A long-standing tradition continued Monday evening in Erie. Several local seniors are now on the receiving end of scholarships from the Italian American Women's Association. 

One of the missions of the IAWA, is to give back to the community, while fostering Italian heritage. Four young ladies from Erie County received $2,500 scholarships during the dinner held at the Colony Banquet Center. 

The recipients of the 2019 IAWA Scholarships are, Joetta Casey of Northwestern. Allison Dugan and Kelly Fessler, both of Villa Maria and Hope Nuzback of McDowell.