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November 7, 2017- The Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA has established the Father Jozef Murgas Scholarship at King’s College which will be awarded annually to a first-year student from an area Catholic, private or public high school. 

The first recipient of the scholarship is Tyler Herbinko, a resident of Harleigh, graduate of the Hazleton Area STEM School, and a management major at King’s.

The scholarship was formally presented at a recent ceremony held in the Father Jozep Murgas Room located at King’s on the Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Pictured seated, from left, is Anthony and Elaine Palischak, donors for the initial year of the scholarship; Herbinko; and Father John Ryan. C.S.C., president of King’s. Pictured standing are board members of the Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA, from left, Midge Malshefski, Magdalen Benish, Dorothy Sullivan, and Anna Hudock.