The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship awards to deserving high school students who plan to attend an accredited college or university and undertake studies in marketing, communications, journalism, or advertising.
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 honors the memory of Hugh M. and Julia G. Hadley.
Julia Gardiner Hadley graduated from Columbus School for Girls, attended Smith College, and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in English literature. As a lifelong volunteer, Julia Hadley was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, Goodwill Service Board, Franklin Park Conservatory Women’s Board, Twig #2 of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio Historical Society, WOSU, and her favorite, Thurber House. She was also a member of the Colonial Dames of America, Junior League, and the Little Garden Club. Always interested in politics, she served as a delegate at the Republican National Convention in 1988 in New Orleans, LA. She was married to Hugh M. Hadley and had four children, Patricia, David, Tom, and Fred.
Hugh M. Hadley was a graduate of Belmont Hill School in Belmont, MA and Harvard College. He was retired as senior vice president and director of the McElroy-Minster Co. He was past president of the Columbus Life Underwriters Association and a member of the American Societ of Chartered Life Underwriters. Hugh served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in WWII. He was a long-time member and past deacon and trustee of First Congregational Church, a volunteer reader for the Central Ohio Radio Reading Service, and a volunteer for the Operation Smile Rotary Club of Columbus.
Both were members of First Congregational Church, Rocky Fork Hunt and Country Club, and the Columbus Club.
The fund was established by engineering firms involved in the Clean Water Columbus Project to honor John E. Foster, one of the first prominent African-American engineers in Columbus who owned the largest minority-owned engineering firm in Columbus. The scholarship supports students who are female or a member of a minority.
The fund was established in memory of Ed Dunning, a World War II veteran and devoted family man, who cared deeply about issues of social injustice and spiritual need. Ed’s widespread and enthusiastic volunteering led to his involvement with Rev. Josephus Foster, founder and director of Fountain of Hope. The organization is a youth-focused ministry that offers not only hope, but also help to families struggling with unemployment, hunger, illness, homelessness, and other problems.
The scholarship encourages women to acquire a degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field. The donor’s bachelor’s degree is in mathematics, followed 15 years later with a master’s degree in business administration. Her degree in mathematics provided opportunities for jobs in software development and application, medical research, technical documentation, organizational education and training, scientific research, and business. Her career was challenging, dynamic, encouraged creativity, never boring, offered schedule flexibility that allowed her to parent her four children, provided career choice independence, and was lucrative. Go STEM Girls!
The fund grants to qualified students who are deaf or hard of hearing and have demonstrated a strong academic record; financial need; good character; and plan to pursue a full-time, post-secondary education at Gallaudet University, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology, or Columbus State Community College.
The fund was established by John White, Sr., in memory of his late wife, Elsie Mae, who was concerned with improving the lives of disadvantaged children. Mrs. White was a self-taught woman with impeccable manners and style. The fund provides scholarship assistance in the form of tuition and fees to African-American students who are pursuing higher education or training at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to achieve specific goals. This scholarship is primarily for students attending, or planning to attend, land grant colleges and universities.