College Scholarships Awarded in 2019
Scholarship Dollars Awarded in 2019
Funds Currently Administered
Grant Dollars Awarded in 2019

“I am extremely thankful for the multiple scholarships that have been gifted to me this year from the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation. They will help me further my education at Southeastern University’s Ohio Network Campus for Music Ministry!”

Hope Johns, Recipient of the Paul E. Fisher, Jason Strauser Memorial & Wapakoneta Community Scholarships

“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 so blessed to have been awarded scholarships through the Wapak Area Foundation! With these scholarships, I am enabled to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner at The University of Cincinnati!”

Abigale Deitering, Recipient of the Stephen and Marie Bilyj, Wapakoneta Women’s Club & Wapakoneta Community Scholarships

“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 Hardacre Family Scholarship

“I am very thankful for the generous scholarships awarded to me through the Wapakoneta Area Foundation. I will be attending Bowling Green State University for Nursing.”

MaKayla Schroeder, Recipient of the Merle & Opal Miller Scholarship and the Stephen & Marie Bilyj Scholarship

“I am attending Ohio State University and majoring in Sports Industry. I have always been interested in sports throughout my life, and I am thankful to receive the necessary help I need to make my goals happen.”

Mitchell Dorsett, Recipient of the Carl & Imogene Atkins, the Freymuth-Sutton & the Scott Lhamon Scholarships

“I will be attending Wright State Lake Campus this fall and I will be studying nursing”

Brianna Fisher, Recipient of the Mary Place Baker Scholarship, Merle & Opal Miller Scholarship, Stephen & Marie Bilyj Scholarship and the Wapakoneta Community Scholarship

“I am attending Miami University to triple major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Analytics. I plan to get my masters in Computer science in a fifth year of study at Miami.”

John Doll, Recipient of the First National Bank Academic, the Jason Kline Memorial & the Wapakoneta Community Scholarships

“These scholarships will help me further my education at Ashland University as I study biology and pre-dentistry. I am extremely grateful for the Wapak Area Community Foundation and their generous scholarships.”

Caitlin Puff, Recipient of the Ida Brown, Leland Stroh Masonic & Wapakoneta Community Fund Scholarships

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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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Tax ID #: #34-1615229

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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