Lorin Maurer Memorial Scholarship Criteria
The Lorin Maurer scholarship has been established to carry on Lorinís purpose and ideals. It will be awarded to a deserving senior student-athlete at Wilson High School who best exemplifies the character, passion and attributes that Lorin displayed throughout her short yet full life.
Recipients of this award will possess a strong balance of academic, athletic and leadership skills. Minimum requirements for the scholarship are a GPA of 3.0 and participation in one varsity sport. In addition to the attributes listed above, interested scholarship applicants should demonstrate exemplary teamwork, the ability to persevere through difficult obstacles and have a very strong work ethic. The selection committee will consider information provided by the applicant on the form below, recommendations from teachers and coaches and academic performance in making their decision to award the scholarship each year.
We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has graciously donated to the Lorin Maurer Scholarship Foundation. In addition to a multitude of individual donations, two Wilson High School swimmers organized an event entitled Laps for Lorin to raise money for the scholarship foundation. The event was an overwhelming success, raising over $3,000. A special thank you is necessary to Taylor Straub and Caitlin Karr for organizing such a wonderful event.
Donations are still being accepted for the scholarship fund. If you wish to donate, please mail checks to:
Lorin Maurer Scholarship
Wilson Education Foundation
2601 Grandview Blvd
West Lawn, PA 19608
Checks should be made payable to "The Wilson Education Foundation" with Lorin's name in the memo field of the check.
2016 Winner - Amina Chtourou
2016 - The recipient of the 2016 Lorin Maurer Scholarship was Amina Chtourou. Amina was an exemplary student-athlete at Wilson. She graduated near the top of her class with a GPA over 4.0, was the Vice President of Student Government, and held leadership positions in various other student organizations. From an athletic perspective, she was part of the State Championship 4 x 800 meter relay and was also an indoor track state medalist. She will continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Pittsburgh next fall. We are certainly impressed by her accomplishments thus far and wish her the best of luck in the future.
2015 Winner - Matt Guenter
2015 - The recipient of the 2015 Lorin Maurer Scholarship was Matt Guenter. Matt was an outstanding three-sport (water polo, swimming, and track & field) student athlete at Wilson, achieving unparalleled success in both the athletic and academic arenas. Graduating near the top of his class, he demonstrated strong dedication to his academic studies. He was the captain of the water polo team and helped to lead the team to a state championship earning All-American honors in the process. He also captained the swim team and earned All-State honorable mention in four events, an impressive accomplishment not earned by many student-athletes. Matt will continue his swimming career at Penn State University where he will pursue a degree in engineering. Matt is definitely a role model for his peers and we are delighted to award him this prestigious scholarship.
2014 Winner - Maggie Durning
2014 - The recipient of the 2014 Lorin Maurer Scholarship was Maggie Durning. Maggie is a well-rounded student athlete, demonstrating leadership in athletics, commitment to her academics, and service to her community. Maggie has excelled as a member of the Wilson High School swimming team, earning numerous state and district medals. Her academic successes are also impressive, maintaining a class rank in the top 5% of her graduating class and earning a National Merit Commendation. Her passion for helping others is evident in her willingness to volunteer her time as a swimming instructor for both the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America. Maggie is truly deserving of this award and we wish her the best of luck in her future studies at the University of South Carolina and beyond.
2013 Winner - Hailey Cockrum
2013 - The recipient of the 2013 Lorin Maurer Scholarship was Hailey Cockrum. Hailey's talents have not gone unnoticed by her peers, teachers, and coaches. At Wilson, she was an accomplished field hockey and lacrosse player earning various All-State, All-County, and MVP honors. Hailey also excelled in the classroom, maintaining a class rank in the top 5% of her class. Hailey will continue her athletic and academic career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and we wish her all the best in the future.
2012 Winner - Alex High
2012 - The recipient of the 2012 Lorin Maurer Scholarship was Alex High. Alex embodies the essence of a true scholar-athlete, excelling in both academics and athletics. He was ranked in the top 10 of his class, was a member of the World Quest Academic Challenge team, and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was also an All-American swimmer and All-State water polo player. We wish Alex the best of luck in the future as he continues his academic studies at Penn State University
2011 Winner - Laura McCanney
2011 - The recipient of the 2011 Lorin Maurer Scholarship was Laura McCanney. Laura's accomplishments as a three sport athlete (field hockey, lacrosse, and indoor track) coupled with her excellence in the classroom and commitment to community service demonstrate that she embodies the true essence of a superior student-athlete. We wish Laura the best of luck at the University of Pittsburgh and beyond.
2010 - The recipient of the Lorin Maurer Scholarship in 2010 was Stacy McGregor. Stacy was multi-sport athlete participating in water polo and swimming, where she was one of the captains of the 2010 Wilson High School state championship women's swim team. Her talents also extended into the classroom where she was ranked in the top 5% of her graduating class. Stacy is attending Wagner College and we wish her luck in her future endeavors.
2009 - The Lorin Maurer Scholarship was first awarded in May 2009 to Jack Ruth. Jack exemplifies many of the qualities that Lorin possessed as an outstanding student-athlete at Wilson High School. As a three sport varsity athlete, Jack displayed excellent teamwork and leadership skills. His performance in the classroom is also very commendable and we wish Jack the best of luck in the future as he furthers his studies at Princeton University.
Did You Know?
Lorin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rowan University in May 2001.
In the wake of the tragic plane crash that took Lorin's life along with 50 others, we have been heavily campaigning for our government and the aviation industry to improve their safety practices. For more information on our efforts to improve aviation safety and to find out how you can help, please visit www.3407memorial.com