(Posted February 25, 2022)

HUNTINGDON, Pa.—An outstanding opportunity awaits a soon-to-be graduate of Somerset Area High School in Somerset, Pa., with the availability of a scholarship for tuition, room, and board for four years at Juniata College.

Named for the late Lawrence Stanley Johnson ’61, a native of Somerset County and a 1957 graduate of the high school, the scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Juniata beginning in the fall 2022 semester.

Johnson, a longtime radiologist in Monterey, Calif., was recognized as a brilliant professional by his colleagues. When he died in 2007 at the age of 68, he left his entire estate to his alma mater, with instructions in his will for the creation of scholarships at Juniata and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

A high school graduate of limited means, Johnson was grateful for the scholarship that enabled him to attend Juniata. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in 1961 and went on to train as a radiologist at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. In keeping with Johnson’s legacy and final wishes, his scholarship will be given to a Somerset Area High School student who demonstrates financial need, academic proficiency in the natural sciences, and leadership potential.

 At Somerset Area High School, Johnson was a standout basketball player, class president, and debate club president. He participated in the debate club and served in student government at Juniata.

 For more information about Juniata College, visit Juniata.edu. To apply for admission, visit www.juniata.edu/admission/apply.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.