The fund was established in 1999 in memory of Cardington businessman, John M. Stone, by his wife, Bertha A. Stone, and daughter, Ella J. Wertz. Born in Kenton, Ohio in 1902, Mr. Stone graduated from Kenton High School and the College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University. After working at pharmacies in Tiffin and Newark, Ohio, he and his wife purchased Stone's Drug Store in Cardington in 1936 and operated it until 1984. Mr. Stone was active in many civic and community organizations throughout his life including the Rotary Club of Cardington, Cardington Masonic Lodge, First United Methodist Church, and Morrow County Hospital. He also served as treasurer of the Village of Cardington, and director of Citizen's Bank in Cardington and First National Bank in Mt. Gilead. During his many years as a businessman, Mr. Stone inspired numerous high school students who worked for him by his example of hard work and involvement in the community. Mr. Stone expressed his belief that many students are overlooked for scholarships that do not have an "A" average, even though they show consistency in schoolwork and reflect good community citizenship. This fund will be used to provide an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Cardington-Lincoln High School (Ohio) who is pursuing a college education.
This fund will assist undergraduate and graduate college students of Serbian descent to achieve their academic goals, with a preference given to students of theology. While there is no formal requirement of repayment, it is the hope of the Trustees of this fund that recipients of this scholarship "when they rise to their position" recognize their moral obligation to give to others in need, whether through a gift to this fund or otherwise.
This scholarship was established by Terrence Larrimer to honor his grandfather, Thomas Larrimer (1879-1915), and his father, Richard Larrimer (1903-1987). Both men grew up and were educated in Washington Court House. When Thomas Larrimer died in a work related accident, Richard assumed responsibility for his own education and that of his two younger brothers. Richard Larrimer graduated from The Ohio State University Law School in 1925 and founded Larrimer & Larrimer, a Columbus law firm specializing in Worker's Compensation. Through this scholarship Terrence wishes to recognize his father's commitment to education and by focusing the scholarship on science and engineering, to emphasize the importance of these disciplines in our nation's future.
The scholarship is given in memory of Greg Farnham, a Westerville North High School graduate. It supports Westerville North High School senior athletes who demonstrate excellence in academics and sportsmanship, and who plan to attend an Ohio college or university.
To provide scholarship awards to graduating seniors of the Columbus City Schools who will be majoring in any area of study with the exception of visual arts, have a stong interest in public service, and are participating in The John Glenn Institute Living Learning Program at The Ohio State University.
The Leslie Ann Yovan Scholarship was created by her family to honor the memory of their daughter and sister. Leslie was valedictorian of her graduating class in 1985. She completed all state requirements and graduated in just three years with a 4.0 grade point average. Upon leaving Grandview, she attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and then went on to earn her law degree at Georgetown School of Law. She became an associate attorney at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur law firm. Music, art, nature, and reading were Ms. Yovan's favorite activities, when she was not working.
The scholarship was created by donors with a firm belief in the value of education to encourage high school graduates who need financial assistance to pursue higher education. With many years of strong ties to the Grove City community, the fund provides financial assistance to academically talented students in the Grove City, OH community who otherwise might be unable to attend college.
Friends and family established this fund in memory of Dr. Gregory I. Brooks, a physician who was active in the Dublin, Ohio community for more than two decades. Dr. Brooks served as team physician for Dublin City Schools, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of many students and their families. This fund supports annual scholarships for graduates of Dublin City Schools.