The Saul H. & JoAnne F. Coplan Scholarship Fund initially established in Sarasota, Florida, with a mission to increase the number of African Americans attending college. In 2017 the Scholarship was transferred from Sarasota to the Lehigh Valley, for the benefit of William Allen High School student.
Saul and JoAnne believe the future of America hinges on providing access to college to students who otherwise may not be able to attend. Furthermore, it is the wish of the donors to help right the wrongs inflicted on African Americans in our society so that they and their families will be able to fully participate in the American dream.
To this end, one African American male and one African American female student at William Allen High School will be selected annually. The scholarships will be awarded for up to four years of education at an accredited post-secondary institution.
Please contact William Allen High School for application information or click here to access the application.
Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to The Saul H. and JoAnne F. Coplan Scholarship Fund to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101. Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the PayPal 'Donate' button below. A PayPal account is not required to make an online gift to the Fund.
See the article on the program published in The Morning Cal newspaper on 2/19/18...
He's 85 and he's started his own mentoring program to help students at Allen High
Raymond Cruz, 16, left, is one of Saul Coplan's students in his new mentor program.
(AMY HERZOG / THE MORNING CALL)