Penn State alumni Rocco Cusat '96, second from left, and Kevin Lamont '80, third from left, recently presented a $20,000 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 University Relations, left.
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 four years since then, an annual golf tournament has raised nearly $90,000 for the scholarship fund which has awarded nearly $7,000 to six campus students. The Matthew J. Lamont Scholarship is one of 110 Penn State Hazleton scholarships available to students.