The fund was established in 1926 "for the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ," to be used to educate those interested in the ministry; or as a missionary; or ordained professional minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); or for some definite religious work in connection with the church. Priority is given to members or former members of Gender Road Christian Church (formerly known as Southeast Christian Church).
Ervin Marriot was a dedicated teacher who instilled in his students a desire to think for themselves, allowing them to discuss current topics and how they would be personally affected. He taught in the Grandview Heights School System from 1973 until his death in a car accident in 1988. Ervin loved to travel, having visited more than 50 countries during his lifetime, and he shared the insights he had gained through these travels with his students. He will be remembered as a teacher, friend, and coach.
Family and friends established this fund in memory of F. David Smucker, a former president of the boosters for the Grove City High School Marching Band, to support Grove City High School students for the post-secondary study of music.
This Scholarship is in honor of the late Kenneth B. Creasy who died unexpectedly in June of 1992. Mr. Creasy was a former social studies teacher and speech and debate coach at Olentangy and Hayes High Schools in Delaware County, Ohio.
The Erica Alexis Bell Memorial Scholarship has been established by her parents, with pride, to help others who, like Erica, want to become teachers. For graduating seniors from Columbus City Schools to attend Central State University in Xenia, Ohio.
The scholarship was established in 1997 by Rosalie Rosemond to honor her daughter, Janith Sheryl Rosemond. A 1965 graduate of Eastmoor High School, Jan Rosemond went on to receive her RN from Howard University; BS in Elementary Education from Boston University, Boston; and her MA in Health Education from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. Throughout her career, Jan held positions that included staff and surgical nurse, school nurse and teacher, and health consultant in Columbus, OH and New York, NY until 1980.
Ms. Rosemond’s other love was music. She was the head majorette for Howard University’s marching band, studied classical flute privately and at Capital University and at Harbor performing Arts Center and Dr. Billy Taylor’s Jazzmobile in New York City. She organized a National Endowment for the Arts, Jazz Study Apprenticeship Fellowship to study with master New York artist Frank Wess and from there went on to participate in many groups, including a sextet and a trip, featuring works of African-American origins, throughout the country. Janith passed away in 1997.
The fund was established in memory of Becky Waldron. Mrs. Waldron served as the secretary of Southeastern High School of the Ross County Public Schools for many years until her death in 1995 from breast cancer. This fund will support scholarships for students of Southeastern High School in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Stephen and Nancy Van Heyde established this fund in memory of their son, Ian. Ian was a senior at Whetstone High School and a distinguished student in culinary arts at Northeast Career Center. The purpose of the fund is to preserve the memory of Ian, an ever-smiling teenager, and to perpetuate his reputation for helping others. As he was intensely interested in a career in culinary arts, the scholarship fund will award scholarships to students pursuing postsecondary studies in the culinary arts, food management, or restaurant management.
This scholarship fund was established by the family of John E. Craig, Jr. and Larry William Craig. Both John and Larry were extremely gifted musicians. John was a noted musician in the central Ohio community, studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston at the time of his death. A well-known musician and businessman, Larry excelled at playing the piano and worked with his father in Craig & Sons Wrecking Company. This scholarship fund will provide support to students who are pursuing careers in the field of music.