Bethany Alumni Give Back With Scholarship

BETHANY — Avella Area High School seniors seeking to enroll in Bethany College next year now have the opportunity for a full-tuition scholarship, thanks to the generosity of two Bethany alumni.

Bethany College is now accepting applications for the Georgiana and Robert F. Riley Jr. Scholarship for one qualified student graduating from Avella Area who has been accepted as a freshman at Bethany.

To qualify, the student must have attended all four years at Avella Area High School, achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5, applied to and be accepted to Bethany and must maintain a 2.5 GPA through their four-year education at Bethany.

This scholarship is available through the generosity of the Rileys who met in 1970 while attending Bethany.

Robert Riley served as director of admissions at Bethany and later was an executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of West Virginia. Georgiana Riley started in the chemical industry and went on to become the owner, president and chief executive officer of TIGG Corp. in Pittsburgh.

As distinguished alumni of Bethany College, they hope to provide a deserving Avella Area graduate with the kind of opportunities made possible by a great education.

To learn more about the Georgiana and Robert F. Riley Jr. Scholarship, contact Bethany’s Office of Financial Aid at 304-829-7611, or