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Scholarship

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 2017 a total of 62 scholarships were awarded to 37 seniors through the Foundation.  There are currently 38 individual scholarship funds that offered 51 scholarships in 2017. A total of 11 additional scholarships were given by various local businesses and organizations in conjunction with the Foundation.  Over the past five years, the Foundation has distributed more than 290 scholarships. The various scholarship funds in the Foundation total over $790,000 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?

Ø     Contributor sends contribution (see Contribution Form below).

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 Foundation at ScholarshipFoundation@genoaschools.com; call 419-855-7741, Extension 21100; or contact a Trustee.

Ø     Students interested in information on scholarships offered through this program should contact their school counselor.

 

No gift is too small!

 

To Make a Contribution

 

Make checks payable to:   Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Send contributions to:

Attn:  Jean Holcombe     Date: _____________________

GenoaBank

    P. O. Box 98       $25          $50          $100          $500 

    Genoa, Ohio  43430                       Other Amount   $____________                      

Name of Contributor: _________________________Phone:__________________

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


2017 Scholarship Recipients


Scholarship

Recipient Name

Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Firefighter Associations Scholarship

 Kelsey Auger

Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Firefighter Associations Scholarship

Douglas Bergman

Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship

Noah Heritage

Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship

Rider Osentoski

Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship

Angel Schultz

Helen Asmus Memorial Scholarship

Sam Sutter

Stella Bertz Scholarship

Madelyn Buehler

Doris Brossia Memorial Scholarship

Erica Smith

Clay-Genoa High School Reunion Scholarship

Matthew Bradfield

Curtice Kidz/Allen Township Scholarship

Erin Billingsley

Envirosafe Scholarship

Thor Morrison

Timothy J. Fisher/Briana Bertok-Schack Memorial Science Scholarship

 Morgan Contreras

Bruce and Alyssa Gackstetter Memorial Scholarship

Madelyn Buehler

General Scholarship Fund

Alexander Buffington

General Scholarship Fund

Sydney Erwin

General Scholarship Fund

Nicholas Strahl

Genoa Area Federation of Clubs – Tomme Bergman Memorial Scholarship

 Shayne Nissen

Genoa Area FFA Alumni Scholarship

Lynnsie Briones

Genoa Area FFA Alumni Scholarship

Matthew Herrick

Genoa Area FFA Alumni Scholarship

Rylee Kerchevall

Genoa Area FFA Alumni Scholarship

Cearrah Norwalk

Genoa Area Music Boosters Scholarship

Macy Campbell

Genoa Athletic Boosters Scholarship

Matthew Bradfield

Genoa Athletic Boosters Scholarship

Madelyn Buehler

Genoa Elementary Parent Teachers Organization (PTO) Scholarship

 Morgan Contreras

Genoa Golf Scholarship

Jack Encheff

Genoa Grange Scholarship

Lynnsie Briones

Genoa Kiwanis Scholarship

Annalisa Claus

Genoa Kiwanis Scholarship

Breanna Curtis

Genoa National Honor Society Scholarship

Adam Bates

Genoa Wrestling Scholarship

Adam Bates

Margaret "Peggy" Hebert Memorial Scholarship

Desirae Villarreal

Lester M. Henningsen Scholarship

Breanna Curtis

Roger & M.C. Hesselbart Memorial Scholarship

Caden Cruickshank

Andrew Hirt Memorial Scholarship

Caden Cruickshank

Ryan Kimball Memorial Scholarship

Trey Neumann

“Papa Joe” McLear Memorial Scholarship

Noah Smith

Edith C. Niehousmyer Scholarship

Morgan Cairl

Helen L. Niehousmyer Scholarship

Morgan Cairl

Curt Reinbolt Memorial Scholarship

Marissa Pezzino

Carol Scharer Scholarship

Morgan Mazuchowski

Carol Scharer Scholarship

Alayna Stewart

John F. Schultz Memorial Scholarship

Sam Sutter

The Sheahan Family Scholarship

Rylee Kerchevall

The Sheahan Family Scholarship

Kurtis Lee

Marcia Tank Education Scholarship

Kurtis Lee

Marcia Tank Science/Engineering Scholarship

Jack Encheff

Debra Sue Vine Memorial Scholarship

Cearrah Norwalk

Wagner/Sondergeld Memorial Scholarship

Olivia Shrewsbery

James Walton Scholarship                                   

Cearrah Norwalk

Frances M Weirich Memorial Scholarship

Hayley Kandik

  

*Additional Local Scholarships

 

First Federal Bank

Cearrah Norwalk

Genoa Area Education Association (GAEA) – Dave Miller Honorarium

Lynnsie Briones

Genoa Area Education Association (GAEA)

Morgan Cairl

GenoaBank

Matthew Bradfield

GenoaBank

Connor Chapinski

GenoaBank

Annalisa Claus

Genoa Coterie Club

Breanna Curtis

Genoa Chamber of Commerce

Matthew Bradfield

Genoa Chamber of Commerce

Annalisa Claus

Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE)

Connor Chapinski

Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE)

Rylee Kerchevall

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

 


2016 Scholarship Recipients


Samantha Barrett

Isaac Batty

Allison Bench

Jordan Blausey

Jarod Brossia

Kaylee Buhrow

Mitchell Claus

Madison Coker

Genevieve Cornell

Haley Crawford

Destinee Dorner

Andrew Drummond

Jenna Elliott

Regan Farrell

Haley Gerke

Noah Goetz

Carly Gose

Maddison Guthrie

Ezequiel Herrera

Jessica Iffland

Greg Jimerson

Kirk Kauder

Katelyn McCallum

Justin McCormick

Mary McGhee

Brock Metcalf

Karley Metzger

Jeffrey Mullins

Spencer Mullins

Nathan Reineck

Anthony Reitzel

Olivia Reno

Trevor Rhyans

Jose Sanchez

Caitlyn Shessler

Raymond Sidle

Hannah Simmons

Austin Sims

Emma Trainer

Frederick Traver

Nicolas Traver

Lauren Vizi

Jessica Weaver

Dylan Witt

 

2017 Operating Expense Contributors

Art Van Furniture – Genoa    Graymont Dolime (OH) Inc.

Bauman Auto Group – Genoa    Kiwanis Club of Genoa

Cimarron Express Inc.    Lei J Incorporated

Ernest E. Cottrell, Jr. – Attorney-at-Law  Packer Creek Pottery

Custom Glass Solutions by Guardian   R&R Sales – Roger Leyerle

Edward Jones, Larry Dean – Financial Advisor Rayz Café

First Federal Bank           Riverside Machine & Automation

GenoaBank      Robinson-Walker Funeral Home and

Genoa Elementary PTO     Crematory – Genoa

Genoa Family Eyecare    The Shelly Company/Stoneco Inc. 

Genoa High School National Honor Society  Sprouse Insurance, Inc.              

Genoa High School Student Council   Terem Marketing - Terrie Jensen

Genoa Retirement Village    Yackee Electrical Service

 

Genoa Area Local Schools

Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Trustees

Alan Brown

Diane Gerkensmeyer

Jean Holcombe

Denise Hoyles

Mitchell Hoyles

Kimberly Traver

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Tom Baker,
Jan 2, 2017, 6:00 AM