Hunter’s Heroes Memorial Scholarship Fund

About this Scholarship

Established by Ella Farnell, a close family friend, the Hunter’s Heroes Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance for higher education to students from Jim Thorpe Area School District in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Ella is a 2022 graduate from Jim Thorpe and wanted to give back in a way that would create in lasting legacy in memory of Hunter Kurak Wolfe while creating an opportunity for students.  

The Hunter’s Heroes Memorial Scholarship Fund shall be a one-year, $500 non-renewable scholarship awarded annually to a qualified graduating Jim Thorpe Area high school senior residing in Carbon County, PA, who is seeking to further their education at a 2 or 4-year college or university.

 Minimum qualifications for the scholarship include: 

  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Demonstrated Participation in School/Community Activities
  • Active Volunteer History
  • Student Resume/Activity Sheet
  • Submit a one-page typed essay telling us about yourself. What kind of characteristics do you have? What motivates you? What kind of successes have you had during your high school career (activities, awards, or special recognitions)? What are your goals?

 The committee will be seeking a student who exhibits great leadership and involvement throughout their community. An unsung hero who reflects hard work, courage, and passion in all that they do.


Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2024

Students should pick up an application in the Jim Thorpe school guidance office.

Hunter Kurak Wolfe was an adventurous, outdoorsy, and fearless boy born and raised in Jim Thorpe, PA. He loved fishing, golfing, and sports. In 2010, Hunter was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For 10 months he endured extensive chemotherapy while staying brave and strong. Unfortunately, on July 7, 2011 at the age of twelve, Hunter lost his battle. He was a kind soul taken from the world way too soon.

Through this scholarship we hope to continue to spread Hunter’s Hope, Kindness, and Wisdom. HKW.


Complete your donation to the Hunter’s Heroes Memorial Scholarship Fund using the form below.  For other giving options, please contact the Carbon County Community Foundation at 1-855-545-1311 or
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Donation Total: $50.00 One Time

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