Eugene "Peck" Armbruster Scholarship Fund

About This Scholarship:

Established by the Fraternal Order of Orioles, Lehighton Nest #183, the Eugene “Peck” Armbruster Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance for higher education to students (male or female) from Carbon County who are pursuing a trade career.

The scholarship honors the memory of Eugene “Peck” Armbruster, who was a longtime member of the Lehighton Orioles Nest #183.  Eugene worked as a foreman at Blue Ridge Pressure Castings in Lehighton.  He served with the Army National Guard and with the Mahoning Township Police Department.  Eugene was Past President of Lehigh Fire Company #1, Past President of The Lehighton Ambulance Assoc., and served on the Home Association of Lehighton Orioles Nest #183.

The Eugene “Peck” Armbruster Memorial Scholarship shall be a one-year, non-renewable scholarship awarded annually to a qualified graduating high school senior (or home-schooled student who has a state-recognized graduation certificate/diploma) residing in Carbon County, PA, who is seeking to further their education in a trade career at a 2 or 4-year college, university, or trade school.

Minimum qualifications for the scholarship include:

  • Desire to pursue education for a trade career
  • A proven record of academic success with at least a 3.0 GPA cumulative average over the time period of two years prior to graduation
  • Candidates will be asked to submit a short essay (500 words or less) to describe the most important thing s/he has done to help make a difference in the community
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a strong track record of volunteerism and community service
  • Financial need will be considered in the selection process. A copy of the expected family contribution page of the FAFSA report must be submitted with application. The Foundation reserves the right to request the full FAFSA at their discretion.

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2024

Apply online here.  If you have questions about the application, please contact CCCF at or 610-730-2526.

Please note, the Eugene “Peck” Armbruster Memorial Scholarship and the Glenn Eisenhower Memorial Scholarship have the same application.  If you apply for one, you will automatically be considered for the other.  You do NOT need to submit a second application.


Complete your donation to the Eugene “Peck” Armbruster 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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Carbon County Community Foundation
Office location: 160 S. 2nd Street, Suite 3B, Lehighton, PA
Mailing address: PO Box 243, Lehighton, PA 18235

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