John Rich Curran Memorial Scholarship Fund
John Curran was born in Pottsville in 1955. He was a graduate of Boston University and Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C. John planned to work as a public defender in Pennsylvania in an effort to help those who were less fortunate than he was. But this was not to be. Six weeks after his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar he was in an automobile accident that took his life. According to his family, John valued life and all of its possibilities. Were he alive today, he would encourage young people to take risks in life and not always do the safe or easy thing, but to do what they think is right. He used his education to be a better person and make informed decisions. He would encourage the recipients of this scholarship to do all they can to make their corner of the world a better place.