Seton Hill University alumna Cathy Plesha, of Mars, Pa., has established a scholarship at Seton Hill University in memory of her brother, Anthony “Tony” Plesha, Jr.

The Anthony Plesha, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by Cathy Plesha to provide financial assistance to students with significant financial need who have demonstrated the potential to succeed academically. Recipients may be current Seton Hill University students in any degree program who participate in an institutional NCAA sponsored sport at Seton Hill University.

Tony Plesha graduated from West Deer High School, which is now Deer Lakes High School, in 1965 and was inducted into the high school’s Hall of Fame for setting a season scoring record in basketball. He went on to graduate from Saint Vincent College in 1969, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. From 1965-1969, he was a member of the basketball and baseball teams at Saint Vincent College. Tony Plesha lettered three years in basketball and was recognized as the Bearcats’ top scorer and rebounder. In April 1969, he was presented with the “Annual Outstanding Athlete Award” by Saint Vincent College.

Cathy Plesha earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from Seton Hill University in 1973. She is a 1969 graduate of West Deer High School in Cheswick, Pa.