Lockport student receives $1,000 scholarship from local nonprofit

Allison Bobek plans to study neuro-psychology

Allison Bobek of Lockport was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Lockport Resource Center. She is the center’s sixth scholarship student.

Bobek, who will graduate from Lockport Township High School in 2022, has volunteered at the Lockport Resource Center for nine years. She plans to study neuro-psychology and will become the first person in her family to attend a four-year college, according to a news release from the Lockport Resource Center.

She is a member of the National Honor Society and active in the school’s band, including being a section leader in marching band. Bobek also is active in her church community at Shepherd of the Hill in Lockport, the release said.

Applications are now open for the center’s Transformation Scholarship. Applicants must live in Lockport or Homer Township.

Funding for the scholarship is through donations to the Lockport Resource Center and sales from its Pass It On Thrift Shop, the release said.

Scholarships may be used for any level of education and are $1,000 per year. To apply, email lockportresource@gmail.com.

For more information about the center’s services to people in need or to make a tax deductible donation, visit lockportresource.org.

The Lockport Resource Center also sponsors a bicycle drive in conjunction with the Lockport Police Department, the release said.

More than 160 bicycles, which volunteers cleaned and repaired, were donated by Lockport residents this past spring. Bikes that weren’t repairable became donor parts. Parts that could not be used were sent to recycling, the release said.

More than a dozen of the 145 bikes were donated to residents in need who had contacted the center or the Lockport Police Department The rest were sold for affordable prices, between $5 and $35, the release said.