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College Scholarships Awarded in 2018
Scholarship Dollars Awarded in 2018
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Grant Dollars Awarded in 2018

“I am extremely grateful for being awarded the Riley and Jean Hardacre Scholarship. It will assist me in completing my pursuit of a medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine.”

Alexis Salsbury, Recipient of the Riley and Jean Hardacre Scholarship

“I will be majoring in biological sciences on a pre-med track at Ohio University. After undergraduate studies I will attend medical school. Thank you very much for the scholarship and for this opportunity to promote it!”

Alice Schmiesing, Recipient of the Merle & Opal Miller Scholarship

“I am very grateful to receive scholarships from the Wapakoneta Community Foundation. They will be put to good use as I continue my education at Bowling Green State University majoring in business/finance.”

Katie Klopfenstein, Recipient of the Scott Lhamon and Wapakoneta Community Scholarship

“The scholarships awarded from the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation have supported the pursuit of my undergraduate engineering degree. I am very fortunate to have received another scholarship to fuel my post-baccalaureate studies as I embark on an education in medicine.”

Zachary Holtzapple, Recipient of WACF Scholarship

“Being a recipient means that I have less student loans I have to take out because I am one of 7 children and I am fully responsible for my education. I am very grateful for receiving this scholarship.”

Paige Crawford, Recipient of the Merle and Opal Miller Scholarship

“I was very humbled and honored to receive the scholarships from the Wapakoneta Community Foundation. They will be put to good use this fall as I continue my education at The Ohio State University majoring in nursing.”

Emily Klopfenstein, Recipient of the Merle and Opal Miller Scholarship & Stephen & Marie Bilyj Memorial Scholarship

“I was very grateful for the scholarships I received through the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation. They are helping me achieve my goal of becoming a nurse.”

Morgan Miller - The Ohio State University, Nursing, Recipient of the Merle and Opal Miller Scholarship

“Being a recipient means everything to me. I am one of seven children. My twin sister and my older sister are going to college this fall so with my parents having three children in college at once, we are all fully responsible for paying for our education.”

Jenna Crawford - Rhodes State College, Nursing, Recipient of the Merle and Opal Miller Scholarship

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To improve the quality of life in the Wapakoneta Area through organized philanthropy by:
Providing leadership and acting as a catalyst in identifying and addressing evolving community needs.
Distributing grants for charitable purposes in the areas of health, economic development, basic human needs, education, cultural activities, environment, and community services.
Assist donors in creating funds to meet emerging community needs and distribute proceeds in accordance with the donor’s intent.
Prudently manage the Foundation’s resources to achieve the maximum benefit for the Wapakoneta area in perpetuity.

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Robert L. Askins
Executive Director

PO Box 1957
103 S. Blackhoof
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

PH: 419-739-9223
Fax: 419-739-9220


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