Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania – Jun 20, 2023: We are pleased to announce Vanessa Ferriolo, Louis E. Dieruff High School graduate, will be awarded a $7500 scholarship towards her Accelerated Physician Assistant Studies Program at DeSales University.

Ferriolo graduated in 2023. Her academic and extracurricular accomplishments include National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, Key Club, Student Government, Varsity Field Hockey, Humanities Representative of Student Executive Council, and Treasurer of Class of 2023 and a Junior Volunteer at St. Luke’s Neuro-Rehab Center.

“I had my heart set on becoming a Neurologist. This accelerated program allows me to become a Neurology PA within five years. From personal experience, I know I can help all patients to have the hope and strength needed as they receive treatment.” says Ferriolo.

“Vanessa has demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, commitment to hard work, and has a career goal to help others within a STEM related field. We are proud to support her educational pursuits.” says Brian Budraitis, co-founder of Andrew Budraitis Foundation.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the applicants who demonstrated their passion and dedication through their impressive applications. The selection process was highly competitive, and each applicant showcased remarkable abilities and potential.

Thank you to our generous donors and supporters, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your invaluable contributions.

The Andrew Budraitis Foundation Scholarship is a committee-coordinated scholarship fund established at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation in 2022. The Andrew Budraitis Foundation is a component fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity.