“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 Merle & Opal Miller 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 incredibly grateful for the awards given to me by the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation. They will be crucial in helping me study Computer Science at Ohio University this fall. Thank you very much.”
Hunter Burden , Recipient of the Freymuth-Sutton Scholarship, the Wapakoneta Lions Club Scholarship and Wapakoneta Community Scholarship
“Thank you so much for the scholarships from the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation. I will be attending The Ohio State University majoring in Agricultural Engineering with a specialization in power systems. I hope to pursue a career in agricultural equipment design and testing.”
Doug Balbaugh, Recipient of the Alvin E. Egbert Scholarship, Berg Family Scholarship, and the Wapakoneta Community Scholarship
“I remember all the good times I’ve had at Wapakoneta Senior High, and can say they were all awesome memories. Remember the good things in life more than the bad, because you will find to be a happier person because of it”
Jordan Moening, Recipient of the Barb Norton Memorial Scholarship, the Leland Stroh Masonic Lodge Scholarship and the Arlene Metz Education 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
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.