Clauson Willpower Scholarship Established

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A new permanent scholarship fund to benefit graduates of Blue Ridge High School has been established with The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. The William J. Clauson Willpower Scholarship will provide tuition assistance to Blue Ridge students who will attend college or a post-secondary degree program and who have had a positive impact on others and exhibited the willpower to overcome obstacles. Will Clauson is a current Blue Ridge student who will graduate in 2019 and forming this scholarship to help future generations of students is his way of giving back to the school and community that have been so supportive of him. Will’s plans include attending a post-secondary degree program next year to study welding, which he currently studies at the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center. Initial funding for the scholarship endowment was raised from T-shirt sales and additional donations are always welcome. Will’s Blue Ridge wrestling coach, Joe Pipitone, was instrumental in guiding Will through the process of starting this endowment and commends his ideas and foresight to assist future Blue Ridge graduates. Donations to the William J. Clauson Willpower Scholarship are always welcome and can be sent to The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or made online at