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Altrusa International Foundation of Ashland, Inc. (Altrusa Club of Ashland Scholarship)

Altrusa International Foundation of Ashland, Inc. (Altrusa Club of Ashland Scholarship)

The Altrusa Scholarship was originally started in the late 1950s to benefit students entering the nursing profession at Samaritan Hospital. Over the years, the amount of the scholarship was increased and was changed to include the non-traditional women of Ashland...

Anderson Community Club (Anderson Community Club Scholarship)

Anderson Community Club (Anderson Community Club Scholarship)

The Anderson Community Club was organized by the residents of the Old Anderson School District in the 1930’s for fun, socialization, and community support. The Anderson School building was purchased by the Club and monthly meetings were held there until it was sold...

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Annie Nebergall (Traci Nebergall Memorial Scholarship)

Traci Nebergall grew up attending Hillsdale schools, playing basketball and softball throughout her childhood. She worked at Beattie’s Market as a teenager, and stayed involved in her community after graduation by volunteering as a little-league coach for over 30...

Anonymous (Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Students "NEXT STEP" Scholarship)

Anonymous (Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Students "NEXT STEP" Scholarship)

In my years working as a staff member of the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center I repeatedly observed students rise from being average, indecisive and sometimes unmotivated to excelling in skills and talents they didn’t realize they possessed. Many times their...

Anonymous (Bruce and Shirley Bookmyer Scholarship)

Anonymous (Bruce and Shirley Bookmyer Scholarship)

Bruce and Shirley Bookmyer grew up in Apple Creek, Ohio where they both worked in the family restaurant after Bruce’s father passed away at an early age. With humble beginnings, both were instilled with a strong work ethic and a giving spirit for those who struggle...

Ashland Cattlemen's Association (Carl and Thelma Stitzlein Cattlemen's Association Scholarship)

Ashland Cattlemen's Association (Carl and Thelma Stitzlein Cattlemen's Association Scholarship)

Carl H. and Thelma L. (nee: Moherman) Stitzlein spent a lifetime of dedication to the production and promotion of quality beef and their rural Loudonville farms. Both Carl and Thelma served on local, state and national committees; worked at beef promotion events;...

Ashland City Teachers Association (Ashland City Teachers Association Scholarship)

Ashland City Teachers Association (Ashland City Teachers Association Scholarship)

The Ashland City Teachers Association, recognizing the value of life-long learning and post-secondary education, established this scholarship to encourage students to pursue the field of education. This scholarship promotes the values of both past and present...

Ashland County 4-H Committee (Ashland County 4-H Committee Scholarship)

Ashland County 4-H Committee (Ashland County 4-H Committee Scholarship)

The Ashland County 4-H Committee Scholarship Fund will award a scholarship annually to a graduating senior who is a member of the Ashland County 4-H Program. Scholarship selection is based on 4-H involvement, extracurricular activities/work experience, and financial...

Ashland County Farm Bureau (Ashland County Farm Bureau Scholarship)

Ashland County Farm Bureau (Ashland County Farm Bureau Scholarship)

Ashland County Farm Bureau was started in 1918 in an effort to seek solutions to problems that affect the social and economic well-being of farmers. Since its formation, Ashland County Farm Bureau’s focus has remained on grassroots input from local members on issues...

Ashland County Historical Society in memory of William K. Wiley (William K. Wiley Scholarship)

Ashland County Historical Society in memory of William K. Wiley (William K. Wiley Scholarship)

The William K. Wiley Scholarship is awarded in Mr. Wiley’s memory as a tribute to his many contributions of artifacts, in addition to his time spent on the Board of Trustees, helping to develop the Ashland County Historical Society as a source of information relating...

Ashland High School Classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, Family and Friends (Arthur B. Gorsuch Endowed Scholarship)

Ashland High School Classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, Family and Friends (Arthur B. Gorsuch Endowed Scholarship)

Art Gorsuch moved to Ashland in 1930 to start his teaching career at Ashland High School as an English teacher. He later served as the Dean of Boys and Assistant Principal. He briefly moved to Coshocton to serve as Principal at their high school, but a short two...

Ashland High School Class of 1952 (Ashland High School Class of 1952 Scholarship)

Ashland High School Class of 1952 (Ashland High School Class of 1952 Scholarship)

The Senior Class of 1952 chose as its motto “With Knowledge and Understanding the Future is Ours.” Now, sixty-plus years later, that “future” is beginning to turn into “days past.” At our 60th Class Reunion it was decided to establish a scholarship fund as a token...

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Ashland High School Class of 1957 (Ashland High School Class of 1957 Scholarship)

The Class of ’57 is looking for passion, enthusiasm, commitment and you.

Ashland High School Class of 1962 (Ashland High School Class of 1962 Scholarship)

Ashland High School Class of 1962 (Ashland High School Class of 1962 Scholarship)

The class of 1962 is blessed to be filled with people who have maintained lifelong friendships. Some of the bonds of friendship began in first grade classes at Pleasant Street, Arthur Street, Grant Street, Montgomery, Osborn, Taft, Edison, and Lincoln Street...

Ashland Noon Lions Club (Ashland Noon Lions Club Scholarship)

Ashland Noon Lions Club (Ashland Noon Lions Club Scholarship)

The Ashland Noon Lions Club, established in 1920, has as one of its objectives “to take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community”. It is in that spirit that the Club wishes to support educational opportunities for the...

Ashland Volleyball Parents Organization (Jessika Brown Memorial Scholarship)

Ashland Volleyball Parents Organization (Jessika Brown Memorial Scholarship)

Determined. Inspiring. Beautiful. Strong. These are just a few of the words her teammates used to describe Jessika Brown, whose life ended after a courageous battle against pneumonia at the young age of 15 years. The words only begin to illustrate the inspiration...

