Mary E. Harper established this scholarship fund in memory of her husband, George L. Harper, Sr., who did not have the opportunity to attend high school, and her stepson, George L. Harper, Jr., a member of the Hilliard (Ohio) High School Marching Band, who was killed in a school bus accident at the age of 13.
Bertha Mae Johnson's will established this fund in memory of her husband, the Reverend L. H. Johnson, founder and pastor of Christ Memorial Baptist Church. The fund is to be "used to assist some deserving student in the acquiring of his or her advanced education in the hope that he or she will add to the general achievement and betterment of the world." Recipients must be members of Christ Memorial Baptist Church.
This scholarship award was established in 1995 by the Board of Directors of The National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA) to honor a man whose fifty+ year commitment to the ice cream and frozen dessert industry is unparalleled. An applicant for the award can pursue any course of study, as long as the educational institution criteria are met. The course of study is not limited to something of benefit to the retail ice cream and frozen dessert trade.
Patricia McVeigh was a counselor at Reynoldsburg High School from 1970 until her untimely passing in 1987. She was also the advisor of the In the Know team at the school for many years. Her husband Emil McVeigh established the scholarship in her name through his will when he passed away in 2010.
Mrs. McVeigh had broad and varied interests, but the pursuit of knowledge and sharing that knowledge with students was the keystone of her life. She had a passion for the arts, particularly music, dance, literature, and theater. She enjoyed history and always had a deep understanding of current events. Politics was a topic of great interest and she was eager to engage in a conversation on the political climate in the nation at any moment. She was a voracious reader and ever curious to learn all sides of an issue. She and her husband Emil together enjoyed thoroughbred horseracing, which took them to America’s most iconic racetracks. But most of all, she enjoyed interacting with and learning from people from all walks of life.
Beginning in 1995, the island of Montserrat in the West Indies experienced a volcanic eruption that made much of the land in the south part of the island uninhabitable. Elizabeth Salt, after having studied about Montserrat while pursuing a master’s degree in anthropology at The Ohio State University, wanted to support the island’s recovery. She contacted the Montserrat Red Cross, which put her in touch with the island’s librarian. Elizabeth, a librarian herself, developed a relationship that allowed her to help support rebuilding the materials collection for the island’s library. Montserratians value education, and as a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, often send students to the United States and other countries for post-secondary education. Although the library on Montserrat has been relocated and now operates normally, Ms. Salt continues to support higher education for the island’s students through this annual scholarship.