Ardmore Women's Club
This award was established by The Women's Club of Ardmore to benefit a student who shows an interest in pursuing a career in the fields of medicine or education. The Club, a group of forward-thinking, civic-minded women, was disbanded in 1987 after 93 years of service to the community. Their legacy lives on in the Ardmore Free Library, which is housed in the two remaining wings of the Club’s original building.
This award was established from the proceeds raised by the Harriton High School Yearbook.
James and Jean Barr Scholarship
Jim Barr and Jean Thomas Barr were 1948 graduates of LMHS, where Jim was an outstanding football player for the Aces, and Jean was a cheerleader. They married in 1950 while Jim was a student-athlete at Penn State University, and together they raised 11 children. This fund was established by their grandchildren with love and appreciation for their devotion to family and community.
Bobby Bonds Memorial Award
This award was established by the Bobby Bonds Memorial Foundation in Honor of Bobby Bonds, a Harriton High School graduate and active member of the Lower Merion community. His inspirational words, “Don’t quit five minutes before the miracle happens,” is a true testament to how Mr. Bonds lived his life and helped countless others.
William "Maitie" Bottoms Special Award
Mr. Bottoms and his wife Lisa spent most of their lives in Narberth. Mr. Bottoms was a stellar athlete in football, baseball and golf, among many other sports. He had a very positive influence on the lives of many of the children he coached for the Narberth Baseball League. Mr. Bottoms’ example of helping others will serve as a legacy to continue to help the youth of Lower Merion in pursuing their academic dreams.
Fritz Brennan Memorial Scholarship
John J. "Fritz" Brennan is still considered one of the best high school football coaches in the East. As head football coach at LMHS, Coach Brennan led teams that achieved a record 32-game winning streak from 1954 to 1958 and won several suburban championships. Mr. Brennan was an assistant coach at LM from 1947-52, then served as head coach until 1969. His career record at LM was 105 wins, 33 losses, and 5 ties. From 1969 until his retirement he served as school athletic director.