foot brothers-in-law (as well as other sports.)  He was a competitive trivia player and a natural humorist.  For 30 years, Jim and Mary served their church as pre-marriage counselors, and he was an evangelist by quiet example.

This scholarship will be awarded once a year to a child or grandchild of a full-time High Swartz employee.  A panel of three judges will review the applications and will select one or two recipients of the $5,000 scholarship.  The recipient(s) will be selected based on an essay submission and a description of their community and/or volunteer activities.

June 20, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the first annual recipient of the James F. Doherty Memorial Scholarship is Kathryn Kerr.  Her essay impressed the judges and truly reflected the character and spirit embodied by Jim.  To view the winning essay submission please click on the link. Kathryn Kerr's EssayScholarship1



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