University to Offer New Scholarship in Fall 2020

    The University of Scranton will offer the David F. St. Ledger ’56 Scholarship in 2020 in honor of its alumnus who taught American history in the Forest City and Carbondale school districts. The scholarship will be awarded to education, history or political science majors from Forest City or Carbondale Area High Schools attending the University.
    November 4, 2019

    The University of Scranton announced the establishment of a scholarship to honor David F. St. Ledger ’56, G’69. Established by the St. Ledger family, the David F. St. Ledger ’56 Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students graduating from Forest City Regional High School or Carbondale Area High School who enroll at the University as an education, history or political science major. The scholarship will be awarded starting in the fall semester of 2020. 

    Following graduation from Benjamin Franklin High School in Carbondale, St. Ledger served in the U.S. Navy. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University in 1956 and his master’s degree in history in 1969. He taught courses in American history and government in the Carbondale School District for seven years, then taught in the Forest City School District until his retirement in 1995. 

    St. Ledger lived in the Carbondale area for most of his life. An active member of St. Rose of Lima Church, he served on several parish committees and was a lector for more than twenty-five years. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Carbondale Public Library and the Carbondale YMCA, and coached Little League Baseball. 

    St. Ledger passed away in 2017. His obituary can be seen here.

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