During the first part of David McCanney’s professional career, he was employed in the corporate lending and/or bankruptcy departments at American/Meridian Bank and Wilmington Trust Bank. Later, while working full time, he attended Widener University Law School in the evenings. Upon graduation, he joined Stevens & Lee/Griffin Financial Group in Reading, PA, where he worked until his death in April 2012.

While he enjoyed his professional career, his passion was to enrich children’s lives. He became involved with the Olivet Boys and Girls Club as a board member. He also was very involved in the Wilson Jr. Soccer Club in many capacities, serving as president and as a coach and a board member. For the final four years of David’s brief life, he was the Wilson High School Girls’ lacrosse coach. David loved spending his time coaching youth sports, playing soccer, and providing guidance to community organizations.

The fund will provide an annual scholarship to a female Wilson High School senior who played on Wilson High School’s lacrosse team in at least her junior and senior years and who is furthering her education after high school at a four-year college or university. The ideal recipient will be a student who, in addition to playing lacrosse, also participated in other school and community activities and was eager to accept a leadership role in those activities. The recipient will also be someone who sets goals for herself and works hard to achieve those goals.

To be considered for this scholarship, apply between January 1st and March 15th. All applicants will be notified in May.

To apply, click on “Apply for a Scholarship” under the “Scholarships + Grants” section of the website menu.

In addition to the Wilson scholarship, up to two other scholarships will be awarded to students who attend Olivet Boys and Girls Club of Reading & Berks County on a regular basis and who will continue their education after high school. Olivet Boys & Girls Club will select the qualified recipients for this scholarship.