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, chairman of the board and CEO of American Axle and Manufacturing—one of the top 25 automotive suppliers in the world. Sandy has served as manager of the family while spending countless hours volunteering in the schools and communities. She is an avid sportswoman, both as spectator and participant. Dick’s athletic ability gained him much attention in high school, a full-ride football scholarship at Purdue University, and an offer to play in the NFL. The Dauchs wanted to make a difference in the community they will always consider “their hometown.” Sandy currently resides in Michigan.