GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
The Enka Foundation is proud to introduce this award in the name of retired Pine-Richland science teacher and active educator, Bob Pilat. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student at Pine-Richland High School demonstrating strong achievement in science and technology and one who exhibits an ambitious nature through creativity and hard work. The window for submitting applications will reopen in Spring of 2022.
The Enka Foundation
Bob Pilat Scholarship
Retired teacher and still-active science educator, Bob Pilat epitomizes the essence of this year's scholarship
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS YEAR'S SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE ACCEPTED THIS COMING SPRING.
About Bob Pilat
Bob Pilat was hired in 1970 by the Pine-Richland School District (then known as the Babcock School District) to teach Earth Science at the Pine Junior High School. When the junior high school was converted to a middle school in 1982, Bob was transferred to Richland High School. He continued teaching high school sciences with the opening of Pine-Richland High School in 1993, where he remained until his full retirement in 2005.
While teaching for 35 years, Bob also served as the science department chairman for 29 years spanning all 3 of the buildings. He was instrumental in the development of the team teaching concept and individualized science progression while at the junior high school. At the high school level he led the expansion of the science curricula to include Honors, Accelerated, and Advanced Placement courses as well as initiating and developing the Anatomy and Physiology program and the Astronomy and Planetarium program.
Along the way Bob has been recognized with various teaching awards and honors. After his retirement, Bob continued to do substitute teaching at the high school until 2020, having served the Pine-Richland community for 50 years and inspiring countless students.