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May 24, 2024

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Alliance College Alumni
Association Announces
Scholarship Winner

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PA – Alliance College Alumni Association, thru the arm of its 501(c)(3) Foundation (ACAAF), is honored to announce the selection of Emma Yokules as the winner of its annual scholarship.

A junior attending Franciscan University of Steubenville, Yokules is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education with emphasis in Early Childhood Education. While at Franciscan Yokules has made the Dean’s List and maintains a 3.0+ GPA.

During her sophomore year, Yokules was selected to participate in Franciscan University’s European Summer Abroad Program. This trip enabled her to travel to a number of countries, including Poland, the land of her heritage.

In addition, Yokules is an active volunteer with the Sacro Cuore Foundation, participating in their recent mission trip to Romania. There she worked with children of all ages in personal hygiene, communication skills, athletics and cultural exchange.

Post-graduation, Yokules’s plan is to pursue an elementary school teaching career.

Ms. Yokules is the granddaughter of Milt and Felicia (Ilczuk) Bruce, ACAA Class of 1967 and 1966 respectively.

For further information on this scholarship and application procedures, contact James Koscielniak (AC ’81), Vice-President ACAA Foundation at 720-556-7322 or email


About Alliance College Alumni Foundation 

Opened in 1912 by the Polish National Alliance, the largest Polish American fraternal insurance organization. For 75 years the Cambridge Springs, PA-based school nurtured students on the bucolic hilltop campus. Alliance College was the crown jewel of higher learning for American Polonia. Its mission was to offer immigrant children advanced educations during a time of discrimination while encouraging the study of Polish language and Polish culture in America.

In 1988, the school ceased operations. In 2001, the alumni, faculty, and staff of Alliance Academy, Alliance Technical Institute, and Alliance College came together to create the Alumni Association as a means of hosting reunions, renewing acquaintances and sharing memories and now promoting and encouraging post-secondary education.

For further information contact Richard Day, ACAAF President, at 330-858-3712 or email

Contributions to the ACAAF are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

Alliance College Alumni Association Foundation

c/o 6785 Legacy Lane, Wadsworth, OH 44281 330-858-3712