“I was very grateful for the scholarships I received. I went on to study finance at the University of Toledo and now working at Marathon in Findlay.
Jake Bruns, Recipient of the Masonic Temple Lodge & Ida Brown 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 feel very fortunate to have received the scholarships I did. These scholarships will put me one step closer to my goal of graduating college debt free, and for that I’m very thankful.”
Brittany Pequignot, Recipient of the Jason Strauser Memorial Fund & Wapakoneta Scholarship Fund (WCSF)
“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
“The scholarship will greatly assist me in reaching my goal of becoming a doctor as I will have a lot of bills. It helps ease the burden of finances so that I am better able to focus on my studies.”
Cara Dauch, Recipient of the Stephen & Marie Bilyj Memorial Scholarship & Wapakoneta Scholarship Fund (Lions Club)
“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
“I am very grateful for all the scholarships that the Wapakoneta community can donate. This money will be used towards furthering with education at OSU Lima for Ag Business.”
Katelyn Lochard - Ag Business, The Ohio State University - Lima, Recipient of the Alvin E. Egbert Memorial 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.