A student who exemplifies service has been awarded the inaugural Thomas S. Hodder Memorial Scholarship.
Aidan Upton, a senior at the University of Pittsburgh, was awarded $1,000. He is pursuing a degree in Architecture.
The scholarship honors Hodder, a life member of the CTVFC who passed away in September 2020.
Over his 48 years of service, Hodder served as an EMT and past vice commander for the Cranberry Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He also volunteered for the fire police in his later years. He selflessly served his community and exemplified the definition of volunteering
The scholarship is awarded to an active member of the CTVFC who exemplifies the qualities Hodder displayed: dedication to the community through volunteering within the CTVFC and ideally, other outside organizations.
Donations can be mailed to the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company, c/o Hodder Scholarship Fund, 20727 Route 19, Suite 21, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.