Newtown Student Awarded $1,000 Scholarship

The student recently received the award.

Payton Trilling and Steve Noll. Credit: TMA Bucks

A Newtown teen has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the TMA Bucks Foundation, officials announced recently.

Payton Trilling, a senior at Council Rock High School North, is set to attend Hofstra University this fall to pursue a degree in civil engineering.

The scholarship was presented to her on May 24 by Stephen Noll, executive director of TMA Bucks and TMA Bucks Foundation, with her guidance counselor, Cristina Rabayda, also present.

“This year, we again have the pleasure to present a scholarship to a fine individual,” said Noll. “Ms. Trilling distinguished herself in a large field of applicants as someone who will make a considerable difference in the transportation field. We wish her all the best in her engineering studies and look forward to hearing more about her success.”

The scholarship, named the Joseph DiGirolamo Scholarship, honors the legacy of Bensalem Township Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo, the founder of TMA Bucks and a former president of its board of directors for 11 years.

The award is a one-time payment made directly to the college.

TMA Bucks is a nonprofit transportation management association that aims to reduce traffic congestion and act as a hub for transportation policies and programs across Bucks County.

Bucks County high school seniors interested in fields such as civil engineering, urban planning, and transportation management are eligible to apply annually for scholarships from the TMA Bucks Foundation Scholarship Fund.

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