Penn State alumni Kevin Lamont '80, center, and Rocco Cusat '96, second from right, recently presented an $18,000 contribution to the Matthew J. Lamont Scholarship at Penn State Hazleton. Accepting the donation were Dr. Gary Lawler, chancellor, right, and Kevin Salaway, director of Development and Alumni Relations, left, and Jaculin Scarcella, administrative support assistant, Development and Alumni Relations.
A student at Penn State Hazleton, Matthew died in 2010 from Friedreich's ataxia, a neuro-muscular disease with which he lived for 14 years. In the five years since then, an annual golf tournament has raised nearly $110,000 for the scholarship fund, which has awarded nearly $11,000 to nine campus students. The Matthew J. Lamont Scholarship is one of 110 Penn State Hazleton scholarships available to students.