Anna, Bennett and John Pearson Scholarship Fund
A gift to York County Community Foundation from the Estate of John Pearson established this Fund, the Community Foundation’s largest fund dedicated solely to scholarship support. The Fund provides for scholarships, awarded through York County Dollars For Scholars Chapters, to York County high school graduates with financial need who have demonstrated scholastic achievement and exemplary character. Mr. Pearson’s attorney, J. Ross McGinnis, recommended York County Community Foundation to administer the Fund created in memory of the Pearson family. The Pearsons were former residents of Baltimore where Mr. Pearson was employed by the postal service. They moved to Shrewsbury in 1972. Mr. Pearson’s wife, Anna, and their son, Bennett, preceded him in death.