Our Donors

Deanna Draper (Katherine and Deanna Draper Scholarship)

Deanna Draper (Katherine and Deanna Draper Scholarship)

Katherine and Deanna Draper both retired from the Hillsdale Local School District after a combined 70 years of service. They each taught at various grade levels but mostly in first grade for Katherine and second grade for Deanna. They were pleasant, compassionate...

Donald and Ann Stump (Stump Family Cross Country Scholarship)

Donald and Ann Stump (Stump Family Cross Country Scholarship)

Donald and Ann Stump moved to Ashland in 1994, returning to Ann’s hometown. Two of their children have enjoyed participation in the cross country program at Ashland High School. Success in cross country is dependent upon discipline and dedication, traits that are...

Donald E. and Daphne Maras Long (Donald E. and Daphne Maras Long Scholarship)

Donald E. and Daphne Maras Long (Donald E. and Daphne Maras Long Scholarship)

Donald E. Long is a lifelong resident of Ashland, graduate of Ashland High School, Marine veteran and founder and former owner of Long’s Refrigeration Service Company. Don and his wife, Daphne Maras Long, also a graduate of Ashland High School, established this...

Donna and Lawrence Spreng (Donna and Lawrence Spreng Family Scholarship)

Donna and Lawrence Spreng (Donna and Lawrence Spreng Family Scholarship)

Donna and Lawrence Spreng, lifelong residents of the Loudonville-Perrysville farm community, exemplify the true meaning of community service. Their involvement with 4-H, FFA, Athletic Boosters, church activities, local and county boards and public service at the...

Dr. Carol J. Chrisman (Dr. Carol J. Chrisman Nursing Scholarship)

Dr. Carol J. Chrisman (Dr. Carol J. Chrisman Nursing Scholarship)

Carol Chrisman grew up in Ashland County and had a great love for her community. She was very proud of her profession of nursing and ultimately became the Dean of the School of Nursing at Ashland University. She was particularly interested in public/community...

Dr. Gilbert Hess (Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hess Educational Loan Fund)

Dr. Gilbert Hess (Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Hess Educational Loan Fund)

Gilbert Hess was born near Ashland on May 12, 1859, the son of Christian and Charity (Plank) Hess. Gilbert received his education in district schools and Vermillion Institute in Hayesville, Ohio. He was a student of Ashland College (now Ashland University), John...

Dr. JoAnn Ford Watson (Dr. JoAnn Ford Watson Scholarship)

Dr. JoAnn Ford Watson (Dr. JoAnn Ford Watson Scholarship)

JoAnn Ford Watson graduated from Ashland High School in 1974 and devotes her life to religious service and higher education as a minister in the Presbyterian Church and a professor of theology at Ashland Theological Seminary. She received degrees from DePauw...

Earl and Kathleen Stitzlein (Andrew Stitzlein Memorial Scholarship)

Earl and Kathleen Stitzlein (Andrew Stitzlein Memorial Scholarship)

Andrew (Andy) Stitzlein, son of Earl and Kathi Stitzlein, lived on the family dairy farm in Loudonville his entire life. He graduated from Loudonville High School in 1999 and from Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute in 2001. During high school he was very...

Ed and Barbara Haudenschild (Ed and Barbara Haudenschild OSU Scholarship)

Ed and Barbara Haudenschild (Ed and Barbara Haudenschild OSU Scholarship)

Ed and Barbara Haudenschild have lived in the Loudonville area all their lives and have tried to give back to their community in different ways. The Ohio State University has been instrumental in Ed and Barbara’s lives. Ed has served on the Advisory Board of OSU,...

Ed Wahl (Cynthia Johnston and Ed Wahl Scholarship)

Ed Wahl (Cynthia Johnston and Ed Wahl Scholarship)

Cindy Johnston was a very successful teacher in the Mapleton School District for 30 years. She was a fourth grade teacher who worked to make sure that every student was ready to take the state fourth grade tests and pass to the fifth grade. She was a very caring...