Ben Shaver (Ben and Alyce Shaver Memorial Scholarship)

Ben Shaver (Ben and Alyce Shaver Memorial Scholarship)

When Ben returned from spending 30 months overseas during World War II in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he enrolled at Muskingum College where he met and married Alyce Cowan. They were loving partners for the next 61½ years. Alyce taught in elementary schools in...

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Betty Plank (Betty and Bud Plank Scholarship)

Edward (Bud) Plank was a native of Ashland whose ancestors settled here in the 1850s. Betty Hood moved to Ashland with her family in 1939. Both graduated from Ashland High School and Ashland College five years apart. The couple married in 1952 and in 1960 took...

Carol Pederson (Carol Pederson Music Scholarship for violin, viola, cello and string bass)

Carol Pederson (Carol Pederson Music Scholarship for violin, viola, cello and string bass)

Carol Pederson was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She was a graduate of Capital University with a B.M.E., violin being her major instrument. Graduate work was done at Central Michigan University and Kent State University, where she studied with Mr. Ma Si Hon. ...

Carolyn R. Lowe and Family (Don and Carolyn Lowe Health Sciences Scholarship)

Carolyn R. Lowe and Family (Don and Carolyn Lowe Health Sciences Scholarship)

Carolyn Lowe (1927-), a 1945 graduate of Savannah High School and a 1948 graduate of the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, provided caring nursing services for Samaritan Hospital, Medical Associates of Ashland, and private nursing patients during a career that...

Carolyn R. Lowe and Family (Don and Carolyn Lowe Math/Science Scholarship)

Carolyn R. Lowe and Family (Don and Carolyn Lowe Math/Science Scholarship)

Don Lowe (1923-2005), a lifetime resident of Ashland and a 1942 graduate of Ashland High School, was a latex chemist at Faultless Rubber Company following his service in Europe during World War II. He is credited with the development of latex balloon advances, the...

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Charitable Remainder Trust of J. Robert and Ruth L. Tipton (James Sherwood Tipton Eagle Scout Scholarship)

James Tipton was born and raised in Ashland, Ohio. As a young boy he loved the natural world and was involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Hiking, camping, gardening, reading, writing and working on various merit badges, eventually earning the rank of Eagle Scout,...

Children of Mary and Ernest Hopkins (Mary and Ernest J. Hopkins Memorial Scholarship)

Children of Mary and Ernest Hopkins (Mary and Ernest J. Hopkins Memorial Scholarship)

Mary and Ernest Hopkins lived and farmed in Ashland County. For over sixty years, they contributed to their community and worked to improve the educational opportunity for all students. In an age when education is even more necessary, it seemed fitting to establish...

Children of Ralph and Donna Conwell (Ralph and Donna Conwell Memorial Scholarship)

Children of Ralph and Donna Conwell (Ralph and Donna Conwell Memorial Scholarship)

The Ralph and Donna Conwell Memorial Scholarship was begun in 1989 by Ralph Conwell, in memory of his wife Donna, to benefit Mapleton students pursuing higher education. Donna Conwell was a Teachers Aide at Polk and Nankin Elementary Schools and Ralph Conwell had...

Clara A. Winbigler (W. Boyd and Clara A. Winbigler Scholarship)

Clara A. Winbigler (W. Boyd and Clara A. Winbigler Scholarship)

W. Boyd was born in 1901 in Jeromesville, Ohio. Upon Graduating from Jeromesville High School, he worked at the LA&S Railroad. He later owned a feed elevator, a bottled water company, and a lumber company. Clara was born in 1902 in New York and later moved to...

Current and Former directors FNBA & NCBA (Harvey N. Young Business-Finance Scholarship)

Current and Former directors FNBA & NCBA (Harvey N. Young Business-Finance Scholarship)

Business and finance is fundamental to our free market economic system. What better way to help foster this rewarding system than by encouraging our young people to study it, be a part of it and to improve upon it.

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Dann L. and Connie J. Marble (Dann L. and Connie J. Marble Education Scholarship)

Dann and Connie Marble met on the Ashland College campus and were married in 1967. They have two daughters and two grandchildren. Dann has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for the past 47 years. He is active in the Young Men’s Business Club and is a...

Dann Simmons and Brad Olson (Simmons-Olson, Mark Hightower Nursing Scholarship)

Dann Simmons and Brad Olson (Simmons-Olson, Mark Hightower Nursing Scholarship)

Simmons, a Registered Nurse specializing in Geriatrics, and Olson, a Board Certified Pediatrician have dedicated their careers to serving and caring for others throughout their life span. Hightower, an Air Force Veteran, and the first African American to receive the...

Dauch Family Foundation (Dauch-Rule Scholarship)

Dauch Family Foundation (Dauch-Rule Scholarship)

Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch, both Ashland High School graduates, created this scholarship to assist AHS athletes pursuing higher education. High school sweethearts, Dick and Sandy married in 1960. Dick was a veteran of the automotive industry and founder,...

Dave and Diana Kowalka (Dave and Diana Kowalka Scholarship for Social Sciences, Environmental Studies or Education)

Dave and Diana Kowalka (Dave and Diana Kowalka Scholarship for Social Sciences, Environmental Studies or Education)

Dave served the Ashland City Schools as a teacher, Gifted Coordinator and Principal before moving on to Ashland University as a professor in the Education Department. He graduated from Lake High School in Walbridge, Ohio. Dave taught in Euclid City Schools, East...