Fund Est. 2006 (in the ACCF)
A generous scholarship is given in memory of Ernest Scheller III through the Robert and Ernest Scheller, Jr. Family Foundation. Ernest Scheller III was a 1975 graduate of Tamaqua Area H.S. in PA, ranking third in this class. He was a member of both the National Honor and the French Honor Societies. He earned this BS degree in chemical engineering and joined Silberline in 1982.
The Silberline family established the Silberline Company in 1945 and produces pigment for paints, plastics, and printing inks. It has grown to employ over 400 worldwide with companies in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Asia Pacific/ Singapore, Brazil, China, and Scotland.
Mr. Ernest Scheller III was president and CEO of the company when he died at the age of 40 in 1997. The Ernest Scheller III Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to a North Adams graduating senior since 1998 and is renewable for four years.