Elise Lingenfelter (James and Elise Lingenfelter Scholarship)

Elise Lingenfelter (James and Elise Lingenfelter Scholarship)

Jim Lingenfelter spent his life making a positive impact on the lives of others and his community. Unfortunately, his life’s work was cut short by corticobasal syndrome on August 3, 2014. To now honor Jim and memorialize his life, the “James and Elise Lingenfelter...

Elizabeth Kauffman Baker (Elizabeth Kauffman Baker Scholarship)

Elizabeth Kauffman Baker (Elizabeth Kauffman Baker Scholarship)

This Scholarship is a one-year gift to be given to the student selected by the Scholarship Committee, under the condition that the student, after an enrollment period of ninety (90) days, is in good standing with the chosen college or university. A certificate will...

Ercil E. Hartman (George and Rhea Wertman Hartman Scholarship)

Ercil E. Hartman (George and Rhea Wertman Hartman Scholarship)

George and Rhea Wertman Hartman lived, taught, and farmed all their lives in Ashland County. For the early years of their lives, they both taught in one*-room *schools in Ashland County. Later years were spent farming and taking part in community activities. They...

Estate of Belle Osborn (Belle Osborn Memorial Scholarship)

Estate of Belle Osborn (Belle Osborn Memorial Scholarship)

Belle Farr Osborn was born in Ashland, Ohio on July 24, 1854 and died March 19, 1923 in Austin, Texas of an attack of influenza and double pneumonia. She was the daughter of Judge and Mrs. William Osborn. She was educated in the Ashland Schools and attended the...

Estate of Frances B. Wolfe (Earl and Mary Wolfe Memorial Scholarship)

Estate of Frances B. Wolfe (Earl and Mary Wolfe Memorial Scholarship)

Earl Wolfe was on Ohio educator for 47 years. He taught math and history. He also served as principal of Ashland Junior High School, which he organized. Mr. Wolfe and his wife, Mary McHorter Wolfe, had two daughters, Mary Ellen and Frances. This scholarship was...

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Estate of Fred H. Weber (Fred H. Weber III Scholarship)

Frederick H. Weber II—a businessman, entrepreneur, and inventor—was born to Frederick and Oval Schackelford Weber in Rochester, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1924. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University and did post graduate work at Case...

Estate of George W. Ebert (George W. Ebert Memorial Scholarship)

Estate of George W. Ebert (George W. Ebert Memorial Scholarship)

This scholarship was established by George W. Ebert, a graduate of Loudonville High School, Class of 1936, to provide the opportunity for a deserving student(s) of the Loudonville-Perrysville School system to acquire a college education who otherwise might not be...

Estate of Harley Jonas Freer by Frances Freer (Harley Jonas Freer Athletic Memorial Scholarship)

Estate of Harley Jonas Freer by Frances Freer (Harley Jonas Freer Athletic Memorial Scholarship)

Harley Freer was a 1935 graduate of Ashland High School. He participated in football and baseball and excelled as an athlete. Harley continued his love of athletics at Ashland College. After graduation, he was also known for his talents in softball. He enjoyed 20...

Estate of Inez Page (Hermon L. and Inez A. Page Memorial Scholarship)

Estate of Inez Page (Hermon L. and Inez A. Page Memorial Scholarship)

Inez A. Page, who died in 2004 at the age of 103, established this scholarship for education majors through her Will. Ms. Page was born in Kansas in 1901 and graduated from Emporia State Teachers College in Kansas. She served as an elementary school teacher for the...

Estate of Ivan J. Strang (John A. Strang and Son Scholarship)

Estate of Ivan J. Strang (John A. Strang and Son Scholarship)

Ivan Strang was the son of John and Waveline (Miller) Strang. He grew up with three sisters on his father’s farm. Ivan graduated from Hayesville High School and worked various jobs in the trucking and mechanics industry, eventually returning to work with his father...

