John W. Mochnick was dedicated to Honors scholarship. As a high school student, he graduated with honors from Jeannette High School. He graduated from Clarion State College with a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in history and English. During his undergraduate career, he was president of the Class of 1932 and a campus leader. He had extensive graduate work in educational administration at the University of Pittsburgh.
For many years, he served as an educator and administrator in the Penn-Trafford School District. He received the 1982 Clarion University Distinguished Alumni Award.
The Mochnick legacy continues as academically talented students are selected for this Honors award.
The John W. Mochnick Scholarship was created to provide scholarships for academically talented students. Preference is given to majors emphasizing education, teacher training, and/or educational leadership.
Under the guiding principles of dedication to education, leadership, and a demonstrated passion for learning, Mochnick Scholars are recognized annually for their achievements.