Aug 29 2023

White Horse Village Awards Almost $54,000 in Scholarships to Team Members

Residents at White Horse Village are building momentum for their efforts to support the education of team members, awarding $53,888 in scholarships to 28 recipients for their studies this fall.

This is the largest number of scholarships the White Horse Village Foundation has ever given out at one time. The nonprofit organization is supported by gifts from residents at the senior living community and their families, along with team members, board members, and business partners. 

The Foundation has long prioritized education for team members. Together with awards offered this spring, the organization has funded more than $89,000 in scholarships in 2023 alone, and nearly $500,000 since 1997 for team members seeking to advance their careers. 

“Over the years, given that the team members are such an integral and important part of the White Horse community, the residents have generously given to the scholarship program, feeling it is a tangible and substantive way of supporting them to pursue their educational goals,” said Robert Bruce, chair of the White Horse Village Foundation’s board. 

These team members work in a range of capacities throughout White Horse Village, including dining, healthcare, housekeeping, administration and more.  

Team members go through a rigorous application process for these scholarships, and eligibility requirements include attending accredited institutions. They’re also required to submit final course transcripts.

Congratulations to the August 2023 recipients:

Austin Atanmo


Thomas Jefferson University
Health sciences

Allison Barusevicius


George Washington University
Environmental and sustainability science

Alisun Coldiron


American University
Psychology and political science

Tyierre Connor


International Sports Sciences Association
Certified personal training

Emma Curran


University of Pittsburgh

Callesha Dickinson

Upper Darby

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

Licensed Practical Nurse

Kelli Foley


Villanova University
Public Administration/Nonprofit Management

Henry Gjergo

West chester

Delaware County Community College
Business Management

Trendafile Gjergo

West Chester

Jersey College Nursing School

Cathy Hentschel

Glen Mills

Western Governors University Business administration/accounting

Aashir Khan


Lehigh University Computer science and business

Laiba Khan


Drexel University Biological sciences

Tyler Kolmansberger

Glen Mills

American University Undeclared/School of International Studies

Andrew Lawrence

GLen Mills

Bloomsburg University Secondary English education

John Lenart

Rose Valley

Pennsylvania College of Health and Science Nursing

Sophia Lenderman


Pennsylvania State University Political science and women’s studies

Emma Lill


University of Pittsburgh

Shaneeca Mathis


Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Nursing

Kelly McDonnell

Newtown Square

University of South Carolina Business

Jake Miller


Delaware County Community College Computer science

Leah O’Neill


West Chester University Undeclared/interdisciplinary studies/nutrition/deaf studies

Janie Packman


University of Virginia Media studies

Riley Price


Temple University Early childhood education

Romel Seville


Delaware State University Nursing

John Spraglin


Central Penn University Business administration

Rebecca Swartz


University of Pittsburgh Bioengineering

Andrew Varady


American University International studies

Photo of White Horse Village Scholarship recipient Nicole Westcott

Nicole Westcott


West Chester University English