Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation
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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 2012 a total of 55 scholarships (up from 51 in 2011) were awarded to 41 seniors through the Foundation. There are currently 33 individual scholarship funds that offered 44 scholarships in 2012. The various scholarship funds in the Foundation total over $550,000 and continue to grow. In addition, 11 scholarships were given by various local businesses and organizations in conjunction with the Foundation. This includes one four-year renewable scholarship first awarded in 2004 (The Dehn Sisters Memorial Scholarship Trust).
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?
Ø Contributor sends contribution (see Contribution Form on reverse side).
Ø Foundation sends confirmation letter to contributor for tax purposes (please consult your tax advisor for any tax related issues).
Ø Gift of $100 or more (for an individual/couple) or $500 or more (for an organization/corporation) may be listed on a plaque at the auditorium entrance in high school.
Ø All fund balances continue to grow. As funds mature they could provide more than one scholarship.
Ø Foundation policy is to give 80% of the annual interest to selected students for scholarships (remaining 20% reinvested in fund balances).
Ø Each individual scholarship fund has a documented agreement including a section on how the scholarship winners are to be chosen.
Ø Employer Matching Funds Program is available based on employer’s participation.
Ø If you would like additional information, please contact the school office at 419-855-7741 or a Trustee.
Ø Students interested in information on scholarships offered through this program should contact their school counselor.
Contributions dedicated to which scholarship fund: _______________________All blank entries will be deposited in General Scholarship Fund. $100/$500 Contributions Information: (See “How Does It Work?” in Brochure)May we include your name on the plaque? Yes No Name:___________________May we include your name in future communications, i.e. Comet Communicator, local newspapers, etc.? Yes NoIf you are interested in setting up a new fund, please contact one of the Trustees.
2012 Scholarship Recipients
|Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship||Kailey Fairchild|
|Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship||Trevor McLargin|
|Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship||Karleigh Newmister|
|Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship||Erin Schwamberger|
|Stella Bertz Scholarship||Alysa Malcolm|
|Doris Brossia Memorial Scholarship||Hannah Johnson|
|Clay-Genoa High School Reunion Scholarship||Ashlee Zunk|
|Curtice Kidz/Allen Township Scholarship||Melissa Clough|
|Envirosafe Scholarship||Shane Leavens|
|Bruce and Alyssa Gackstetter Memorial Scholarship||Dominick Thumel|
|General Scholarship Fund||Anna Boss|
|General Scholarship Fund||Rachael Goetz|
|General Scholarship Fund||Patricia Snider|
|General Scholarship Fund||Brooke Sternberg|
|Genoa Area Federation of Clubs –Tomme Bergman Memorial Scholarship||Jane Schlievert|
|Genoa Area FFA Alumni Scholarship||Veronica Chalfin|
|Genoa Area FFA Alumni Scholarship||Hannah Johnson|
|Genoa Area FFA Alumni Scholarship||Chelsea McCormick|
|Genoa Area Music Boosters Scholarship||Derek Miller|
|Genoa Athletic Boosters Scholarship||Ricky Bierbaum|
|Genoa Athletic Boosters Scholarship||Hunter Giles|
|Genoa Elementary Parent Teachers Organization (PTO) Scholarship||Forrest Braddock|
|Genoa Golf Scholarship||Andrew Goeckerman|
|Genoa Grange Scholarship||Chelsea McCormick|
|Genoa Kiwanis Scholarship||Derek Miller|
|Genoa Kiwanis Scholarship||Christine Mominee|
|Genoa Kiwanis Scholarship||Kelley Pollauf|
|Genoa National Honor Society Scholarship||Jaron Bintz|
|Lester M. Henningsen Scholarship||Erica Brown|
|*Andrew Hirt Memorial Scholarship||Samantha Fouty|
|Ryan Kimball Memorial Scholarship||Stephenie Sabin|
|“Papa Joe” McLear Memorial Scholarship||Chelsea McCormick|
|Edith C. Niehousmyer Scholarship||Veronica Chalfin|
|Helen L. Niehousmyer Scholarship||Emily George|
|Curt Reinbolt Memorial Scholarship||Alexandra Edgerton|
|Carol Scharer Scholarship||Alan Reeder|
|John F. Schultz Memorial Scholarship||Hannah Johnson|
|The Sheahan Family Scholarship||Veronica Chalfin|
|The Sheahan Family Scholarship||Andrew Nutter|
|Marcia Tank Education Scholarship||Erica Brown|
|Marcia Tank Science/Engineering Scholarship||Kelsey Miller|
|Debra Sue Vine Memorial Scholarship||Erica Brown|
|Wagner/Sondergeld Memorial Scholarship||Christianna Bialorucki|
|James Walton Scholarship||Amanda Bergman|
|**Additional Local Scholarships|
|Clay-Genoa Volunteer Firemen’s Association||Ricky Bierbaum|
|The Dehn Sisters Memorial Scholarship Trust||Andrew Price|
|First Federal Bank||Holly Hecklinger|
|Genoa Area Education Association (GAEA) – David Miller Honorarium||Christopher Chapinski|
|Genoa Area Education Association (GAEA)||Hannah Strayer|
|Genoa Coterie Club||Hannah Johnson|
|Genoa Chamber of Commerce||Ben Jensen|
|Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE)||Hannah Johnson|
|Pepsi Americas||Tyler Pickard|
** These organizations/trusts are affiliated with the Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation, but their scholarships are not funded by the Foundation.
2011 Scholarship RecipientsBailee Adams
Issac St. Marie
Operating Expense Contributors
Cimarron Express Inc.
Edward Jones, Larry Dean - Investment Representative
Genoa Family Eyecare
Genoa High School National Honor Society
Genoa High School Student Council
Genoa Retirement Village
Gordon Lumber – Genoa
Graymont Dolime (OH) Inc.
Guardian Industries, Millbury
Lei J Incorporated
Materion (Formerly Brush Wellman)
Jan Pugh/Packer Creek Pottery
Riverside Machine Automation
Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory – Genoa
R&R Sales – Roger Leyerle
The Shelly Company
Sprouse Agency, Inc. – Insurance
Terem Marketing/Terrie Jensen
Genoa Area Local Schools
Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
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