Ashbridge Oil Company, Inc., a BP Branded Marketer servicing BP stations throughout Pennsylvania, presented a BP Fueling Communities grant donation of $6,500 to the Frank H. and Violet R. Ashbridge Memorial Scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The BP Fueling Communities program provides grants to local organizations that are nominated by BP’s Branded Marketers to support the communities in which they do business. Fueling Communities gives back to local organizations that support health, education, youth, food and housing to spread charity and goodwill.
Frank A. Ashbridge and Nancy E. Ashbridge established the Frank H. and Violet R. Ashbridge Memorial Scholarship in 1981. His father, Frank H. Ashbridge, was a local businessman and civic leader in the region. He was the founder and owner of Ashbridge Oil Company, Inc., a petroleum jobber of BP. Violet R. Ashbridge graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing and pursued a career in nursing in the Johnstown area.
The Frank H. and Violet R. Ashbridge Memorial Scholarship is available to students with financial need who are graduates from Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Somerset or Westmoreland counties. Preference is given to students majoring in Business, Economics or Nursing. The scholarship supports between five and ten students annually.
Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization" for 2011. Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.