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2016 Scholarship Award Winners

Genoa Area Local Schools

Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

alt 2016 Scholarship Application - (*Fill out the form online and print - PDF enabled browser required)

Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 419-855-7741 ext. 21100

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 2015 a total of 54 scholarships were awarded to forty-one (41) seniors through the Foundation.  There are currently thirty-five (35) individual scholarship funds that offered forty-four (44) scholarships in 2015. A total of ten (10) 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 276 scholarships. The various scholarship funds in the Foundation total over $626,000 and continue to grow.


These scholarships are presented annually at the high school’s Honors Award Program in the spring.

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?


  • Contributor sends contribution (see Contribution Form on reverse side).
  • Foundation sends confirmation letter to contributor for tax purposes (please consult your tax advisor for any tax related issues).
  • 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.
  • All fund balances continue to grow.  As funds mature they could provide more than one scholarship.
  • Foundation policy is to give 80% of the annual interest to selected students for scholarships (remaining 20% reinvested in fund balances).
  • Each individual scholarship fund has a documented agreement including a section on how the scholarship winners are to be chosen.
  • Employer Matching Funds Program is available based on employer’s participation.
  • If you would like additional information, please contact the school office at 419-855-7741extension 21100 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Students interested in information on scholarships offered through this program should contact their school counselor.


No gift is too small!

To Make a ContributionMake checks payable to:   Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation, Inc.Send contributions to: Attn:  Jean Holcombe Genoa Bank P. O. Box 98 Genoa, Ohio  43430
Date: _____________________ $25          $50          $100          $500 
Other Amount    $____________ Name of Contributor: _________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________
City: ______________________________
State: _____________ Zip: __________
In Honor/Memory of:__________________________________________________ (Circle One)
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     No
If you are interested in setting up a new fund, please contact one of the Trustees.

Current Scholarship Funds
2015 Scholarship Recipients


Recipient Name

Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Firefighter Associations Scholarship


Madison Mazur

Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Firefighter Associations Scholarship


Kyle Rozek

Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship

Jacob Applegate

Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship

Brian Bryant

Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship


Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship

Lea Theisen

Stella Bertz Scholarship

Emma Rofkar

Doris Brossia Memorial Scholarship

Joshua Mabus

Clay-Genoa High School Reunion Scholarship

Jordan Brennan

CurticeKidz/Allen Township Scholarship

Holly Rowland

Envirosafe Scholarship

Marcus Hunt

The Timothy J. Fisher Memorial Science Scholarship

Nicole Dominique

Bruce and Alyssa Gackstetter Memorial Scholarship

Holley Novotney

General Scholarship Fund

Hannah Verdugo

Genoa Area Federation of Clubs –

Tomme Bergman Memorial Scholarship


Crystal Bays

Genoa Area FFA Alumni Scholarship

John George

Genoa Area FFA Alumni Scholarship

Erin Robinson

Genoa Area FFA Alumni Scholarship

Madison Sheahan

Genoa Area Music Boosters Scholarship

Joseph Stribrny

Genoa Athletic Boosters Scholarship


Genoa Athletic Boosters Scholarship

Tyler Marquardt

Genoa Elementary Parent Teachers Organization (PTO) Scholarship


Nathan Szymanski

Genoa Golf Scholarship

Rikki Shoemaker

Genoa Grange Scholarship

Mackenzie Meeker

Genoa Kiwanis Scholarship

Natalie Kraemer

Genoa Kiwanis Scholarship

Katherine Schwalbe

Genoa National Honor Society Scholarship

Kyle Edwards

Genoa Wrestling Scholarship

Brandon Bates

Lester M. Henningsen Scholarship

Jodi Bays

Andrew Hirt Memorial Scholarship

Amos Kauder

Ryan Kimball Memorial Scholarship

John Takas

“Papa Joe” McLear Memorial Scholarship

Kyle Rozek

Edith C. Niehousmyer Scholarship

Jena Schwamberger

Helen L. Niehousmyer Scholarship

Erin Robinson

Curt Reinbolt Memorial Scholarship

Amanda Aman

Carol Scharer Scholarship

Noah Goodrich

John F. Schultz Memorial Scholarship

Blake Traver

The Sheahan Family Scholarship

Nicole Dominique

The Sheahan Family Scholarship

John George

Marcia Tank Education Scholarship

Alexandria Viola

Marcia Tank Science/Engineering Scholarship

Kyle Edwards

Debra Sue Vine Memorial Scholarship

Claire Aldrich

Wagner/Sondergeld Memorial Scholarship

Jacob Applegate

James Walton Scholarship

Holley Novotney


*Additional Local Scholarships


The Dehn Sisters Memorial Scholarship Trust

Krista Taulker

First Federal Bank

Madison Mazur

Genoa Area Education Association (GAEA) –

David Miller Honorarium


Krista Taulker

Genoa Area Education Association (GAEA)

Jodi Bays


Brittany McGeorge


Gabriella Ortiz

Genoa Coterie Club

Nicole Dominique

Genoa Chamber of Commerce

John George

Genoa Chamber of Commerce

Madison Sheahan

Pepsi Americas

Tyler Baird

* These organizations/trusts are affiliated with the Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation, but their scholarships are not funded by the Foundation.

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Grant Adams
Carlos Baez, Jr.
Cole Beck
Alyssa Bihn
Natalie Breuer
Logan Bryer
Kyle Farrell
Noah Garza
Megan Giles
Emma Grosjean
Andrea Harmeyer
Katelyn Jensen
Jared Lesniewicz
Olivia Malcolm
Emily McLargin
Amandrea Mortensen
Emily Novotney
David Nutter
Serena Parlette
Garrett Poiry
Emilie Pollauf
Emily Ramsdell
Maxwell Reeder
Miranda Rhyans
Logan Scott
Nathan Shepler
Brynn Skilliter
Quentin Spiess
Ciara Strayer
Katherine Tucholski
James Vischer
James Waltos
Dustin Widmer
Derek Witt
Nathan Witt

Operating Expense Contributors

Bauman Auto Group - Genoa
Cimarron Express Inc.
Ernest E. Cottrell, Jr. – Attorney-at-Law
Edward Jones, Larry Dean – Investment Representative
First Federal Bank
Genoa Elementary PTO
Genoa Family Eyecare
Genoa High School National Honor Society
Genoa Retirement Village
GraymontDolime (OH) Inc.
Guardian Industries, Millbury
Kiwanis Club of Genoa
Lei J Incorporated
Packer Creek Pottery
R&R Sales – Roger Leyerle
Rayz Café
Riverside Machine Automation
Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory – Genoa
Samsen Furniture
The Shelly Company
Sprouse Agency, Inc. – Insurance
Terem Marketing/Terrie Jensen
Yackee Electrical Service

Genoa Area Local Schools
Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Alan Brown

Diane Gerkensmeyer

Jean Holcombe

Denise Hoyles

Mitchell Hoyles

Kimberly Traver

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 10:00
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