Hasselman/Hopton Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in honor of all members of the Hasselman, Hopton and Sherry Families but specifically Roger Hasselman and Mary (Sherry) Hopton. Roger M. Hasselman is the former owner of Alpha Sintered Metals, Inc. (ASM), Ridgway, PA. As a Pennsylvania State University mechanical engineering graduate, Mr. Hasselman was well qualified to grow ASM for over 3 decades manufacturing powder metal components. The company’s unique Gain Share System generously provided bonuses for employees of over $17,000,000 in 17 years. Mary C. Hopton had owned DuBois Optical Company, DuBois, PA. Mrs. Hopton was a pioneer of a women owned business throughout the 20th century. Her continued business education allowed her to continue and grow the eye glass business in DuBois long after her husband’s death. She gave generously to those in need in the local area and especially her family. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors or non-traditional students residing in the St. Marys Area and Ridgway Area School Districts. The candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and enrolled in a college, university, community college, or vocational school in Pennsylvania and pursing either an associates or baccalaureate degree.