Estate of John Gardner (John and Jean Gardner Memorial Scholarship)

Estate of John Gardner (John and Jean Gardner Memorial Scholarship)

John Gardner was a lifelong resident of Loudonville. A 1951 LHS graduate, he was a member of the 1949 undefeated football team that was inducted into the Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. After high school, he attended John Carroll University. He and his...

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Estate of L. Dean and Helen L. White (Stephanie Jane White Stein Memorial Scholarship)

Stephanie loved music. It was an integral part of her life. She sang in the choir, participated in Ashland High School musicals, and was involved in music programs all of her life. Her mom, Helen, also loved music, having been involved in several Sweet Adelines...

Estate of Mary Ellen Wolfe (Mary Ellen Wolfe Memorial Scholarship)

Estate of Mary Ellen Wolfe (Mary Ellen Wolfe Memorial Scholarship)

Mary Ellen Wolfe was the daughter of Earl and Mary Wolfe. She was born in Ashland, Ohio and graduated from Ashland High School in 1935 and Ashland College in 1939. After teaching school for four years, she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II and...

Estate of Mary M. Case (Mary M. Case Memorial Scholarship)

Estate of Mary M. Case (Mary M. Case Memorial Scholarship)

Mary M. Case lived in the Mansfield and Ashland areas all her life. She graduated from Mansfield High School in 1933 and worked as medical secretary for Mansfield General Hospital and for two physicians. Her medical secretary positions were enjoyable and the...

Estate of Wayne E. and Elizabeth Ann Brechbuhler, Dr. Stanford and Diana Brechbuhler, Gary and Kathy Brechbuhler, Jim and Cheryl Brechbuhler (Wayne E. and Elizabeth Ann Brechbuhler Scholarship)

Estate of Wayne E. and Elizabeth Ann Brechbuhler, Dr. Stanford and Diana Brechbuhler, Gary and Kathy Brechbuhler, Jim and Cheryl Brechbuhler (Wayne E. and Elizabeth Ann Brechbuhler Scholarship)

Wayne and Elizabeth (nee Norris) were lifelong residents of North Industry, Ohio except for several years during WWII when Wayne was stationed elsewhere. Wayne graduated from Canton Township High School in 1936. Elizabeth graduated from the same high school in 1938...

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Family and Friends of Allison K. Bucher (Allison K. Bucher Memorial Scholarship)

There is a quote that goes “Life is like a camera, focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, take another shot.” This was one of Allison K. Bucher’s favorite quotes and, in many ways, it is a quote...

Family and Friends of Barney Luttrell (Barney Luttrell Memorial Scholarship)

Family and Friends of Barney Luttrell (Barney Luttrell Memorial Scholarship)

Love of God, family, and country, these were values that Barney cherished. Often heard before seen, he had a voice rich with character and easily recognized. Barney never met a stranger, always having time for everyone. Barney graduated from Virginia Tech in 1958...

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Family and Friends of Emily Kramer (Emily Kramer Memorial Scholarship Pass Through Fund)

Emily was a remarkable girl. She excelled in math and reading. She bowled, played soccer and softball and participated in ballet, tap and gymnastics. She also attended Sweet 16 and cheer clinics. In her spare time, she enjoyed swimming, hiking, biking and miniature...

Family and Friends of George J. Valentine (George J. Valentine Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship)

Family and Friends of George J. Valentine (George J. Valentine Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship)

After his death in 2008, the family and friends of George J. Valentine established a scholarship in honor of both his inspiration and dedication to Ashland High School. George, born in Pittsburgh in 1923, was an Army Air Force P-51 fighter pilot during the Second...

Family and Friends of Jack R. Cooper (Jack R. Cooper Memorial Scholarship)

Family and Friends of Jack R. Cooper (Jack R. Cooper Memorial Scholarship)

The Jack Cooper Memorial Scholarship was started in 2007 by his family and friends as a way to reward a graduating senior in Ashland County, Ohio who loved to play the game of golf as much as he. Raised in Ashland County, Jack worked with his family business, Cooper...