The Emma E. Hill Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to memorialize Emma by helping female swimmers pursue their dreams of a college education. The scholarship awards will be granted on an annual basis to female graduating high school senior athletes in Southern Chester County. Factors including financial need and academic merit during their high school career will be considered in selecting the recipients.
Emma was an excellent student as a sophomore at Unionville High School (UHS). She loved to swim and was a dedicated member of both the Kennett YMCA Sea Dragons and UHS swim teams. In her spare time, Emma was a lifeguard and also taught young children how to swim at the Y. As a younger child and teenager, Emma excelled on the ballfield in URA softball.
At the young age of 16, Emma passed away following complications caused by a rare type of gastric cancer, a form of the disease that was unheard of in a child and unfortunately found too late. Throughout Emma’s brief illness, she was strong and determined to get better, and did not let her health issues define her in any way.
Emma was beautiful in every sense of the word, and was loved throughout her community and beyond. She worked hard at whatever she was trying to accomplish, but always with a cheery, exuberant attitude and lovely smile. More than anything, her absolute kindness and warm heart are what made Emma our sweet girl.
This scholarship will be awarded to graduating senior female swimmers and athletes from Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Additionally, the scholarship will be offered for a limited time to graduating senior female swimmers from high schools across Southern and Central Chester County: Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Kennett Consolidated School District, Oxford Area School District, Avon Grove School District, Avon Grove Charter School, Downingtown Area School District, Coatesville Area School District, Octorara School District, and West Chester Area School District.
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Make checks payable to:
Emma E. Hill Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o CCCF
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382