Sgt. Chase Kuhns of Ft. Gordon, GA and Ms. Emery Polochko of Aiken were the 2013 recipients of the Aiken-Augusta Penn State Club’s annual scholarship.

Kuhns, who is beginning his freshman year as a business major at the university’s Harrisburg (Pa.) campus, has been awarded a $1,000.00 freshman scholarship. Polochko, a business major at Penn State’s main campus at University Park, has been awarded a $4,476.00 continuing student scholarship.

The Aiken-Augusta Penn State Club established the scholarship several years ago and has built it into the third largest scholarship endowed by a Penn State club in the country. Nearly $36,000 in scholarships has been awarded since it was established. The scholarship is available to eligible Penn State students who live in the Central Savannah River Area. Information about the Club and its scholarship is available on the club’s web site at