Northwest Pennsylvania C.L.A.S.S. Act Emerging Leader is recognizing bright, well-rounded, publicly educated students from 17 school districts in Erie, Crawford and Warren Counties.

C.L.A.S.S. stands for:

  • C - Character
  • L - Leadership
  • A - Attitude
  • S - Service
  • S - Selfless or strive for excellence or self-awareness or self-reliance

Each of the school districts will present one student nominee each month. The nominee is a student in grades 10 through 12 who is picked by faculty members. A credentialed committee will objectively select a student to be honored with a $1,000 Emerging Leader Award Scholarship monthly.

The nine previously nominated and honored students throughout the school year will be considered for a second scholarship of $5,000 to be awarded at the end of the school year.

The IU5 Northwest Tri - County Intermediate Unit 5 is accepting additional contributions for the Emerging Leader Award project at 252 Waterford St., Edinboro, PA 16412. Contributions are deductible and should be made to Northwest Tri-County Educational Foundation, Inc. (EIN 25-1211504)

Northwest Pennsylvania C.L.A.S.S. Act Emerging Leader is being made possible by:

  • Tendto Credit Union
  • Velocity Network (VNET)
  • Orthopedic Associates of Meadville (OAM)
  • Lilly Broadcasting
  • Northwest Tri-County Immediate Unit







Special thanks to Community Cup Charity for an additional contribution to the scholarships.