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The Granny Fund

Granny FundThe Granny Fund was established in March 2000 as a memorial to Catherine “Granny” Youmans, the mother of PTHA Secretary Connie Youmans. Granny, as everyone at the track called her, was a fixture on the backstretch at picnics, banquets, ball games, etc. Throughout her life, she talked to people about getting, continuing, and using their education. She was adamant about people bettering themselves through education.

When Granny passed on February 22, 2000, no better memorial could be established than a scholarship fund in her name to aid stable employees and their dependents.

In the past, people have made various donations to The Granny Fund, some when they hit luck at the races, others to commemorate a loved one’s passing, and some “just because”. The fund has been used to help many young, and not-so-young, stable employees continue their education in college and night classes.

The form to complete is simple, but must be completed before consideration. The maximum scholarship is $1,000 per person. If you want to enroll in adult education classes, the Fund will reimburse you upon completion of the classes–otherwise, the funds are sent directly to the school or college being attended.

Stable employees must be working full time for a trainer at Parx for at least the past six months in order for they or their dependents to be eligible for consideration.

How to Apply

Do you know someone who wants to apply for a scholarship with The Granny Fund? Start the process by downloading the application, and then bring the completed form to Connie Youmans in the PTHA office.

Previous Recipients of The Granny Fund

Jack Abrams2013Bucks County Community CollegeUndeclared/Liberal Arts
Jenna Carty2013Albright CollegePsychology
Matthew Cowan2012Lincoln Technical InstituteComputer Networking Security
Gerald Delp, Jr.2013Bucks County Community CollegeMechanical Engineering
Kaitlyn Dougherty2013LaSalle UniversityAccounting
Annalise Dunn2013Bucks County Community College
Jeffrey Evans2012Lincoln Technical Institute
Jose Flores, Jr.2013Bucks County Community CollegeCinema/Video Production
Ana P. Gonzales De la Pena2012-13Temple University
Jorge J. Gonzales De la Pena2012-13Bucks County Community CollegeChef Apprenticeship: Food Emphasis
Marcela Rodriguez2012-13Bucks County Community College
Angela SotoSchool of Visual ArtsFine Arts