Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation
As we give, we invest in the gift of FOREVER!
Genoa Area Local Schools
Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Who Are We?
The Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation, Inc. offers scholarships to students of the Genoa Area Local Schools. This Foundation was organized by a local group of interested citizens on January 7, 1991, and has held a tax-free status with the IRS since March 2, 1994.
In 2014 a total of 55 scholarships were awarded to thirty-five (35) seniors through the Foundation. There are currently thirty-three (33) individual scholarship funds that offered forty-two (42) scholarships in 2014. A total of thirteen (13) additional scholarships were given by various local businesses and organizations in conjunction with the Foundation, including one four-year renewable scholarship first awarded in 2004 (The Dehn Sisters Memorial Scholarship Trust). Over the past five years, the Foundation has distributed more than 285 scholarships. The various scholarship funds in the Foundation total over $580,000 and continue to grow.
These scholarships are presented annually at the high school’s Honors Award Program in May.
Where Do the Funds Come From?
Contributions to the various scholarship funds can be made through gifts, honorariums, memorials, wills, etc. Gifts of money or stock may be designated to create a new scholarship or to the principal of an existing scholarship fund. Many graduating classes, along with the alumni reunions, have considered these an important endeavor and have given remaining monies to a scholarship fund.
How Does It Work?